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Job Title: Philanthropy Director
Reports to: Executive Director
Position status: Exempt 32 hours per week position.
Salary: $35,000 per year. Benefit package includes health, dental, vision, paid vacation & sick leave, 401K & Friend Membership to Lan Su Chinese Garden.
Hours: 32 hours a week. Some weekends and evenings required.
Leverage the wonderment of Lan Su to donors, businesses, garden members, community and individuals to inspire support of the garden’s success; be it with dollars,sponsorship, trade, introductions, time and affection
Be the nucleus of organization-wide fundraising activities, being executed by staff and Board teams. Step out of the traditional development style of communication and activities to respond to the changed arena of philanthropy
Essential Position Elements:
- Own the creation of the member/donor communications strategy in conjunction with the Director of Communications and Director of Membership
- Project manage two complex fundraising events associated with Under the Moonlight. Includes an exclusive dinner for 100 (delivered $50,000 in 2013). Grow this event and revenue.
- Project manage one donor recognition event
- With the Executive Director, design programing and communications for a women’s donor group. Identify strategies to expand this group
- Own the mid-year and end-of-year appeal processes; includes writing compelling copy, working with the Director of Communication on images and graphics, collaborating with the Director of Membership regarding segmentation. Produce matrices for managing and growing this business line
- Project manage the sponsor partnership program. Work with the Staff/Board team to identify possible partnerships. Schedule the meetings and provide suitable background information. Own the follow-up documentation and relationships
- Assist all members of the staff team and Board in tracking and growing relationships
- Work with the Grant Consultant to provide information and data for grant applications. Look for synergies between grants and sponsorships or matched donor giving. Manage grant reporting
- Develop new, different and creative opportunities for contributed support
- Take the lead on planned giving
- Draft all copy for donor and member communications, using language and content that consistently inspires
Please apply for this position if you possess all or most of these attributes:
- Your work colleagues, family and friends refer to you as charming, charismatic, kind, empathetic, gracious--always
- You have had work experience being a project manager and know how to set strategy, devise timelines, build a collaborative working team, lead meetings and deliver sucessful outcomes
- Your college education or your work experience has made you an exceptional communicator and you have a portfolio of your communication materials to attest to this
- You have staged a big party or event and like this work
- You are comfortable with "the ask," and have documentation showing that you have been successful garnering gifts and support working for a non-profit, parent group,school, art community, garden, agency etc.
- When we call your past employers they will talk about your creative thinking and problem solving, your ability to "connect the dots" and your penchant for finding the better way or solution
- You are happiest working in a team environment and comfortable with not having the last or only word
- You are calm and gentle in your work style. You do not get easily ruffled
- You favorite past employer will describe you as a fast learner, able to learn new things, to be able to perform at a high level sooner than most
- You can read and create a budget and use financial and performance metrics to track and illustrate success
- Gardens, China, Asia, and the cultural arts are of interest to you
- You are fluent with office technology
Other requirements of this position:
- Possess an Oregon Drivers License
- Be able to lift 40 lbs.
- Available to work weekends and evenings as the garden activities dictate
- Stand and bend for more than 30 minutes (event work)
To apply for this position:
Email your resume and a letter in which you speak to how your qualities and attributes match the ones outlined in our position requirement to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, December 10, 2013.
Please, no drop-ins.