Position: Donor Relations Specialist
Reports To: Vice President of Development
Statement of the Job: Serve as liaison to WVSO donors. Responsible for maintaining current donor database, coordinating donor mailings, fulfilling donor benefits including planning donor receptions, preparing corporate proposals and conducting donor prospect research.
Essential Functions: Enter and update data to ensure corporate and individual donor database is current. Prepare corporate sponsorship proposals; assist in presenting to prospects. Coordinate donor mailings, including solicitation and acknowledgment letters and invoices; prepare sponsor follow-up packets. Fulfill corporate and individual donor benefits per levels of giving. Plan and execute donor receptions; create invitations and coordinate facility rental and catering. Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education, Experience and Skills: Bachelor’s degree required; proficiency in Microsoft Office; experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred but not necessary; one to two years fundraising experience preferred but not necessary; proven track record in previous positions of building relationships with customers, clients or donors; excellent communication skills.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Position requires regular attendance and attendance at evening and weekend concerts and events.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Laura Barry, Vice President of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or P.O. Box 2292, Charleston, WV 25328.