As the primary source of funding for the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration’s education and outreach, the SME Foundation supports the mining profession and the community it serves.
The Foundation Development Coordinator position will support the planning and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising plan with multiple strategies. The Coordinator oversees primary staff responsibilities for planning and implementing SME Foundation special events; prospect identification, qualification and research for all viable prospects; acknowledgment, recognition and stewardship correspondence and programs; and specifically, for securing support from those individuals and corporations targeted for annual and multi-year commitments of below $10,000, as well as those prospects targeted for making planned gifts or bequest commitments. Incumbent should be extremely organized and able to work independently.
Cultivation and stewardship of annual donors.
Identification and implementation of a moves-management plan for donors.
Coordinate recognition processes and fulfillment of all donor benefits.
Process, maintain and execute reports of donor information in membership database.
Conceptualize and prepare marketing materials to potential donors of varying demographics.
Research and compile recommendations for donor retention.
Assist with special events and programs (i.e., Dinner Gala and silent auction).
Assist with developing and preparing materials for meetings and mailings.
Assist monitoring program budgets and contributions data.
Identify grant opportunities. Prepare submission documents for approval and complete required reports.
Maintain a vibrant website with accurate and timely updates.
Write and format SMEF items for newsletters, website, eNews, and social media.
Collaborate with all SMEF and SME staff members, including participation in committee meetings by compiling agendas, minutes, action items, etc.
Assist in other functions as becomes necessary.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Demonstrated success in fundraising – minimum of three years’ experience.
Advanced computer skills, prior database experience, and proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite and Personify AMS.
Strong organizational and time management skills with an emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail.
Highly motivated; able to work independently and in a team environment.
Highly dependable and reliable with regard to work schedule and ability to meet project deadlines.
Ability to travel, if necessary.
The above qualifications and requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position.
All applications must contain a cover letter expressing why the candidate is interested in this particular position which includes how his/her experience is relative to the exact duties of the position, salary requirements and a resume. Applications must be sent as one electronic document to firstname.lastname@example.org. No relocation expenses provided.
Additional Salary Information: A staff of 50 enjoys benefits including health, dental and life insurance, paid vacation and holidays, and a generous 401-K plan. For more information about SME, please visit our website: www.smenet.org
About Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration is the world's largest society of minerals professionals. SME advances the worldwide mining and minerals community through information exchange and professional development.