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Position: Director of Development

Report To: Director and CEO

Salary: $60,000 Annually with Health Benefits

Position Summary

Our Non Profit organization is looking for a Director of Development to join our growing team. The ideal applicant will possess skills in fundraising and/or grant writing. The ideal candidate will be  responsible for designing and implementing fundraising strategies that meet the organization’s strategic goals and builds toward longer-term organizational growth and sustainability. The Director of Development is also responsible for development operations, ensuring that strong systems and structures are in place to facilitate The Lesniak Institute’s fundraising efforts.

 

Qualifications/Skills

  • 10+ years’ professional development experience. Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage new donors and funders.
  • Demonstrated success designing and implementing fundraising strategies.
  • Track record of cultivating and securing foundation, corporate, and individual funding.
  • Experience and demonstrated success writing sophisticated grant proposals and reports.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including those related to fundraising, grant writing, and grant reporting.
  • Experience developing and managing productive working relationships with major donors and board members, preferably in the Political sector.
  • Demonstrated leadership and team management skills.
  • Knowledge of and experience with the philanthropic community, especially organizations that invest in advocacy projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial, fast paced environment.
  • A commitment to the work of The Lesniak Institute and a desire to continually broaden and deepen the organization's impact.
  • Experience  and demonstrated success with event planning.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree a plus

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Fundraising Strategy Development and Implementation
  • Design and implement a fundraising plan that supports The Lesniak Institute’s annual budget requirements and program development priorities while also initiating longer-term resource development strategies to meet organizational growth and sustainability goals.
  • Manage The Lesniak Institute’s portfolio of grant funding from private and family foundations, corporations, individual donors, government agencies, and other organizations.
  • Develop high-quality written deliverables for fundraising that reflect program priorities and advance revenue goals. Materials include proposals, donor reports, pitch decks, stories, and other necessary materials. Work collaboratively with our  team to collect necessary information and synthesize it in compelling and accurate ways for donor audiences.
  • Work closely with the CEO, Senior Leadership Team, and others to identify matches between organizational priorities and funding opportunities.
  • Working in close partnership with the Director, serve as relationship manager for the organization’s portfolio of funders, and drive the strategic prospect management process.
  • Plan and manage major fundraising events such as the annual gala
  • Support the cultivation and development of revenue sources in addition to foundations, such as state and federal grant programs, major gifts, venture philanthropy, etc.
  • Perform development-related reporting to staff, Board of Trustees and Senior Leadership Team.
  • Assist with the identification and recruitment of new board members and support all board members to raise the organization’s profile and fundraise.
  • Monitor and manage strategic partnerships that are critical to the organization’s profile and fundraising efforts.

 

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Position: Community Outreach Coordinator

Report To: Director

Position Summary

Our non profit organization, led by Senator Raymond Lesniak, is looking for an Outreach Coordinator to join our growing team to maintain all community outreach activities. The ideal applicant will represent the company and work with the management team to develop and implement initiatives that increase company visibility within the surrounding community. The successful candidate will need to be self-motivated, enthusiastic and community-driven to take on this exciting role. This position requires someone equipped with a positive attitude and readiness to be a team player.

 

Qualifications/Skills

  • Experience in communications, marketing, business or related fields.
  • Preferred experience of 1 years within non-profit fundraising or outreach activities.
  • Written communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong experience preparing reports.
  • Friendly, enthusiastic and positive attitude.
  • Strong knowledge of social media and other basic marketing platforms.
  • Detail-orientated with the ability to manage multiple projects at a time.
  • In-depth working knowledge of Google Suite
  • Knowledge of nonprofit business management
  • Knowledge of current events and politics

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain a calendar of outreach activities, including community events, workshops, appearances and other communication opportunities.
  • Prepare an annual budget for community outreach activities.
  • Nurture new and old relationships with collaborative partners.
  • Schedule regular outreach exhibitions in the community and educate employees on community responsibility.
  • Prepare accurate records and reports on the goals of the fundraising plan.
  • Maintain communication with donors.
  • Assist in the organization of special events, including donor/volunteer appreciation events and other fundraising initiatives.
  • Create and manage events and service projects

 

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Position: Service Specialist Intern

Report To: Director

Hourly Requirements: 15 Hours/Week

Start Date: June 3

End Date: August 30

Compensation: $800 Stipend

Position Summary

Our non profit organization, led by Senator Raymond Lesniak, is looking for a Service Specialist Intern to join our growing team. The ideal applicant will possess skills in event planning, networking, and competence in Google Suite. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining communication with local community and educational organizations, assisting in planning events and service projects, and managing databases and email content. Those looking to gain valuable experience in managing nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply.

 

Qualifications/Skills

  • GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (including professional emailing)
  • In-depth working knowledge of Google Suite
  • 2+ years’ experience in event planning and/or business management
  • Knowledge of nonprofit business management
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of current events and politics

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and manage events and service projects
  • Creating advocacy training content
  • Prepare advanced memos
  • Managing contests
  • Build and update lists and databases of local community and educational organizations

 

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Position: Social Media Specialist Intern

Report To: Director of PR & Social Media

Hourly Requirements: 15 Hours/Week

Start Date: June 3

End Date: August 30

Compensation: $800 Stipend

Position Summary

Our non profit organization, led by Senator Raymond Lesniak, is look for a Public Relations and Social Media Intern to join our team. The ideal applicant will possess strong knowledge in the digital media landscape, event planning and community outreach, and media. The selected candidate will be flexible and able to attend Institute events. Those looking to gain valuable online and in-person, media experience are encouraged to apply.

 

Qualifications/Skills

 

  • GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication or related field
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • In-depth working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube
  • Experience with social media analytics
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of Adobe Suite (LightRoom, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) preferred
  • Skills in photography and/or videography preferred

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the creation of the content calendar
  • Create an implement branding campaigns
  • Monitor analytics with social media team to identify viable ideas
  • Create engaging social media content
  • Provide support to our social media team at live events

 

 

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Position: Public Relations Specialist, Intern

Report To: Director of PR & Social Media

Hourly Requirements: 15 Hours/Week

Start Date: June 3

End Date: August 30

Compensation: $800 Stipend

Position Summary

Our non profit organization, led by Senator Raymond Lesniak, is look for a Public Relations Specialist Intern to join our team this summer. The ideal applicant will possess strong writing and communication skills knowledge in community outreach and media. The selected candidate will be flexible and able to attend Institute events. Those looking to gain valuable online and in-person, media experience are encouraged to apply.

 

Qualifications/Skills

 

  • GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Communication or related field
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Advanced knowledge in Google Suite
  • Knowledge of basic AP style rules
  • Knowledge of Adobe Suite (LightRoom, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) preferred
  • Passion for the PR industry and its best practices

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and curate engaging content
  • Effectively utilize organizations blogs
  • Create and distribute press releases
  • Assist in administrative duties
  • Build and update media lists and databases
  • Schedule, coordinate and attend various events
  • Perform research and market analysis activities

 

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