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Fundraising Technology Intern (Miami, FL)

The National Parkinson Foundation is looking for an exceptional undergraduate/graduate student intern to work directly with the Director of Fundraising Technology on an array of projects. Primarily to work with the Luminate Online software used to support our Moving Day Signature Walk program.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in building a non-profit resume and learning from a great team. You will work with passionate professionals, learn first-hand how a non-profit walk program is run from a digital perspective and enjoy a real opportunity to make an impact on a debilitating disease. We need a commitment of a minimum of 20-25 hours a week. Start and end dates are somewhat flexible but we ask that you commit to at least a 5 month internship timeframe for Spring semester.

Requirements:

We are looking for a high-caliber intern to support our Director of Fundraising Technology as well as others members of the Community & Constituent Relations team. We need an individual who is committed to a high standard of excellence and can thrive in a small organization with an ambitious agenda. The ideal candidate will have these attributes:

  • Current college student (junior/senior level) or graduate student
  • Self-starter who takes initiative, comfortable wearing many hats, can solve problems self-sufficiently, but takes direction well.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Graphic Design & HTML skills
  • Detail-oriented; can be counted on to produce high-quality work
  • Interested in the non-profit sector
  • Prior work and/or intern experience a plus

Responsibilities:

  • Day to day management / update of Moving Day website & TeamRaiser content
  • Tech support for Moving Day website users & Participant Center users
  • Software Tech support for Chapters and coordinators around the country
  • An array of administrative duties and involvement in projects

How to apply:

E-mail your cover letter and resume to Damian Watkins, Director of Fundraising Technology, dwatkins@parkinson.org. Please be advised that a resume without a cover letter will not be reviewed.

Constituent Relations Coordinator (Miami, FL)

The role of the Constituent Relations Coordinator is to coordinate many fundraising functions including but not limited to administrative support, prospect research and proposal preparation as well scheduling meetings, and preparing mailings. This position reports to the Vice President, Constituent and Corporate Relations.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Process donor acknowledgments and communications for donors above $1,000 within required timeframes.
  • Manage the volunteer thank-you call program and report on activity.
  • Receive and distribute mail, photocopying, faxing, courier, etc. for the department.
  • Maintain and update development Procedure Manual.
  • Update and maintain donor records in Raiser's Edge donor database as well as hard copy files.
  • Run gift reports and donor queries in Raiser's Edge for various mailings or listings.
  • Assist in Donor Research.
  • Schedule and prepare information packets for meetings as needed.
  • Manage in-house mailings including pulling lists from Raiser's Edge as needed.
  • Manage development calendar containing all related activities (mailings/ correspondence/important dates) and donor stewardship.
  • Provide reports on upcoming events and track deadlines for pending department projects.
  • Process department invoices to be paid for approval.
  • Assist with coordination of development events.
  • Other administrative duties as directed by management.

EXPERIENCE/SKILL REQUIRED:

  • Two Year Degree or 2-4 years of previous administrative experience (with preference given to candidates with prior fundraising/development experience.
  • Demonstrated ability in use of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience working with mail merges.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English- bilingual a plus!
  • The ability to multi-task and prioritize pending projects appropriately.
  • The ability to use logic and critical thinking to resolve or prevent problems as well the flexibility to consider alternate solutions.
  • The ability to communicate in both written and verbal form in a clear, concise manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • The ability to function and adapt in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment where accuracy is essential.
  • Must be able to manage multiple calendars.
  • Raiser's Edge experience a plus.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Karen Hamilton at khamilton@parkinson.org. Discuss in your cover letter your qualifications, why you think you would be a good fit for this position and your salary requirement (range is fine).

Major Gifts/Development Officer (Chicago, IL - Remote)

The Major Gifts/Development Officer reports to the Vice President of Constituent & Corporate Relations. In ordination with the development team, the Sr. Major Gift Officer is responsible for initiating and developing relationships with current and prospective donors to the National Parkinson Foundation (www.parkinson.org), work in conjunction with the VP of Constituent & Corporate Relations to manage a portfolio of prospects, implement the major gifts strategy and meet the organization's fundraising goals. The focus area for this position is the Greater Midwest including Chicago, Cleveland, and the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.

Responsibilities

Work with Development Team to identify appropriate donor prospects (individual, corporate and philanthropic foundations). Create and execute plans for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of these prospects. Develop 'moves plan' for all assigned prospects, write major gift proposals when appropriate, ask for the donation and close the gift. Personally develop relationships with prospects, solicit prospects. Maintain strong relationships with program staff to understand programs and anticipate funding needs. Effectively communicate with VP of Constituent & Corporate Relations regarding development activities and progress versus goals. Utilize systems to optimize major gift fund raising activities. Keep up-to-date prospect activity records. NPF currently uses Raiser's Edge database. Promote a collegial atmosphere within the fund raising department, and organization-wide, working cooperatively with all fundraising staff to help them and the department attain its overall financial and advancement goals. Able to meet goals on a consistent basis and accountable to quarterly goals. Other duties as assigned by management.

Experience/Skills Required:

Excellent written communications skills, strong grammar skills, in English. 3-5 years of previous and successful experience in fundraising and donor development for non-profit organization. Bachelor's degree required, or equivalent in business or related field. Demonstrated successful experience and ability to plan and personally implement fundraising efforts with a primary focus on major gifts. Demonstrated results-oriented implementation skills. Ability and commitment to learn about and communicate effectively (both written and verbal) the key scientific aspects of Parkinson disease.
Excellent public speaking, oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills, including negotiating, coaching, consulting and influencing others. Refined problem-solving and analytical skills; the ability to establish and adjust current and emerging priorities; ability to effectively negotiate multiple complex activities. Strong ability to develop relationships with major donors locally and nationally. Existing relationships and connections strongly preferred. Ability to travel as needed.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to rshaw@parkinson.org. Discuss in your cover letter your qualifications, why you think you would be a good fit for this position, and your salary requirement (range is fine).

Major Gifts/Development Officer (New York, NY - Remote)

The Major Gifts/Development Officer reports to the Vice President of Constituent & Corporate Relations. In ordination with the development team, the Sr. Major Gift Officer is responsible for initiating and developing relationships with current and prospective donors to the National Parkinson Foundation (www.parkinson.org), work in conjunction with the VP of Constituent & Corporate Relations to manage a portfolio of prospects, implement the major gifts strategy and meet the organization's fundraising goals. The focus area for this position is DC/NY/Boston.

Responsibilities

Work with Development Team to identify appropriate donor prospects (individual, corporate and philanthropic foundations). Create and execute plans for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of these prospects. Develop 'moves plan' for all assigned prospects, write major gift proposals when appropriate, ask for the donation and close the gift. Personally develop relationships with prospects, solicit prospects. Maintain strong relationships with program staff to understand programs and anticipate funding needs. Effectively communicate with VP of Constituent & Corporate Relations regarding development activities and progress versus goals. Utilize systems to optimize major gift fund raising activities. Keep up-to-date prospect activity records. NPF currently uses Raiser's Edge database. Promote a collegial atmosphere within the fund raising department, and organization-wide, working cooperatively with all fundraising staff to help them and the department attain its overall financial and advancement goals. Able to meet goals on a consistent basis and accountable to quarterly goals. Other duties as assigned by management.

Experience/Skills Required:

Excellent written communications skills, strong grammar skills, in English. 3-5 years of previous and successful experience in fundraising and donor development for non-profit organization. Bachelor's degree required, or equivalent in business or related field. Demonstrated successful experience and ability to plan and personally implement fundraising efforts with a primary focus on major gifts. Demonstrated results-oriented implementation skills. Ability and commitment to learn about and communicate effectively (both written and verbal) the key scientific aspects of Parkinson disease.
Excellent public speaking, oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills, including negotiating, coaching, consulting and influencing others. Refined problem-solving and analytical skills; the ability to establish and adjust current and emerging priorities; ability to effectively negotiate multiple complex activities. Strong ability to develop relationships with major donors locally and nationally. Existing relationships and connections strongly preferred. Ability to travel as needed.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to rshaw@parkinson.org. Discuss in your cover letter your qualifications, why you think you would be a good fit for this position, and your salary requirement (range is fine).

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