Location: West Chester, PA, strongly preferred
Type of position: Full-time
Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience
As the Senior Consultant in our Direct Response department, you will be responsible for working directly with clients to conceptualize and execute direct response strategies; managing the direct response group, including building staff and systems; and cultivating current and prospective clients for direct response engagements.
In this position, you would be responsible for:
You will work from American Philanthropic’s West Chester, PA, office. You will report directly to one of the firm’s managing consultants or partners and should be willing to spend at least five days per month (on average) in travel. This position is a management role with a growing staff.
You should have at least ten years of professional experience, including at least five years in nonprofit development, direct response, or consulting, with a track record of progressive responsibility—including management—over time. Good familiarity with direct response practices, writing, and execution required. Liberal arts background preferred. Most importantly, you should be able to demonstrate keen intelligence, a track record of success in managing multiple projects simultaneously, a high degree of personal initiative and conscientiousness, and superb interpersonal skills. Familiarity with Salesforce is a plus but not necessarily expected.
You must have facility with basic computer software programs and social-media platforms, be an excellent writer, a fast learner, and a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced work environment. You must take personal ownership of projects, consistently meet deadlines, make progress on projects with minimal supervision, and be passionate about helping clients succeed. Ideally, you will be a generalist who can adapt quickly to new situations and bring intellectual order out of sometimes ambiguous and opaque information environments.
In addition, you should be able to demonstrate considerable facility with contemporary American political, cultural, sociological, and economic discourse, especially as those realms of thinking impinge upon civil society. You must be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to the American Philanthropic mission of strengthening society’s “little platoons”—the independent mediating institutions and voluntary associations that constitute civil society and are vital to human flourishing. And you should be enthusiastic about the opportunity to help build a fast-growing consulting and services firm into a major force in American philanthropy.
To apply, please send a cover letter, a resume, and several brief writing samples to Jennifer Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org. If selected for screening, you may be asked to complete a writing assignment as part of the interview process.
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