Project Coordinator, Major Gifts

Minnesota Public Radio

| Saint Paul, MN | October 25, 2018


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Your Role:
In this position, you will be responsible for providing coordination, management, and implementation of events, email communications, and CRM management for the entire Philanthropic Development Division. You will support Campaign-specific projects as well as the everyday operations of the Philanthropic Development team. As the Project Coordinator, you will also provide occasional administrative support for the Manager, Donor Engagement and the Director of Major & Planned Giving. You will interact internally across the organization and externally with donors and partners.

Application deadline: Oct 31, 2018

Position Responsibility:
Coordinate and manage Salesforce use by the Philanthropic Development department, including managing data, coordinating and implementing process improvements, and providing input for organization-wide Salesforce improvements.
Train new staff in use of Salesforce and train existing staff in new Salesforce processes.
Coordinate email communications calendar between Membership and Philanthropic Development teams.
Collaborate with our Creative Service team to produce donor and funder emails related events and other special opportunities.
Collaborate with Creative Services and Membership team to produce regular Leadership Circle and Legacy Society email newsletters, including generating ideas, writing content, segmentation, and construction in Marketing Cloud.
Provide project management for on-site and off-site donor events and meetings, including guest lists, invitations, RSVPs, event content, catering arrangements, and hospitality. This includes both small and large events, for the Campaign as well as in support of giving societies and general donor events.
Attend and assist with donor events, as needed.
Manage event calendar for donor-specific events and organization-wide events with donor opportunities.
Manage ticketing relationship with the Fitzgerald Theater.
Provide superior customer service to donors by fielding questions and providing any needed assistance by phone, email, letter, or in person.
Conduct donor tours of MPR Studios and the Fitzgerald Theater.
Support Major and Planned Giving staff in troubleshooting donor issues and resolving data discrepancies in multiple systems.
Maintain a focus on constant process-improvement in support of strengthening donor relationship-building and enhancing ongoing operations.
Provide occasional administrative support to the Director of Major & Planned Giving, Manager, Donor Engagement, and Campaign Manager, including technical support for Major and Planned Giving meetings.
Provide backup support for Development Assistant in generating pledge forms and donor acknowledgments during busy times of the year.
Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
Associates degree or equivalent experience required.
Five or more years of project management, administrative support, or other relevant work experience.
Experience using customer or constituent databases.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
Strong coordination, planning, and project management skills.
Excellent organizational skills; effective with details and deadlines.
Desire and ability to work as part of a team, contribute to team goals, and have an active and consistent commitment to excellence.
Well-developed collaboration skills to work with teams and departments across the organization.
Comfortable in an environment of change, creativity, complexities, and multiple tasks.
Ability to work with data and attention to detail in data reporting.
Computer savvy with excellent Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, mail merges) and willingness to learn new software applications.
Warm, confident, and diplomatic approach to customer service.
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
High degree of self-motivation, proactive thinking, attention to detail, and consistent follow-through.
Ability to work independently while maintaining effective communication and accountability.

Preferred Skills and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
Education or experience directly related to non-profit fundraising, special events organization and related skills serving charitable donors
Familiarity with Salesforce, including report development and process improvements.
Experience with email marketing systems such as Constant Contact, Mail Chimp, or Marketing Cloud.
Experience using website content management systems, knowledge of HTML is a plus.
Knowledge of and interest in public media.

Reporting To This Position: None

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule when needed to accommodate events, which occasionally consist of early mornings, evenings, and weekends.
Physical Demands:
Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
Required to move about in the community
Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping
Working Conditions:
Moderate noise level
Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply.

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