Careers

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PROJECT MANAGER – Fundraising

Position Overview

Fairmount is adding a Project Manager to our growing team. This position supports a full range of Fairmount’s core services with a primary focus on planning and executing all aspects of fundraising programs (individual and institutional giving) and capital campaigns. The position is ideal for an experienced and intellectually curious individual that understands the nuance of and enjoys major gift fundraising, particularly capital campaigns, but does not want to be the face of an organization. S/he is energized by complex questions and being part of a multi-disciplinary, diverse team, excellent at 360 communication, and capable of both strategic thinking and maintaining a high volume of tactical data. S/he thrives in situations where there is a need to keep many things moving at once.

Responsibilities

DESIGN & STRATEGIZE – Help develop fundraising and campaign strategies, to include creating the structures and tools needed to execute them, as well as nuanced tactical approaches for specific donors and funders. Vet and prioritize ideas and opportunities with colleagues and clients (and, as relevant, their Board and/or committee members). Offer in-the-moment advice to clients as opportunities arise and as their donor relationships evolve. While there will be a sharp focus on major gifts from individuals, the position will also develop and execute positioning strategies for institutional funders (including foundations, corporations, and government sources).

WRITE – Write in many different styles and voices on behalf of clients and their committee members. Products include feasibility studies, reports to clients based on team research and analysis, federal grant applications, foundation proposals, major donor specific communications, scripts, and talking points.

RESEARCH & ANALYZE – Analyze client donor program, budget & resource development data; conduct funder, market, and competitor analysis; research and evaluate funding, donor and board prospects. Develop and model donor gift projections.

COMMUNICATE – Represent Fairmount to clients and serve as day-to-day contact; manage clients’ funder and donor outreach; engage in and help facilitate client meetings; work independently and collaborate on teams with Fairmount staff.

MANAGE – Balance a diverse portfolio of work with an average of 5-7clients; oversee junior supporting staff on select client teams; develop and maintain project work plans; track work activities and proactively report to senior client leads.

Qualifications

  • At least 5 years’ direct experience in fundraising, a portion of which is focused on major gifts and helping to manage Board (or committee member) fundraising efforts
  • Deep understanding of the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors
  • Superior writing skills; excellent research, analytical and organizational skills
  • Facility and comfort with quantitative data and information
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Experience managing broad-scale projects & processes and overseeing and mentoring junior staff
  • Ability to translate abstract concepts into cogent written products
  • Portfolio of relevant, original written materials

Compensation

Compensation is commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, 2 original and relevant professional writing samples, and three professional references to info@fairmountinc.com. Please write “Project Manager” in the subject line.

PART-TIME PROJECT COORDINATOR

Position Overview

Fairmount is adding a part-time Project Coordinator to its project team for PHRF.  This position supports a full range of tasks with a primary focus on coordinating and implementing various aspects of PHRF’s capital campaign. The position is ideal for an experienced and intellectually curious individual that understands the nuance of and enjoys large-scale project management and has the capacity to manage competing priorities in a very fast-paced environment. S/he is energized by complex questions and being part of a multi-disciplinary, diverse team, excellent at 360 communication, and capable of both strategic thinking and maintaining a high volume of tactical data.

Responsibilities

COORDINATE & MANAGE – Balance a diverse portfolio of tasks described below; implement project management processes, including work plans, tracking work activities and proactively reporting to senior team members. Provide additional administrative and clerical support as necessary, including scheduling and meeting preparations.

WRITEDraft communications in many different styles and voices on behalf of PHRF. Products include project-related marketing collaterals, donor specific communication pieces, grant reports, updates to client based on team research and analysis, scripts, notes, talking points, and presentations.

RESEARCH, ANALYZE & TRACK– Analyze and track donor data and gifts; conduct basic research on funders and donors.

Qualifications

  • At least 3 years’ direct experience in large-scale project coordination and management is a must. Experience in a capital campaigns and/or some exposure to the non-profit sector is a plus.
  • Superior writing skills; excellent research, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to translate abstract concepts into cogent written products is necessary.
  • Facility and comfort with quantitative data and information is a must.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • At least intermediate level skills with Microsoft Office suite required, fluency with Excel and Word is a must.  Compensation will be commensurate with experience in the range of $25 per hour. Volume of work will be determined on a monthly basis in the range of 20 to 30 hours per week.

To Apply

Compensation will be commensurate with experience in the range of $25 per hour. Volume of work will be determined on a monthly basis in the range of 20 to 30 hours per week.

Compensation

 Please submit a cover letter, resume, 2 original and relevant professional writing samples, and three professional references to PHRF@fairmountinc.com. Please write “Project Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT (Part-Time)

Position Overview

The Research Assistant provides research support that informs the recommendations Fairmount’s consulting teams develop for clients. The types of research span: socio-economic data that will help inform program design; funder grant awards and amounts to help vet opportunities and set strategies; competitor organization review to help determine an organization’s distinguishing features and to set benchmarks; best practice research to support planning; wealth capacity and philanthropic giving history research to shape door strategies; etc. The research is internet-based, using a combination of publicly available information and the subscription-based resources Fairmount uses to shape client strategies. Research supports strategic plans, business plans, capital campaign feasibility studies, resource development plans, public sector funding applications, corporate sponsorship packages, foundation grant proposals, and individual donor strategies.

The Research Assistant will report to a member of Fairmount’s management team, with whom s/he will set a mutually-agreeable schedule that enables a graduate student to work part-time while pursuing a degree and assures Fairmount reliable research support on a predictable schedule.

Qualifications

  • Enrolled in a Masters or PhD program
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Precise attention to detail
  • Facility and comfort with quantitative data and information
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively

Time Commitment    

10 hours per week or 40 hours per month

Compensation

$20 per hour

Start Date

September – October 2018

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to info@fairmountinc.com. Please write “Research Assistant” in the subject line.