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Associate Fundraising Consultant (PT)

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Location
New Bedford, MA
Hourly
$35.00 - $45.00
Job Type
Direct Hire
Date
Jun 10, 2018
Job ID
2603524
Leading provider of outsourced nonprofit fundraising development services seeks part-time associate fundraising consultant.
                                                                                             
Job Title: Associate Fundraising Consultant

Company: Leading provider of outsourced nonprofit fundraising development services, interim development services, and coaching and assisting smaller organizations in their first campaigns; annual,capital, and endowments.

Location:  Client locations will be throughout the Northeast United States. Mileage, meals, and accommodations are reimbursed at cost. This position is an excellent opportunity for someone who appreciates the possibility of flexible, non-traditional workplaces..                                                     
 
Job Type:
Contractor
 
Hours/Schedule:
 Hours will vary depending on client need.  Usually range from 1 to 2 days onsite weekly with client and additional hours virtual.
 
Rate:
  $35 - $45/hr
 
Job Description: Be a vital part of the team providing interim fund development services and working collaboratively with the firm's leadership and client leaders to identify, design and implement successful fundraising efforts. Work directly onsite serving as interim development staff during a vacancy or transition. Each consultant's responsibilities will vary from project to project depending on the needs of the clients, providing exposure to many different opportunities for professional growth and development. The consultant should be able to:
  • Conduct a development audit/assessment of an organization's fund development program.
  • Generate creative, action-oriented insights and recommendations.
  • Create an organization's short- and long-range development plan from the development audit.
  • Work with client to implement the recommendations of the development audit and the resulting
  • development audit.

The implementation may consist of:
  • Mange an organization's annual fund process including the structure, content, and other items to
  • run a successful annual appeal both online and offline.
  • Conduct grant research and writing grant proposals.
  • Prepare fundraising campaign materials, including strategic plans, operating materials, case statements, and major gift proposals. 
  • Conduct in-depth prospect research.
  • Craft individual cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies.
  • Craft strategies to increase donor acquisition, donor retention, and overall growth of a development program.
  • Be able to provide structure to major and planned gift efforts of an organization including develop donor portfolios, rate and rank prospects, provide solicitor training, etc.
  • Preparing clear and compelling presentation materials.
  • Oversee organization's acknowledgment process as needed.
  • Conduct ongoing analysis and reporting of fund development program to leadership.
  • Work with organization's Board of Directors and Development Committee to ensure effective fund development.
  • Write and deliver high-impact presentations and plans?
Work directly onsite with small to mid-sized clients to provide overall capital campaign management services from planning to follow-through in conjunction with firm's leadership.
  • Develop work plans and materials for campaign planning studies and development assessment.
  • Develop campaign plans and design campaign strategies.
Qualifications: Seeking talented professionals with fundraising experience as well as those with transferable consulting, communications, marketing, and strategic planning experience.  CFRE candidates preferred.  Other qualifications include:
  • Philanthropic values and a commitment to service
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent quantitative analytical skills, creativity in problem-solving, and a keen business sense demonstrated in either a professional or academic environment
  • Fund development generalist versed all aspects of fund development
  • Highly self-motivated and willing to proactively take on leadership roles
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with all levels of staff, volunteers, donors, and prospective donors
  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Computer proficiency
  • Professional demeanor
  • Strong work ethic, enthusiasm, and confidence
  • Ability to temporarily relocate for regional assignments may be required
  • Weekly travel to client sites in Northeast is a must