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Open Positions

Donor Development Specialist

Purpose: To increase funding and capacity for Poetry for Personal Power through managing all
donor development functions. The Donor Development Specialist is responsible for ensuring
revenue goal achievement through developing/stewarding donor/prospective donor


  • The Donor Development Specialist is experienced in developing and stewarding donor
    relationships in a manner that drives mission impact and increases overall market revenue

  • Maintain a donor portfolio and will contribute to overall market success, maintain data integrity, influence established donor retention rates, and ensures best-in-class fundraising events that drive impact and increase revenue.

  • Research, record data, and report findings pertaining to donor engagement.

  • Communicate in a prompt and courteous manner with all donors including proper receipting
    and appreciation

  • Assist with web-based, DIY giving and other related aspects of data entry and reporting.

  • Collaborate with team members to plan and execute effective campaigns for donors.

  • Maintain historical records compiling files, documents, etc.

  • Support the Executive Team for key constituent meetings, reports, grants, and presentations.

  • Maintain and grow a donor revenue portfolio by carrying out developing donor relationship
    principles, identifying philanthropic interests, and moving donors through the donor continuum in a manner that retains existing donors and increases donor giving.

  • Execute mid-level donor stewardship practices that result in donor retention, donor continuum movement and increase year-after-year revenue.

  • Provide a tailored experience for donors throughout the year and creates mission lead
    activations for all donors in stewardship plans

  • Research and collect data to prepare documents for review and presentation by boards of
    directors, committees, and executives.

  • Complete other duties as assigned.


Qualifications/skills and knowledge required: All candidates should have proven leadership, management, and program development experience as well as proven experience in programs that work with artists and advocates. All candidates should also be mental health consumers. 


  • High School diploma, college degree preferred

  • Proven experience as a donor engagement specialist or other relevant experience.

  • In-depth understanding of entire MS Office suite.

  • Ability to organize a daily workload by priorities.

  • Must be able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced quickly changing environment.

  • A proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making skills.

  • Professional level verbal and written communications skills.

  • Be willing to self-disclose lived experience of recovery from adversity using medical or
    community supports

  • Skilled at social media, internet research, word processing, and spreadsheet design

  • Excellent skills at team building, camaraderie, fairness, conflict resolution, relationship building


 Hours per day: 11-5pm M-F flex time. Some Weekends and Evenings will be required
dependent on events.

 Benefits include software discounts, ACA subsidy qualification (if income matches), unlimited

sick and vacation time as long as the job gets done, travel opportunities, training at conferences,
coaching, and peer support.

 Pay scale between $30,000 - $55,000. Pay period is the 26 th to the 25 th with pay date the 1 st of the following month. Ie, Pay period is March 26 th to April 25 th with a May 1 pay date.

Position requires about 5% travel within region. All travel is unreimbursed except for trips that
are negotiated ahead of time. We encourage the use of a Mileage tracking application to get full
tax deductions for mileage.

 Employees can still submit sponsored artist event payment requests as an independent contractor
1099 status. But regional coordinators should emphasize training other artists instead of taking
too many of the funded gigs.

Reporting Relationships:
This position reports to: The Executive Team

Goal setting / Evaluation process

  •  Task-Oriented

  •  Team building among artists and advocates and peer support clients.

  •  HR professionalism, camaraderie, fairness, conflict resolution

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