Duties and Responsibilities
The Erie Canalway Heritage Fund, Inc. seeks to expand its impact by hiring a talented individual to carry out fundraising/development and communications activities. The individual will assist with integration of fundraising/development and communications functions, where appropriate, while also helping to maximize the reach and effectiveness of both.
Fundraising & Development Management
Coordinate and administer a comprehensive culture of philanthropy utilizing high quality techniques and best practices to identify and meet fundraising and development needs.
Ensure that appropriate systems and procedures are in place to support sponsorship and fundraising goals, including tracking systems to acknowledge all donations in timely and appropriate manner; ensure appropriate donor recognition and regular donor communication
Develop and manage individual and corporate appeal letters, direct mailings, solicitation materials, case statements, and other resource development materials
Manage mailings for resource development, annual reports, and other efforts (also see database management)
Manage State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA) campaign and any other workplace giving initiatives
Seek and secure grants, donations and sponsorships for various programs and initiatives from businesses, corporations and foundations
Provide support to a Major Donor Initiative
Provide support for private foundation and public sector grants managed by other staff
Serve as lead staff person to Development and Fundraising Committee; coordinate and manage all committee efforts
Event Planning and Management
Plan and implement special events, including friend-raisers, fundraisers and an annual event.
Help identify event opportunities
Coordinate all event logistics
Seek event sponsors; cultivate and manage relationships
Coordinate all follow-up
Manage annual Heritage Award of Excellence program
Communications & Outreach Support
Work closely with Director of Communications & Outreach to accurately and effectively build and reach targeted audiences.
Gather content and write articles for newsletters and reports
Compile donor and supporter lists for electronic and printed uses
Prepare content for social media
Assist with web site(s) administration and maintenance
Assist with electronic communications database management