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WOMEN'S WAY | Philadelphia, PA
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WOMEN'S WAY


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Published 12 days ago

March 16, 2020
February 21, 2020
$45,000 - $50,000Salary commensurate with experience

WOMEN’S WAY is looking for an ambitious, independently-motivated jack-of-all-trades to provide support with communications and development. This role would be perfect for a self-starter with big ideas, impeccable attention to detail, and a desire to grow professionally as this is a position with opportunity for growth.

WHO WE ARE

WOMEN’S WAY is the Greater Philadelphia region’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of women, girls, and gender equity. At WOMEN’S WAY, we work every day to remove barriers that hold women back, so that all women thrive. Since its founding 43 years ago, WOMEN’S WAY has seeded, supported, and led an array of efforts to advance opportunities for women and girls, and gender equity for all. The four main pillars we focus on are 1) Economic Security; 2) Safety; 3) Reproductive Rights; and 4) Leadership Development.

We support these issues by 1) coordinating and aligning efforts among stakeholders, 2) empowering individual and collective voices to build new knowledge and advocate for change, and 3) investing in organizations through grantmaking, training, and resource sharing.

We are a small but mighty team strongly committed to continuous learning, innovation, and growth.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

You will implement our communications and fundraising strategies through digital engagement, events, research, and administrative support. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Development

Assist the Executive Director in:

  • Formulating fundraising strategies, including efforts to increase funding from current and past donors and the expansion of fundraising efforts directed at new constituencies.
  • Coordinating fundraising activities, including:
  • Conducting prospect research
  • Coordinating meetings with current and prospective donors
  • Planning and implementing cultivation events for prospects
  • Organizing donor recognition events
  • Preparing and submitting grant proposals and reports to funders

Database & Donor Management in Raiser’s Edge (*high attention to detail required*)

  • Enter gifts in Raiser’s Edge, file paperwork, and send donor acknowledgment letters
  • Manage mailed solicitation campaigns (typically July and November)
  • Maintain accurate records of donors/prospects, development activities, gifts and pledges, etc.
  • Generate Raiser’s Edge reports to support fundraising strategy and donor meetings

Provide event support for WOMEN'S WAY educational and fundraising events, including (but not limited to) sending invitations, maintaining registration lists, finding venues, liaising with vendors, and any day- of-event logistics

Serve as a key member of the Development Committee and participate in all committee meetings

External Communications

Content Management & Creation

  • Develop calendar and content for WOMEN’S WAY social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn
  • Draft compelling content for Constant Contact E-blasts (usually sent 1x/week) to increase audience engagement
  • Develop calendar and content for WOMEN’S WAY blog (Medium)
  • Analyze and report on key engagement metrics with an emphasis on recommending improvements

Events

  • Assist with all communication functions associated with WOMEN’S WAY events including, but not limited to:
  • Creating evites, drafting and editing program books, marketing/advertising the event, and posting relevant social media content (including at the Events)
  • Table at events to educate the community about WOMEN’S WAY

Administrative

  • Maintain, update, improve the WOMEN’S WAY website (Wordpress) and implement strategies to boost website visibility
  • Respond to inquiries from WOMEN’S WAY website and general email account
  • Maintain Constant Contact subscriber list (clean list, add new subscribers)
  • Other administrative tasks as needed


WHO YOU ARE

We are looking for an energetic, detail-oriented individual who loves learning and is passionate about gender equity. To be successful in this job, you will need to be the type of person who can figure out whatever challenge is thrown at you. You will also need to be a master multi-tasker, a fast learner, and a strong writer. If you are a smart, hard-working individual who wants to grow in the nonprofit world, this position is for you! A few more specifics:

Must-Haves

  • A minimum of two years work experience
  • Strong writing skills, impeccable proof-reading skills, and meticulous attention to detail (you’re the type of person who would read your e-blast 3 times before sending it out so as to catch any typos)
  • Great attitude and appreciation for continuous learning; a willingness to do both strategic and mundane tasks
  • Detail-oriented and process driven
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate complex topics in a simple, digestible, and compelling way
  • Tech and social media savvy

Nice-to-Haves

  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge or other database management platform
  • Experience with Word Press or other website platform
  • Experience with Constant Contact or other e-mail platform
  • Experience with basic graphic design
  • Bachelor’s Degree

WHAT ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to racial equity and social justice. We strongly encourage people of color and individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community to apply.

The targeted start date for this role is March 2020. Hours are typically Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, but some evenings and weekends will be required for special events and meetings. We are a small team and pretty flexible when it comes to scheduling and occasional remote work.

WOMEN’S WAY is looking for an ambitious, independently-motivated jack-of-all-trades to provide support with communications and development. This role would be perfect for a self-starter with big ideas, impeccable attention to detail…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

We offer very competitive benefits, including health insurance and a generous vacation package.

We offer very competitive benefits, including health insurance and a generous vacation package.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send the following materials to Development@womensway.org with the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line.

  • PDF of your resume
  • PDF of your answers to the following questions (each answer should be no more than 2 paragraphs):
  • Why are you interested in this position and what do you hope to learn in this role?
  • What are two unique strengths/qualities that you will bring to WOMEN’S WAY?
  • Make one recommendation for enhancing WOMEN’S WAY’s website or social media platforms to build recognition and a sense of identity between the user and WOMEN’S WAY.

To apply for this position, please send the following materials to Development@womensway.org with the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line.

  • PDF of your…

Location

123 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19109

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