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Events Logistic Coordinator

Position Summary
The Events Logistic Coordinator in coordination with Membership staff, plans and carries out all aspects of membership events.  He/She works with constituents to resolve events issues or answer questions in a courteous efficient manner.

Essential Functions:

  • Organize annual and special events for members and guests. Sets dates, program content, budget, staff and volunteer needs.
  • Maintain accurate and complete registration information for member events using Raiser’s Edge Events Module
  • Act as on-site coordinator and point person for logistics at events
  • Prepare event handouts, materials and member packets.  Accumulate and disseminate event evaluations in a timely and concise manner
  • Book and confirm event presenters and vendors 9 to 12 months prior to events.
  • Work with Director of Membership to ensure member events meet projected budgetary and audience projections and to ensure event are continually refreshed, relevant and meaningful to the membership
  • Coordinate with the Marketing and Communications department to promote, advertise and disseminate member events
  • Maintain inventory of donated items and prepare items for fundraising auctions.
  • Create content for monthly Friends e-newsletter, The Field Press
  • Must be able to work some evenings and/or weekends as necessary for events
  • Other duties as assigned including; working with the Membership Manager to process daily cash receipts; assist Leadership Dept on a limited basis.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education and experience in a related field including, event management or communications
  • Strong commitment to the integrity and confidentiality of all donor information and organizational strategies
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and customer service skills, including verbal, writing and listening skills
  • Knowledge of and facility with the application of software tools including MS Office and Raisers Edge specifically with Raisers Edge Events Module.

Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to sgrim@gettysburgfoundation.org. EOE.

Director of Advance Sales

Position Summary: The Director of Advance Sales position is responsible for planning and implementing advance sales, and product development programs, both short and long range, targeted toward existing and new markets and creating and sustaining the vision to attract new and repeat customers.

THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:

  • Develops and implements strategic advance sales plans and forecasts to achieve corporate objectives for products and services.
  • Develops and manages advance sales operating budgets for revenues and expenditures.
  • Recommends product positioning, packaging, and pricing strategy to produce the highest possible long-term market share.
  • Achieves satisfactory profit/loss ratio and market share in relation to preset standards and industry and economic trends.
  • Monitors competitor products, advance sales and marketing activities.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with industry influencers and key strategic partners.
  • Guides preparation of advance sales activity analysis and reports for presentation to executive management.
  • Directs advance sales forecasting activities and sets performance goals accordingly.
  • Directs staffing, training, and performance evaluations to develop and control advance sales programs.
  • Directs and coordinates advance sales distribution by establishing advance sales quotas, and goals.
  • Represents the organization at trade association meetings, industry groups and other places to promote products and the mission of the organization.
  • Meets with key clients, assisting advance sales representatives with maintaining relationships and negotiating and closing deals.
  • Coordinates liaison between advance sales department and other sales related departments such as Visitor operations, marketing, LBGs and NPS.
  • Analyzes and controls expenditures of department to conform to budgetary requirements; Manages the employees in the department and maintains appropriate staffing during seasonal changes.
  • Prepares regular advance sales report showing advance sales volume, potential future advance sales, and areas of proposed client base expansion.
  • Reviews and analyzes advance sales performances against programs, quotes and plans to determine effectiveness.
  • This position manages all employees of the department and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within that department.

EDUCATION/SPECIAL SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in sales, marketing or business administration (or equivalent) plus a minimum of seven (7) years of related tourism experience with progressive management experience.
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills to interpret advance sales performance and market trend information. 
  • Proven ability to motivate and lead a sales team. 
  • Experience in developing sales strategies. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills plus a working knowledge of computerized advance sales system.
  • Excellent customer services skills and interpersonal communication skills

Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to sgrim@gettysburgfoundation.org. EOE.

  Director of Philanthropy, Individual Giving

ABOUT THE POSITION
Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Director of Philanthropy, Individual Giving is an innovative development professional responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and securing major philanthropic gifts from individuals to the Gettysburg Foundation.  The Director must demonstrate a high level of experience in building long-term relationships with donors and prospects with a proven track record of identifying, cultivating, soliciting, closing and stewarding gifts ranging from five to six (and ideally seven) figures.

Specific functions include:

  • Responsible for soliciting five and six-figure or higher gifts from identified and qualified prospects.
  • Build and manage a portfolio of approximately 125 to 150 prospective donors, including qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding these donors.
  • Work collaboratively with and in support of volunteers, other development staff, and other Foundation representatives to cultivate and solicit donors for organizational priorities.
  • Monitor all prospect contacts to endure positive and purposeful prospect and donor relations.
  • Accurately manage all prospect/donor activity in Raiser’s Edge to ensure cross-departmental communication and coordination.
  • Research and identify suspects and prospects both from within the Foundation’s existing database and external thereto.
  • Provide support to the Foundation President, Chief Development Officer, and Board of Directors and other members of the development team as requested and appropriate.
  • Participate in the Foundation’s efforts to market planned giving to a broad circle of constituents.
  • At all times, conduct themselves in accordance with the highest professional and ethical standards.

DESIRED BACKGROUND AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience in development and fundraising.
  • At least five years of experience closing individual major gifts at the five and six-figure level.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to work well within a team.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, possessing a builder’s mentality and strong work ethic.
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge, a plus.
  • Passion and interest in the mission of the Gettysburg Foundation.
  • Ability and willingness to travel independently at least 35% of the time.

LOCATION
The Gettysburg Foundation is based in Gettysburg, PA; however, we are open to this Director working out of a home office in Baltimore, DC, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or another city within driving distance of Gettysburg.  The Director would be able to come into the office two days a week on a regular basis and as needed for special occasions, but the arrangement is flexible for the ideal candidate.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Compensation for the Director of Philanthropy, Individual Giving includes a competitive base salary commensurate with experience and an excellent package of employee and health benefits.

TO APPLY
Gettysburg Foundation has retained the services of ThinkingAhead Executive Search.  Please send your resume, expression of interest and salary history and requirements in a Word format to Jessica Villanueva, Recruiter, Nonprofit Practice jvillanueva@thinkingahead.com

Gettysburg Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.

Click here for an EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION: Gettysburg Foundation Employment Application

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