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.
Selection Criteria / Skills Needed:
Four-year degree required
3 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-$65K
About Produce Marketing Association, Inc.
The Center for Growing Talent by PMA was founded in 2006 by Produce Marketing Association, the leading trade association for the produce industry. The Center for Growing Talent by PMA is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation providing produce companies with unique programs to attract, develop and retain the produce industry’s most valuable resource — talented people. The Center for Growing Talent by PMA is dedicated to ensuring a quality workforce for the industry, and making a positive difference in the lives of current and future produce professionals by developing their potential for leadership, personal growth and career success.