The Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF), a national nonprofit based in northern New Jersey, seeks a motivated, assertive, and self-directed individual to assist in the planning and management of CCF’s three annual fundraising events (poker, golf, and awareness walk) and the development of local family events. Reporting to the Founding Executive Director, the Manager of Fundraising & Community Engagement will focus on: 1) managing CCF’s three annual fundraisers in NYC and NJ, 2) working with families and volunteers to expand community fundraising efforts, 3) assist in identifying publicity and corporate donation opportunities, 4) assisting with social media and advocacy related projects, and 5) managing volunteer involvement.
The position is 30 hours per week with duties performed primarily from the manager’s home with one or two monthly meetings in Tenafly, NJ. Due to the demands of the job, it should be the sole focus of the applicant and not be combined with another part-time or consulting position. When necessary the manager is expected to attend and represent CCF at select family fundraisers and corporate volunteer events.
This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual with strong interpersonal, organizational, and project management skills to join a committed team, and help build national awareness of pediatric cardiomyopathy, a chronic and potentially life-threatening heart condition.
The Manager of Fundraising & Community Engagement will work in collaboration with the Manager of Development & Communications and report to the Executive Director in the following areas:
Fundraising & Development
· Manage all planning and logistics for CCF’s annual Night for a Cure, Golf for a Cure and Walk for a Cure fundraising events. Responsibilities include handling venue arrangements and entertainment, managing event vendors, securing in-kind donors and corporate sponsors, recruiting volunteers, managing event registration, promotion and publicity, event day management, and post event activities.
· Assist in development, production, and distribution of print materials, signage, and invitation mailings for fundraising activities.
· Serve as on-site support on the day of the event and ensure that the event runs smoothly according to plan.
· Expand and manage Bake for a Cure family fundraising program.
· Supervise all aspects of family or volunteer initiated fundraising activities, including assisting with concept development, advising on event promotion and publicity, providing resources and materials, and following through with post event communication.
· Manage Facebook and other online fundraising platforms.
· Conduct donor database analysis, and work with Manager of Development & Communications to develop strategies and plans to increase community fundraisers.
· Create new family fundraising resources and web-based platforms
· Research and identify new publicity opportunities to increase awareness of the foundation and the disease.
· Assist Executive Director in researching and identify new corporate partnership opportunities.
Social Media & Advocacy
· Utilize social media platforms to encourage participation in community fundraising events.
· Handle social media postings and website updates related to Foundation activities.
· Assist with grassroots advocacy during Children’s Cardiomyopathy Awareness Month (Sept.) and Heart Month (Feb.), including confirming national partners and identifying families for awareness activities.
Volunteer & Intern Management
· Respond to volunteer inquires and match volunteers to specific CCF projects based on their skills and interests. Recruit and manage volunteers through various outreach initiatives and produce volunteer recruitment and training materials.
· Manage internship postings within universities and community boards, interview candidates, and oversee intern work assignments.
· 30 hours/week with 90% of the job performed during normal business hours (9am-5pm)
· Home office set up, which includes child care arrangement, a dedicated business phone line (paid for by CCF), printer, computer with MS Office software and internet access
· CCF should be the primary employer
· Located within 60 minutes driving distance to Tenafly, NJ and have the ability to attend staff meetings one to two times per month
· Have the ability to work at CCF’s annual fundraising activities (Night for a Cure-February, Golf for a Cure-July/, Walk for a Cure-September) that take place in the NYC/NJ Metro Area
· Have the ability to travel to events (overnight stay) when necessary, in addition to monthly staff meetings
· Bachelor degree from an accredited 4-year college
· 5-7 years of work experience in relevant area (marketing, communications, event planning, or non-profit management)
· Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and social media platforms (Facebook; Twitter)
· Familiarity with Mail Chimp mail management program preferred
· Strong organizational and communication skills (verbal/written)
· Ability to multi-task and work independently and efficiently under deadlines. Individual must be resourceful and a self-starter.
· Extremely detail-oriented with strong project management skills
· Ability to handle multiple projects and work independently and efficiently to meet deadlines
$35,000-$38,000 annually for 30 hours/week.
For consideration, please email a resume and a detailed cover letter that explains why your skills and experience would make you successful in this role, to Lisa Yue at email@example.com. Please include “Manager of Fundraising & Community Engagement” in the subject line. Applications without a thoughtful cover letter will not be considered.
The Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) is a national non-profit dedicated to finding causes and cures for pediatric cardiomyopathy – a chronic and often under-diagnosed disease of the heart muscle.CCF started in 2002 with one family’s desire to call attention to a poorly understood heart disease and take action on the lack of medical progress and public awareness. Since its establishment, CCF has grown into a community of families, physicians, scientists and pediatric professionals focused on improving diagnosis, treatment and quality of life for children with cardiomyopathy.
Over the years, CCF has partnered with top medical centers and organizations such as the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Organization for Rare Diseases, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Heart Association, to fill the voids in research and education. More information about CCF can be found at www.childrenscardiomyopathy.org
The Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation is an equal opportunity employer