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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Make-A-Wish® Mid-South is not only a heart-warming and respected nonprofit, but also a vibrant, diverse and entrepreneurial workplace. We are always on the lookout for great talent.

Current Openings
  • Wish Coordinator, Memphis, TN
  • Development Officer, Little Rock, AR

Wish Coordinator
Memphis, TN

Works with the wish families, volunteers, and other departments to assure that wish fulfillments and associated details are coordinated and records are maintained.

Job Responsibilities

  • Daily management of the wish granting process including all arrangements necessary in organizing and carrying out the wish in accordance with the National Performance Standards and the Mid-South Chapter Policies and Guidelines.
  • Makes all arrangements for wish fulfillments and ensures necessary documentation is obtained.  
  • Provides information to wish families about the wish details.
  • Solicits in-kind for wishes, adheres to wish expense approval procedures, and processes wish expenses and in-kind in a timely manner.
  • Completes pending wish children and completes reports to the Finance Department quarterly.
  • Communicates closely with volunteers and oversees the wish reveal process.
  • Documents the details of the wish process in wish file & in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Works wish assists requested by other chapters.
  • On call, during after work hours, via cell phone.
  • Closes out wish files each quarter properly and ensures all necessary items are present.
  • Works with Director of Communications and Marketing to generate regular wish publicity.
  • Works with other staff to coordinate support of events where wish children are invited to attend.
  • Works with other departments to assign appropriate wish children to sponsors.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university preferred.  Multiple years of related experience will be considered. 
  • Demonstrates the ability to focus on details and prioritize multiple tasks effectively.
  • Ability to work in a technological environment demonstrating proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, and data base applications.
  • Ability to motivate, support, and work directly with a diverse constituency.
  • Establish & maintain filing systems.
  • Proficient in Raiser’s Edge by Blackbaud and data management preferred. 
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

This position is located in Memphis, TN. To apply, please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.  


Development Officer
Little Rock, AR

Increase financial resources and awareness for Make-A-Wish Mid-South.  Meet set fundraising goals through the management of all fundraising areas in Central and South Arkansas.   

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop strategies and implement plans to renew, upgrade and acquire corporations through Wishmakers at Work efforts, matching gift opportunities, cause marketing, corporate giving and sponsorships.
  • Coordinate external special events to ensure that event policies are being adhered to and meet the requirement for maintaining the Make-A-Wish® brand.
  • Create and implement plan for solicitation and cultivation of schools and youth groups through the Kids for Wish Kids program.
  • Manage the Central Arkansas Regional Board program and activities
  • Oversee and execute the planning, production and logistics of Evening of Wishes event and Heart-filled Wish-A-Thon.
  • Solicit and secure donations from Clubs and Organizations, Family and Community Foundations, Individuals and Monthly Wishmakers. 
  • Represent the Foundation positively at speaking engagements/presentations to various groups and donors.
  • Manage the Young Professionals Group growing their membership and their fundraising.
  • Oversee development intern and supervise their progress and activity.
  • Establish and maintain excellent donor relationships by implementing the chapter donor stewardship plan.
  • Attend fundraising events when appropriate and approved.  Evening and weekend work and/or travel are required with varying frequency.
  • Participate in weekly Development Department Meetings, quarterly Department Meetings and one-on-one meetings with the VP of Development as scheduled or requested.
  • Act as a liaison between Wish Sponsors and volunteers when needed and as appropriate.
  • Prepare regularly scheduled or special reports accurately and efficiently. 
  • Work independently and efficiently with minimal onsite supervision.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university
  • Minimum two years fund-raising, sales or event planning experience preferred.
  • Demonstrate the ability to focus on details
  • Manage and prioritize multiple tasks effectively
  • Strong written and verbal communications
  • Ability to motivate and support a diverse constituency
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the mission of Make-A-Wish
  • Thorough understanding of the Little Rock community as well as regional area
  • Has the ability and willingness to travel regionally as required in this position
  • Problem Solving
  • Professional appearance
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Raiser’s Edge

This position is located in Little Rock, AR. To apply, please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Make-A-Wish® Mid-South
1780 Moriah Woods Blvd.
Suite 10
Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 680-9474
Toll Free (800) 264-9474
Make-A-Wish® Mid-South¸ Arkansas Office
320 Executive Court
Suite 101
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 376-9474
Toll Free (888) 376-9474
Make-A-Wish® Mid-South, Northwest Arkansas Office
One West Mountain
Suite 108
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 755-4524
Wish Referrals (501) 376-9474