The Director of Corporate & Community Engagement is a member of the Murphy-Harpst Advancement Team and is responsible for community relations, the volunteer and visitor experience, and special projects. The Director maintains the timely tracking of donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, with a focus on church and corporate donors. The position requires a professional who enjoys working with faith based communities and whose background is characterized by integrity, initiative, and achievement. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Advancement.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
1. To develop and execute fundraising strategies in order to generate Agency awareness and solicit resources (financial and in-kind) from corporations, churches, colleges/universities, media, etc. who support MHCC’s mission and are dedicated to the success of the youth we serve.
2. To continually develop and expand the current corporate giving and stewardship program.
3. To continue on-going, effective relationships with key corporate and community stakeholders by maintaining a robust calendar of activities both on-campus and off-campus that benefit clients, staff or MH as whole. These relationships and activities should include individualized stewardship and communications designed to show appreciation of these stakeholders.
4. To coordinate prospect and donor visits with the President & CEO and VP of Advancement and assemble background information in preparation for a particular visit.
5. To coordinate Lunch and Learns with corporations and civic groups to expand our volunteer and donor base.
6. Introduce Advancement Officers to key stakeholders who have the means to serve on the Board of Directors, make a sizable donation(s) to MH, include MH into their Estate Plan.
7. Assist the VP of Advancement with fundraising goals and annual planning
8. Represent the agency at churches, special events, and conferences
9. Consider membership in a local civic organization and seek opportunities to speak and present our mission and needs to groups like Rotary, Kiwanis, etc.
10. Provide corporate and community content and/or images for promotional literature, social media, special events, etc.
Visitor and Volunteer Coordinator
1. Develop and maintain a policy and plan for the Volunteer and Visitor Experience. This includes but is not limited to visitor/volunteer data collection, a Welcome Center/Area, campus signage, and a visitor/volunteer resource center (directions, parking, waivers, badges). This will also require working with campus staff and Executive Leadership to ensure expectations of our Volunteer and Visitor Experience are met or exceeded.
2. Promote, coordinate and oversee special events on and off-campus, including but not limited to, work teams, birthday parties, Christmas events, donor/stewardship events, etc.
3. Manage church, college/university mission trips utilizing appropriate Advancement and MHCC staff to execute programs successfully.
4. Maintain communication and coordination with appropriate staff in order to evaluate volunteer needs.
5. Actively seek out volunteer related revenue generating opportunities (e.g., matched volunteer hours).
6. Coordinate an annual volunteer appreciation plan.
1. Coordinate the planning and execution of the following special projects for Murphy-Harpst. Conduct an annual review/audit of these projects with the Advancement Department and MHCC leadership with a focus on future viability and appropriate resources to support project goals and expectations.
1. Christmas House project
2. Community events for residents (field trips, etc)
3. Coordinate contact with local schools, colleges and universities to provide activities for campus (i.e. sporting events, music shows, and art instruction)
4. Maintain an “In-kind Gifts” needs list for campus
5. Other projects agreed to and assigned by the VP of Advancement
Criteria & Specifications Competencies
Must be twenty-one (21) years of age and have a current/ valid driver's license. The position calls for a person who is highly organized and capable of handling a variety of tasks simultaneously. Written and verbal communication skills should be polished and effective. The individual must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and manage the ebb and flow of projects as priorities change, and always with an eye for detail and accuracy. Set priorities, coordinate multiple projects, handle details, and work effectively under pressure, all with minimum supervision. This person must have strong people skills, a strong sense of professionalism, and a team approach to development work. A high degree of organizational and time management skills is essential. Volunteer experience desired. Tenacity, ethics, creativity, and a strong sense of curiosity are helpful characteristics. A heart and passion for improving the lives of children is essential.
1. Must have a bachelor's degree with graduate degree preferred.
2. Experience in nonprofit fundraising in areas related to corporate donor cultivation, solicitation, stewardship a strong plus
3. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
4. Ability to meet deadlines.
5. Important to be self-directed, confident and personable –able to effectively manage exposure to the public.
6. Must be qualified and willing to perform various administrative duties that require knowledge and experience in using Word and Excel along with the ability to learn donor research software.
7. Some local and statewide travel required as needed.
8. Available to work occasional evenings and weekends.
1. Demonstrated track record of successful fundraising experience that includes donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, and event planning.
2. Non-profit experience in education, health-care or faith-based organizations preferred.
3. Skills in Microsoft Office Suite required.
4. Knowledge and experience in DonorPerfect management suite of products or similar donor database preferred.
Contact: Tammy Meeks, HR Director
Address: 740 Fletcher Street Cedartown GA 30125
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