The Community Outreach Specialist will provide support to all fundraising activities performed by the Arkansas Chapter to meet revenue goals. The incumbent will help increase concern and awareness through outreach efforts including community presentations, marketing and volunteer engagement. This is a benefit eligible, part time position (24 hours/week), located in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Essential Job Functions
Oversee the planning and implementation of all fundraising events, with special emphasis on Walk to End Alzheimer's, The Longest Day and Blondes vs. Brunettes, to include team captain/walker recruitment and retention; volunteer management and engagement, sponsor cultivation and solicitation; promotion and marketing activities, design of local marketing materials; and all event logistics and analysis.
Drive concern and awareness efforts by participating in community events and other chapter programs, serving as a local media spokesperson, and offering lunch & learn and basic educational programs to companies, develop relationships with local businesses, donors and participants, write and update electronic news and social media communications with constituents for the chapter.
Provide ongoing support to overall operations of the chapter area to include: customer service to constituents; database mining and management; donor/sponsor/advocate relations and communications; management of vendor relations; etc.
Identify, recruit, train and manage high impact volunteers who will assist the organization in growing revenue as well as increasing concern and awareness, specifically in support of Walk to End Alzheimer's, Longest Day, Blondes vs. Brunettes and new third party event generation.
Prepare and distribute communications to volunteers and donors - via email, print, and telephone - based on the Association's communications timeline and additional needs, office and administrative duties.
1-3 years work-related experience in development, marketing, fundraising, nonprofit management or related field
Excellent computer skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office software: Word, Excel. Experience with InDesign and/or Microsoft Publisher a plus
Outstanding verbal and written communications skills, PR and public speaking experience a plus
Detail oriented, adaptable, organized and able to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks.
Ability & willingness to travel as needed (almost entirely within the state).
Ability & willingess to work occasional evening and weekend hours as required.
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