Center for Growing Talent by PMA Contributor Relations & Fundraising Event Manager

Position Summary: 
This position is accountable for contributor relations and fundraising events for Center for Growing Talent (CGT), the charitable arm of Produce Marketing Association and works under the direct supervision of the Fundraising Director.  The Contributor Relations & Fundraising Event Manager will work directly with the fundraising staff to build a strong fundraising program that meets the fundraising goals of the organization while ensuring effective and efficient operations. This position is directly responsible for $280,000 in special event income and indirectly responsible for $1.6 million of annual revenue.

Position Responsibilities: 
Contributor Relations Program (60%)
Assists in the planning and manages the development of and is responsible for the execution of a contributor relations program that focuses on four key areas; stewardship and impact reporting, acknowledgements, donor recognition and events and engagement. Also responsible for managing the state charitable registration process. 

Fundraising Events (30%)
Plans, manages and is responsible for the execution of CGT fundraising events (two 5K Runs, Golf Tournament and Bocce Tournament) including; sponsorship sales and fulfillment, vendor contracts, website, materials and signage, registrations, correspondence and inquiries, onsite management, pre and post event communications, etc.  

Donor Development (10%)
Assists in the planning, manages and is responsible for the execution of the donor solicitation process including; direct mail, email communications, materials and signage, and reporting and analysis. 

Measures of Success: 

  • Achieves budgeted goal for events 
  • Assists in achieving budgeted goals for charitable giving 
  • Ensures efficient, pro-active, timely management, follow through and completion of the fundraising functions
  • Executes high quality of work products
  • Ensures accuracy of donor gift and data information 

Selection Criteria / Skills Needed:

  • Four-year degree required 
  • 2 years of work experience in a charitable non-profit organization
  • Specific experience in event fundraising and/or donor relations 
  • Proficiency in MS Office with emphasis on Word and Excel
  • Experience with donor databases
  • Excellent phone etiquette, written and verbal skills
  • Self-starter who can manage projects without supervision
  • Attention to detail and emphasis on accuracy
  • Resourceful, creative, sense of humor and flexible
  • Ability to connect with people and be a true team player
  • Ability and willingness to travel (4-6 times a year)
  • No Telework or relocation benefits available for this position

Salary Range:  $55,000 to $65,000



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Donna Moss

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