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Membership & Annual Giving Specialist
Post Date: 03/05/24   Company: Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Job Description:

MISSION: For more than 50 years, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida has been a leading environmental advocacy organization dedicated to protecting Southwest Florida’s water, land, wildlife, and future.

PURPOSE OF JOB: The Membership and Annual Giving Coordinator plays a crucial role in the growth and sustainability of our organization. In collaboration with the Director of Development, this position is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to acquire, retain, and engage members and coordinate the Conservancy’s annual giving appeals for various programs. The coordinator will work closely with the Development and Marketing teams to support fundraising efforts and contribute to the overall success of our mission.

Membership Program Management:
• Develop and execute strategies to attract new members.
• Retain and engage existing members through effective communication and stewardship.
• With direction from the Director of Development, plan and implement membership renewal campaigns.
• Monitor and analyze membership metrics to assess program effectiveness.
Annual Giving Campaigns:
• With support from the Director of Development and in collaboration with the Marketing and Communications team, create and coordinate annual giving campaigns, including direct mail, online appeals, and donor events.
• Identify and cultivate potential annual donors.
• Collaborate with Marketing and Communications, developing compelling fundraising materials and messages.
• Track and report on campaign progress and results.
Donor Cultivation and Engagement:
• Build relationships with donors, members, and potential supporters.
• Provide excellent donor stewardship through personalized communication and recognition.
• Organize donor cultivation events and activities related to Memberships.
Database Management:
• Maintain accurate and up-to-date donor and membership records with support from the database team.
• Utilize Altru fundraising software to track gifts, donations, and member information.
• Collaborate with the Development team to integrate membership and annual giving strategies into overall fundraising efforts.
• Work with Marketing and Communications teams to create promotional materials and campaigns.
Reporting and Analysis:
• Generate regular reports on membership and annual giving performance for the Director of Development and Vice President.
• Use data and analytics to refine strategies and improve results.
Budget Management and Other Tasks:
• With support from the Director of Development, develop and manage budgets for membership and annual giving initiatives.
• Monitor expenses and ensure cost-effective strategies.
• Other duties, as assigned.

• Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g., Nonprofit Management, Marketing, Communications).
• Proven experience in membership program management and annual giving campaigns.

• Proficiency in using fundraising software and donor databases.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Excellent organizational and project management abilities.
• Commitment to the mission and values of the organization.
• Strong problem-solving and strategic thinking skills.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.

The above statements describe the general qualifications required to perform the job and the general nature and level of work performed – not a complete list of duties; management may assign additional responsibilities.

• Valid driver’s license and good driving record.

This job description recognizes that reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the role. The job entails:
• Regularly required to sit, stand, and walk.
• Lift/move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
• May spend time in the field, and experience exposure to Florida outdoor weather conditions., Use of hands for various tasks.
• Visual abilities include close and color vision and peripheral and depth perception.
• Noise level in the work environment is typically moderate.

BENEFITS: Benefits include healthcare insurance, including medical, dental, and vision insurance. Life insurance, 401k program, telemedicine, and short and long-term disability. Paid time off includes 12 days of vacation, four days of personal leave, 8.5 days of holiday, and up to 12 days of sick leave per year. The office is on our beautiful campus next to the Gordon River Greenway. Employees receive complimentary kayak usage and eco-cruise tickets, discounts in our Welcome Center store, and staff membership, including reciprocal benefits with other Nature Centers.

Salary Range: $55,000 – $62,000

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