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Development Specialist

$55,000 – $65,000 yearly

ALSAC/St. Jude

Last Updated: 4/29/24

Job Description

Join our team as a Development Specialist and make a significant impact in the world of fundraising while championing peer-to-peer fundraising, event sponsorship solicitations, and radio telethon support. Your role will be pivotal in propelling ALSAC's mission to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Key Responsibilities:

As a Development Specialist, you will:

1. Exceed Financial Goals: Go above and beyond to surpass the financial and stewardship targets established by regional leadership.

2. Forge Meaningful Relationships: Utilize your exceptional interpersonal and sales skills to cultivate authentic connections with volunteers, donors, and sponsors, primarily through face-to-face interactions.

3. Empower Fundraising Initiatives: Motivate, guide, and equip fundraising efforts by leveraging various communication channels, including personal visits, written correspondence, and digital platforms.

4. Lead National Initiatives: Take charge of high-profile national fundraising projects in the region, such as St. Jude Dream Home campaigns, radiothons, school-based events, promotional programs, multicultural initiatives, fitness events, and peer-to-peer events.

5. Personalized Cultivation: Create tailored cultivation plans for volunteers, donors, and sponsors through personalized thank-you letters, in-person visits, donor appreciation events, and consistent follow-up.

6. Event Management: Oversee and nurture relationships with volunteers, donors, and sponsors for events and programs within your portfolio. This includes coordinating event logistics, maintaining vendor contacts, and meticulous recordkeeping.

7. Sponsorship Expertise: Champion the pursuit of leads, pitch sponsorships/recruitment, and close deals. Conduct thorough prospect research on potential sponsors, craft compelling sponsorship proposals, and maintain up-to-date contact lists.

8. Marketing and Recruitment: Lead event, promotion, and partnership efforts as the primary staff member. Develop and execute marketing and recruitment strategies for events.

9. Active Participation: Engage actively in events to ensure their success.

10. Market Insight: Stay well-informed about market trends and regional developments to identify new opportunities.

11. Reporting: Deliver necessary reports, progress updates, and forecasts to support the decision-making process.

12. Collaborative Contribution: Play a role in regional meetings and contribute to the budgeting process.

13. Travel: Periodically, travel to support events and business needs in assigned areas.

Qualifications and Experience

Experience: A minimum of 3 years of fundraising, sales, marketing, or related experience is preferred.

Skills: Proficiency in fundraising and public relations, exceptional communication, organizational, interpersonal, and public speaking skills.

Event Interaction: Proven experience in face-to-face interaction with event volunteers and sponsors.

Tech Savvy: Competence in data processing applications.

Education: A Bachelor's Degree is preferred.

Driver's License: A valid driver's license is required for this role. The position comes with a company car equipped with AAA membership, insurance coverage, a maintenance plan, and a fuel card for convenience. This car is also eligible for personal use, providing you with the flexibility to enjoy its benefits beyond work hours. For more details about this valuable benefit, please inquire during the interview process.

Join us in the noble pursuit of making a difference in the lives of children at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Be part of a team that's transforming hope into reality. Apply today!

Company Details

Memphis, Tennessee, United States