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Job Title: Membership Program Manager

Job Title: Stewardship Assistant Project Manager


Membership Program Manager

LOCATION: Santa Rosa, California
AVAILABILITY: May, 2017
Sonoma Land Trust (SLT) seeks a dynamic individual to play a key role in assessing, developing and managing the membership program, defining and implementing best practices and tracking their effectiveness.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
Sonoma Land Trust is an accredited, nonprofit land trust with a staff of thirty and an annual operating budget of six million. It works to keep the beautiful and varied rural landscapes of Sonoma Land Trust intact for future generations. Many properties acquired by Sonoma Land Trust are transferred to public agencies and other nonprofit organizations. To date, Sonoma Land Trust has protected over 45,000 acres. The organization works in partnership with the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District and other public agencies and nonprofit organizations to accomplish its mission.

ABOUT THE POSITION:
This is an exciting time to work for Sonoma Land Trust. With leadership from the board of directors and a special task force, we are creating a new five-year fundraising plan, an important part of which is re-evaluating the purpose and goals of the membership program.

Currently, SLT has approximately 2,500 individual members, all of whom contribute from $50 to $1,000 annually. We seek to at least double this within three years and create a membership program for corporations. The membership program manager is a key member of the development team, and works closely with the director of philanthropy. The priority for the first twelve to eighteen months will be to focus on retaining and re-acquiring lapsed members, as well as engage volunteers and partners already involved in our work and mission.  New individual member acquisition will be implemented strategically through acquisition mailings (hard copy and electronic) and selected community events.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

Increasing individual memberships:

  • Participate in the review and re-evaluation of the purpose and goals of the membership program
  • Help set ambitious but realistic goals for numbers of individual at various levels
  • Conduct statistical analysis and reporting of membership numbers
  • Help review and refine stewardship activities at each level
  •  Take the lead on implementing agreed upon stewardship strategies
  • Promote the gift membership program with board and others
  • Help assess the member experience, including the implementation of online surveys

Launching corporate membership program:

  • Assist in the creation of the marketing program for business partners, including special marketing strategies for engaging corporate members

    Supporting major gift fundraising:
  • Help research and identify donors who can support our work at higher levels
  •  Organize work according to priorities defined in strategic plan and fundraising plan
  • Be able to work in an environment where there are metrics for staff productivity and quarterly goals for new, renewed and acquired members, as well as goals for identifying donors who can give at higher levels. Coordinate with other managers, directors and coordinators outside of the development department to achieve goals
  • Produce monthly reports and track progress. Review and report on giving trends.

    Marketing and event support:
  • Enhance our capacity to design and implement marketing campaigns to grow membership.
  • Manage our mid-level donor program, all of whom are members.
  • Plan, develop, and implement renewal and special appeal program utilizing direct mail and email campaigns.
  • Utilize volunteers in membership program, staff events, etc.
  •  Work with internal partners, such as the communications department to promote membership through various communications outlets and events
  • Review journals and periodicals for new prospects as well as for information pertinent to current prospects and donors and add information to donor database records

    Qualifications and requirements:
  • BA/BS from an accredited college or university
  •  Three years or more of related experience in non-profit fundraising preferred
  • Strong analytical skills for evaluating the effectiveness of membership strategies and adjusting when necessary
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Experience with donor database software such as eTapestry, Salesforce or Raiser’s Edge preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Experience managing programs and working across departments
  • Able to take initiative and lead projects, as well as take direction
  •  Experience supervising staff, volunteers and/or interns
  • Ability to use good judgment, work independently and as a team, and prioritize tasks to accommodate deadlines
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills and sense of humor
  •  Ability to handle highly confidential information with discretion
  • High proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook required
  • Flexibility to work evening and weekend hours
  • Commitment to the mission of Sonoma Land Trust
  • Must have a vehicle to use for SLT business, a valid driver’s license, and personal auto insurance
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds

Schedule and Salary:
This is a full time, permanent position. Sonoma Land Trust offers competitive salaries and benefits. Salary for this position is contingent on experience and qualifications.

To Apply:
Please e-mail a letter introducing yourself and a copy of your resume to staffing@sonomalandtrust.org . Please: no phone calls, drop-ins or paper.

Hiring Process:
Deadline for applications is June 8, 2017. The position is open until filled.  We will acknowledge by e-mail receipt of each application within a week of receipt.


Stewardship Assistant Project Manager

LOCATION: SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA
AVAILABILITY: Immediately

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
Sonoma Land Trust (SLT) is an accredited, nonprofit land trust founded in 1976 with a staff of thirty-one. SLT’s mission is to protect the scenic, natural, agricultural, and open landscapes of Sonoma County for the benefit of the community and future generations. To date, SLT has protected over 45,000 acres. The organization works in partnership with the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District and other public agencies and nonprofit organizations to accomplish its mission.

ABOUT THE POSITION:
This position supports all aspects of preserve stewardship in eastern Sonoma County and may assist with regional programs. It assists in the development and management of annual work plans and budgets and is responsible for coordinating natural resource assessments, management, and restoration projects; infrastructure maintenance; outreach and volunteer coordination; and administrative functions.  Coordinating and communicating internally with many individuals and departments is a vital function. Interacting with volunteers, the public, contractors and representatives of partner organizations occurs regularly. Excelling in this position requires resourcefulness, self-motivation and initiative (a good sense of humor helps as well).

Essential Duties:
Administrative

  • Research and assemble information necessary for the preparation of preserve management plans and strategies
  • Develop and manage preserve work plans and budgets
  • Draft and manage contracts and contractors for a wide variety of functions and needs, including infrastructure repair and ecological services
  • Recruit, train and supervise student interns and coordinate their activities in the office and the field
  • Prepare and/or review documents or articles to promote stewardship project activities
  • Occasionally deliver oral presentations to public and private institutions and at SLT events
  • Adhere to SLT finance, human resource, and records policies and procedures
  • Assist with activities at SLT events

Field Work

  • Inspect and monitor preserves to assess present conditions, including infrastructure such as roads and gates, agricultural structures such as fences and troughs, natural resource conditions, and public recreation facilities such as trails. Implement improvements as necessary
  • Coordinate ecological management projects, including surveying plants, controlling weeds, promoting native plant species, and restoring habitats
  • Implement wildlife and plant monitoring plans; collect, manage and analyze natural resource data; draft reports as appropriate
  • Organize and lead volunteers and group volunteer workdays in many aspects of preserve management and monitoring, and direct the Glen Oaks Ranch Trail Crew; support volunteer placement and oversee training; establish annual Trail Crew work plans; coordinate supplies and tools; supervise volunteers
  • Conduct minor facilities maintenance such as debris removal, building maintenance, trail clearing, and tool maintenance. Ensure that National Historic Registry rules and guidelines are adhered to where appropriate
  • Ensure that conservation easement and other legal requirements are adhered to on preserves
  • Support the organization’s education, development, and public outreach and hike programs. Greet and orient botanists, birders, partner groups, and researchers utilizing Sonoma Land Trust’s preserves. Ensure that safety protocols are followed

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in conservation, natural resources management, or similar focus
  • Minimum of two years of related professional experience
  • Familiarity with California flora
  • Must be able to hike up to 10 miles per day over steep and rugged terrain, occasionally in isolated locations, and be able to lift and carry up to 40 pounds
  •  Ability to use hand tools and some mechanical equipment such as weed whackers
  • Must possess good orienteering skills, including the ability to read and interpret maps and find position using a compass
  • Proficiency with computer operations; Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint in a Windows environment, internet use
  • Skill with GPS data collection and management. ARC GIS software experience helpful.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends required
  • Must have a vehicle to use for SLT business, a valid driver’s license, and personal auto insurance

Personal Qualities:

  • Close attention to detail and accuracy and excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and be productive within assigned time frames
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, comfort with public speaking, and ability to interact productively as part of a team and with the public
  • Experience and/or willingness to learn to drive a large 4x4 pickup truck, occasionally over rough terrain
  • A good sense of humor and commitment to the mission of Sonoma Land Trust.

Schedule and Salary:
This is a full time, permanent position. Sonoma Land Trust offers competitive salaries and benefits. Salary for this position is contingent on experience and qualifications.

To Apply:
Please e-mail a letter introducing yourself and a copy of your resume to staffing@sonomalandtrust.org. Please: no phone calls, drop-ins or paper.

Hiring Process:
Deadline for applications is July 27, 2017. The position is open until filled.  We will acknowledge by e-mail receipt of each application within a week of receipt.

 

 

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