Full-time Temporary 2-Year Position
The Wild Center has an immediate need for a talented, highly organized, energetic individual to serve as a two-year temporary Campaign Associate. This position works closely with the Director of Philanthropy, campaign consultant and major gift officers to manage museum development activities including a comprehensive campaign, fundraising events, and targeted appeals. Candidates must have impeccable follow-up, excellent interpersonal and writing skills, be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, enjoy teamwork and collaboration, have experience with donor cultivation, solicitation, financial reporting and tracking, and be detail-oriented in documenting results using non-profit fundraising software and financial spreadsheets.
Full Job Description:
The Campaign Associate serves as a member of the Development Team. S/he provides support to the Museum’s leadership, board and volunteers for the Museum’s Campaign and for related development efforts, including the annual fund, and planned giving programs.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Campaign Coordination and Support:
- Coordinates work with consultant and others providing staff support to the campaign (i.e., Director of Marketing and Communications, Regional Major Gifts Officer and Grants Officer)
- Helps to coordinate the production and design of campaign materials
- Helps develop and tracks campaign marketing and communications plan
- Coordinates campaign events
- Coordinates campaign newsletters
- Directs internal flow of campaign information
- Helps design and implement direct mail campaign
- Donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
- Conduct individual, corporate, and foundation research from external and internal sources and develop donor and prospect profiles
- Prepare prospect reports and solicitor reports
- Prepare briefing materials for donor and prospect meetings for Director of Philanthropy, Executive Director and board volunteers
- Works with database manager to prepare financial and analytical reports for committee meetings
- As a member of the Development team, represents the Museum at community events and meetings, building and maintaining strong relationships with staff, trustees, donors, prospects, and volunteers
- Schedules meetings and appointments, as directed
- Attends Campaign Cabinet and other campaign committee meetings either virtually or in person
- Takes meeting minutes and manages follow up after campaign meetings
- Assists in drafting campaign proposals
- Occasional weekend and evening work, as well as some over-night travel out of the area
Skills and Qualifications:
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects with high energy and strong problem-solving skills.
- Ability to effectively work under pressure, use independent judgment and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints.
- Ability to anticipate challenges, take initiative and provide solutions to achieve department and organization objectives.
- Highly organized and detail oriented - able to quickly and accurately assess priorities and be proactive in meeting important deadlines.
- Data analysis experience – able to interpret and present information effectively.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
- Excellent communication, effective listening and interpersonal skills.
- Excellent verbal, writing and editing skills: English usage, spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary.
- Capital campaign and grant application writing experience preferred.
- BA or equivalent and relevant development experience preferred.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint; familiarity with Raiser’s Edge, Altru or comparable fund development software preferred.
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Interested individuals should send resume by December 30, 2013 to:
The Wild Center, Attn: Human Resources, 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Or email: tkentile at wildcenter dot org