Donor Relations Specialist​/Remote

Institute for Humane Studies Remote
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March 12, 2023
Institute for Humane Studies
Arlington, Virginia
Position: Donor Relations Specialist (Remote) EEO Statement: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) seeks an enterprising, highly professional, and outgoing Donor Relations Specialist to implement, grow, and evolve an effective mid-level donor program. Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts, this role is essential to the growth of the Institute's base of supporters, developing and implementing strategies that inspire donors below the $5,000 level to grow their support for IHS. Responsibilities: Partner with the donor marketing and prospecting team to maintain and grow a healthy pipeline of individual supporters. Implement and manage a strategy and process to cultivate first-time donors into long-term supporters of the Institute. Key performance metrics include increasing retention rates and giving levels. Work with the CRM and operations teams to integrate with existing technology and systems and ensure data integrity and accuracy. Conduct donor research of that pipeline to proactively identify individual donors with major giving potential (capable of $5k+ gifts). In partnership with the Director of Major Gifts, develop, manage, and execute individual stewardship plans for major gifts prospects. Personally cultivate long-term relationships with a portfolio of major donor prospects through personal phone calls, emails, stewardship pieces, etc. Qualifications: A passion for the vision and work of IHS. An ability to communicate that passion in a way that inspires and connects with donors' respective philanthropic goals. Demonstrated experience building external relationships through superior written and interpersonal communication, keen attention to the donor or customer experience, and a high degree of professionalism and discretion. Experience developing and implementing processes, with strong attention to detail, ability to self-direct, and strong follow-through. Proven capability to drive a technology-savvy and data-driven approach, with experience setting and tracking key performance metrics within a CRM system. Salesforce experience highly preferred. Strong desire to learn and develop fundraising skills and knowledge. To apply , qualified candidates must submit the following application materials (through additional documents): Resume Cover letter detailing: Your interest in this position. A compelling case about why the mission of IHS resonates with you. About the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University: The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) supports and partners with university professors working within the classical liberal intellectual tradition. Our vision is that higher education becomes a place where the open exchange of ideas flourishes, and where ideas within the classical liberal tradition are regularly taught, discussed, challenged, and developed so that they inform scholarly and public discourse on the key challenges facing a free society. Each year, IHS provides thousands of aspiring and established professors graduate student fellowships, career development support, research funding, and support for on-campus student programs. Most importantly, through its scholarly convenings IHS connects these scholars to one another to form a diverse and growing community of thought leaders advancing ideas essential to the good society-a pluralistic and tolerant society in which individuals and communities flourish in a context of openness, dignity, equality, and freedom. Benefits: We have a flexible, professional, open office environment that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship and provides substantial opportunity for professional growth. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. IHS provides exceptional benefits to all employees, including health and dental insurance coverage (which includes paying 100% of the health and dental insurance premium for individuals), health savings accounts, long-term disability and life insurance, a 403(b) retirement savings program, a parking permit and 12 free tuition credit hours annually at George Mason University. Other details Pay Type Salary Apply Now

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