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Now Hiring: LiveLikeLou Data and Advancement Coordinator

06.17.2022


The LiveLikeLou Foundation is a national nonprofit organization committed to the cause of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and our purpose to leave ALS better than we found it. We do this work in honor of our namesake, baseball Hall of Famer, and Luckiest Man Lou Gehrig, and the more than 16,000 people living with this 100% fatal disease each day across North America.

There are three parts to the LiveLikeLou mission:

  • Raising awareness for the cause of ALS through meaningful philanthropic partnerships, including Lou Gehrig’s Fraternity, Phi Delta Theta, with 170,000 living members, 14,000 undergraduates on nearly 200 college campuses, and our growing communities of support through ALS families, ALS researchers, and industry partners.
  • Supporting ALS research to find treatments or a cure by attracting and retaining ALS researchers and encouraging novel and pre-clinical scientific collaborations through our partnership grants, career development awards, and emerging ALS researchers’ collaboration and learning events.
  • Supporting ALS patients and their families by complementing other patient care organizations with unique offerings such as our nationwide volunteer service programs, Iron Horse Scholarships, and partnership with Hope Loves Company camps for children of ALS families.

The LiveLikeLou Foundation was established in 2018 after experiencing success with its grassroots efforts in western Pennsylvania to honor its namesake, Lou Gehrig, and advance research and support of those impacted by Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS). Founded by Neil and Suzanne Alexander, Neil – like Lou Gehrig – was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and both men courageously lived with ALS.

As the LiveLikeLou Foundation grows its reach, we are adding a part-time member to our staff team to coordinate donation processing, generate donor acknowledgments, and ensure the ongoing integrity and accuracy of our data and constituents (donors, friends, ALS families, volunteers, etc.). Reporting to the LiveLikeLou Foundation Executive Director, the Data and Advancement Services Coordinator will have experience in nonprofit work and an understanding of nonprofit fundraising.

COMPETENCIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as the point person for LiveLikeLou’s donor database, Bloomerang, including:
    • Data entry (updating contact information; creating constituent records)
    • Tracking activity with constituents (logging donor interactions for staff, trustees, and volunteers)
    • Import credit card transactions
    • Process third-party donation portals for matching gifts and employee giving programs
    • Assist with reporting (monthly transactions, appeal performance, stewardship tracking, etc.)
    • Manage honor/memorial gift notifications
    • Develop and maintain procedures and processes related to data integrity and maximizing tools within the database
    • In collaboration with staff based at LiveLikeLou’s headquarters, ensure donations received by mail are acknowledged and tracked appropriately
  • Provide general administrative support for LiveLikeLou staff and trustees as needed

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND QUALIFICATION:

  • Minimum of an associate’s degree preferred, but not required
  • Fundraising database experience required, preferably Bloomerang and/or Salesforce CRM (the LiveLikeLou Foundation operates in Bloomerang with occasional needs to access and/or export data from our philanthropic partner’s system in Salesforce)
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities/activities in an independent and unstructured work setting
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Ability to maintain confidential information with discretion
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to successfully work remotely and independently
  • Proficient computer skills:
    • Microsoft Office
    • Fundraising CRM/database
    • Asana (or other project management tool)
    • MailChimp (or other email management tool)

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

  • Hourly wage will be determined depending on the candidate’s background and experience
  • Benefits are not provided for employees working less than 30 hours per week

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • This is a part-time position estimated at 5-10 hours a week with the opportunity to grow to up to 20 hours a week depending on experience and skillset
  • The successful candidate will be based remotely with opportunities to work from the Phi Delta Theta General Headquarters in Oxford, Ohio
  • Must have the ability to initiate and manage distanced communications/events through Zoom
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working at a computer

INQUIRIES:

Interested candidates should provide a cover letter and resume to Human Resources Specialist Cynthia Buresh (cburesh@phideltatheta.org) by July 15.

 

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