Individual Outreach Coordinator

Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) is looking for a full-time Individual Outreach Coordinator to expand the organization’s individual giving program using mail, email, events and in-person grassroots fundraising methods. 

Accountability:  The position is directly accountable to the Communications Director.

Responsibilities

  • Individual and Major Donors:
    • Develop and oversee direct mail and online fundraising campaigns in collaboration with the Communications team
    • Ensure timely, prompt and personal donor acknowledgement, including thank you letters and thank you calls.
  • Manage system for securing and retaining:
    • Monthly donors – Faithful Givers
    • In-kind donations (as needed)
  • Work closely with Database Manager on ensuring donor database “health”.
  • Assure maintenance of a central file of donor records of correspondence (file cabinet/hard copy files).
  • Oversee planned giving program in collaboration with the Major Donor Team.
  • Coordinate implementation of IWJ’s major donor program, including:
    • Creating and assigning donor portfolios to senior staff and board members;
    • Researching major donor prospects and overseeing implementation of donor cultivation plan;
    • Overseeing on-going personal/written, phone contact with current and potential major donors;
    • Ensuring fundraising materials and other fundraising collateral are up to date;
  • Fundraising Events
    • Manage special fundraising events such as/but not limited to: December fundraiser, house parties, phone-a-thons;
    • Create and implement fundraising events schedule and oversee logistics;
    • Work closely with Major Donor team to identify and recruit leaders to host fundraising events for revenue and new donors;
    • Manage overall events calendar;
    • Develop events toolkits as needed;
  • Cy Pres (Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Awards) Strategy
    • Coordinate outreach to the legal community, including lawyers, judges, and law firms;
    • Assist in creating appeals and other materials specifically for the legal community;
  • Special Projects
    • Help write IWJ’s Annual Report with the Communications Department;
    • Assist in Department-wide projects as requested, including bi-annual conference sponsorships.
    • Oversee peer-to-peer/special events fundraising program (ex. Worker Justice Runners)
    • Coordinate the workplace-giving program with CFC and United Way; 

Other:  In addition to these specific job responsibilities, the Individual Outreach Coordinator will:

  • Promote an excellent understanding of the organization and its goals, programs, constituencies in order to articulate its vision to individual donors;
  • Provide staff support to the Finance & Fundraising Committee of the Board and attend quarterly meetings when requested;
  • Participate in regular staff meetings twice a month and annual events such as the staff retreat;
  • Perform other tasks as requested.

Evaluation:  The position will be evaluated annually based on this job description, goals and objectives, and other tasks assigned.

 

 Additional Qualifications:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to produce high quality work in a timely manner.
  • Commitment to economic justice and the mission of the organization.
  • Strong writing and interpersonal skills and the ability to work well within a team environment.
  • Proficiency in computer skills and online communications required.
  • Previous fundraising experience, particularly building individual support.
  • Knowledge of religious communities, labor, and community organizing a plus.
  • Ability to travel.

Salary and Benefits:  Interfaith Worker Justice is dedicated to ensuring workers’ rights and offers full and comprehensive benefits to its employees including: medical, dental and disability, 401K retirement plan with organizational contribution, pre-tax transportation plan, and a competitive salary. Interfaith Worker Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply:  Please send cover letter with salary expectations, resume, writing sample, and names and numbers of three professional references to cjunia@iwj.org. Put Individual Outreach Coordinator in the subject. No calls please. Interfaith Worker Justice is a union shop.  Interfaith Worker Justice is also an Equal Opportunity Employer.