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Company Name:
Mercy Corps
PROGRAM/ DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:
Mercy Corps helps people turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve. Driven by local needs, our programs provide communities in the world's toughest places - places like Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and Haiti - with the tools and support they need to transform their own lives.
Resource Development (RD) staff work in three main areas: 1) raising private funds and cultivating and maintaining relationships with private donors; 2) defining the agency's brand, raising our public profile and sharing stories about our work by engaging with the media, the public, and our supporters and producing a wide range of online and offline communications; and 3)
teaching
visitors to our Portland Action Center about issues of global poverty and engaging them in efforts to end it.
The RD team includes several dozen dynamic professionals who possess a wide range of skills. We are database managers, web developers, internet marketers and
public relations
experts. We are writers, designers, photographers and teachers. We are fundraisers with expertise in direct response, online,
community
, major gift and corporate giving. We are specialists in fundraising analysis, stewardship, prospecting and customer service. Most of all, we are passionate about Mercy Corps' mission and dedicated to supporting our worldwide team that's improving the lives of 19 million people in 36 countries.
GENERAL
position
SUMMARY:
The Direct Response Marketing Officer implements direct mail, monthly giving and telemarketing appeals and acquisition campaigns to support Mercy Corps' worldwide humanitarian mission. S/he works to increase the effectiveness of current direct response fundraising strategies and create an engaging experience for donors and key constituents.
ESSENTIAL
job
FUNCTIONS:
Coordinate and implement direct mail, monthly giving and telemarketing campaigns.
Review direct mail and monthly giving strategies, copy, art, codes and invoices. Provide feedback to writers and vendors.
Draft and review data select requests for fundraising appeals, and coordinate instructions between vendor and internal Database
manager
.
Review telemarketing strategies, scripts and pledge letters.
Review monthly receipt updates for Partners In Mercy donors by assigning topics, developing beneficiary stories, editing copy and managing mail house setups. Responsible for finding, purchasing and maintaining inventory for PIM anniversary gifts and donor premiums.
Track results of direct response campaigns, including running reports out of Raisers Edge and other analysis tasks as assigned.
Execute acknowledgment strategy for all grassroots donations, including maintaining receipt schedule, maintaining inventory, reviewing copy, and coordination with other team members.
Ensure that deadlines are met for each project at each stage of production. Work with each person involved to uphold the fundraising or communication goals.
Proofread direct response marketing campaign materials and provide the final sign-off to vendors.
Conduct research and communicate with program staff to gather information necessary for production of fundraising materials; update dollar handle document twice a year.
Communicate with Development Operations and Donor
services
about marketing goals and plans, solicit their feedback on qualitative donor response metrics, and rectify donor complaints as needed.
Maintain sample library of all fundraising and communication materials; maintain editorial calendar of fundraising campaigns.
Other duties as assigned.
Organizational Learning: As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve - we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
Accountability to Beneficiaries: Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None
ACCOUNTABILITY:
REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Manager, Direct Response Marketing
WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Direct Response Engagement and Marketing; Development Operations; MarComms; Major Gifts team; fundraising consultants; vendors.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
BA/S in Marketing, Communications, or relevant field, or equivalent work experience.
At least two years of experience in direct response fundraising or related field.
Experience with marketing concepts and strategy, graphic design, editing, copywriting, proofreading, printing, and production.
Experience with MS Office and other relevant software.
SUCCESS FACTORS:
A successful candidate will have strong verbal and written communication skills, an ability to edit written text and proofread with extreme accuracy, strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize, manage multiple deadlines and coordinate complex schedules. S/he will be able to work well under pressure, respond quickly to new opportunities, and creatively resolve problems as well as establish and maintain positive relationships with co-workers and vendors
LIVING /ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
Position is based in Portland, OR. Some evenings/weekends required during emergency responses; occasional travel required within the US.
Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.
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