Strategic Initiatives Program Manager

Strategic Initiatives Program Manager

Under the leadership of the Director of Strategic Initiatives of The Winston-Salem Foundation, the Strategic Initiatives Program Manager will provide management and coordination of activities including membership management, fund development, programs and events, and communications for The Women’s Fund (WF) and Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI). The program manager is also responsible for, in collaboration with the Strategic Initiatives Director, the management of the day-to-day operations of WF and BPI.

WSF is a nonprofit community foundation, comprised of over 1,450 funds, that assists people and organizations with their charitable giving, provides financial aid to college students, and makes grants to nonprofit organizations in Forsyth and surrounding North Carolina Piedmont counties. As the oldest foundation in North Carolina, and one of the oldest community foundations in the country, the Foundation is ranked in the largest 45 community foundations and is recognized for its national leadership in building social capital.

The mission of The Winston-Salem Foundation is: To invest in our community by making philanthropy and its benefits available to all. The following values are essential to the work of The Winston-Salem Foundation:

Generosity - To support sharing in all its forms, linking resources with ideas that improve community life
Inclusion - To embrace the contributions of individuals from diverse backgrounds, beliefs, experiences, perspectives
Integrity - To operate with respect, honesty, accountability, and fairness to all
Excellence - To aspire to the highest standards in everything we do

Membership Management and Fund Development
The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem and Black Philanthropy Initiative:

• Assist with the coordination for all fundraising for The Women’s Fund and Black Philanthropy Initiative and build relationships with donors and local partners in partnership with Foundation initiatives committees.
• Manage the Women’s Fund’s member database including entering membership renewal data, new member/group information, and preparing membership listings.
• Create and distribute membership and donor reports including monthly membership reports and quarterly membership dashboards.
• Create and prepare member/donor correspondence.
• Assist members/donors with questions about memberships or donations.

Programs and Events
Will provide staff support to key initiatives committees in the following areas:
• Support, attend and manage volunteer subcommittees for WF and BPI.
• Work with the initiatives committees to coordinate and execute all special events and programs including the WF annual luncheon and BPI annual recognition event.
• Assist with the facilitation of the WF annual grants process, including working with the Grants Committee to review, revise, and distribute grant guidelines and requests for proposals, provide technical assistance to prospective applicants, oversee the grant review and monitoring processes, and manage volunteers.
• Coordinate and manage invitation and RSVP correspondence, sponsorships, event space logistics, caterer, audio-visual support, speakers, and script development, as needed.
• Prepare surveys and collect data for members, donors, and other stakeholders, as needed.

Will provide staff support to key initiatives committees in the following areas:
• Work with the WF and BPI Marketing Committee to coordinate production of written and other marketing materials, including newsletters, member/prospect mailings, collateral materials, special brochures, press releases, and other publications.
• Maintain and update The Women’s Fund Web site and continue to develop the Fund’s social media presence in partnership with the WF Marketing committee.
• Work with the Foundation’s Marketing and Communication’s Department to keep BPI’s webpage up to date in partnership with BPI’s Marketing committee.
• Coordinate the Women’s Fund’s and BPI’s public relations efforts, including sending press releases and responding to inquiries from the media, donors, Women’s Fund members and prospective members, and the community-at-large.
• Prepare written materials for Women’s Fund members that summarize proposals, grantmaking issues, and decisions for their consideration in partnership with the WF Grants committee.
• Participate in regular staff and internal meetings, as needed.
• Provide communications support to Foundation initiatives.

• Commitment to the Foundation’s values
• 3 + years’ experience in development and program management
• Experience with volunteer management
• Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office and Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge
• Outstanding written and oral communication skills and attention to detail
• Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage and execute multiple tasks and work under pressure
• Demonstrated leadership with strong initiative and self-directing skills, creativity, and promotion of innovation
• Ability to function as part of a team and work across teams within an organization
• Ability to interact respectfully with people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and cultures
• Ability to learn and adopt new computer programs and Web site content management systems

The starting salary range is dependent on experience and commensurate with the national community foundation field. Benefits: health and dental insurance are available upon employment; retirement benefits and group disability insurance are available after one year of service; there is an option of a flexible spending plan. The Winston-Salem Foundation is committed to building an inclusive and diverse staff and encourages applications from people of color.

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The Winston-Salem Foundation
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Full Time
Triad Area NC
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To apply, send a letter of interest and resume by February 27, 2018 to:
Leila Warren
The Winston-Salem Foundation
751 West Fourth Street
Suite 200
Winston-Salem, NC 27101