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30 Aug 2021

Full-Time Fundraising and Communications Manager

Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility – Posted by wpsr Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description

Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (WPSR) is a 40-year-old, physician-led advocacy organization working to create a healthy, just, peaceful and sustainable world. We take on the gravest current threats to human health and survival – nuclear weapons, economic inequity, and a climate crisis driven by dependence on fossil fuels. Through its three issue-based programs, WPSR leverages the credible and trusted voice of healthcare professionals to educate the public, influence decision-makers, and promote public policies that support our mission — including local, state-level, and national action to address the climate crisis.

Together with WPSR’s Executive Director, the Fundraising & Communications Manager develops WPSR’s short- and long-range fundraising objectives and works with the Executive Director to produce and implement an annual development plan.

We’re seeking applicants who share the deep commitment of our organization and the passion of members to fight for health, equity, and peace. We look for smarts, superlative written and interpersonal communication skills, an eagerness to learn, and a demonstrated record of success in nonprofit development, fundraising, and communications. The most promising candidates will be proven self-starters with excellent judgment, the ability to juggle multiple projects, and impeccable attention to detail. They will have experience developing and executing successful data-driven fundraising plans and campaigns, and will be able to see the big picture while managing the minute details.

The person in this position must demonstrate cultural competency and be committed to equity and social justice, treating everyone—donors, partners, volunteers, colleagues— with respect and dignity regardless of race, ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background.

As the leader of our development efforts, the Fundraising & Communications Manager needs to be able to conceptualize, plan, and implement a programmatic approach to building relationships and securing philanthropic support — including setting ambitious goals, developing strategies for prospects, prioritizing activities, asking for gifts, and coordinating the involvement, as needed, of staff, board members and other volunteers.

WPSR’s annual operating budget is approximately $500,000, with 2/3 coming from individual donations and events, and the remainder from grants. This position is expected to raise approximately 3/4 of the annual budget, with anticipated annual increases of 15%. We see significant potential for success for the person in this role, as WPSR has yet to tap into the large population of prospective new members, or to convert existing members and subscribers into donors. There is also great promise in the growing number of institutional funders interested in our work.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Donor and member identification, cultivation, and solicitation

Identifies and builds relationships with funding prospects, and maintains relationships with current donors, including frequent communication and outreach on WPSR activities, priorities, and developments.

Actively stewards donors with the goal of converting one-time donors to recurring donors, and smaller donors to larger and major donors.

Works closely with leadership & staff to create solicitations and design campaigns to increase member acquisition and retention/renewal

Oversees the writing and editing of all solicitation communications

Manages and grows WPSR’s planned/legacy giving program

Fundraising Management

With the Executive Director, prepares and manages an annual fundraising budget, and budgets for fundraising events and campaigns.

Manages grant administration; works will staff to support grant reporting and compliance calendar.

Works closely with Executive Director and board subcommittee to execute WPSR’s major annual fundraising event and other smaller events throughout the year

Works with program staff to identify and support the execution of program-related fundraising opportunities

Communications

Leads communications strategy including oversight and integration of WPSR brand identity into written and electronic (email, web, social media) communications

Serves as lead for producing and maintaining fundraising materials for donor and foundation meetings.

Produces fundraising reports/presentations for board meetings and the Executive Director.

Actively manages and documents donor, sponsor, and institutional funder relationships, actions, and notes to assure accurate, timely, and consistent donor engagement and communications.

Skills and Experience

Essential

5+ years’ experience in non-profit/association fundraising & communications

Experience managing individual giving and issue-based campaigns

Excellent verbal presentation and written communication skills

Superior interpersonal skills and ability to motivate and work effectively with team members, board members, and WPSR volunteers

Stellar organizational skills, time management, and attention to detail

Team management experience, and ability to clearly communicate objectives, tasks, and timelines

Experience using CRM systems and donor databases

A positive attitude, a tenacious can-do approach to fundraising, and a passion for our mission

Preferred

Major gift fundraising experience

Experience/knowledge of best practices in membership management

Experience/knowledge of best practices in digital communications for fundraising

Knowledge and networks of key business, foundation, and/or community leaders in the health field, and/or programmatic areas in which we work

Experience in event planning

Subject area knowledge of one or more of our issue areas

Compensation: The salary range for this full-time, exempt position starts at $55,000; starting salary depends on qualifications and relevant experience.

Benefits: WPSR offers all full-time employees a full employer paid medical and dental plan (or health care stipends option) as well as stipends for transportation and use of personal technology. Employees have access to a pre-tax 401(k), HSA and FSA options. Paid leave starts at 2 weeks per year, and increases to 3 weeks after 2 years of continuous service, and to 4 weeks after 4 years. We proudly offer a highly collegial, collaborative, and inclusive work culture, with significant flexibility and strong support for work-life balance.

Deadline: Complete applications submitted with a thoughtful cover letter will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the position will remain open until filled.

We seek to recruit and retain talented applicants from a diverse candidate pool. We especially welcome applicants who support our organization’s core values: science, sustainability, compassion, peace, justice, and equity. WPSR provides equal employment opportunities with no discrimination against any individual with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of race, color, age, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability.

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY: Applications must be submitted via Indeed.com at the following link: https://www.indeed.com/job/fundraising-communications-manager-c74e270d207d8d10. No phone calls please.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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