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DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST POSITION

Part-time position: Up to 20 hrs/week. This position is currently a part-time, flexible independent contract position.

Compensation: $28.00/hour

Position begins ASAP.

How to apply: Send a resume and cover letter to EP@looklistenandlearn.org with Development Specialist in the subject line. Please include 2-3 references in your materials.

LLL is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of color and those who are committed to forwarding racial justice to apply.

Project: Look, Listen and Learn (LLL) is an early learning TV program. Our mission is to inspire and advance early learning in young children of color by offering a locally-produced television show and related programming that is anchored in research about what works best to promote school readiness and success.

Position overview: LLL is seeking a Development Specialist to provide leadership in generating revenue sources through innovative and strategic initiatives and fundraising efforts. The specialist will devise, recommend and execute cultivation, fundraising and solicitation strategies. The position is responsible for donor/sponsor retention and increased involvement and support. This includes maintaining relationships via personal contact, broad correspondence, community and cultivation events. This position is remote work with periodic in-person check-in meetings. The ideal candidate must be self-reliant, efficient, trustworthy and self-accountable to work plan and deliverables.

Duties:

  • Successfully identify and develop donor/sponsorship contacts, contracts and policies

  • Nurture and sustain relationships with major donors and cultivate new relationships with individual donors and other financial supporters to ensure the financial health of the project

  • Promote and sell show sponsorships

  • Coordinate and manage fundraising events and campaigns

  • Working cross-functionally with Core Team Members

  • Track funding opportunities, produce proposals and sponsorship invitations

  • Develop and execute an external relations plan to raise the profile and visibility of LLL

  • Oversee the maintenance of grant proposal development

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in business/sales or comparable related field experience

  • A proven sales/fundraising professional with 2+ years’ experience

  • Prefer experience in broadcast sales and sponsorships

  • Talent for identifying potential "up and coming" partners

  • Knowledge and understanding of fundraising practices and principles

  • Superior client interaction, communication and negotiation skills

  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills

  • Solid computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required; experience with fundraising databases preferred

  • Highly professional, driven and motivated with excellent follow-up

  • Thinks creatively and strategically