Sr. Specialist, Engagement and Philanthropy

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Full Time

Overview: <p>The Senior Specialist, Engagement and Philanthropy&rsquo;s primary focus is to serve as a special liaison to SHRM Chapters and Councils. The role will determine and implement best practices in assisting Chapters and Councils in their fundraising activities. The Senior Specialist will contribute to the overall success of attaining SHRM Foundation&rsquo;s revenue goals, leading Engagement and Philanthropy&rsquo;s administrative functions and collaborating with SHRM Foundation team members to execute critical events and activities that engage donors and other development stakeholders.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Senior Specialist will provide relationship management support and assistance to ensure timely responses to inquiries from Chapters and Councils and other internal and external partners. The Senior Specialist will ensure the optimization of SHRM Foundation&rsquo;s processes, systems, and infrastructure in order to successfully update and maintain various systems (NetSuite, Giving Reports, Batch Reports, Salesforce (to be implemented), etc.) to aid in tracking project deadlines, communications with SHRM and SHRM Foundation staff, chapters and councils, partners and donors and develop a manual of these processes and systems for the Engagement and Philanthropy department. The Senior Specialist also assists in prospect research and building a repository of potential donors for key programs and support activities associated with proposal development, grant management and reporting.<br /><br /></p> <p><strong>Work Environment:<br /><br /></strong>Work is regularly performed in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment. Travel 20-30% of the time.</p>
Responsibilities: <ul type="disc"> <li>Manage relationship with Chapters and State Councils: Coordinate solicitation, stewardship and communication strategies with donors and prospective donors through multiple channels, while cultivating and stewarding donor relationships and managing the solicitation process and fulfilling commitments to scholarship sponsors. Work collaboratively with SHRM Field Services Directors and all other relevant departments within the SHRM Foundation and SHRM.</li> <li>Coordinate the continuum for donor stewardship, prompting personal outreach and other special stewardship programs and recognition as determined by giving levels and donor interest.&nbsp;</li> <li>Database, reporting and tracking: Lead database management system(s), working with internal and external sources as needed to deliver exceptional data for fundraising activities. Implement and manage protocol for individual donor gift entry process, establish and manage appropriate, sustainable, and valued systems for communication purposes.</li> <li>Spearhead development administrative functions - serve as a liaison to finance and accounting and other relevant departments in managing acknowledgement processes, tracking payments and invoices, and preparing contracts; along with relevant processes for government outreach surrounding grant opportunities.</li> <li>Events: collaborate with SHRM Foundation program team to manage special events, working with internal departments to execute plans, determine strategic return on investment for events, execute solicitation and stewardship plan for event sponsors.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Other duties and projects as assigned.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>Education:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Business, Finance, Marketing or related field; or equivalent relevant experience.</li> </ul> <br /> <p><strong>Experience:</strong></p> <p>Required</p> <ul> <li>At least 5 years of experience with non-profit fundraising, possessing skills related to donor solicitation, relationship and stewardship management and systems/database management.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Preferred</p> <ul> <li>Previous association or foundation management experience, communications/marketing and programmatic and event logistics management.</li> </ul> <br /> <h4><strong>Certifications:</strong></h4> <ul> <li>None required, prefer continued professional development in program development and management of effectiveness.</li> </ul> <h4><br /><strong>Knowledge, Skills &amp; Abilities:</strong></h4> <ul> <li>Personify a dynamic, professional personable style and serve as a spokesperson and organization representative before a range of stakeholder audiences for SHRM Foundation.&nbsp;</li> <li>Resourceful, solutions-focused ability to problem solve, with and manage multiple projects, have an eye for detail yet an appreciation and understanding of the bigger picture.&nbsp;</li> <li>Strong business acumen including superb written and oral communication skills, including public speaking.&nbsp;</li> <li>Enthusiastic team player that is highly organized, flexible and customer-service orientated who recognizes organizational needs and is willing to jump in and help.&nbsp;</li> <li>Demonstrate a hospitable spirit, with a commitment and a knack for strategic thinking and an understanding of the benefits of working collaboratively, openly, how to take calculated risks and position new ideas and ways of doing business that inspire and excite stakeholders.&nbsp;</li> <li>Self-motivated individual with a strong capacity for independent work and the ability to pivot in a short period of time.</li> </ul> <br /> <p><strong>Physical Requirements:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily with reasonable accommodations.</li> <li>Work is generally done sitting, talking, hearing, and typing. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.</li> </ul> <br /> <div>Our employment practices are in accordance with the laws that prohibit discrimination against qualified&nbsp;individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental disability,&nbsp;genetic information, veteran&rsquo;s status, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>We do not sponsor applicants for work visas.</div>