Director Fundraising Job Description Sample
Director Of Content Promotions, Fundraising & Audience Development
A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. NPR listeners value information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility – our employees do, too. We are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day, our employees and member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide.
Help us grow our audience and shape the sound of the NPR network. We need a forward-thinking, creative, organized leader to drive audience growth through promotional, fundraising and sponsor messages and campaigns. We are looking for someone who is great at enticing audiences to tune in and enjoy NPR's groundbreaking journalism and storytelling.
Create and execute promotional campaigns to support editorial initiatives across all network assets including radio, digital and podcasting. All promotional material should meet or exceed network expectations for production values, compelling delivery and effective messaging.
Oversee strategy and execution of captivating, memorable fundraising materials NPR provides to stations, with particular attention to what will be most helpful to stations in their fundraising drives.
Own the strategy and execution of on-air funding credits for the network, featuring best in class talent.
Keeps on top of industry trends and shapes initiatives in a way that is responsive to the way people are engaging with media.
Effectively recruits, manages and develops staff
Partner with others in the organization to develop strategies and tactics that diversify, grow and engage audiences
Be an evangelist for best practices in programming formatics, promotions and fundraising opportunities across all platforms.
Develops and leads partnership ideas that drive new audience growth and revenue opportunities while maintaining NPR's ethics and guidelines.
Integrates work with other NPR departments including Member Partnership, Marketing & Branding, Digital Media, Development, Audio Engineering, Information Technology, News, and Audience Insight.
8+ years of experience
Wants to find innovative ways to drive listening and engagement to content in the myriad ways audiences connect, including radio, podcasting, digital, and smart speakers.
Has a compelling vision for how promotions, fundraising and sponsor messages can lift a radio station's sound and drive audience loyalty and engagement. Understands radio best practices.
Has a track record of creating campaigns and delivering projects with a strong sense of purpose and measurable outcomes.
Has experience managing content production flow from start to finish.
Is able to shine in a complex, fast-paced work environment with many stakeholders and collaborators.
Loves language and the ability to communicate messages that stick
Has strong organizational skills
Reports to the VP of Programming and Audience Development, and works closely with leadership of the Marketing, Member partnerships, Sales, and News divisions.
NPR offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package including health and wellness benefits, retirement, and work/life balance programs, as well as opportunities for career growth and development.
NPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Market Director - Fundraising & Business Development, Los Angeles
ALSAC exists to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Our staff is dynamic and diverse. Our skills are different, our professions are varied; but our mission is the same: support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude. It's more than a job; it's a place where you can do what you love, and love why you do it.
#1 Hospital Charity in the Nation
#1 Health Non-Profit Brand of the Year
95% of Employees Agree ALSAC is a Great Place to Work
Ranked a Top 10 Non-Profit Organization by Revenue
Responsible for managing the development, planning and implementation of all activities in a geographic territory, within the region; includes special event and general fund raising, media relations, public relations, organization, administration and training. Responsible for growing, coaching and managing assigned staff.
Develops and expands both existing and new programs to enhance the total fundraising revenue of the region, including cultivating multicultural-based initiatives
Ability to effectively manage a transitioning team in a fast-paced environment; adaptability and flexibility are key
Plays an integral part in formulating the strategy of the office including generating the regional strategy and operations plan; building and tracking a regional multi-million budget; recruiting, developing and training volunteers; and new business development
Establish team atmosphere in assigned office and model servant leadership for all team members
Requires thorough knowledge of fundraising and general management methods within non-profit field, specifically within the greater Los Angeles market
Face-to-face interaction with event volunteers/sponsors
Knowledge ordinarily acquired through Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of fundraising, sales, marketing and/or related experience, including 2 years previous experience through levels of progressive management responsibility i.e. supervision, budgeting
Regional Director Of Fundraising
Strategic Planning: Oversee annual strategic planning for the Event Fundraising portfolio in the assigned markets in partnership with the Market Executive Director, to align to the national strategies.
Income Goals: Share direct accountability for event net and gross income goals in assigned markets, with focus on net-positive activites; help develop responsive strategies and incentives, and ensure implementation of best practices. Develop and manage regionwide opportunities with Business Partners in corporate engagement and invidiudal giving in the strategic roll-out of corporate support, mission giving and where applicable service partner and auction strategies.
Corporate Engagement: Collaborate with the corporate engagement team to identify potential new multi-market opportunities and to maximize existing nationwide relationships within the region. Take a leadership role in developing new and growing/cultivating existing multi-market corporate partnerships within the region, following best practices established by the corporate engagement team.
Key-Constituent Support: Support regional and market staff in establishing and stewarding high-level volunteer, fundraiser, and donor relationships, to ensure event core-tactic success and increased retention in all revenue streams, committee development and volunteer succession planning.
Team Development: Develop and mentor a highly engaged, high-performing staff team in assigned markets within the assigned region. Partner with market executives in assigned region to provide coaching and feedback, skill development and modeling of best practices to senior development directors and development directors who are engaged in event fundraising. Navigate staff to appropriate training, skill-building and on-boarding resources
Nationwide Leadership: Assume leadership of one or more key content areas nationwide and work with peer Regional MFB Directors to ensure quality implementation. Content areas include:
Core tactics, reporting and analytics
Market analysis and goal-setting
Field communications and brand alignment in events
Corporate and NSP collaboration
Event experience, including implementation and analysis
Team, key constituency and new market development
Audience Development, Kick-offs and Year-Round Engagement
Mission Giving Implementation and Mission Engagement Partnership
Honoree and Volunteer Leadership Development including Culinary and Nursing
Other Duties: perform other duties from time-to-time in order to ensure the attainment of regional financial and program goals.Position Qualifications5+ of directly related work experience in increasingly responsible positions
Bachelor's degree strongly preferred and/or directly related professional skills and experience.
May involve lifting and carrying boxes; may involve traveling by car or plane to meetings and training
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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Managing Director For Athletics Fundraising
Responsible for raising the maximum current-use dollars for Dartmouth College Athletics. To provide strategic leadership and effective management and inspiration to fundraising volunteers responsible for securing annual Athletic gifts from a diverse constituency. The Managing Director is responsible for solicitation activities as well as recruiting, training, and coaching volunteers.
Fundraising Director For Major And Planned Gifts
- Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in marketing, public relations, communications, business, finance or related field.
- Master’s Degree, Law Degree, or Financial Planning Certificate preferred.
- 3+ years of fundraising experience directly soliciting gifts and closing gifts required.
- Experience with various types of planned giving instruments preferred.
- Experience in prospect research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and a sound working knowledge of fund raising and matters relating to philanthropy.
- Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, initiative and independence in carrying out responsibilities, excellent organizational and planning skills, and the ability to work as a team member.
- Must also be detail-oriented, committed to maintaining confidentiality, and possess a high degree of accuracy in records management.
- Required computer skills include experience with word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.
Director, Network Fundraising Services
Work. Serve. Thrive.
Imagine a place where your talent can make a meaningful difference in peoples' lives. Working at Feeding America is a uniquely rewarding experience in which our employees work together as vital parts of a much larger mission. We are innovative, mission-focused, diverse, collaborative, values-driven and focused on results.
We are a national, nonprofit organization and the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, our mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.
Learn more about our culture of working at the Feeding America National Office.
The Director of Network Fundraising Services will lead and direct Feeding America's efforts to provide fundraising capacity building services to network members. A new and developing department within Feeding America's development program, Network Fundraising Services (NFS) provides network members with tools, skills, guidance and resources to grow and sustain local fundraising.
The program is currently being developed and implemented by external consultants but will transition in-house under the director's leadership when the time is right. Feeding America's network has set a bold goal to provide access to enough nutritious food for everyone struggling with hunger and improve food security for the people we serve to help them stabilize their lives. Network Fundraising Services will be a key driver in achieving this ambitious goal.
The position reports to the Vice President of Development and works closely with the Senior Vice President of Development, other members of the Executive Team and Feeding America network-facing departments.
Develop, direct and implement Network Fundraising Services customized programs designed to increase fundraising capacity for individual Feeding America network members, including Development Assessments, Major Gifts Plans. The director will oversee and manage these deliverables, as an external consultant would in partnership with network members, to help build and grow fundraising programs across the network. Implementation of customized NFS services for network members will require the Director to:
Conduct personal interviews with key internal and external constituents
Track quantitative and qualitative findings
Analyze network members strategic plans, cases for support; development organization, structure, and strategies; staffing, resources, and budget; volunteer structure; and, donor information systems
Prepare written analysis and recommendations
Present findings to network member CEOs/EDs, board members and senior fundraising staff
Develop, direct and implement services for network members that will help grow their ability to raise funds locally over the long term, such as fundraising learning programs and capacity institutes, webinars, sample materials and tools, best practices, etc.
Help facilitate peer-to-peer best practice sharing and engage network fundraising professionals in sharing both tested and innovative fundraising approaches from member food banks, Feeding America, and other organizations nationwide.
Function as fundraising counsel and expert guide capable of providing high-level strategic fundraising guidance and advice suitable to the variety of fundraising programs in the Feeding America network and reflective of the many fundraising programs underway.
Work with the Network Development team to implement fundraising data collection and analysis methods that shows the network's financial progress toward fundraising goals as well as increasing fundraising program strength and proficiency across the network. Specifically, guide the progress and use of Feeding America's Network Fundraising Index to show growth and sophistication of network fundraising programs.
Assist in building the NFS team and oversee future staff members, as they are added.
Develop strategies with the SVP and VP of Development to grow and augment NFS offerings and programs for the network over time.
Collaborate with other development leaders to offer their expertise to network members across all revenue lines; Corporate/Cause Partnerships, Foundation Relations, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Direct Marketing, Digital Engagement and Philanthropy Operations.
Lead and guide the integration of NFS program and services across Feeding America's programs and services to the network to maximize network member interactions with the national office.
RequirementsCover letter required with resume.
A bachelor's degree in a related field required. Master's preferred.
Seven years or more of experience in nonprofit fundraising, strategy and direction.
Superior written and oral communication skills, comfort with public speaking.
Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with all levels of staff and volunteers.
Outstanding organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Strong work ethic, enthusiasm, and confidence.
Demonstrated success and progressive professional experiences.
Comfort with travel and working while away from Feeding America's national office.
A deep commitment to philanthropic values, service and the mission of Feeding America.
Feeding America, embraces a philosophy that recognizes and values diversity. Our goal is to attract, develop, retain and promote a talented diverse workforce in a culture where all employees will contribute to their fullest potential.Apply On-lineSend This Job to a Friend
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Event Fundraising Coordinator
CARE is looking for an Event Fundraising Coordinator for its 2018 Gala, scheduled for November 15, 2018 in New York City, with a goal to raise $1M unrestricted. The Gala is part of a comprehensive prospecting and new business development strategy, and the Gala Coordinator will provide support to the Executive Director of New Business Development in the following ways. This position can be based in Atlanta, GA or New York, NY.
Participates in the planning and implementation of CARE's 2018 Awards Dinner with respect to leadership, guests, invitations, fundraising, facilities, equipment, logistical requirements, catering, and on-site management.
Ensures that internal follow-up is completed.
Supports the Executive Director (and Event Consultant) with donor research, prospect and leadership list generation and outreach strategies.
Conducts or assists with follow-up to donors and volunteers. This may include production of letters, telephone follow-up on mailings, scheduling and supporting senior leadership meetings and phone calls.
Tracks and reports on outreach to prospective donors.
Responds to standard email and phone requests for event information; screen calls and takes messages as needed.
Prepares correspondence: edits, proofreads, and formats reports, documents etc.
Coordinates and implements solicitation and acknowledgement mailings.
Ensures that data entry, including gifts, is accurate.
Creates, organizes and maintains program and event files and archives; makes copies, collates and distributes materials; and communicates details via fax and email.
Assists with coordination of special donor cultivation meetings and events, leading up to Awards Dinner.
Assists with production of Awards Dinner journal; ensures that donors are correctly listed in the program book, on all collateral materials, invitations, event signage, etc; and manages donor fulfillment so that all sponsor/donor benefits are successfully implemented
Assists with creation and implementation of seating plan.
Develops a strategy and plan for successful ongoing stewardship and follow-up with dinner funders and attendees to maintain their support, in partnership with relationship managers and major gifts team.
Supports CARE's overall new corporate prospect research, outreach and solicitation with a focus on expanding CARE's unrestricted revenue opportunities by securing new funders for CARE's events and programs. This includes developing a broader pipeline of supporters, completing research and cultivation plans, managing outreach and communications, and generally supporting the new business team's prospecting efforts. This may also include ongoing donor support once funders are confirmed to ensure they receive high quality follow through and all sponsorship benefits are successfully implemented.
Bachelor's degree required
This position is a 12-month role with potential to become a long-term employee
Experience in supporting program, conference and/or event planning
Knowledge and understanding of meeting and event planning principles, requirements, procedures, and available resources
Outstanding organization skills, including scheduling, promoting and arranging
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, fundraising software
Excellent relationship management skills. Ability to interact effectively with a range of stakeholders
Strong verbal and written communication skills including telephone and email correspondence, proofreading and editing
Ability to work effectively with volunteers
Self-motivated with ability to work independently
Flexible schedule required as event deadlines require work outside the 9 to 5 business hours
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Associate Director, Event Fundraising
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
GENERAL SUMMARY: This is a front line fundraising position for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
The Associate Director is responsible for raising funds and assisting Assistant Vice President in achieving department revenue goals; planning and executing in house and third party events; managing a portfolio of existing events as well as developing new events totaling ~1 million in revenue annually.
Embody Dana-Farber's Core Values: Impact; Excellence; Compassion & Respect; and Discovery every day. Add value to the Dana-Farber community by seeking opportunities to collaborate across the Institute. Foster an ethical, positive, results-oriented culture founded on open communication.
Responsible for assisting the entire Division with reaching financial goals.
The Associate Director is responsible for:
Managing a portfolio of internal and third party fundraising events of ~$1M
Supervision of two Development Officers each with a portfolio of internal and third party events raising ~$500k - ~$750k
Assist the AVP Event Fundraising in achieving department revenue goals
Reviewing monthly fundraising and expense reports for accuracy and corrective action
Embody Dana-Farber's Core Values: Impact; Excellence; Compassion & Respect; and Discovery every day. Add value to the Dana-Farber community by seeking opportunities to collaborate across the Institute. Foster an ethical, positive, results-oriented culture founded on open communication.
Responsible for assisting the entire Division with reaching financial goals.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Portfolio Management (70%):
Develop and implement strategic direction and planning for assigned portfolio of events.
Volunteer and participant outreach, recruitment, and cultivation to enhance fundraising.
Develop social network to help identify and secure committee members.
Create gift charts and milestones for key performance indicators. (e.g. number members, sponsorships and tickets sold, etc.)
Enhance outreach to secure additional, high revenue producing third party event managers.
Provide project support to increase revenue:
Grow and enhance Fun Ways To Fundraise and Event in a Box.
Explore new fundraising initiatives for roll out (e.g. pink patch project, Big Ideas, etc.)
Cultivate and engage TPE managers to return and increase revenue goals.
Other events as assigned.
Conduct a minimum of 36 donor visits.
Department Operations (15%):
Review and assign staff to new TPEs
Supervise department use of EMS, ClearView and DOFM on behalf of Event Fundraising department.
Manage monthly revenue and expense tracking facilitating mid-course correction, end of the year projections and future year planning.
Develop Operating Plans and Annual Summary in conjunction with Assistant Vice President
Develop and implement department wide stewardship and recognition programs.
Research, Develop, Write, and Present New Business Proposals (15%)
New Business Development Proposal:
Research and report on proposed event viability.
Research and report on potential venues.
Research and report on potential participants, committees, and vendors.
Estimate expenses and revenue for event.
Identify comparable events and highlight strengths and weaknesses.
Write NBDP and create presentation materials as needed.
Serve as a strategic thought partner with AVP on substantive issues that are relevant to the pursuit of our mission. These include staff support and management, budget, strategy, crisis, and new opportunities.
Team members are expected to initiate well researched and vetted ideas, be candid, and participate fully in each other's success. it is anticipated that our decisions and work product will be richer for the participation of all members of the team.
Successful candidates in this role will model leadership for the rest of our staff – both with tactical goals and leadership behavior.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:Responsible for recruiting, hiring and onboarding new staff members
Reports to Assistant Vice President, Event Fundraising
Two (2) Development Officers
One (1) Development Assistant
One (1) intern and/or Fellow
Temporary employees, and/or volunteers as appropriate and other indirect supervisory responsibility
The position is also programmatic in nature and a considerable amount of autonomy in decision-making and completing work-related tasks is required.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree required. At least 6-8 years of professional fundraising and/or special events experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Ability to grow department revenue as a frontline fundraiser.
Significant donor and volunteer experience and the ability to manage volunteers effectively; excellent communication and human relations skills;
strong organizational skills and superior attention to detail;
Must be able to problem solve and juggle many projects simultaneously and be a highly motivated self-starter.
A high degree of competency with Microsoft Office Suite products necessary.
Confidentiality must always be exercised.
Interaction with patients as TPE managers and/or presenters at events.
This position is located in Boston, MA. Some travel, attending events as well as off-site volunteer committee meetings on a regular basis. Speak on behalf of Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund at several events. Requires light lifting for event set-up. Weekend and night work is required occasionally.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Director, Digital Fundraising
ABOUT MERCY CORPS
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.
Resource Development (RD) staff work in three main areas: 1) raising private funds and cultivating and maintaining relationships with private donors; 2) strengthening the agency's brand, raising our public profile, advancing our advocacy and sharing stories about our work by engaging with the media, the public, and our supporters; and 3) teaching visitors in our Portland Action Center and in other venues about issues of global poverty and engaging them in efforts to end it.
The RD team includes several dozen dynamic professionals who possess a wide range of skills. We are database managers, web developers, digital marketers and public relations experts. We are writers, designers, photographers and teachers. We are fundraisers with expertise in direct response, online, community, major gift and corporate giving. We are specialists in fundraising analysis, stewardship, prospecting and customer service. Most of all, we are powered by the belief that a better world is possible and dedicated to empowering people to overcome hardship, build better lives and transform their communities for good.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
The Director of Digital Fundraising leads a team of 5 people who manage all of Mercy Corps' digital channel fundraising strategies. Through the development of an integrated digital strategy, s/he oversees the management and tactical growth of the online donor base and associated revenue, lead generation and advocacy petitions. S/he will be responsible for managing the day-to-day management to include: brainstorming, campaign planning and implementation, interpreting results, communicate executive summary of insights and make recommendations for testing and optimization. This person will have a working knowledge in all digital channels and paid media to include email, display, SEM/SEO, landing page, donation page development and test & target optimization.
S/he will oversee campaign setup: ensure ad serving/tracking, traffic creative reviews and approvals, establish and validate goals and measurements. Set direction to ensure email marketing meets best practices. Ensure channel managers work with strategic analyst and agencies to develop campaign briefs and campaign summary reports. Analyze results to inform recommendations; monitor KPIs and ensure ROI. Manage project resourcing, budgets and timelines. Manage and mentor team members. Ensure all communications are within brand guidelines and reflect brand standards.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Lead the Digital Fundraising team, providing team members with direction, information and support, to help them accomplish team goals.
Develop and oversee Mercy Corps' digital strategy, which integrates fundraising, marketing, communications, advocacy and other organizational requirements, on mercycorps.org as it relates to acquiring and stewarding donors.
Develops and oversees the donor lifecycle and journey as it relates to acquisition, on-boarding, cultivation/engagement and retention from donors acquired via email or online.
Collaborate with key cross-functional teams to ensure campaign alignment and integration, including but not limited to other fundraising channels, community fundraising initiatives, communication plans, cause marketing campaigns and advocacy engagement.
Oversee the creation of powerful, relevant, brand-aligned digital content to forge and deepen supporter relationships.
Partner with digital marketing team to develop and oversee cross-channel digital donor engagement strategies that cultivate Mercy Corps' current supporter base and build an engaged community of new supporters via mercycorps.org and social media channels.
Serve as product director for Mercy Corps Gifts. Oversee product development, analysis, and digital experience optimization.
Develop annual strategic plan and budget for all digital channels, including annual revenue goals, expense projections and new donor acquisition goals.
Analyze campaign, monthly and quarterly reports to find channel insights and help the Digital Marketing team identify optimization tactics and adjustments to strategy.
Stay abreast of trends and upcoming opportunities within digital marketing and fundraising, and deliver marketing recommendations to relevant members of the digital marketing team.
Implement testing and optimization of content, user experiences and fundraising strategies across all channels to continually improve the digital donor experience.
Other duties as assigned.
As part of Mercy Corps' agency-wide Organizational Learning Initiative, all team members are responsible for spending 5% of their work time in formal and/or non-formal professional learning activities.
Accountability to Beneficiaries
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Email Marketing Manager, Sr. Email Developer Digital Marketing Strategist, Community Fundraising, Fundraising Writer
ACCOUNTABILITY: REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Sr. Director, Mass Market Fundraising
WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Direct Response Team, Digital Marketing, Marcom, Development Operations, Major Gifts, Corporations/Foundation Teams
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
10+ years in direct marketing or ecommerce marketing, with 4+ years of fundraising experience
Extensive experience as a team leader and staff manager, with a focus on digital strategies
Bachelors degree in marketing, communications, psychology, or relevant field
Proven history of building digital audiences and growing revenue
Experience building and managing budgets is required
In depth knowledge of direct digital marketing and fundraising, CMS and CRM systems, and analytic platforms
Experience managing relationships with outside vendors and consultants
SUCCESS FACTORS: A successful candidate approaches strategic plan development through an analytical lens and maintains a focus on continually identifying opportunities for optimization. S/he is collaborative and proactively looks for opportunities to engage with key teams within Mercy Corps. S/he has exceptional communication skills, ability to think strategically, strong work ethic. S/he maintains a robust knowledge of digital marketing best practices in both the non-profit sector and digital marketing industry, and commitment to integration of online and offline channels. She/s strives to identify new opportunities to increase online revenue and improve the overall digital donor experience. S/he is comfortable working in a high-paced environment and has a strength in time management, project management and prioritization.
LIVING CONDITIONS/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
This position is based in Portland, Oregon. Some evenings/weekends required during emergency responses; occasional travel required within the US.
Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs, and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.
Fostering a diverse and open workplace is an important part of Mercy Corps' vision. Mercy Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of background. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment.
Database Associate, Fundraising
Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people's health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.
Working under the direction of the Director of Development Operations, Research & Evaluation, the position is responsible for generating, segmenting and exporting data for direct mail, telefundraising, and online solicitation lists working within the donor database, Blackbaud Enterprise CRM (BBEC), based on segmentation strategies developed by fundraisers. The Database Associate, Fundraising is also responsible for managing and executing import and export processes and managing data delivery with outside vendors for donor data enrichment and managing special data enrichment projects with various fundraising and organizational teams in support of strategy. The Database Associate is also responsible for the production of related reports and ad hoc queries that will inform our donor cultivation and solicitation strategies. The Database Associate also develops SQL scripts for internal audiences as well as external vendors for complex predictive analytics in support of fundraising goals.
Direct Marketing Support (60%)
Working from detailed donor file segmentation and solicitation plans, generate, segment and export information (mailing lists, donor counts) for a complex program of direct mail, telefundraising, online solicitations, and planned giving marketing efforts.
In conjunction with the Direct Response Manager, develop data strategy for Direct Marketing efforts. Advise on predictive modeling methods in development of specific marketing efforts.
Serve as the primary contact for data needs and inquiries to/from our direct response fundraising agency, telefundraising firms, analytics firm, caging/lockbox operation, and internal stakeholders in support of the direct marketing program. Develop or improve our processes for communicating and fulfilling data requests.
Oversee the processes and practice of generating and assigning tracking codes to fundraising solicitations (online & offline). Serve as the point person for questions about coding and tracking donor response.
Ensure the accuracy of the data files generated in response to specific requests.
Seek out and act on opportunities to enhance the data we capture about our donors and their giving preferences in support of our cultivation and solicitation efforts.
Analysis Support (40%)
Generate regular reports and ad hoc queries that inform on fundraising strategies and drive our donor cultivation and solicitation strategies in the CRM as well as through SQL queries.
Provide required data for our data analytics and benchmarking research activities. Review diagnostic reports to ensure that our benchmarking vendor is accurately interpreting our donor response data.
Generate special requests for specific fundraising and organizational cultivation and stewardship strategies which require development of new queries and exports in support of those strategies.
Prepare and send weekly response files to our direct response agency. Reconcile our agency's reporting with our own internal systems.
Serve as part of a multi-disciplinary team tasked with synchronizing data between the primary donor database and our online eCRM.
Manage our direct response testing efforts, including scheduling, tracking, results reporting, and knowledge capture and application.
Update and document Development Operation procedures as related to the role.
Bachelor's degree and 2+ years of relevant professional experience.
Experience working with a donor database or constituent relationship management system, preferably Blackbaud Enterprise CRM or the Raiser's Edge.
Experience in direct marketing, preferably with a fundraising background.
Highly experienced using Excel for data manipulation.
Experience with complex MS Access queries and macros and use of MS Access for data manipulation a plus.
Experience with developing and auditing SQL queries.
Experience working with a donor database or constituent relationship management system.
Experience in analysis and data interpretation in support of direct marketing strategy.
Proven ability to query data, identify critical information, analyze and then make recommendations.
Experience in developing and auditing SQL queries.
High level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Access required.
Prior experience in data management and familiarity with fundraising practices and principles.
Experience supporting a direct marketing program is a distinct plus.
Strong time management skills and ability to set and manage priorities.
A proven self-starter.
Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume online. Incomplete applications without cover letters will not be considered.
Please, no phone calls, hard copies, or drop-ins. If you're having technical difficulties submitting your application, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.
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