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RESOURCE COORDINATOR:

Purpose:

The Resource Coordinator is a key leadership team member who participates in strategic decision-making regarding fund development, online and offline communications, and efforts to involve our constituency in the growth and direction of our organization. This position will work closely with the Executive Director to support volunteers in understanding and engaging with the organization, creating consistent messaging across communication platforms, and managing individual donor and foundation relationships.  This position reports directly to the Executive Director.

The Resource Coordinator will forefront attention to relationships with grantors, donors, volunteers, and organizational partners.  We are looking for candidates who are problem-solvers, skilled at identifying new opportunities for programs and funding, and able to weave together resources, language, political analysis, and participants into cohesive campaigns that increase awareness of Soulforce, funding opportunities, and our impact in the LGBTQ movement and beyond.

 

Time and Salary:

This is a part-time position that pays $22,000 per annum with the expectation of 20 hours per week for 50 weeks.  No benefits are provided at this time. Successful part-time employees are encouraged to apply for full-time positions when available.

 

Location:

This position is located in Portland, Oregon.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Resource Development

  • Manage day-to-day donor relationships with calls, letters, emails, and database upkeep
  • Become familiar with our individual supporters, learn their histories with the organization, build one-on-one relationships with donors and volunteers
  • Work with the Executive Director to support fundraising campaigns using social media, direct mail, and special events
  • Work with Executive Director to become familiar with portfolio of grants; ultimately take over responsibilities for grants development and reporting
  • Provide insight for program development with regard to funding opportunities and trends 
  • Work with Executive Director to become familiar with in-person donor meeting process and take on responsibility for some of the one-on-one meetings
  • Identify new funding opportunities that match with our programs and values
  • Work within funding requirements established by annual budget and set short and long terms goals to be achieved through a variety of projects and outreach 

 

2. Communication

  • Identify unique and creative opportunities to bridge programs, volunteer engagement, resource development, and organizational needs using online tools
  • Participate in online communications: write emails for broad distribution, develop messaging to go with programs and political touchstones, identify news stories and links to our work that position Soulforce within a larger context, and take lead on short-term campaigns using social media that synch with development goals
  • Represent Soulforce occasionally at public functions such as conferences, coalition meetings, and our own programs
  • Provide quality control for design, branding, and language

 

3. Participation in the Vitality of the Organization

  • Weekly conference calls with all staff and close collaboration daily with the Executive Director
  • Bring ideas for programs, educational series, letters, and other organizational development opportunities to the table
  • Occasional travel as you are able to Soulforce programs, speaking opportunities, board meetings, and staff retreats
  • Consistent and timely communication via email, phone, and in-person meetings
  • Demonstrated ability to work in virtual settings without supervision 

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Established success at raising funds and building awareness through both conventional and unconventional means
  • Passion for activist-centered work that promotes intersectional justice and a commitment to economic, racial, and gender equity
  • Comfortable in an environment that routinely works in religious contexts
  • Ability and willingness to travel nationally 3 to 6 times per year
  • Facility with online tools such as email, databases, and online document sharing
  • Excellent project management skills with ability to perform on deadline and self-govern; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong writing and communication skills; finesse under pressure and grace in working with major stakeholders to our work 
  • Superior phone and in-person communication abilities for describing complex ideas, building relationships, and achieving goals
  • Possess strong ethics with regard to honesty, reporting, and money management
  • Design skills, a valid driver’s license, and additional language skills a plus
  • Must be willing to participate in a background and credit check

 

Soulforce is an equal opportunity employer and is firmly committed to complying with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity (“EEO”) laws. Soulforce strictly prohibist discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual’s race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, height, weight, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, partnership status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, and a writing sample with the subject line “Resource Coordinator” to Haven Herrin at haven@soulforce.org

 

About Soulforce:

Soulforce is a national non-profit that works nonviolently to end the religious and political oppression of LGBTQ people. While we are not ourselves a faith-based organization, we lead from the understanding that the oppressive religious beliefs, civil rights abuses and anti-feminist attitudes that oppress LGBTQ people are interrelated.  We envision a world in which social justice movements are inclusive and collaborative as we help make it possible for all people, regardless of chosen or inherent identities, to have access, opportunity and security.

Our roots are in challenging religion-based oppression because the religious right is a powerful cultural and political agent with financial force underpinning its work.  The beliefs, actions and rhetoric of the religious right lead to the loss of jobs, healthcare, educational access, financial security, and social inclusion for LGBTQ people.  When we challenge the political platform of the religious right from our LGBTQ context, we are also challenging other forms of oppression including sexism, racism and classism

 

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