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About Team Gleason

Team Gleason Foundation was founded by former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason after his diagnosis with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in 2011. Team Gleason’s mission is to improve life for people living with ALS by delivering innovative technology and equipment and providing and empowering an improved life experience.

Since 2011, Team Gleason has provided over $18 million in adventure, technology, equipment, and care services to over 20,000 people living with ALS in all 50 states.

As an advocate on the national stage, Team Gleason is also a credible voice and passionate advocate for driving positive change – elevating needs and recommendations to the medical device and technology industries and working closely with legislators and policymakers around necessary changes to ensure coverage evolves as technology evolves, and that cost of care is never prohibitive.

Event and Development Associate

Innovative non-profit is seeking an Event and Development Associate to ensure fundraising goals are met to maintain the progress of the overall Team Gleason Mission. We are looking for an individual who is an outstanding communicator and enthusiastic about Team Gleason’s mission. The ideal candidate for this job is resourceful, organized, and genuinely enjoys engaging with Team Gleason supporters, as well as fellow team members. Assuring a steady completion of workload in a timely manner is key to success in this position.

Event Planning and Execution

  • Plan, organize and manage the execution and promotion of fundraising and awareness-raising events.
  • Manage event logistics and internal communications including staff responsibilities, guest lists, contracts, venue, music, menus, photography, seating charts, and other event production tasks.
  • Work with the Marketing Team to ensure proper promotion of events – social media, advertising, promotional material, etc.
  • Draft all event-related correspondence (e.g., sponsorship solicitations, thank you letters, blog updates, invitations, honoree requests, etc.).
  • Oversee work produced by designers, printers, caterers and other event vendors.
  • Manage Team Gleason volunteer database and utilize volunteers to ensure support.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for all third party fundraisers and work with them to maximize fundraising efforts while also ensuring accurate awareness and messaging around their event (e.g. sending collateral materials, language for promotion, proper swag, etc.)
  • Perform other event-related activities as assigned.

Event Administration

  • Support the Development Director with establishing and managing an annual event budget and calendar.
  • Manage relationships specific to event planning and execution, including programmatic, awareness-raising, and fundraising partners. Ensure effective cross-marketing, as applicable.
  • Work with the Development Director and Marketing Department to evaluate and improve events to create the greatest impact.
  • Maintain master prospective sponsor and participant invitation lists.
  • Draft and issue regular event status reports for staff and board meetings.
  • Manage event registration and confirmed sponsorship lists.
  • Ensure timely cleaning of spreadsheets post-event to be imported in CRM.

Development Support

  • Support the Development Director with the execution of donor cultivation initiatives.
  • Work with the bookkeeper to ensure the proper flow of information for accounting related to events.
  • Support Marketing Department and Development Director in the coordination of mass mailings, both physical and electronic.
  • Provide support to various committees and volunteers during fundraising campaigns and events.
  • Attend networking, programming, and development events as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Two years of event planning experience required.
  • Strong organizational skills while managing a variety of functions and projects.
  • Communicate effectively with various audiences in both oral and written communication.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.

 

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Vision insurance

Constituent Relationship Manager (CRM) Administrator

Innovative non-profit is seeking a CRM Administrator to manage the constituent relationship management system (Neon), manage the office, coordinate logistics and calendars, and provide support for the organization. We are looking for an individual who is efficient and comfortable being a member of a team. The ability to multitask, while maintaining complex schedules and managing administrative support, is essential in this position. The ideal candidate for this job is resourceful, organized, and genuinely enjoys supporting other team members.

Constituent and Development Management:

  • Manage the customer relationship management system (CRM), including data entry and other tasks as needed.
  • Maintain the accuracy and integrity of databases by ensuring that all information is kept current and up to date.
  • Process all incoming donations, both online and check transactions.
  • Oversee the donor thank you system, including – supporting the Development Director with quarterly updates to thank you letters in the database and keeping up with handwritten notes and swag items sent.
  • Administer monthly cleaning and maintenance (duplicate scans, imports, etc.) of the database.
  • Responsible for tracking, monitoring, and following up with matching gift funds.
  • Support the coordination of mass mailings, both physical and electronic.
  • Support the Development Director with the execution of donor cultivation initiatives.
  • Work with the Finance and Operations Officer to ensure proper flow of information for accounting.
  • Provide support to marketing and communications departments on campaigns, segmentation and analytics for emails, newsletters and other communication functions, including integration with social media activities.
  • Assess and update protocols for data entry and monitoring as needed.
  • Perform other duties as necessary to achieve the goals of the organization.

Office Management and Administration:

  • Lead on keeping Team Gleason facilities organized and clean, maintaining the organization’s inventory of merchandise, promotional products, office supplies, et al.
  • Scanning and filing of paperwork as needed.
  • Answer general phone calls and direct them to the correct team member.
  • Field, respond and direct general inquiry emails to proper team members.
  • Lead management and oversight of Team Gleason offsite storage unit.
  • Support managing office calendars i.e. conference room, assistive technology lab
  • Support coordination of team events – team photos, lunches, happy hours, etc.
  • Support team in planning for partner visits – food and beverage, reservations, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills, managing a variety of functions and projects.
  • Communicate effectively with various audiences in both oral and written communication.
  • Demonstrate ability to manage multiple projects on a deadline.
  • Possess an understanding of how a CRM should and can be utilized across the organization to meet the organization’s goals and needs.
  • Experience with philanthropy related information systems such as Neon, Salesforce, Rallybound, etc. is strongly desired.
  • Fundraising experience preferred.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Vision insurance