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Fundraising Coordinator

Northern Forest Center

Founded in 1997, the Center creates bold possibilities that give rise to vibrant Northern Forest communities and sustained opportunity in a new forest future. We contribute ideas, support and expertise to people strengthening economic opportunity and environmental resiliency across Maine New Hampshire, Vermont and New York. We advance this mission through an integrated portfolio of programs that:

  • Support innovative approaches to strengthen and grow the regional forest economy;
  • Invest in community revitalization to retain and attract younger people and entrepreneurs; and
  • Facilitate regional collaboration and public policy advocacy to help the region capitalize on changing trends and opportunities. 

Over our twenty-year plus history, the Center has developed a reputation as a regional convener and advocate, delivered tangible programs to diversify the forest economy, secured forests for community benefit and begun to invest more deeply in targeted community revitalization – all of which are designed to position the Northern Forest as a dynamic region in which people and forests thrive.  

Please visit our website, www.northernforest.org, for more information about our work.

The Northern Forest Center is committed to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion and is proud to maintain employment practices based upon individual qualifications, merits, and achievements. All decisions to recruit, hire, promote, and release from employment are made without discriminating according to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, political beliefs or disability.


The Northern Forest Center is in the quiet phase of a 3-year capital campaign. The Fundraising Coordinator fills a key role in the organization, working closely with the Director of Development, President, Development Officer, Campaign Chairs, Committees, and other staff and volunteers to help keep the campaign on schedule and progressing at a momentum that engenders a sense of excitement, optimism and confidence in achieving the campaign goal. The Fundraising Coordinator is an internally-focused position requiring excellent organizational and analytical skills.

 

Compensation

The Fundraising Coordinator is a part time position with hourly pay commensurate with experience. The Center provides a prorated benefits package including health insurance and vacation time.

Requirements:
  • Above all, we seek an individual who is open to learning, is motivated to take on new challenges, and comfortable collaborating daily with varied workstyles. The ideal candidate is a collaborative self-starter who seeks efficiencies and quality improvements. Strong time-management skills are highly desired, as are demonstrated research and problem-solving skills. Excellent inter-personal, verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Prior experience in fundraising preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of the following preferred but not required:
    • Experience conducting prospect identification and research for development goals
    • Experience working on or supporting capital campaigns
    • Familiarity with Salesforce CRM system or management of other database/CRM system.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Pro and InDesign.
  • Ability to travel occasionally with other staff to attend in- and out-of-state meetings, which can include overnight stays.
Responsibilities:

Major gift/investment strategy (40%)

  • Conducts prospect identification and research of prospective individuals, corporations and foundations and brings them to the Fundraising Team for qualification
  • Oversees preparation materials for major donor meetings including donor research and proposed solicitation strategy
  • Ensures records of the meeting are updated in Salesforce and follow-up actions are noted
  • Manages preparation and records next steps for Fundraising Team major donor strategy meetings

 

Campaign Committee Coordination (25%)

  • Schedules campaign committee meetings and ensures that all preparatory materials are complete
  • Attends each meeting and tracks follow-up items for committee members and staff
  • Organizes and monitors volunteer assignments and follow-ups with special attention on helping campaign volunteers reach out and engage with prospects for the campaign

Communication and Marketing (10%)

  • Assists in executing a marketing and communications plan to publicize the campaign and to maintain its momentum once the campaign is public
  • Coordinates campaign-related events
  • Helps maintain integration of Salesforce and Mailchimp to facilitate donor and donor prospect communication

Database management and Administration (25%)

  • Works with staff to acknowledge all campaign gifts and pledges and prepares pledge payment reminders and pledge agreements
  • Works with the Fundraising Team to ensure that all campaign donations and investments are acknowledged with appropriate recognition and appreciation
  • Maintains ongoing Campaign progress dashboards
  • Together with the Grants and Development Coordinator, oversees Salesforce ecosystem health – updating information like contacts, relationships, and affiliations.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work expected for this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter and resume detailing your interest and qualifications to resume@northernforest.org with the subject line “Major Gifts Coordinator Application.” No calls, please.

 

The Northern Forest Center is committed to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion and is proud to maintain employment practices based upon individual qualifications, merits, and achievements. All decisions to recruit, hire, promote, and release from employment are made without discriminating according to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, political beliefs or disability.

Salary Range:

$18-$22/hour commensurate with experience

Job Location:

Concord

Date Added: December 21, 2021

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