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Donor Relations Specialist

Dayton Children’s Hospital

Job Summary Reporting to the Director of Major & Planned Gifts, the Donor Relations Specialist...

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Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Major & Planned Gifts, the Donor Relations Specialist is responsible for successfully developing and overseeing implementation of a creative and strategic donor relations plan that enriches relationships between donors and hospital. The primary objectives of this position are to identify and enhance donor relations initiatives, especially for major and planned gift donors; steward key stakeholders; create meaningful donor communications, coordinate grateful family interactions and manage donor recognition programs. This position will support major gift initatives, capital campaigns and planned giving program for Dayton Children's. This role will also require a great deal of collaboration with broader development team, marketing and other internal constituents.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

1.     Donor Relations/Stewardship - 40%

- Develop, regularly review and oversee implementation of department wide donor relations plan that enriches relationships between donors and hospital
- Work with gift officers to create and implement personalized stewardship plans for top donors
- Manage a stewardship portfolio of existing donors and key stakeholders
- Conduct research on best practices and provide data for developing long-term stewardship plans
- Manage production and delivery of impact reports, update mailings, videos and other stewardship materials to educate, engage, inspire and thank major/planned gift donors
- Facilitate tours, physician meetings, ambassador thank you’s and other high impact engagement opportunities with donors, as appropriate
- Recommend and develop acknowledgement strategies that ensure major/planned gift donors are thanked in timely and meaningful way (i.e. thank you letter updates, thank you call program, letters from physicians, etc.)
- Lead series of stewardship and cultivation events to engage top prospects and donors (including ABG, campaign and major gift donors)
- Plan targeted engagement events for various constituencies, including former board members and professional advisors
- Prepare event briefing documents for hospital president, volunteer leaders and development staff
- Assist with managing and stewarding key volunteer groups including professional advisors, clinician allies and campaign volunteers
- Manage donor relations budget

2.     Donor Communication - 40%

- Collaborate with marketing to develop donor materials for campaigns and other major gift initiatives
- Coordinate planned giving marketing and communication efforts
- Assist with crafting media releases, blog posts and other communication to announce leadership gifts, campaign milestones, etc.
- Make recommendations and write articles for Dayton Children’s electronic and print publications related to events, donor recognition and fundraising successes, as needed

3.     Project Management & Support - 10%

- Manage projects that support the campaign, major/planned gift program, and larger foundation.
- Lead coordination of special projects, as assigned.
- Provide donor relations expertise and support for other projects and initiatives as needed.

4.     Donor Recognition - 10%

- Oversee donor recognition for capital campaigns, major gift initiatives and ETM/ABG Societies
- Track master list of naming opportunities and coordinate with facilities department on size and location of signage
- Work with gift officers to confirm sign language
- Provide input on donor recognition guidelines and policies

Performs other duties as assigned.

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PR Intern

USA, Remote, $32,000 pa, 3 month contract

About Dataswift

Dataswift is the technology infrastructure company powering Data Economy 2.0 – the ethical data economy. Using our products, individuals, enterprises, and developers give, take and use personal data responsibly. Individuals get full ownership and control of their data. Developers and organisations get the APIs and tools they need to build scalable, data-rich applications with privacy and compliance built-in.

Your Strategic Value to the Company

Help Dataswift drive awareness around privacy-centric contact tracing and how they can be utilised to defeat the resurgence of COVID-19 in Ohio and nationally.

Are you an aspiring Public Relations Intern looking for an opportunity to advance your skills and career in a great working environment? If you are a smart, ambitious and creative natural communicator who likes the excitement of new challenges and who is able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, we have the perfect job for you!

We are looking for a hardworking Public Relations Intern to support day-to-day operations in our Marketing department and help us manage the relationship with a PR Agency in the US.

This role will initially be on a temporary 3 month contract, with a possibility for a permanent opportunity to arise. We are looking for someone to start with us on the 1st of September 2020.

What you will be doing as our PR...

  • Provide assistance with the execution of the company’s US PR strategy
  • Provide strategic input and feedback on PR initiatives
  • Suggest innovative ideas for engaging content
  • Build long-term relationships with all relevant stakeholders (PR Agency)
  • Assist in the management of content across social media platforms and websites
  • Write media announcements and press releases
  • Manage the relationship with the US based PR Agency
  • Provide assistance in scheduling and coordinating of different events
  • Conduct research and perform market analysis
  • Complete administrative duties

You will definitely need:

  • Passion and a true interest in the PR industry
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Applicable knowledge of copywriting and editing
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral due to only remote work)
  • Experience with social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook etc.)
  • Aptitude in presentation and public speaking
  • Current enrolment or recently graduated in a BSc/BA/MBA/MSc in PR, communications, journalism or similar relevant field
  • Attention to details

You will be perfect if you have:

  • A homebase in the US (preferably Ohio)
  • Know-how in website management to update press clippings
  • Prior work experience with PR agencies
  • Have an interest in the tech start-up world

In your first 3 months, you will work on:

  • An exciting project together with a renown PR Agency

You’ll benefit from:

  • Distributed working - everyone on the team works remotely
  • Access to mental health professionals and mental health days>>
  • The support of a passionate, expert team of marketers
  • A fast-paced work environment - you’ll never be bored

Dataswift Culture & Values

We believe in the diversity of our team and we don’t judge based on gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, history, culture, geography, nationality or your secret aversion to coriander. If you feel you don’t match every single specification, reach out to us at [email protected] to discuss your options further.

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