Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #740
Plant With Purpose is an international Christian nonprofit organization working at the intersection of poverty alleviation, environmental restoration, and spiritual renewal.
Environmental + Economic Sustainability Nonprofit | Plant with Purpose — plantwithpurpose.org Plant With Purpose empowers the rural poor to change their communities through environmental restoration, economic development, and spiritual...
Donor Communications Specialist
Plant with Purpose is a global Christian organization that addresses issues of deforestation and climate change, while empowering people to lift their communities out of rural poverty. For more than 30 years, Plant With Purpose has been a leader in operating at the nexus of Environmental Restoration, Economic Development, and Spiritual Impact. We believe that we honor God when we honor people and our planet. Come join our growing team and make a difference at this critical time in human history.
Plant With Purpose THRIVE 25 Strategy Statement: Inspired by the impact of our work in service to rural communities around the world, we are driven to grow our programs to help address the rising need. By 2025, we plan to work in 10 countries, 60 watersheds, and nearly 900,000 people. Our revenue will exceed $19 million as we seek to become the premier organization operating at the nexus of environmental restoration and poverty alleviation.
On July 1, 2020 we launched into a new strategic period where we plan to grow an average of 30% per year by 2025. The Donor Communications Specialist will contribute to achieving this goal by working with the Marketing Team to advance the Plant With Purpose brand, elevate our voice, and nurture lead and donor relationships. We are looking for a team member who loves storytelling, influencing through the written word, and using their creative skills to connect people to impact.
You know that it isn’t enough just to write an email. Because if that email doesn’t connect with your target audience, and generate a response - what’s the point right? You may even be thinking “I could improve this job posting.” If this sounds like you, we look forward to receiving your application. As the Donor Communications Specialist, you will create high performance, multi-channel content, moving current and future donors to increasingly deeper levels of engagement and financial commitment. While writing will be the primary responsibility of this role, we are a collaborative team and your role on the team will be to help craft and execute campaigns, donor journey strategy, and more.
We prefer that you live within San Diego County, but we will still consider your application if you are based out of somewhere within the continental United States.
Approximately 5% travel time, domestically and internationally.
On the average workday, you will be based out of your home office. We will request that you visit the San Diego office at least once per year, if located outside of the Southern California region.
This is a full-time, non-exempt position
You will report to the Director of Marketing & Communications. Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Content Creation (Print/digital/Media) in the areas of:
Donor Journey Emails/Direct Mail
Ongoing marketing reports
Campaign strategy & content
Articles, blogs, press releases, marketing copy, website content and social media support
Provide support to the Major Donor Team.
In collaboration with the marketing team, support the development team. Work with the Director of Development and the Vice President of Marketing and Development to execute communications strategy for major gifts.
Serve as a liaison to the major donor team to assess needs, adapt marketing material and appeals, and create assets to support major gifts, and tree funding appeals/goals.
Create/adapt content-based marketing assets for regional hubs (major & organizational donors), leads/donor acquisition (primarily mass & mid-tier), church & organizational engagement, events, etc.
Other general marketing and communications duties such as:
Provide oversight, as needed, for programs targeting specific audience segments, i.e. Purpose Partners (mid-tier), churches, etc.
Support for/Collaboration with all Marketing & Development initiatives as required
Support for Lead and Donor acquisition campaigns/nurture (drip campaigns)
WHAT WE'LL LOVE ABOUT YOU
You have a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, English or related field
You have 2-3 years direct marketing experience
Specialized training and/or experience in development copywriting
Experience crafting donor journey and campaign emails
You have the ability to motivate and influence through the written word
You have experience with creating content for marketing automation
You have been described by others as having cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity
You have a deep commitment to the professional quality of your work, including strong editing, proofreading, and grammar (and you can identify several style and grammar mistakes in this job description)
You are a master at telling stories (narrative nonfiction)
You have strong project management skills, including time management, organizational skills, and effectively communicating with other team members.
You consistently meet deadlines and thrive in a fast, frequently changing environment
You are willing to occasionally work overtime as needed
You approach team-based work as a servant leader
You have curiosity and the desire to persuade through storytelling
You have the ability to initiate, self start, work independently, and seek out solutions
You are innovative and willing to take risks
You are fluent in the use of MacOS, Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) and Google Suite products (GDrive, GDocs, GSheets)
COMPETENCIES & ATTRIBUTES
We are a collaborative, interdependent team that relies on relating and supporting each other to achieve our goals. Through the way we live within and shape our culture, we seek to build community and a sense of inclusion and belonging in our local, national, and global families. Being a member of the Plant With Purpose team as the Donor Communications Specialist will require you to be a communicator, a learner, a servant leader, and an includer in the following ways:
You have a deep connection with the holistic mission of Plant With Purpose and the diverse communities we seek to empower
You have a personal alignment with our organizational core values of faith, collaboration, empowerment, innovation, stewardship, and sustainability
You have a love for humanity, including those who live in poverty, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, or culture
You intentionally build community and a team mentality by pursuing the "we" over the "me"
You understand the priority of relationships in getting work done
You feel most successful as a member of a team when each person on the team succeeds.
As a team member, you pay attention to diversity of thinking and psychological safety, and believe you play an active role in team cohesion.
You reflexively express gratitude and growth-oriented feedback. You demonstrate humility as a leader by admitting mistakes, knowing when to step back, and creating spaces for others to speak up and contribute.
You accept feedback with a growth mindset
You listen with an intent to understand by asking clarifying questions
You seek out learning and development opportunities for yourself
You strive to be an inclusive person by being aware of the existence and impact of your unconscious biases, and working daily to check them
Compensation and Benefits
Compensation is dependent on geographical location and experience. A range based on this position's local market is available upon request.
Health, dental, and vision insurances
Group life insurance
401k match, up to 8%, after 6 months of employment
15 paid vacation days
8 paid sick days
12 paid holidays
$75/month home office stipend
Visits to international programs, as arranged with your supervisor (Due to COVID-19, international travel is still postponed. Once travel restrictions are released, these can be discussed with your direct supervisor)
How to Apply
All interviews will be conducted virtually via Zoom.
Does this sound like you? If so, please apply on our website here. Please include a Cover Letter with your application that shows us how you are a great fit for this position, the organization, and our culture.
Plant With Purpose is an EEO/AA employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a positive and inclusive work environment for all employees.
If you have any questions regarding this position, or need reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application, please email Human Resources at email@example.com. No phone calls please.