|Title:||Event & Corporate Giving Specialist|
|Job Status :||Full Time|
|Company :||Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho (GSEWNI)|
Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho is looking for a Events & Corporate Giving Specialist. This is a full time, exempt position, located in Spokane, WA that offers benefits (medical, dental, vision, & life insurance) and paid time off. Work schedule is Monday through Friday, with some weekend or after hours work for GSEWNI events throughout the year. The council region covers 29 counties across 67,000 square miles; some travel required.
Reporting to the Director of Marketing & Philanthropy, this position is responsible for management and execution of special events for fundraising, including: prospect development, sponsor collaboration, donor stewardship and recognition. In addition, this position is responsible for identifying prospective corporate donors, solicitation and stewardship of corporate donors in order to secure annual corporate commitments, and carrying out the overall strategic plans for GSEWNI. This position works closely with the programming team to identify funding needs and opportunities. This position provides a range of event services and works closely with staff, volunteers, community members, sponsors, donors, and Girl Scouts.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION:
- Assists the Director of Marketing & Philanthropy with all aspects of events and corporate giving.
- Assists the Director of Marketing & Philanthropy with yearly philanthropic strategic planning
- Manages current corporate donors and prospective corporate donors.
- Coordinates with accounting to ensure proper credit of gifts and pledges received.
- Manages event budgets and prospects new event donors and participants (meet all fundraising and budget goals for each event). Manages logistics and productions (events).
- Coordinates reports for internal and external purposes, including reports on philanthropic giving (i.e. total income, sources of income, type of gifts, commitments, etc.) and progress toward council goals, as well as, benchmarks reports as directed.
- Collaborates with the Marketing Specialist on creating event and corporate giving collateral including: prospect materials, invitations, signage, sponsor recognition, programs, and other event and corporate giving materials.
- Develops in-kind and corporate sponsorships; maintains fundraising event procurement and guest database.
- Researches and implements new activities and special events as directed by supervisor.
- Effectively communicates, collaborates, and maintains relationships with clients and team participants (including volunteers, girls, and vendors).
- Writes thank you letters to each donor, adding/updating constituent records, preparing various reports and fund development database management.
- Performs all other duties as assigned.
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.
- Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or related field; experience in philanthropy, fundraising, and event management required.
- Three (3) or more years of experience in special event management and production. At least three (3) years of experience with fundraising required; work within a non-profit setting strongly preferred. Experience with wide variety of events, event committee leadership, as well as, donor cultivation highly desired. Major event (300+ attendees) and remote location event experience a significant plus.
- Ability to grasp the landscape within an organization, show passion for working with Girl Scouts and the nonprofit environment and expertise in using various communication vehicles that engage girls, volunteers, parents, donors and the community.
- Active driver’s license and proof of insurance required.
- Must be experienced in the use of computers, including word processing, Outlook, spreadsheets, and the internet. Must be able to compile information and develop related reports, using council software. Experience with a donor database software system such as Donor Perfect or Raiser’s Edge.
- Willingness to subscribe to the principles of the Girl Scout movement, including acceptance of the Girl Scout philosophy and willingness to maintain membership in the Girl Scouts USA.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to:
- Regularly lift objects up 25 pounds, repetitive movement of the wrists, hands and/or fingers. Climb, pull, stoop, kneel, crawl, twist and crouch while performing custodial duties. Must be able to stand or walk for long periods of time and work in inclement weather. Clearly see 20+ feet, with or without corrective lenses and differentiate between colors (no color blindness)
Mental & Other Skills/Abilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the:
- Multi-Tasking Ability: ability to handle many diverse tasks/projects at one time; ability to prioritize and complete them on time.
While performing the essential duties/responsibilities of this job, the employee is exposed to typical office environment conditions and noise levels. Multi-tasking in a fast paced environment is an integral part of this position, as is the ability to work with high-stress situations based on the nature of GSEWNI mission and daily work.