Founded in 1947, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit organization dedicated to the simple but powerful belief that hard work, honesty and determination can conquer all obstacles. The Association honors the achievements of outstanding leaders who have accomplished remarkable successes in spite of adversity by bestowing upon them the Horatio Alger Award and inducting them as lifetime Members.
Horatio Alger Members support promising young people with the resources and confidence needed to overcome adversity in pursuit of their version of the American Dream through higher education. Through the generosity of its Members and friends, the Association annually awards $18 million in need-based scholarships to more than 1,800 students across the United States and Canada. The Association also provides services to enable its Scholars to succeed personally, academically and professionally. Since 1984, the Association has awarded more than $245 million in undergraduate, graduate, military veteran and career and technical education scholarships to more than 35,000 deserving students.
For more information, please visit www.horatioalger.org.
Reporting directly to the Associate Executive Director and working closely with the Senior Manager of Membership Programs, the Membership & Development Coordinator supports the planning and implementation of the membership and development activities of the Horatio Alger Association. This is a full-time onsite position requiring a six-month probationary and review period. Growth opportunities are available.
This position includes the possibility of travel to various events and meetings, with a maximum of approximately 15 days per year spent traveling. While travel outside of the D.C. region is not required, it is encouraged. Occasionally during these trips, there may be a need to work outside of regular hours due to the nature of the event.
- Participate in the planning and coordinate the implementation of membership programs and services:
- Produce, disseminate and archive membership correspondence
- Respond to requests and inquiries from the membership
- Maintain membership records in Salesforce
- Support the design of membership engagement strategies
- Set up and maintain membership engagement campaigns in Salesforce
- Coordinate the onboarding of new Members, Life Partners, Legacy Ambassadors, and Friends of Distinction
- Coordinate the production of information packets, reports and presentations
- Participate in the production, review and editing of publications and audiovisual materials, in coordination with the publications and production teams
- Participate in planning and implementation of events (e.g., Horatio Alger Awards, membership and leadership meetings), in coordination with the events team
- Participate in the planning and coordinate the implementation of development initiatives, including:
- Support the design of development strategies
- Produce and maintain development lists
- set up and maintain development campaigns in Salesforce
- Produce, disseminate and archive development correspondence and materials
- Maintain development calendars and records
- Produce grant applications and funding proposals
- Respond to inquiries from donors and provide information about programs, services and giving options
- Liaise with the accounting department
- Receive pledges; collect missing pledge information; file pledge documentation
- Resolve pledge questions and enter pledges in Salesforce
Qualifications and Skills
- Bachelor’s degree
- Minimum two years of relevant experience
- Appreciation for the American Dream and the free-enterprise system
- Excellent writing and editing skills
- Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office
- Experience with managing and processing data, and generating reports and presentations
- Highly organized with strong time-management and prioritization skills
- Flexibility and ability to multitask and pivot between priorities
- Highly driven, self-motivated, and intellectually curious
- Ability to think creatively and analytically, and to solve problems
- Efficiency- and results-oriented
- Reliable and dependable with strong work ethic and attention to detail
- Ability to work as part of a team while taking initiative and working independently
- Professionalism, integrity, formality, and courteousness
- Ability to occasionally work on evenings and weekends
- Experience with Salesforce or other fundraising/donor/CRM databases (e.g., Raiser’s Edge, Neon, etc.)
- Customer relations/service experience
- Technological savviness
Compensation & Benefits
The projected salary range for this role is $70,000-85,000, contingent upon the specific skills and experience of the selected candidate. We are also willing to explore higher compensation for an exceptional candidate or a lower range for a promising, less experienced candidate.
The Horatio Alger Association offers a comprehensive benefits package:
- Health, dental, vision insurance
- Disability insurance
- Life insurance
- Flexible spending account
- 403(b) with employer matching
- Parking or transportation stipend
- Paid time off and parental leave
- Tuition assistance
- Employee assistance program
The Horatio Alger Association is also committed to the continuous training and professional development of its team members.
The Horatio Alger Association, a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit organization, values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. The Association is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, national origin, political affiliation, age, disability, or any other protected status. All employment decisions are based on merit and individual qualifications, performance, business needs, and job requirements. The Association is also committed to maintaining an environment that encourages and fosters appropriate conduct among all persons and respect for individual values. The Association’s policies, as outlined above, extend beyond its staff to its Members, Scholars, Alumni, volunteers, associates/contractors/vendors, and affiliates.
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials (in order) in one PDF document:
- Cover letter outlining the following points:
- Your interpretation of the American Dream and its personal or familial relevance
- Your motivation for pursuing this role and the qualities that make you a suitable candidate
- Why you are an excellent fit for the Horatio Alger Association and its mission
Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: talentmarket.org/apply-for-your-dream-job/
Questions can be directed to Bailey Drouant, Outreach Manager at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected].
There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled.
While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.
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