Thank you for your interest in a position with the International Wolf Center. We seek to employ individuals interested in furthering our mission. Full and part-time positions will be posted on this page and it is recommended that you submit your resume as they become available.
The International Wolf Center offers two wolf education internships throughout the year. Typically internships are offered during the summer months and academic school year, although timing may change depending on programming needs. A degree in environmental education or related field, or prior teaching experience is preferred for the position.
Title: Membership Engagement Specialist FLSA: Full-Time, Exempt position Department: Development Reports To: Director of Communications and Engagement Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota Salary Range: $40,000 – $50,000
The International Wolf Center (IWC) is an educational organization that works to advance the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future.
All IWC employees are expected to represent IWC in the most positive manner with all members of IWC’s community and to interact effectively with IWC’s diverse group of staff, board members, volunteers, inters and partners. We expect all IWC employees to upload the organizations mission, adhere to organizational standards of objectivity and scientific accuracy in all program activities, and handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
The Membership Engagement Specialist is responsible for supporting the Development department of the International Wolf Center by building and managing relationships with members and donors, working with the member/donor database and systems, supporting member/donor events, and assisting the Director of Communications and Engagement and the board Development Committee as needed on fundraising efforts. Often the first point of contact with the International Wolf Center, this position is responsible for maintaining positive verbal and written communication at all times.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Membership Engagement 60%
Deepen and expand interaction between IWC and its members and donors.
Answer and return calls and emails from members with questions or concerns
Make follow up calls with members and donors to clarify gifts and to thank them for increased support
Prepare and deliver gift acknowledgement letters, board thank you notes, new donor letters, anniversary cards, etc…
Maintain a working knowledge of IWC programs, wolf recovery issues and the IWC Ambassador Pack in order to be able to discuss these topics with members.
Collaborate with the Director of Communications and Engagement on updating and monitoring the annual development calendar to ensure year-round engagement and stewardship of individual donors
Help the communications team execute a messaging and communications strategy for building a sustained base of donors.
Fundraising Support 20%
Provide fundraising support for Executive Director, Director of Communication and Engagement and Development Committee, including document creation, donor research and donor prep.
Provide logistical support for live and virtual fundraising events including the Howl at the Moon gala and Give to the Wolves online fundraiser.
Assist with updating the IWC online presence for membership and fundraising both on the IWC main website and other third-party sites. Ensure that the Center is registered as a charitable entity in various states as needed
Database Support 15%
Work with Membership Assistant to enter and acknowledge all contributed income and constituent information accurately and timely
Create and maintain ongoing database queries, reports, and lists as needed
Collaborate with and provide data to the finance department for monthly reconciliation
Other duties and responsibilities 5%
Performs other functions as necessary or as assigned; this includes but is not limited to special projects as assigned by the Director of Communication and Engagement or other department heads
Two years’ fundraising, communications, or other relevant experience
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality
Enthusiasm for equity, inclusion, diversity, and access with an openness to learning
Ability to work independently with limited supervision, willing to handle concurrent tasks and make appropriate judgments and decisions
Bachelor’s degree in a related field
Demonstrated experience and understanding of nonprofit membership engagement and fundraising strategies
Experience working with Raiser’s Edge or other fundraising database
Able to sit for long periods, stand, walk on level surfaces and up and down stairs, and carry/lift up to 30 pounds
Able to work occasional weekends and evenings to support member/donor events
Email a cover letter, resume, salary history, salary expectations with Engagement Specialist in the subject line to: email@example.com. Application materials will be accepted until October 15, 2021. Applicants invited to interview for this position will be required to submit references. For questions regarding this position, please send inquiries by email to firstname.lastname@example.org No phone calls, please.
The International Wolf Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future.