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Sepsis Alliance | San Diego, CA
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ABOUT SEPSIS ALLIANCE

Sepsis Alliance is the leading sepsis organization in the U.S. working to save lives and reduce suffering by improving sepsis awareness and care. Sepsis.org, the organization’s website, serves the needs of more than 2.5 million visitors each year. In 2011, Sepsis Alliance designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month to bring healthcare professionals and community members together in the fight against sepsis. Sepsis Alliance gives a voice to the millions of people who have been touched by sepsis – to the survivors, and the friends and family members of those who have survived or who have died.


SKILLS REQUIRED

Possess the skills to be effective in facilitating cooperation and teamwork and creating a positive work environment. Responsible for planning, communicating effectively with all organization members, stakeholders and partners, organizing, prioritizing and coordinating his/her own work. Exhibit effective judgment and decision-making skills and take action according to qualities such as open-mindedness, thoroughness, maturity and professionalism. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and manage multiple tasks and deadlines are essential.


Duties:

Reporting to and working with the Director of Development and Partnerships, plans and implements the annual giving, major giving, and planned giving fundraising programs including, but not limited to, prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.

General:

  • Work with development and operations staff to create and implement fundraising plans
  • Utilize database to manage and track prospects and donors
  • Record gifts, receipts, and all donor communication
  • Special projects as needed
  • Create giving reports to track progress each month


Individual giving:

  • Expand the annual giving and major gifts programs.
  • Maintain donor prospect pipeline
  • Research donors’ ability to give to identify major giving prospects
  • Facilitate meetings with leadership and major donors or major donor prospects
  • Implement donor stewardship plan with Stewardship Manager
  • Make thank you phone calls and manage acknowledgement process
  • Increase donor retention


Events and Fundraising:

  • Plan and implement strategies to convert event donors to organization donors
  • Implement strategies to thank and engage event donors
  • Assist with fundraising and event management and planning


Experience and Qualifications:

  • Computer savvy. Mac experience preferred
  • At least 1 year of development experience in a non-profit preferred
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Database experience– Salesforce preferred
  • Able to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously
  • Able to maintain a sense of humor under stress
  • Ability to manage positive relationships with board members, funders, staff, partners
  • Ability to work independently, manage own projects and timelines
  • Interest and ability to suggest new projects and process improvements
  • Genuine interest in making change happen and doing some good in the world
  • College degree
  • Education, experience or interest in not for profit management and/or healthcare a plus
  • Knowledge of fundraising activities a plus, including:
  • Individual giving
  • Community fundraising events
  • Direct mail
  • Phone solicitations
  • Text to give


Location: San Diego, CA

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

To Apply: This is a full-time employee position and includes paid holidays, vacation, and health insurance. Please email cover letter and resume to careers@sepsis.org with the subject line “Development Associate.” No phone calls, please. 

ABOUT SEPSIS ALLIANCE

Sepsis Alliance is the leading sepsis organization in the U.S. working to save lives and reduce suffering by improving sepsis awareness and care. Sepsis.org, the organization’s website, serves the needs of more than 2.5…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

How to Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to careers@sepsis.org with the subject line “Development Associate.”

Please email cover letter and resume to careers@sepsis.org with the subject line “Development Associate.”

Location

San Diego, CA

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