The Marketing & Donor Engagement Associate (M&DE Associate) will provide administrative support for marketing, and donor engagement efforts of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation. The primary goals of all marketing and donor engagement efforts are to attract new fundholders to our mission and steward our existing fundholders by building awareness of what the Foundation does to make the community strong and vibrant, in partnership with our donors. The target audience for promoting awareness and understanding of the Foundation is both external and internal, including current and prospective donors, professional advisors, media representatives, nonprofit organizations, community leaders and the general public, as well as Foundation board and staff.
Under the guidance of the Chief Marketing & Donor Engagement Officer, the M&DE Associate’s key responsibilities are:
Maintain the M&DE team’s vendor relationships, including designers, mail house, social media firms, and planned giving providers, and their associated contracts, invoices, lists, costs and deliverables
Provide coordination and support for all communications projects, such as annual reports, newsletters, and direct mail
Help to plan, coordinate, and implement the logistics of annual events for fundholders, key stakeholders, and community leaders
Participate in the development and tracking of an annual Marketing & Donor Engagement plan and budget, with quarterly goals and measurements
Help the Foundation to develop and maintain strong relationships with advisors by supporting the Philanthropic Advisors’ Forum; committee meetings, forums and annual recognition event
Provide support for Big Day of Giving as needed with sponsorships, signage, collateral
Update and maintain various contact lists and the database, and streamline for efficiency
Provide administrative support to the Chief Marketing & Donor Engagement Officer and the Director of Donor Engagement with processes such as:
opening new funds, processing and filing fund agreements, producing gift acknowledgment letters
handling donor mail
keeping accurate records, capturing referral sources, and tracking action items and donor follow up
Manage the M&DE master calendar
Provide assistance to board members and key fundholders when needed
Provide back-up support for front desk activities when needed
Assist with conducting donor and funder research
Minimum of three years working in the fields of marketing, event coordination, nonprofit fundraising and/or the nonprofit sector preferred
Ability to communicate internally within the Foundation team and externally to diverse audiences, with knowledge, diplomacy, tact, patience, flexibility, and courtesy.
Demonstrated ability to be well-organized, a self-starter and work independently and within a team, with the proven ability to multi-task, set work priorities, track projects and meet deadlines.
Technologically savvy, with fluency in computer applications, including word processing, email, internet searches, database and presentation software (such as Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, FIMS, Salesforce and other programs, as needed).
Strong desire to develop and test new systems, new ways of thinking, and innovative approaches to marketing and development.
Demonstrated ability to problem-solve using analytical and reasoning skills to maintain, identify, and make recommendations to improve operational systems.
High level of interpersonal skills including excellent listening, board and donor interaction and strong oral and written communications abilities.
Uphold the highest ethical standards of integrity, fairness, and confidentiality in all relationships.
Proven capacity to work in a multicultural workforce, including sensitivity and competency in working with individuals and groups of diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and lifestyle backgrounds.
Ability and willingness to travel intra-state as needed.
College degree preferred, but significant and relevant work experience may substitute.
About Sacramento Region Community Foundation
The mission of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation is to transform our community through focused leadership and advocacy that inspire partnerships and expand giving. As the trusted steward of charitable assets, a community catalyst for meaningful change and the advocate for shaping vital impact through philanthropy, we provide leadership and work with others to produce a thriving community exemplified by opportunities for all to:
Reside and work in a vibrant economy
Benefit from a strong nonprofit sector
Flourish through the strength of our diversity
Live with a sense of dignity and self-worth