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Employment Opportunity

DEVELOPMENT & SALES SUPPORT SPECIALIST
Start Date: Immediately
Compensation: Based on experience
Work Hours: flexible, generally 8:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Reports To: President & CEO
Location: 51 Jefferson Ave, Columbus, OH 43215
FSLA: Full-Time Exempt

GENERAL SUMMARY
Under the direction of the President & CEO, the Development & Sales Support Specialist supports revenue generation activities to drive the growth of the Columbus Council on World Affairs (CCWA) and its national Global Fluency Institute. The Development & Sales Support Specialist serves as CCWA’s dedicated support professional responsible for all administrative and internal components of the organization’s fundraising, sponsorship, and fee-for-service sales.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
The Development & Sales Support Specialist’s primary duties include:

1) President & CEO Support (50%)

• Deliver prompt, organized, professional, and accurate sales/fundraising support to President & CEO, as well as Vice President and Board Development Committee.
• Embrace, track, and contribute to achievement of annual sales and fundraising dollar goals for Global Fluency Training, Global Scholars Diploma, Signature Luncheons, International Awards Ceremony, and Individual Donor Program.
• Monitor fundraising/sales pipeline, track activity, update notes, and prompt action.
• In coordination with Office Manager, monitor CEO calendar to proactively prepare necessary collateral and other meeting essentials.
• Author or create proposals, presentations, grants, budgets, meeting briefings, talking points, notes and other tools to help secure/renew commitments.
• Write thank you letters, prepare gifts, draft meeting briefings, and take meeting notes.
• Conduct prospect and grant research and develop prospect/donor profiles.

2) Individual Donor Program (25%)

• Lead and grow the individual donor program.
• Identify, cultivate, and solicit event and program participants, volunteers, parents, alumni, and other friends of the organization.
• Write, develop, and execute compelling donor communications under direction of Vice President of Education & Communications.
• Engage Board of Directors to assist in donor stewardship and solicitation.
• Attend external events, build relationships in the community, and develop partnerships to increase membership.

3) Administration & Other Duties (25%)

• Administer database system for contact management including donors, prospects, and other key organizational stakeholders. Includes donor data entry, pulling reports, extracting mailing lists, mail merges, and interface with email marketing, event and accounting software.
• In coordination with Office Manager, reconcile and monitor revenue processing, invoicing, and giving histories.
• Establish and maintain internal systems and standards for impeccable relationship/donor management.
• Support Vice President with text, graphics, donor stories, photos, and other compelling content for organizational communications.
• Successfully coordinate activities with small team of colleagues and demonstrate positive team collaboration at all times.
• Participate in organizational events and provide eager assistance to teammates when needed.
• Perform other duties as assigned by CEO.
• Smile.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

• Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of related experience.
• Demonstrated commitment to CCWA’s mission as well as equity and inclusion.
• Organized, detail-oriented, efficient, accurate, and focused on consistently producing high-quality results.
• Self motivated, endless initiative, and driven to achieve goals.
• Proven ability to effectively manage robust workloads, meet deadlines, and successfully prioritize tasks.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Thrives in a fast-paced, results-oriented, mission-driven environment.
• Proven track record of working collaboratively with diverse individuals in a team environment.
• Experience in or understanding of social enterprise/entrepreneurship, crowd funding, and other innovative revenue streams for non-profit organizations.
• Experience in customer service, client support and/or donor relations are a plus.
• Proficiency in technology, various cloud-based services, CRM databases, online giving, as well as common social media platforms.
• Other important competencies for success in the role:

• Adaptability – adapts to changes in the work environment, manages and prioritizes various projects and tasks simultaneously
• Dependability – consistently to work on time, follows instructions, ensures completion of projects and tasks, and responds to management direction.
• Positive – eagerly accepts tasks with a “can-do” attitude and a constant desire to learn new things.
• Follow-Up – proactively follows-up on all deliverables and requests in a timely manner. Effectively manages details and is highly responsive.
• Communication – edits work for spelling and grammar, presents data effectively and can interpret written information.
• Discretion – possesses good judgment and can maintain confidentiality.
• Cultural Acumen – values multi-cultural experiences, appreciates cultural differences, and demonstrates a worldview of inclusion.

TO APPLY
Please email 1) resume, 2) cover letter, and 3) salary history to: [email protected].

Please type “DEVELOPMENT & SALES SUPPORT SPECIALIST” in the email subject line.

DEVELOPMENT & SALES SUPPORT SPECIALIST

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Employment Opportunity

PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Start Date: Immediately
Compensation: $30,000 – $35,000
Work Hours: flexible, generally 8:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Reports To: Vice President, Education & Communications
Location: 51 Jefferson Ave, Columbus, OH 43215
FSLA: Full-Time Exempt

GENERAL SUMMARY
The Program Coordinator provides essential, overall and operational support for the Columbus Council on World Affairs’ fastest growing programs of its Global Fluency Institute, including the high school Global Scholars Diploma program and Global Fluency Training for professionals, as well as all other programming and communications for the Council.

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

• The Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting overall program logistics including: registration and enrollment, event planning (i.e., scheduling, catering, venue, A/V), volunteer and adjunct coordination, ongoing communication with clients, community members, and school districts, marketing, social media, feedback analysis, financial tracking, and other general administrative duties to ensure successful, high-quality programming for CCWA.
• Leads & assists with program delivery for the Global Scholars Diploma program.
• Assists with grant writing and general CCWA communications messaging and delivery.
• Performs clerical and administrative support tasks, including creation, typing, and editing of program correspondence, event handouts, reports, program handbooks, and other materials and publications.
• Compiles event feedback and develops summary reports for clients and schools.
• Coordinates adjunct and volunteer scheduling for programs.
• Assists with grant writing and general communications messaging and delivery.
• Engages productively with CCWA staff, CCWA members and board of directors to advance the mission of the Council.
• Participates as an active, engaged member of the CCWA team, including staff meetings, and other activities beyond job role.
• Performs other duties as assigned by the Vice President, Education & Communications.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

• Demonstrate a personal commitment to the Columbus Council on World Affairs’ mission as well as equity and inclusivity.
• Bachelor’s degree with documented interest in world affairs, cultural understanding, education, and global competence.
• Ability to work collaboratively with diverse individuals in a team
• Organized, detail-oriented, efficient, accurate, and focused on consistently producing high-quality output.
• Demonstrated event planning skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Previous grant writing, communications, or other related experience is highly desirable.
• Experience working with professionals, educators, and students is desired
• Proficiency in technology, especially Microsoft Office, various cloud-based databases and applications, social media platforms, video editing software, as well as those used for marketing and others that support innovative and efficient work support is desired.
• Other important, highly desired, competencies for success in the role:

Adaptability – the Program Coordinator adapts to changes in the work environment, manages and prioritizes various projects and tasks simultaneously
Dependability – the Program Coordinator is consistently to work on time, follows instructions, ensures completion of projects and tasks, and responds to management direction.
Positive – the Program Coordinator eagerly accepts tasks with a “can-do” attitude and a constant desire to learn new things.
Follow-Up – the Program Coordinator proactively follows-up on all deliverables and requests in a timely manner. Effectively manages details and is highly responsive to staff and constituents.
Communication – the Program Coordinator has excellent verbal and written communication skills, edits work for spelling and grammar, presents data effectively and can interpret written information.
Interpersonal Skills – the Program Coordinator maintains confidentiality and exhibits willingness to try new things.
Cultural Acumen – the Program Coordinator values multi-cultural experiences and appreciates cultural differences.
Global Perspective – the Program Coordinator possesses a worldview of inclusiveness and supports a “global education for all” philosophy.

TO APPLY
Please email 1) resume, 2) cover letter, and 3) salary history to: [email protected].

Please type “PROGRAM COORDINATOR” in the email subject line.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

APPLY

Internships

An internship experience with the CCWA is an invaluable opportunity to be immersed in the dynamics of the professional non-profit community of central Ohio, while establishing worthwhile connections and developing a deep appreciation and knowledge for global affairs.

Internship opportunities at the Council may vary due to a constantly evolving agenda. Responsibilities depend on the prospective intern’s skills, abilities and interests and the needs of the staff members seeking their support. All positions are unpaid but the hours are flexible and often earn course credit.

The Council offers three cycles for internships, each with its own deadline for applications:

• Fall (Sep – Dec): deadline to apply is August 22, 2017

• Winter (Jan – Apr): deadline to apply is November 30, 2017

• Spring (May – Aug): deadline to apply is March 30, 2018

 

To apply, send us your resume and cover letter!

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