Membership and Fundraising Coordinator


organization:Portland Central America Solidarity Committee
position summary:

Executive Summary: Founded in 1979, the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee educates and mobilizes community members, workers and students around struggles for human rights and social justice throughout the Americas. The Membership and Fundraising Coordinator advances PCASC’s mission through reaching out to stakeholders in the community, promoting the work of PCASC, and inviting volunteers, donors, and partners into the organization. This organizer is responsible for coordinating all PCASC fundraising efforts and takes a leading role in working with the Program Coordinator and the board of directors to ensure the financial sustainability of PCASC through fundraising activities. The Membership and Fundraising Coordinator is also responsible for accounting, database, and finance management.
Position Opening: March 1, 2011

• 20 hours per week
• Reports to the Board of Directors

• $13,000 per year
• Benefits: Healthcare stipend, 2 paid holidays per year, 5 sick/vacation days per year, flexible work schedule

• Meet regularly with the Internal Organizer to coordinate shared duties, develop workplans, and provide feedback and accountability.
• Work to fulfill program plans and strategic plans developed by the membership and board at planning retreats.
• Attend monthly board meetings and report on the financial health of PCASC and fulfillment of fundraising goals.

The Membership and Fundraising Coordinator will staff PCASC’s Fundraising Committee and be responsible for coordinating volunteers to develop and implement a fundraising plan around the following key fundraising pieces:

Membership Development: Coordinate the growth and development of our membership program, ensuring that numerical and monetary membership goals set by the Board and reflected in the budget are met.

Grantwriting: Coordinate research and application of grant proposals which are to be written, submitted, and reported on in a timely manner; coordinate with subcommittees to write grants funding specific programs.

Fundraising Events: Coordinate with Fundraising Committee to create yearly event fundraising calendar and implement all fundraising events, both large and small, including, but not limited to: Spring Brunch, Summer Concert/Event, Bowlathon, and Board member-hosted house parties.

Fundraising from Members: Manage bi-annual fundraising phone banks, coordinate direct mail fundraisers, including through quarterly newsletters. Manage newsletter ad sales.

Fundraising from Unions: When appropriate, coordinate solicitation of donations from unions.

• Fulfill PCASC’s accounting duties, including accounts payable and receivable, payroll taxes, and tracking of the use of funds; coordinate with the volunteer accountant and board treasurers to ensure responsible use of funds and internal financial controls.
• Manage the PCASC membership database and membership dues; track income from individual donors.
• Create monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports.
• Manage individual donor program, including ensuring that donors receive thank you’s and that PCASC develops a long-term mutually beneficial relationship with donors.

• Play a supporting role in coordinating PCASC’s Global Justice committee work.

• Manage weekly e-newsletters.
• Manage the PCASC website.
• Develop educational and promotional materials.

Salary / Pay Rate:$13,000/year PT
Apply by:March 23, 2011
Required Skills and Abilities:Preferred: • Knowledge of social, political, and cultural issues of Latin America, immigrant Rights, anti-corporate globalization work, free trade agreements • A two-year commitment to the organization PCASC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, dedicated to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status or any other status protected under applicable local, state or federal nondiscrimination law. All applicants will be given equal opportunity and selection decisions are based on job related factors. Any person needing reasonable accommodation in the application process should so indicate. Women and people of color encouraged to apply. To apply for this position, application materials must be received by March 25, 2011. Interested applicants should submit (1) a Cover Letter (2) Resume (3) 3 references. Please send all documents to Hiring Coordinator, [email protected], or PCASC, Attn: Hiring, 2249 E Burnside St. Portland, OR 97214 Position starts 05/1/11.
Qualifications:Qualifications • Agreement with the goals and objectives of PCASC • Self-motivated, well-organized, with strong leadership qualities and the ability to work efficiently under minimal supervision • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Experience with grassroots fundraising, membership fundraising, grantwriting, event management • Experience working with communities of color and working people • Training or experience with anti-racism and anti-oppression work • Experience with office management and accounting • Computer literacy, specifically in Microsoft Word, Filemaker Pro, PageMaker, Quicken • Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer