Donor Relations & Special Events Coordinator_Fundrasing-200
Assists the Development Director with fulfilling donor relations, donor needs & issues, and community relations and special events and promotionsas required of the Development Department. Manages volunteer and staff bell ringing activities year-round for Red Kettles.
This position description should not be interpreted as all inclusive.It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this position.The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this position description.
Interacts professionally with community supporters, including but not limited to Advisory Board, Auxiliary, donors, and members of the media. Plans and coordinates, as directed by the Director of Development and Advisory Board Committees, the command’s annual special events including but not limited to Special Board and Command driven promotions, Helpings from the Heart, Red Kettle Promotions, Christmas Community events and Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast. Annual Gala.
Provides donor research to identify major gift prospects, determine gift potential, memberships, relationships, education, vocational or other linkages to The Salvation Army.
Assists the Director of Development with the implementation and maintenance of a William Booth Society and prepare and provides record keeping for the society.
Makes changes to the website homepage, updates homepage as related to donor issues and as directed by supervisors.
Works closely with Development Director and P/R Coordinator to provide ideas and input for website and helps ensure that website content is up to date.
Conducts research of local foundations to help identify potential funding sources that would support the work of The Salvation Army and provide findings to the Development Director.
Serves as year-round Kettle Coordinator with all aspects of the Red Kettle Campaign including scheduling of staff, monitoring work performance of employed bell ringers, answering questions, concerns or problems from staff, volunteers, the community and merchants.
Organizes and oversees year-round recruitment efforts for corporate/community group volunteer bell ringers and corporate Angel Tree recruitment.
Incorporates development of additional locations as appropriate to overall routes.Seeks to enhance site collections based on previous years’ reports and volunteer production records; supervises report procedures and ensures timely, efficient report delivery.
Oversees the creation of the bell ringer schedule and route supervisor’s daily kettle driving routes.
Performs other related work as assigned.
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
General office equipment
Donor Management software
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
AA degree from and accredited college or university in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications or a related Business field.
two years of successful special events (and/or marketing) experience in a non-profit organization or a corporate setting.
any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
Valid State driver’s license required
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of public relations.
Knowledge of web design and content development as well as effective principles and practices of using the web as a vital communication channel both internal and external to the organization.
Ability to learn and represent the structure, culture, mission, and protocol of The Salvation Army.
Ability to plan and coordinate well-organized special events and programs.
Ability to maintain self- motivation.
Ability to prepare professional promotional materials.
Ability to project a professional and positive image/attitude of The Salvation Army; friendly and professional demeanor.
Ability to build effective working relationships with the media.
Ability to recruit and train volunteers.
Ability to maintain the confidential nature of the department.
Ability to become and remain certified to drive Salvation Army vehicles per insurance requirements.
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL ABILITIES:
Ability to meet attendance requirements.
Ability to read, write, and effectively communicate the English language.
Work is performed in a normal office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like.
All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
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