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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Director of Philanthropy
SPOON Foundation, a young and growing nonprofit, is looking for an experienced Director of Philanthropy with an entrepreneurial spirit to collaborate with the leadership team and board in advancing SPOON’s global presence and impact.
SPOON is the first and only organization worldwide dedicated to transforming nutrition and care for orphaned and vulnerable children worldwide. We have been recognized by UNICEF and Ashoka for our innovative approach and system-changing work, which has catalyzed national policy change and yielded dramatic improvements in children’s health and development. We are in the midst of rapid and strategic expansion with a goal of doubling our revenue in the next two to five years, and are eager to bolster our development potential so we can reach more children in more corners of the globe.
Headquartered in the progressive Central Industrial District of SE Portland, we offer a fun and flexible work environment free of bureaucracy and full of passion and big ideas. This key leadership position reports to the Executive Director and is supported by an Administrative and Development Coordinator, as well as team of high-level local, national and overseas board members and advisors. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced fundraising professional to creatively and strategically shape the future of an organization, and of the lives of children around the world.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Leadership and strategy
- Provide leadership across all development and communications efforts, leveraging SPOON’s strong relationships, laser-focused mission and compelling early success to advance organizational growth and impact.
- Collaborate with leadership team and Board of Trustees in building, implementing and evaluating the organization’s strategic plan.
- Build and execute a comprehensive fundraising and communications program in alignment with the strategic plan, for individual, corporate and foundation support.
- Inspire a culture of philanthropy across organization through training and modeling of best practices.
- Oversee Administrative and Development Coordinator on fundraising and communication activities, and act as staff liaison to the External Affairs Committee and the Oregon Development Board.
- With Executive Director and leadership team, develop annual revenue goals, tracking progress closely to ensure that targets are met. Develop and manage the fundraising expense budget. .
Donor cultivation and stewardship
- Create and implement major gifts program, including effective strategies for donor engagement, cultivation, stewardship and recognition.
- Manage major donor and mid-tier donor portfolios, engaging directly with donors and prospects, as well as managing the engagement of Executive Director, board and staff.
- Ensure that donors experience high-quality interactions that foster long-term engagement and investment.
- Lead the foundation and corporate proposal and grant process in collaboration with the Program Team.
- Oversee Administrative and Development Coordinator in management of donor database, processing of acknowledgement letters, coordination of key donor events, and publication of donor communications.
Brand and donor communications
- Working with the Executive Director and key advisors, identify and prioritize communications opportunities to increase brand profile and support fund development efforts.
- Lead the development and implementation of the communication plan.
- Lead creation of stewardship materials, including the Annual Report, donor updates and annual appeal.
- Partner with Executive Director and key advisors to revamp SPOON’s digital presence, including website, videos, and other e-communications.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- 5+ years or more progressively responsible and successful experience as a nonprofit fundraising professional with demonstrated major gifts experience.
- Demonstrated ability and commitment to prospect, cultivate, and manage relationships with major donors, and to manage support staff, volunteers and committees.
- Knowledge of communications, marketing and branding preferred.
- An understanding of what motivates current and prospective donors to respond to fundraising appeals.
- Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
- Solution-oriented approach to facing challenges and ability to work well under pressure, manage multiple deadlines and complex schedules.
- Entrepreneurial attitude; results driven; and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
- Knowledge and familiarity with fundraising best practices and current and emerging applications of technology for fundraising implementation.
- Knowledge of local, regional, national and international foundations and corporations a plus.
- Passionate about SPOON’s mission.
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: This is an exempt, full-time position. Salary $75,000 Benefits include health coverage, generous paid time off, participation in our self-care plan, and flexible schedule. Domestic travel up to six (6) times per year.
HOW TO APPLY: WVDO is pleased to be working with the SPOON Foundation to find a Director of Philanthropy. To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume and respond to the screening questions located at: wvdo-or.hiringthing.com. Application deadline: May 2, 2015.
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Administrative & Development Coordinator
SPOON Foundation, a young and growing global nonprofit, is looking for a highly organized Administrative & Development Coordinator with an entrepreneurial spirit to support the leadership team, assist with development efforts and run the office. This person will be a self-starter, excellent communicator, and a solution-oriented thinker with a positive attitude and ability to juggle multiple tasks.
SPOON is the first and only organization dedicated to transforming nutrition and care for orphaned and vulnerable children worldwide. UNICEF and Ashoka recognize SPOON for its innovative approach and system-changing work, which has catalyzed national policy change and yielded dramatic improvements in children’s health and development.
Headquartered in the progressive Central Industrial District of SE Portland, we offer a fun and flexible work environment free of bureaucracy and full of passion and big ideas. This position is an excellent opportunity to play a meaningful role in the day to day of a growing organization that is shaping the lives of children around the world and to grow and expand professionally.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Administer the organization’s database and be responsible for its day-to-day operations. Responsibilities include: data entry and updates, building and generating reports, maintaining data quality, and managing database procedures.
- Assist the Development Officer with special events, including researching and coordinating vendors, helping design and send invitations and other collateral, monitoring local calendars for tabling opportunities, tabling at smaller local events, and helping facilitate larger events like house parties and galas, as needed.
- Program newsletters and donor e-communications, with opportunity to contribute creative content (depending on interest, experience).
- Process donations, including tracking, making deposits, and drafting acknowledgement letters and receipts.
- Organize and execute in-house mailings for annual reports, event invitations, and donor proposals as needed.
- Assist with general donor inquiries.
- Manage phone, mail and general SPOON email account; triage messages to appropriate staff people; scan invoices
- Maintain equipment and supplies; coordinate equipment purchases with program team as needed; coordinate with vendors (graphic designers, printers)
- Process check requests and debit card purchases for office related purchases
- Maintain office organization and upkeep; keep public areas clean and tidy; coordinate cleaner; assist with facility needs and liaison with building manager
- Maintain office filing system
- Implement updates to organizational website(s)
- General IT troubleshooting; coordinate IT support for larger issues
- Assist with domestic and international travel arrangements; process expense reimbursements
- Schedule regular staff meetings and coordinate agendas
- Schedule meetings and manage calendar for Executive Director
- Schedule regular board committee meetings, distribute materials and prepare committee meeting minutes
- Coordinate catering and logistics for internal events, such as staff retreats and advisory committee meetings
- Manage office volunteer recruitment, retention, appreciation and scheduling
- Other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- Must have 3+ years of experience, preferably in executive assistance, office administration, fundraising, and/or nonprofit administration
- Highly organized; detail oriented; self-starter; excellent time management and prioritization skills
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Tech savvy: Constituent management databases (Neon preferred), Mac OS troubleshooting, basic HTML, Microsoft Office suite, telephony and other technology relevant to the role; basic use of graphic design software and social media a plus
- Experience managing volunteers
- Personable with strong teamwork and collaboration skills
- Interest in marketing and communications a plus
- Passionate about SPOON’s mission
- College degree preferred
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a non-exempt, 30-40 hour/week position. Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include health coverage, generous paid time off, participation in our self-care plan, and flexible schedule.
HOW TO APPLY: Submit cover letter, résumé/CV, completed application to email@example.com. Please address the characteristics of a successful candidate, as well as your qualifications, in your cover letter.
SPOON Foundation is the first and only organization worldwide working to protect orphans and vulnerable children from the debilitating - yet fully preventable - impacts of malnutrition and improper feeding. We have been recognized by UNICEF and Ashoka for our innovative approach and systems-changing work, which has catalyzed national policy change and yielded dramatic improvements in children's health and development.
We are seeking a dynamic volunteer to work with our program team approximately 5-10 hours a week. Key responsibilities include organizing our products, providing pre-trip support, developing fact sheets for our products and partnerships, perfecting our international volunteer orientation package, and desk research on partners and grant opportunities.
We are seeking a detail-oriented volunteer to work with our Executive Director and Director of Finance & Operations approximately 10-20 hours a week. Key responsibilities include assisting with mailings, database entry and reports, general office management, such as filing and ordering supplies, and meeting scheduling.
We offer collaboration with an exceptional and fun team, mission-driven work, and an opportunity to make a huge impact in the lives of vulnerable children around the world!
We ask that volunteers commit to the position for at least 3 months. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest and availability.