The Fundraising/Foundation Manager position will responsible for raising money and administration duties for the SME Foundation. This position will meet donation targets by approaching members of the Society, high-value industry donors, companies, trusts and statutory bodies, and other supporters who wish to leave a legacy to SME.
The Fundraising/Foundation Manager must possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. The candidate should be good at researching and devising strategies and opportunistically taking advantage of donation possibilities.
Areas of Responsibility:
Recruit, organize and engage volunteers to participate in fundraising activities.
Research fundraising opportunities.
Build relationships with major donors or companies and make presentations.
Manage information and record the profile and fundraising activity of donors on the database.
Monitor budgets, expense reports, or other financial data for each foundation program.
Account handling: ensuring major donors or companies are happy with their donation scheme and are kept informed of progress and milestones.
Attend events, meetings, or conferences to promote organizational goals and/or solicit donations or sponsorships.
Design and produce materials such as posters, websites, or newsletters to promote, market, or advertise fundraising events and the Foundation Program.
Devise and organize fundraising campaigns and events.
Spot fundraising opportunities and raise awareness of the organization’s work.
Prepare materials for fundraising solicitations.
Develop fundraising activity plans that maximize participation or contributions and minimize costs.
Develop or implement fundraising activities, such as annual giving campaigns or direct mail programs.
Direct or coordinate web-based fundraising activities, such as online auctions or donation websites.
Plan and direct special events for fundraisings, such as silent auctions, dances, golf events, or annual dinners.
Solicit cash or in-kind donations or sponsorships from individual, business, or government donors.
Write speeches or other promotional materials to increase awareness of the causes, missions, and goals of the Society.
Conduct research to identify the goals, net worth, history of charitable donations, or other data related to potential donors, potential investors, or general donor markets.
Coordinate transportation or delivery of materials, supplies, or donations for fundraising events.
Secure speakers for charitable events, community meetings, or conferences to increase awareness of the Society's charitable causes.
Supervise and develop Foundation staff.
Write and send letters of thanks to donors.
Write reports or prepare presentations to communicate fundraising program data.
Bachelor's Degree in liberal arts, business or related field and four years of professional experience or equivalent education or experience.
Full-time professional office experience utilizing strong interpersonal and customer service skills. This includes poise, collegiality, and the abilities to both protect confidential information and express oneself clearly and empathetically in interactions internally and externally.
Communicate effectively in individual conversations and group meetings, all forms of written correspondence, occasional presentations and extensive phone outreach.
Establish, cultivate and steward strong professional relationships with stakeholders to build lifelong partnerships and trust while aligning their passions with the mission, priorities, and goals of the Society.
Exercise sound ethics and judgment based on available information and analysis in a fast-paced, dynamic, deadline-driven environment.
Initiate outreach and activities independently as an entrepreneurial self-starter who also is capable of collaborating with equally ambitious colleagues and understanding the "big picture".
Think and act creatively while maintaining order and attention to detail to deliver exceptional results.
Value inclusiveness and diversity.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits including health, dental, life insurance, paid vacation, holidays and a generous 401-K plan.
Interested Candidates: Please send a cover letter, a resume, and your salary requirements (a must) to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
The Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) is the premier professional society for the worldwide mining and minerals community with 14,000 members. Located in Englewood, Colorado, SME is the world’s leading provider of mineral industry technical information and networking opportunities through meetings, conferences and exhibits, and the publishing of books and magazines for the industry. A staff of 48 enjoys benefits including health, dental and life insurance, paid vacation and holidays, and a generous 401-K plan.