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The Arc of Oklahoma is the state chapter of The Arc of the United States, the world’s largest nonprofit, community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

At The Arc, we are driven by the mission of a more inclusive state for everyone. Fulfilling this vision requires passion and a diversity of skills and background. Think you have what it takes? Help us make a difference and join us in the fight for inclusion!

To apply, send cover letter and resume to by Friday, Dec. 29th, 2023.

Development Manager

Job Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Works directly with CEO, VP of External Relations and Resource Development Committee to raise funds to support the mission. 
  • Plans and executes the annual membership and annual fund campaigns, including designing the campaign, procuring materials, executing a mail and e-mail campaign, and creating progress reports for internal and external use. 
  • Identify and research donor prospects and maintain donor prospect list. 
  • Plans and executes fundraising events and volunteer recruitment events and ensuring necessary follow up. 
  • Assist with grant research and writing as needed, maintaining a grants calendar, compiling reports, and preparing organizational documents for foundation and corporate submission. 
  • Compile donor lists for the annual report and assist with creation of the report as needed. 
  • Staff the Resource Development Committee, including developing agendas with the committee chair for regular meetings, providing staff support for initiatives and committee efforts, and providing necessary materials for committee meetings and assignments. 
  • Maintain the donor database and execute prompt acknowledgement of all donations. 
  • Demonstrate financial responsibility by working within a budget and meeting fundraising objectives 
  • Manage assigned projects, coordinating the work with team and setting deadlines. 
  • Track and manage key fundraising milestones. 
  • Maintain accurate financial and donor records. 
  • Provide accurate written and oral reports as requested. 


  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills 
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to thrive and be productive equally in a team-oriented or autonomous environment. 
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines through good planning, scheduling, and follow-through. 
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to comfortably handle multiple priorities simultaneously. 
  • Good problem-solving skills, sound decision-making skills, self-confidence, initiative, flexibility, enthusiasm, creativity, strategic thinking skills, and highly organized. 
  • Grant writing experience preferred. 
  • Experience in cultivating and security major gifts preferred. 


  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 3-5 years minimum experience in a similar position 
  • Must have a documented track record of acquiring individual and corporate gifts and cultivating and soliciting major gifts, acquiring strong foundation support, special events and direct mail. 
  • Must have a knowledge base of the entire donor development life-cycle (identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship). 
  • Knowledge of annual, major gifts, and planned giving principles. 

To apply, send cover letter and resume to by Friday, Dec. 29th, 2023.


Executive Assistant/Program Specialist

Job Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Works directly with CEO to support all aspects of her daily work routine. 
  • Direct guests to appropriate staff or program areas as needed. 
  • Receive telephone calls and relay messages as needed. 
  • Receive and distribute incoming mail, packages, and other items. 
  • Maintain the CEO’s calendar, including scheduling meetings, speaking engagements and travel.  
  • Exercise discretion in committing time and evaluating needs. 
  • Recruit, train and schedule volunteers for various organization programs and events. 
  • Coordinate work with other staff and volunteers as needed 
  • Handle printing, mail, copying, filing and email/messages. 
  • Schedule meetings; assist in the preparation and distribution of meeting agendas and materials. 
  • Receive, code and submit monthly bills for payment. 
  • Maintain confidential and sensitive information. 
  • Attend meetings and take notes of discussion; prepare meeting summaries and minutes as needed. 
  • Complete a variety of special projects including creating Word, Excel, PowerPoint Presentations, agendas, reports, special projects, meeting minutes and other documents needed. 
  • Manage and meet project deadlines. 
  • Be responsive to emails/texts/phone calls as directed. 
  • Represent the organization and the CEO in a positive light through timely follow-through and sound judgement. 
  • Read, research, collect and analyze information as needed to support the CEO. 
  • Work with CEO to achieve goals of the organization. 
  • Other additional and or alternative duties as assigned. 

Minimum Required Skills/Abilities: 

  • Ability to provide courteous service to a diverse population in person, through email and on the phone. 
  • Ability to multi-task while remaining courteous and professional. 
  • Competent in basic computer programs used in office settings (MS Office, Outlook, Word and Excel) 
  • Attention to detail. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

Preferred Skills/Abilities: 

  • Advance computer knowledge in programs referenced above, including database experience. 
  • Bilingual 

Required Education/Experience:  

  • High school diploma or GED 
  • 5 years or more experience in supporting a senior executive or team 

Preferred Education/Experience 

  • Associate Degree 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Ability to lift 20 pounds. 
  • Capable of maintaining the fast and constant pace of organization. 
  • Demonstrate stamina to tolerate an active 8-hour day and extended hours if needed. 

To apply, send cover letter and resume to by Friday, Dec. 29th, 2023.