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Thank you for your interest in a position with the International Wolf Center. We seek to employ individuals interested in furthering our mission. Full and part-time positions will be posted on this page and it is recommended that you submit your resume as they become available.

The following positions are available:

Membership and Development Associate  |  WolfLink Marketing Coordinator


 

Membership and Development Associate
FLSA: Full-Time, Non-Exempt position
Supervised by: Development Director
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Hours: 40 hours/week/5 days per week; M-F ; 8:30 – 5pm

SUMMARY
The International Wolf Center strives to be one of the leading authorities on wolves in the world. Since 1985, the Center has been highly successful in carrying out its mission to support the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future. The Center advocates only through education, with a focus on science-based information. 

The Membership and Development Associate is responsible for supporting the membership and development department, by executing membership campaigns, working with the member/donor database, supporting member/donor events, budget reconciliation and preparation, analyzing and reporting on the results of mailings, coordinating membership renewals/donation appeal mailings, and assisting the Development Director as needed on fundraising efforts.

APPLIES TO ALL EMPLOYEES

  • Represent the International Wolf Center in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current members, donors, visitors, vendors and the communities the organization serves
  • Interact effectively with a diverse group of staff, board, interns, volunteers and program participants
  • Learn and use operating practices of the International Wolf Center
  • Uphold the organization’s mission
  • Adhere to organizational standards of objectivity and scientific accuracy
  • Handle confidential information with tact and discretion

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Work With Database System (Raiser’s Edge) 50%:

  • Ensure and model the highest level of customer service through telephone calls, correspondence and timely follow-up to member and donor inquires.
  • Ensure timely, accurate data entry and overall data integrity of the database
  • Run queries, exports and reports
  • Implement quarterly National Change of Address (NCOA) update and import information into database
  • Process credit card transactions (daily and recurring), online donations (SPARK)and update online giving forms
  • Troubleshoot database issues through Raiser’s Edge customer service
  • Provide monthly RE reconciliation report to finance department

Coordinate Membership and Development Mailings 25%:

  • Maintain and execute a production schedule for all new member/renewal/donation mailings
  • Pull and proof mailing lists
  • Ensure that all mailings go out on time
  • Track quotes and printing costs from outside vendors
  • Coordinate and maintain inventory of fundraising supplies (paper, envelopes, incentives etc.)
  • Present final proof of letters to Development Director and Executive Director for approval before mailing
  • Utilize volunteers for bulk mailings                                           

Report on Membership and Development Reporting 10%:

  • Export member and donor information from database
  • Prepare reports for the Membership Committee regarding progress and performance of mailings and fundraisers
  • Attend quarterly Membership Committee meetings
  • Attend special events and assist as necessary

Miscellaneous Duties 15%:

  • Take the lead in answering membership and development department phone calls.
  • Assist with reconciliation and preparation of Membership and Development budgets.
  • Support annual fundraising campaigns (Coordinated Federal Campaign, GiveMN Day, Brackets for Good, etc.) by assisting the Development Director with application processes, downloading donor information and sending acknowledgement to donors.
  • Support Membership Assistant with data entry daily.
  • Maintain inventory of membership mailing materials/postage for all mailings.
  • Maintain excellent rations with donors and members.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous database or data entry experience preferred (Raiser’s Edge experience a plus!)
  • Must be flexible, team player, self-starter, energetic, well organized and customer focused
  • Previous membership, development or administrative experience preferred
  • Excellent customer service skills including a good comfort level with handling phone calls
  • Strong computer skills including proven proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task projects
  • Interest in the environment/outdoors
  • College degree a plus but not required

ABILITIES
This position requires long periods of sitting and computer work and occasional travel (1-2x per year) to the International Wolf Center’s education facility in Ely, Minnesota for meetings, events and trainings, which may require overnight stays. Some tasks may require the ability to lift heavy objects and work outdoors.

 

HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to careers@wolf.org. No phone calls please.

 

 


WolfLink Marketing Coordinator
FLSA: .5 FTE non-exempt
Reports To: Interpretive Center Manager
Location: Ely, MN

SUMMARY:
Under the direction of the Interpretive Center Manager, the WolfLink Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for marketing and promoting education programs to past and prospective schools. These marketing efforts will result in increased registrations for the International Wolf Center’s WolfLink videoconferencing programs and other Education Department programs.

APPLIES TO ALL EMPLOYEES:

  1. Represent the International Wolf Center in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current members, donors, visitors, vendors, organizations, and agencies, and the communities the organization serves.
  2. Interact effectively with a diverse group of staff, board members, volunteers, interns, partner organizations, teachers and students.
  3. Learn and use the operating practices of the International Wolf Center.
  4. Uphold the organization’s mission.
  5. Adhere to organizational standards of objectivity and scientific accuracy in all program activities.
  6. Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Develop and implement successful marketing and promotions plans to establish program relationships with schools, community organizations and youth/adult groups.
  2. Conduct telephone calling and email contact with school teachers, STEM/STEAM coordinators and other school district administrators that result in achieving program registration goals for the Education Department.
  3. Compile data from previous WolfLink users to promote repeat educational programs as a result of phone call contact and email campaigns.
  4. Coordinate the scheduling of programs, maintain registration records, and perform post-program follow-up with school teachers.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

This position requires strong sales skills, organization and excellent oral and written communications skills. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is comfortable making phone calls to past and prospective program participants (school teachers). Familiarity and/or previous experience working with computers, email, Microsoft Word and Excel, and calendar software is essential. A valid driver’s license is required. We are looking for an energetic individual who enjoys working with the public and is enthusiastic in promoting our programs.

To apply, email your resume, letter of interest and three references to careers@wolf.org.