Society for Science & the Public is well-known for our award-winning magazine, Science News; world class science research competitions: Regeneron Science Talent Search, Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and Broadcom MASTERS; and growing portfolio of Outreach and Equity programs: Science News in High Schools, Advocate Program, Research Teachers Conferences, STEM Research Grants and STEM Action Grants.
We are looking for an Individual Giving and Digital Fundraising Specialist to grow online revenue and support our annual giving, membership, and major gifts programs. This dynamic individual will implement our online solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship strategies. This includes coordinating and creating engaging email appeal campaigns, online forms and surveys, peer to peer fundraisers, crowdfunding campaigns, automated email communication streams, multi-channel efforts, tax acknowledgement letters and emails, e-newsletters, and prospect management and research.
This position reports to the Director of Annual Giving and Membership and will join a collaborative team (Development Operations Manager and Director of Major Gifts) that is building the major donor pipeline by engaging members, Science News subscribers, science competition alumni, and more through our world-renowned programs.
This position calls for a candidate with experience in donor relations, digital fundraising, audience strategy, writing, project management, and – most importantly – a passion for science.
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree, at least 3 years of experience, and experience with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge or other CRM databases, Luminate or similar email marketing platforms, and Microsoft Office. Experience with social media (Facebook) and WordPress is preferred.
This is a full-time position, Monday to Friday (37.5 hours per week). The ability to travel occasionally is necessary. Our office is located near the Dupont Circle and Farragut North Metro stations. This position will be work from home until August 31, 2020 with possible extensions.
Duties and Responsibilities:
SUPPORT FUNDRAISING EFFORTS
Help plan and implement online campaigns and appeals (using Luminate) with the Individual Giving Team and fundraising consultants to grow giving and engagement of our constituents.
Assist with direct mail and online production including draft copy, copy editing, design, data analysis, and reporting.
Coordinate fundraising production schedule, contribution source tracking, and other logistics.
Provide regular reports on fundraising engagement and activity.
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Bachelor’s degree and;
3 years of related fundraising experience
About Society for Science & the Public
Society for Science & the Public (Society) is a champion for science, dedicated to expanding scientific literacy, effective STEM education and scientific research. We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization focused on promoting the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate, and inspire. Since 1921, the Society (formerly known as Science Service) has conveyed the excitement of science and research directly to the public through our award-winning publications and later through our world-class science education competitions. Today, the Society is dedicated to providing concise, accurate, and inspirational science news and opportunities to our nearly 100,000 subscribing members, the 50,000 alumni of our competitions worldwide, and millions of unique online visitors and social media followers.Our HistoryEdward W. Scripps, a renowned journalist, and William Emerson Ritter, a California zoologist, founded Science Service in 1921 with the goal of keeping the public informed of scientific achievements.Scripps and Ritter accomplished their goal by distributing the latest science research to the public through a ne...ws service for reporters. In 1922, due to interest from non-journalists, Science Service started distributing Science News-Letter, which became a magazine in 1926. It quickly grew into a prime source of science news for libraries, schools, and individuals. In 1942, Science Service launched the first of its prestigious education competitions, the Science Talent Search.In 2008, Science Service became Society for Science & the Public in order to better reflect the mission of the organization to advocate for science in the public interest.In 2013, the Society began offering an all-in-one membership and subscription offer that allows subscribers to access Science News in their preferred format and launched a new website that unifies our award-winning publications with our science education and competition programs.Our PublicationsScience News-Letter was renamed Science News in 1966 and its online component was launched in 1996. Now updated continually online, Science News attracts over 12 million unique online viewers annually.In 2003, Science Service launched Science News for Kids. This freely accessible online publication provides interactive interfaces and science news to students, parents, and educators, and is designed to appeal to ages 9 through 14.In 2013, Science News for Kids was renamed Science News for Students and additional educational content was added to the site to better reflect our increasing focus on providing resources aimed at classroom curricula.Our Educational CompetitionsIn 1942, Science Service launched the Science Talent Search (STS), the nation's oldest and most highly regarded science contest for high school seniors, first in partnership with Westinghouse, then with Intel 1998-2016, and now sponsored by Regeneron.In 1950, Science Service created the National Science Fair for high school winners of local and regional science fairs, first held in Philadelphia. In 1958, the fair became international for the first time when Japan, Canada, and Germany joined the competition. This annual fair has since grown into the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) with affiliated fairs in more than 75 countries, regions, and territories.From 1999-2007, Science Service partnered with Discovery Communications, Inc. on the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge. The Society continued the program in 2008 as the Society Middle School Program.In 2010, with the generous support of Broadcom Foundation, the Society launched the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) competition for U.S. 6th-8th grade students. In 2011, the Society launched Broadcom MASTERS International, which reaches middle school students across the world.In 2009, with the generous support of Intel, the Society launched its Fellowship Program providing funds and training to selected U.S. science and math teachers who serve under-resourced students, to enable interested and motivated students to perform high-quality independent scientific research.In 2013, in collaboration with the Tomorrow Project, Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination, and the Intel Foundation, the Society hosted The Future: Powered by Fiction, a science fiction competition for ages 13-25.Also in 2013, the Society partnered with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation on the Science Play and Research Kit (SPARK): Reimagining the 21st Century Chemistry Set competition. This competition was seeking ideas that engage and inspire both children and adults to become more involved in hands-on science.