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Project Coordinator, Direct Response

Project Coordinator, Direct Response

Location: West Chester, PA, preferred; other locations considered for exceptional candidates

Type of position:  Full-time; entry-level 

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience

American Philanthropic’s direct response group helps nonprofits acquire new donors and cultivate a deeper relationship with current supporters by planning, consulting on, and executing direct mail, digital outreach, and other integrated fundraising campaigns. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

As a Project Coordinator, Direct Response, you will be responsible for supporting American Philanthropic’s consultants in producing integrated fundraising engagements by assisting in a variety of duties including overall project management, coordinating tasks among internal and external stakeholders, ensuring deadlines are met, managing print and digital production, proofing design and copy, and maintaining quality control for each project. You will work closely with other members of the American Philanthropic staff and with outside contractors to ensure we meet a high standard of excellence in serving our clients. This position will report to the Senior Consultant, Direct Response, and will also work closely with all consultants across the company. This role will have minimal direct client contact, though this may grow over time.  

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Acquiring and developing a deep technical and strategic understanding of direct mail and digital fundraising techniques, strategies, and tactics;
  • Managing and overseeing the production of integrated fundraising campaigns from initiation to completion for multiple clients;
  • Managing and monitoring timelines, schedules, deadlines, for multiple concurrent direct response projects, each with individual tasks and milestones;
  • Completing tasks efficiently, accurately, and on time by taking ownership of each project assignment;
  • Interacting professionally by phone and email with internal and external partners including consultants, outside partners, designers, copywriters, list brokers, and printers;
  • Learning and perfecting working knowledge and experience with protocols related to direct mail, digital initiatives, design software, data analysis, and Salesforce among others;
  • Proofing and reviewing project deliverables such as appeal letters, emails, landing pages, and other campaign contents with an exceptional eye for detail; and
  • Providing other routine assistance related to the company’s direct response services as needed.

You do not need experience in each of these areas in order to apply but will need to become proficient over time through self-study, mentorship, and real-time experience. Ideally, you will be located near American Philanthropic’s West Chester office, but other locations may be considered for exceptional candidates. You should be willing to spend up to four days per month in travel, though it will typically be minimal.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Some professional experience, ideally 1–3 years in a direct response capacity, is preferred. Well-honed organizational skills, attention to detail, keen intelligence, and ability to shift quickly between tasks required; experience in project management of direct response, marketing and creative initiatives is preferred.

In addition, you should 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 join a specialized department that is helping to build a fast-growing consulting and services firm into a major force in the philanthropic sphere.

To excel and advance at American Philanthropic over time, you would need to demonstrate:

  • Strong communication and collegiality, as well as a capacity to build personal relationships of trust and respect both with clients and colleagues;
  • An exceptional ability to multi-task, effectively managing many competing deadlines and client priorities with a high degree of prudence and conscientiousness;
  • Excellent writing, analytical, and organizational skills, as demonstrated by consistently thorough and thoughtful execution of client work;
  • Capacity to take personal ownership of projects, accomplish tasks, and manage up to other colleagues;
  • A strong work ethic, humble manner, and demonstrated willingness to go above and beyond when necessary
  • An effective contribution to company culture, exhibiting an attitude both internally and externally that supports American Philanthropic’s development as a company that values practical wisdom, excellence, integrity, hard work, and conviviality.

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Analyst

Analyst

Location: Phoenix, AZ; West Chester, PA; Oak Park, IL; Denver, CO; or Raleigh, NC preferred.

Type of position: Full-time, entry level   

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience

JOB DESCRIPTION:

As an Analyst at American Philanthropic, you will be responsible for supporting American Philanthropic’s consultants in client engagements by assisting with a variety of projects, including research, writing, and administrative tasks. You will work closely with other members of the American Philanthropic staff and with contractors to ensure that the firm continues to meet a high standard of excellence in serving its clients and fulfilling its obligations. This role will have minimal direct client contact, though this could change over time.

The sort of work in which you may be engaged includes:

  • Researching and writing profiles of donors and donor prospects;
  • Reviewing and ensuring quality of research produced by others;
  • Inputting data into Salesforce;
  • Coordinating and tracking research projects and ensuring timely delivery;
  • Reviewing, editing, and/or writing grant proposals, solicitation letters, and other documents;
  • Editing, proof-reading, and other communications-related tasks.
  • Assisting senior staff with administrative tasks as needed, such as travel arrangements and expense filing;
  • Assisting with office-related duties as requested;
  • Representing the firm at client meetings, conferences, seminars, and other events;
  • Assisting with the performance of other company-related tasks as needed.

You do not need experience in each of these areas in order to apply. Ideally, you will be located near one of American Philanthropic’s offices. You should be willing to spend up to 4 days per month in travel, depending on client needs, but this will typically be minimal.  

QUALIFICATIONS:

Some professional experience, ideally in a non-profit setting. Well-honed organizational skills, attention to detail, keen intelligence, and ability to shift quickly between tasks required; experience in project management is preferred. Liberal arts background preferred. You must be able to take personal ownership of projects and be passionate about helping our 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 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 join a specialized department that is helping to build a fast-growing consulting and services firm into a major force in the philanthropic sphere.

To excel and advance at American Philanthropic over time, you would need to demonstrate:

  • Strong communication and collegiality, as well as a capacity to build personal relationships of trust and respect both with clients and colleagues;
  • An exceptional ability to multi-task, effectively managing many competing deadlines and client priorities with a high degree of prudence and conscientiousness;
  • Excellent writing, analytical, and organizational skills, as demonstrated by consistently thorough and thoughtful execution of client work;
  • Capacity to take personal ownership of projects, accomplish tasks, and manage up to other colleagues;
  • A strong work ethic, humble manner, and demonstrated willingness to go above and beyond when necessary; and
  • An effective contribution to company culture, exhibiting an attitude both internally and externally that supports American Philanthropic’s development as a company that values practical wisdom, excellence, integrity, hard work, and conviviality.

Submit your application

Senior Consultant

Senior Consultant

Location: Phoenix, AZ; West Chester, PA; Oak Park, IL; Denver, CO; or Raleigh, NC preferred. Remote considered.

Type of position:  Full-time  

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience

JOB DESCRIPTION:

As a senior consultant at American Philanthropic, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing multiple ongoing client projects and facilitating strong client relationships. You will work with other members of the American Philanthropic staff and with contractors to ensure that the firm continues to meet a high standard of excellence in serving its clients and fulfilling its obligations.

The sort of work in which you may be engaged includes:

  • Leading client engagements;
  • Providing project management and support for other staff on larger engagements;
  • Assisting with the creation of strategic organizational, development, and communications plans;
  • Advising and coaching clients on how to strengthen their development and institutional-advancement programs;
  • Consulting regularly with clients—both personally and via e-mail, conference calls, etc.—on a wide range of management, development, and communications projects and issues;
  • Assisting with development-related audits, analysis, and research;
  • Researching qualified donor prospects;
  • Reviewing, editing, and/or writing grant proposals, solicitation letters, and other documents;
  • Managing and/or advising on client direct-mail and donor-cultivation programs;
  • Advising on client messaging and assisting with the creation of client collateral material;
  • Editing and other communications-related tasks;
  • Representing the firm at client meetings, conferences, seminars, and other events;
  • Assisting with company business development efforts, including maintaining current clients and helping to bring in new clients; and
  • Performing other company-related tasks as needed.

You do not need experience in each of these areas in order to apply. Ideally, you will be located near one of American Philanthropic’s offices, but a remote position may be considered for exceptional candidates. You should be willing to spend 4–8 days per month in travel, depending on client needs.

QUALIFICATIONS:

You should have 6+ years of professional experience, including at least 2 years in nonprofit development or foundation operations. Liberal arts background preferred. You should have a portfolio that demonstrates keen intelligence, strong organization and project management skills, success in managing multiple projects simultaneously, a high degree of personal initiative and conscientiousness, and superb interpersonal skills. You must take personal ownership of projects and be passionate about helping our 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 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 the philanthropic sphere.

To excel and advance at American Philanthropic over time, you would need to demonstrate:

  • Strong communication and collegiality, as well as a capacity to build personal relationships of trust and respect both with clients and colleagues;
  • An exceptional ability to multi-task, effectively managing many competing deadlines and client priorities with a high degree of prudence and conscientiousness;
  • Excellent writing, analytical, and organizational skills, as demonstrated by consistently thorough and thoughtful execution of client work;
  • Capacity to take personal ownership of projects, accomplish tasks, and manage up to other colleagues;
  • A strong work ethic, humble manner, and demonstrated willingness to go above and beyond when necessary; and
  • An effective contribution to company culture, exhibiting an attitude both internally and externally that supports American Philanthropic’s development as a company that values practical wisdom, excellence, integrity, hard work, and conviviality.

Submit your application

Consultant

Consultant

Location: Phoenix, AZ; West Chester, PA; Oak Park, IL; Denver, CO; or Raleigh, NC preferred. Remote considered.

Type of position: Full-time         

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience

JOB DESCRIPTION:

As a consultant at American Philanthropic, you will be responsible for providing project management support for multiple ongoing client engagements, working with other members of the American Philanthropic staff and with contractors to ensure that the firm continues to meet a high standard of excellence in serving its clients and fulfilling its obligations.

The sort of work in which you may be engaged includes:

Client Communications and Project Management

  • Scheduling client calls, setting client call agendas, participating in client calls and meetings, taking notes, and sending follow-up tasks;
  • Taking the lead, when possible, in client communications;
  • Tracking client deliverables and ensuring their timely delivery;
  • Managing tracking sheets, development calendars, moves management, and other planning tools for both internal and external use;
  • Coordinating with internal and external parties such as researchers, designers, mail-houses, printers, etc. as needed;
  • Sending monthly client reports as needed;

Creation of Client Deliverables

  • Reviewing, editing, and/or writing grant proposals, solicitation letters, and other documents;
  • Researching qualified donor prospects;
  • Assisting with the creation of client collateral materials, including drafting content and coordinating design and printing as necessary;
  • Assisting with the creation of strategic organizational, development, and communications audits and plans;
  • Editing, proof-reading, and other communications-related tasks;

Administrative and Other Tasks

  • Assisting senior staff with administrative tasks as needed, such as travel arrangements and expense filing;
  • Assisting with office-related duties as requested;
  • Representing the firm at client meetings, conferences, seminars, and other events;
  • Assisting with the performance of other company-related tasks as needed.

You do not need experience in each of these areas in order to apply. Ideally, you will be located near one of American Philanthropic’s offices, but a remote position may be considered for exceptional candidates. You should be willing to spend 4–6 days per month in travel, depending on client needs.

QUALIFICATIONS:

You should have 2+ years of professional experience, including some time spent in nonprofit development or programs or foundation operations. Liberal arts background preferred. You should have a portfolio that demonstrates keen intelligence, strong organization and project management skills, success in managing multiple projects simultaneously, a high degree of personal initiative and conscientiousness, and superb interpersonal skills. You must take personal ownership of projects and be passionate about helping our 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 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 the philanthropic sphere.

To excel and advance at American Philanthropic over time, you would need to demonstrate:

  • Strong communication and collegiality, as well as a capacity to build personal relationships of trust and respect both with clients and colleagues;
  • An exceptional ability to multi-task, effectively managing many competing deadlines and client priorities with a high degree of prudence and conscientiousness;
  • Excellent writing, analytical, and organizational skills, as demonstrated by consistently thorough and thoughtful execution of client work;
  • Capacity to take personal ownership of projects, accomplish tasks, and manage up to other colleagues;
  • A strong work ethic, humble manner, and demonstrated willingness to go above and beyond when necessary; and
  • An effective contribution to company culture, exhibiting an attitude both internally and externally that supports American Philanthropic’s development as a company that values practical wisdom, excellence, integrity, hard work, and conviviality.

Submit your application

 



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