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EDIT: This position has been filled! Thanks to all who applied. Look for the announcement soon.

The Good News: Next Stage is seeking an exceptional individual to serve in a contracted Associate position. This 30-hour per week contract position will give someone with an interest in nonprofit organizational development an opportunity to work on behalf of dynamic, primarily founder-led organizations throughout the Carolinas (with a primary focus on the Charlotte region).

The Less Good News: This work is hard, and it requires someone with a unique disposition. It is a virtual position, meaning you must be comfortable (and capable) working from home. It is a project management role, meaning it is a good fit for someone who enjoys facilitating a process-focused effort. It also means taking initiative and feeling confident despite limited oversight.

Does this sound like you? I hope so!

Specific position requirements include:

— Coordinating stakeholder interviews, which includes scheduling and e-mail communication
— Participating in stakeholder interviews and compiling notes
— Conducting comparative and trend research, and compiling research into usable narrative
— Engaging in prospect research on behalf of clients
— Brainstorming solutions to nonprofit challenges
— Constructing new business proposals
— Publishing content for social media and the Next Stage blog
— Engaging in new business opportunities via networking and event participation

The ideal applicant will have some experience with nonprofit organizations (2+ year ideal) and a willingness to undertake a 30-hour position, with the following traits:

— Desire to take on administrative duties
— Strong (I mean it, STRONG) writing and editing capabilities (if this isn’t a big strength, please don’t apply)
— A flair for project management, which includes the ability to “manage up”
— A desire to make Charlotte nonprofits the best they can be

There are advancement opportunities for the right candidate. To apply, send a CV and a really special cover letter (or email cover) to josh@nextstage-consulting.com.

About Next Stage Consulting
Next Stage is a Charlotte, NC-based consultancy that works with nonprofits to set visions, establish goals and develop strategies for all aspects of operations, implementing organizational and fund development efforts with an eye toward efficiency and effectiveness.  The firm has partnered with 50+ nonprofits in the Carolinas since it was founded in 2014. Next Stage works with nonprofit organizations authentically interested in assessing current operations and desiring to “get to the next level.” This includes founder-led nonprofits in their first 10 years of existence, as well as established organizations interested in increasing impact and addressing sustainability.