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Fundraiser (remote possible)

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Wiki Education
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Chico, CA

Wiki Education


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Published 14 days ago

February 1, 2021
January 7, 2021
$80,000 - $100,000

Wiki Education envisions a world in which students, scholars, scientists, archivists, librarians, and other members of academic and cultural institutions share their knowledge with the general public through Wikipedia, Wikidata, and other open collaboration projects on the web.

We are looking for an energetic and results-driven fundraiser who will be able to raise funds for our cause and regularly meet or surpass fundraising targets (start date: February 2020).


JOB DESCRIPTION

Working closely with the Executive Director, you’ll be responsible for ensuring the financial sustainability of Wiki Education Foundation’s operations and programs.

In the beginning, you’ll focus heavily on building new relationships rather than maintaining existing ones (for a simple reason: our relationship with existing donors is strong, so our main goal at this point is to expand our prospect pipeline and to attract new funders).

A successful candidate for this position will be able to research grant making organizations or corporate sponsors, gain insight into their interests and beliefs, and position our organization to them. She / he will be able to move prospects quickly through the pipeline and successfully close the deal.

We are seeking a person who is hands-on and results-oriented: who enjoys picking up the phone and evangelizing on behalf of a successful high-impact nonprofit.


JOB DUTIES

  • Develop and maintain a thorough and accurate understanding of Wiki Education’s programs to effectively connect supporters to funding needs
  • Substantially grow Wiki Education Foundation’s donor base by cultivating strong relationships with prospects, securing support from philanthropic institutions and corporations, and (to a much lesser extent) soliciting donations from individuals
  • Ensure that the donor/funder experience is positive and constructive; ensure Wiki Education Foundation stewards ongoing engagement with all donor constituencies and key stakeholders
  • Communicate directly with and/or ensure that Wiki Education Foundation’s supporters and partners receive timely ongoing communications, acknowledgment, and appropriate donor recognition opportunities
  • Work collaboratively with senior staff on materials necessary to secure financial support and partnerships, and to comply with requirements for reporting on use of funds
  • Other duties as required


REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Strong track record of attaining challenging annual fundraising goals
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience soliciting and successfully obtaining grants in the five- to high six-figure range
  • Exemplary communication abilities and outgoing, yet poised personality
  • Ability to effectively establish and maintain strong relationships with donors and potential donors
  • A strong believer in the value of providing the general public with accurate and trustworthy information who can powerfully embody the vision of the Wiki Education Foundation
  • Enjoys being part of a small and very energetic team; must enjoy rolling up their sleeves and getting things done
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented with the ability to take responsibility for and follow through on projects assigned in an ever-changing and fast-paced environment


ABOUT WIKI EDUCATION

Since 2014, Wiki Education, a California-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has supported instructors at more than 500 universities who have used Wikipedia as a teaching tool. These efforts have resulted in more new content than was in the last print edition of Encyclopædia Britannica. New editors recruited through Wiki Education account for nearly 20% of new contributors to the English Wikipedia.

Since 2018, Wiki Education has been training scholars and scientists from a diverse range of institutions in contributing their subject-matter expertise to high-profile Wikipedia pages that reach millions of readers. It collaborates with institutions like the National Archives and the Smithsonian, as well as with a range of academic associations on projects aimed at better informing the general public.

Before building Wiki Education from the ground up, our ED Frank Schulenburg served on the Executive Team of the Wikimedia Foundation (the organization that operates Wikipedia) and spearheaded a number of global initiatives aimed at improving the encyclopedia’s coverage and content quality.


WORKPLACE AND COMPENSATION

We’re open to remote work (actually, most of our staff works remotely and we’re known for providing a maximum of flexibility). With that being said, we just moved our office to Chico in Northern California and we’ll provide relocation support for candidates who enjoy working out of a charming university town with 172 days of sunshine and great opportunities to spend time outdoors.

This is a 40 hours/week full-time position with benefits, including: 

  • Fully paid medical, dental, & vision insurance premiums for you and your family
  • Employer funded Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Fully paid parental leave
  • Emergency coverage (long and short term disability, life insurance (2× salary), and an employee assistance program are included)
  • 401(k) retirement plan with matched contributions of 4% of annual salary with immediate vesting
  • Flexible and generous vacation policy (18 vacation days in year one, 24 after one year, 30 after five years + 10 U.S. holidays + 2 floating holidays )

The salary range for this job is $80,000 – $100,000 annual base pay, based on experience.

As an equal opportunity employer, Wiki Education values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate against any person based upon their religion, ethnicity, age, national origin, immigration status, ancestry, physical or mental abilities, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, and sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristics.


TO APPLY

Candidates must submit a cover letter describing how they meet the required qualifications and why they are interested in this role. Applications that do not include a cover letter will not be considered. Please email your C.V. and cover letter to jobs@wikiedu.org and include “Fundraiser” in the subject line.

We encourage you to apply prior to January 7, 2020.




Wiki Education envisions a world in which students, scholars, scientists, archivists, librarians, and other members of academic and cultural institutions share their knowledge with the general public through Wikipedia, Wikidata, and…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • Professional

Benefits

  • Fully paid medical, dental, & vision insurance premiums for you and your family
  • Employer funded Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Fully paid parental leave
  • Emergency coverage (long and short term disability, life insurance (2× salary), and an employee assistance program are included)
  • 401(k) retirement plan with matched contributions of 4% of annual salary with immediate vesting
  • Flexible and generous vacation policy (18 vacation days in year one, 24 after one year, 30 after five years + 10 U.S. holidays + 2 floating holidays)
  • Fully paid medical, dental, & vision insurance premiums for you and your family
  • Employer funded Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Fully paid parental leave
  • Emergency coverage (long…

Location

Chico, CA

How to Apply

Candidates must submit a cover letter describing how they meet the required qualifications and why they are interested in this role. Applications that do not include a cover letter will not be considered. Please email your C.V. and cover letter to jobs@wikiedu.org and include “Fundraiser” in the subject line.

Candidates must submit a cover letter describing how they meet the required qualifications and why they are interested in this role. Applications that do not include a cover…

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