Membership & Fundraising Coordinator

Status: Non-exempt Reports to: Executive Director

Location:  New Orleans

Salary:  32 hours a week at $30,000-$35,000 (depending on experience) plus generous benefit package with possibility of raise to 40 hours a week if funding allows.

OVERVIEW:  

Healthy Gulf is a non-profit organization that works to unite and empower people to protect and restore the natural resources of the Gulf of Mexico region for the benefit of people and wildlife, communities and ecosystems.

We work at the intersection of environmental and justice issues in the Gulf South, acknowledging the disproportionate impact of environmental issues on black, hispanic and indigenous populations. Healthy Gulf has made a commitment to work toward racial equity and inclusion and to engage with our partners to support the interdependent needs of the Gulf’s environment and people in a rapidly changing world.  

Description:    

Healthy Gulf relies on funding from members and supporters because we refuse to take money from big, polluting corporate interests. For us, membership is defined as:
1) $30 annual dues; 2)  $10+ monthly dues; or 3) volunteer support that furthers our campaigns in a meaningful way.

We are currently working to make our membership reflect the rich cultural diversity of the Gulf South region as we often work with Native, Black, Isleño, LatinX, Vietnamese and other communities of color to protect the natural resources they rely on in their coastal communities.

The Membership & Fundraising Coordinator is part of a collaborative team, working to raise individual and business donations needed to support Healthy Gulf’s work.

Key Duties:

The Membership & Fundraising Coordinator works to build and grow our membership and individual giving. Responsibilities include:   

  • Creating  and carrying out a yearly plan for increasing membership;
  • Creating and implementing a plan for renewing members and donors whose credit cards have lapsed and/or online donations have stopped processing;
  • Writing fundraising appeals for direct mail or online giving to increase Healthy Gulf’s individual membership;
  • Working with the Major Gifts Officer to
  • plan for Healthy Gulf’s end of year giving campaign – this will involve reviewing past End of Year fundraising campaigns to get an understanding of past themes and messaging used to run successful campaigns;
  • support business partnerships, working to educate the public, provide informational materials, and support the fundraising activities of partner businesses.
  • organize and coordinate fundraising events
  • Entering and updating member information and tracking one-time gifts and monthly donors in our donor database, EveryAction – training in the use of EveryAction will be provided.
  • Contributing to the Healthy Gulf’s annual report, newsletters, website content, and other communications to members, donors, and the public.

Qualifications

Required:

  • A flexible, creative, entrepreneurial spirit and with a passion for the mission and values of Healthy Gulf
  • 2-3 years of experience in a membership-based organization with a record of success in community fundraising
  • Attention to detail: triple checks information and doesn’t let small errors slide (dealing with member’s financial data)
  • A commitment to recognizing the ways that race and other identities (historically and presently) intersect in the environmental and justice movements
  • Ability to manage a high volume of work with efficiency by strategically prioritizing tasks to maximize time without sacrificing quality
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to help craft clear compelling messages that move people to donate, become a member, or take action
  • Experience working with membership databases or programs
  • High school diploma required

Preferred:

  • Bachelor degree or higher preferred
  • A strong understanding of environmental justice and the importance of elevating leaders in affected communities of color
  • Ability to employ flexibility and creativity in the face of ambiguity and challenge
  • An understanding of Gulf South environmental campaigns and issues

To Apply, submit the following to jobs@healthygulf.org:

  • A cover letter. Within your cover letter, answer the following question in 2 paragraphs or less: The effects of climate change disproportionately affect communities of color. In the Gulf South, how can we ensure equity and inclusion as we adapt to the changing physical landscape that climate change will present us with?
  • a resume
  • 3 references

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, or national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.



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