• Development and Communications Associate

    WOW! Children's Museum
    Job Description
    WOW! Children’s Museum is an equal-opportunity, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that offers employees a creative and collaborative working environment. We engage all families in educational, hands-on experiences that connect curiosity, creativity and discovery and serve approximately 90,000 visitors annually. The ideal candidate would enjoy the opportunity to channel their inner data nerd.

    Hiring Process: To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Darcy Morel, Development Director at darcy@wowchildrensmuseum.org.  No phone calls, please.  We would like the selected candidate to start in January 2019.
     
    FLSA Status: Exempt Job Status: Full-time
    Grade/Level: Entry Level Reports to: Director of Development
    Work Schedule: Average 40 hrs./week Amount of Travel Required: None
    Benefits Eligibility: Eligible Positions Supervised: None
    COMPENSATION: $37,000 annually

    POSITION SUMMARY:
    The Development and Communications Associate supports the exemplary execution of all constituent communication and stewardship in support of our Mission.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Communication:
    • Coordinate the communications calendar
    • Assist in gathering the necessary materials to execute and create direct mailings, emails, brochures, posters, etc.
    • Serve as the lead staff member responsible for maintaining internal communications
    • Support all social media efforts
    • Maintain online community events calendars and volunteer postings
    • Field and process community donation requests
    • Assist in the writing and preparation of grant proposals and report drafts. Also, collect required documents and information as assigned
    Development Office:
    • Assist the Director of Development with the execution of a wide range of campaigns including but not limited to portfolio management support, coordination of mailings, solicitations, and printing materials
    • Serve as lead staff member responsible for database data entry and maintenance
    • Reconcile donation data with accounting on a regularly scheduled basis
    • Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters as well as run queries
    • Set up and maintain paper and electronic filing systems for donor records, correspondence, and other materials
    • Maintain the annual grant calendar
    • Update and add donor records in Altru, including biographical information, cultivation activities, and appeals
    • Conduct preliminary research on prospective corporate, foundation, and individual donors. Collect and enter the data in Altru
    Events:
    • Work with the development team to send event invitations, plan staff events, maintain guest RSVP lists, gather and prepare materials/supplies, and perform post-event follow-up/evaluations
    Stakeholder Relations:
    • Provide phone, email, and in-person support to donor inquiries including accepting contributions, fulfilling requests for more information, and answering general questions
    • Assist the Director of Development in stewardship efforts
    • Provide phone, email, and in-person support to volunteer inquiries including coordination of background check materials
    • Maintain the volunteer orientation schedule
    • Maintain the volunteer hours and schedule in the database
    POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Demonstrated organizational and project management skills
    • Excellent follow through, work ethic, and attention to detail
    • Ability to write clearly, appropriately, and accurately to various audiences. Editing and proofreading skills are required
    • Strong time management skills.  Can efficiently execute on multiple priorities/tasks/ideas
    • Comfortable using computers; proficient in Microsoft Office software, Internet search tools, and email. Experience with Blackbaud and/or Altru software, or similar donor database, preferred
    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
    • Bachelor’s Degree is required
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
    • Regularly required to stand, sit, walk; talk, and hear
    • Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, grasp, or feel
    • Regularly required to use close vision
    • Occasionally required to lift up to 20 lbs.
    WORK ENVIRONMENT:
    • Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets
    • Subject primarily to indoor conditions
    • Occasionally subject to a loud and busy environment
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