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Company: American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities

At ALSAC you do more than make a living; you make a difference.

We like people who are different…because we’re different, too. As one of the world’s most iconic and respected nonprofits, we know what it’s like to stand out. That’s why we’re looking at you. Your background, perspective, and desire to make an impact set you apart. As we work to help St. Jude cure childhood cancer, we’re calling on the game-changers, innovators and visionaries to join our family. Not just for the kids of St. Jude, but also for you. Because at ALSAC, we develop and celebrate our employees. So, bring your whole, authentic self and become part of our shared mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®

Job Description

Join our team as a Development Specialist and make a significant impact in the world of fundraising while championing peer-to-peer fundraising and event sponsorship solicitations. Your role will be pivotal in propelling ALSAC’s mission to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Key Responsibilities:

As a Development Specialist, you will:

1. Exceed Financial Goals: Go above and beyond to surpass the financial and stewardship targets established by regional leadership.

2. Forge Meaningful Relationships: Utilize your exceptional interpersonal and sales skills to cultivate authentic connections with volunteers, donors, and sponsors, primarily through face-to-face interactions.

3. Empower Fundraising Initiatives: Motivate, guide, and equip fundraising efforts by leveraging various communication channels, including personal visits, written correspondence, and digital platforms.

4. Lead National Initiatives: Take charge of high-profile national fundraising projects in the region, such as St. Jude Dream Home campaigns, radiothons, school-based events, promotional programs, multicultural initiatives, fitness events, and peer-to-peer events.

5. Personalized Cultivation: Create tailored cultivation plans for volunteers, donors, and sponsors through personalized thank-you letters, in-person visits, donor appreciation events, and consistent follow-up.

6. Event Management: Oversee and nurture relationships with volunteers, donors, and sponsors for events and programs within your portfolio. This includes coordinating event logistics, maintaining vendor contacts, and meticulous recordkeeping.

7. Sponsorship Expertise: Champion the pursuit of leads, pitch sponsorships/recruitment, and close deals. Conduct thorough prospect research on potential sponsors, craft compelling sponsorship proposals, and maintain up-to-date contact lists.

8. Marketing and Recruitment: Lead event, promotion, and partnership efforts as the primary staff member. Develop and execute marketing and recruitment strategies for events. Grow our signature event, while building a new event as part of our high-wealth strategy.

9. Active Participation: Engage actively in events to ensure their success.

10. Market Insight: Stay well-informed about market trends and regional developments to identify new opportunities.

11. Reporting: Deliver necessary reports, progress updates, and forecasts to support the decision-making process.

12. Collaborative Contribution: Play a role in regional meetings and contribute to the budgeting process.

13. Travel: Travel to support events and business needs in assigned areas up to 50% of the time.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 3 years of fundraising, sales, marketing, or related experience is preferred.
  • Proficiency in one of the following languages is highly preferred: Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Filipino, Vietnamese, Mongolian or Cantonese and English is required, as it enables effective communication and collaboration with diverse stakeholders and donors.
  • Proficiency in fundraising and public relations, exceptional communication, organizational, interpersonal, and public speaking skills.
  • Proven experience in face-to-face interaction with event volunteers and sponsors.
  • Competence in data processing applications.
  • A valid driver’s license is required for this role. The position comes with a company car equipped with AAA membership, insurance coverage, a maintenance plan, and a fuel card for convenience. This car is also eligible for personal use, providing you with the flexibility to enjoy its benefits beyond work hours. For more details about this valuable benefit, please inquire during the interview process.

To comply with pay transparency laws, ALSAC is required by law to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This compensation range is an estimate offered in good faith and considers the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At ALSAC, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role, and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is 85k – 95k.

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Benefits & Perks
The following Benefits & Perks apply toFull-Time Roles Only
We’re dedicated to ensuring children and their families have every opportunity to enjoy life’s special moments. We’re also committed to giving our staff excellent benefits so they can do the same.

  • Core Medical Coverage: (low cost low deductible Medical, Dental, and Vison Insurance plans)
  • 401K Retirement Plan with 7% Employer Contribution
  • Exceptional Paid Time Off
  • Maternity / Paternity Leave
  • Infertility Treatment Program
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Education Assistance
  • Enterprise Learning and Development
  • And more

ALSAC is an equal employment opportunity employer.

ALSAC does not discriminate against any individual with regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or other protected status.

No Search Firms:

ALSAC does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All resumes submitted by search firms to any ALSAC employee or ALSAC representative via email, the internet or in any form and/or method without being contacted and approved by our Employee Experience team and without a valid written search agreement in place will result in no fee being paid if a referred candidate is hired by ALSAC.

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