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Resource Organizer

Kentucky Equal Justice Center seeks a collaborative, resourceful person with excellent communication and project management skills to help drive our resource development. The Resource Organizer will work with the Director and engage with teams of staff to implement a fundraising plan, achieve sustainability of current projects and help launch new ones. Key elements of the position include:

 

  • Donor and funder engagement:  Developing and carrying out a plan for outreach to, contact with and communication geared to the interests of donors and other funders

  • Grant seeking, writing and reporting:  Managing and communicating deadlines, tasks and progress with a goal of generating timely, creative, successful proposals and reports

  • Building brand recognition, including public events and public profile:  Helping conceive, design, target periodic communications and events geared to diverse supporters

 

Deliverables include growth in donors and achievement of diverse funding portfolios for general support and key projects.  The ideal candidate is highly organized, collaborates effectively with both the Director and project staff, and has impeccable attention to detail.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Resource Organizer will:

 

  • Provide central coordination for development activities including internal and external scheduling, fundraising work plans, grant reporting, and donor communications

  • Function as an information clearinghouse for all development activities

  • Provide direct support to principals on all fundraising activities

  • Track and maintain donor and prospect records, including outreach and contributions

  • Schedule donor meetings, phone calls, and travel for fundraising principals

  • Manage donor acknowledgement and maintain related records

  • Coordinate the assembly and submission of foundation proposals and reports 

  • Produce materials for development meetings and follow-up

  • Research foundation and individual prospects; compile background information as needed

  • Manage and execute creative donor engagement projects and activities

  • Coordinate logistics for fundraising events including event details (venue, food, entertainment) and fundraising details (invitation, guest lists, RSVPs)

  • Manage donor communications and ensure timely schedule of activity

  • Create regular fundraising reports as needed 

  • Assist the Director with planning and tracking communications with stakeholders and funders

  • Support the best use of Director’s time by helping schedule meetings and maintain calendar

  • Compile materials for the Director’s meetings and speaking engagements including background information and “leave behind” materials

  • Assist the Director with administrative tasks including maintaining resources, contacts and files geared to fundraising

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have or demonstrate:

 

  • A Bachelor's degree or commensurate experience in nonprofit management, public administration, public interest advocacy or a related field

  • Strong interest in development, fundraising and communications

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, collaborative personality and willingness to pitch in where needed 

  • A minimum of one to two years' experience in an administrative position, preferably in a not-for-profit development office

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and G Suite  

  • Experience with Salesforce or other donor management software a plus

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, including demonstrated public-facing communications

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Impeccable attention to detail

  • Comfort working in a multi-cultural setting, with sensitivity to language and cultural issues

  • Ability to work on deadline, adapt to changing situations, handle confidential information, and switch between different projects and tasks on short notice

  • Knowledge of low income issues and a commitment to social justice

 

Experience with major gifts and with grant writing, budgeting and allocation helpful.  Proficiency in a second language, especially Spanish, is a plus.

 

Location

Kentucky Equal Justice Center has offices in Lexington and Louisville. Preferred location for the position is Lexington.

Salary and Benefits 

Starting salary $35,000 to $39,900, depending on experience.  Generous fringe benefits include health and retirement, dental, life and disability coverage.  KEJC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, but we provide health and retirement benefits through participation in state employee plans.

Two-Year Grant Funded Position

The Fellowship is funded by a two-year grant from Public Welfare Foundation.  Sustainability will depend on finding new sources of support. 

Starting Date  

August 1, 2020 or as soon as possible.

 

Application Instructions

To apply, please email a cover letter, writing sample, resume and a list of three references to:

 

Richard Seckel, Director

Kentucky Equal Justice Center

richseckel@kyequaljustice.org

 

Please put “Resource Organizer” in the subject line of your email.  For each reference, include a mailing address, phone number and email address.  Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Application Deadline 

July 6, 2020

 

For more information

Contact Richard Seckel, Director, Kentucky Equal Justice Center, 201 West Short Street, Suite 310, Lexington, KY  40507.  Email:  richseckel@kyequaljustice.org.  Phone:  859-233-3057.

 

Diversity Statement
KEJC welcomes your application. Employees shall be selected entirely on a nondiscriminatory basis with respect to age, ancestry, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender identity, limited English proficiency, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status and all other categories provided nondiscriminatory treatment by law, statute, or ordinance.

Equal Justice Communications Coordinator -- deadline passed

 

Kentucky Equal Justice Center seeks a versatile communications specialist to enhance the work of our advocacy and outreach teams. The Communications Coordinator will coordinate gathering and distribution of information and stories that:

 

  • communicate the benefits and outcomes of health reform in Kentucky and demonstrate the value of a robust public assistance safety net

  • inform debate and engage a growing social media audience in policy issues that affect low income Kentuckians and working families

  • illustrate and foster equal access to justice

  • support our fundraising and development

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

The Coordinator will work with our director, advocates and outreach team and with partner organizations to:

 

  • Establish and implement a communications calendar identifying audiences, topics, stories and distribution channels including paid media, earned media and social media

  • Develop down-to-earth, non-partisan stories and messages that share concrete and accurate information about the implementation and impact of health reform in Kentucky

  • Find low income Kentuckians other stakeholders willing to tell their story; obtain consent; meet deadlines for posting; and manage the resulting story bank

  • Participate in national social media campaigns consistent with KEJC advocacy including tweet storms

  • Ensure reliability, consistency, clarity and relevance in the use of data, including use of info-graphics to illustrate concepts and trends

  • Coordinate media outreach including press releases, editorial board visits and press events

  • Monitor print, broadcast and social media for project-relevant articles and postings to share

  • Track relevant metrics to see whether messages reach intended audiences

  • Keep up to date on state and federal programs and proposals that affect low income Kentuckians

  • Assist in reporting to funders and our board

 

Qualifications

 

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

 

  • Outstanding communications skills, both written and oral, including ability to craft messages for diverse public audiences

  • Organizational skills sufficient to manage a project with multiple contributors, tasks and deadlines

  • Comfort and experience reaching out to both consumers and professionals in multiple and diverse community settings

  • Experience and skill in creating, scheduling and maximizing distribution of content for web-based and social media, including websites, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and broadcast email

  • Knowledge of print and broadcast media outlets in Kentucky, especially through internships or past employment

  • Skills in gathering, managing and posting audio and video content on social media  

  • Successful experience with a communications, marketing or other short-term informational campaign

  • Ability to work with a high level of independence while part of a team

  • Knowledge of low-income issues and a commitment to social justice

  • A valid drivers’ license and reliable transportation

 

The ideal candidate will have completed undergraduate studies in journalism, communications or marketing and participated in at least one prior relevant project or campaign.  Substantive knowledge of health care policy or other low income issues a plus.     

 

Salary and Benefits

 

Hourly pay of $15 to $18 depending on experience.  Part-time, up to 16 hours a week, depending on budget.  Fringe benefits not included.  Note that we will also consider proposals from candidates who operate as and meet the criteria for independent contractors.

Location:  Our headquarters is in downtown Lexington.  Remote work possible.  We also have a satellite office in Louisville.

Starting Date:  June 15, 2020, or as soon as possible.

 

Application Instructions

To apply, please email a cover letter, writing or other media sample, resume and a list of three references to:

 

Richard Seckel, Director

Kentucky Equal Justice Center

richseckel@kyequaljustice.org

 

Please put “Communications Specialist” in the subject line of your email.  For each reference, include a mailing address, phone number and email address.  Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Application Deadline

Friday, May 29, 2020

 

For more information

Contact Richard Seckel, Director, Kentucky Equal Justice Center, 201 West Short Street, Suite 310, Lexington, KY  40507.  Email:  richseckel@kyequaljustice.org.  Phone:  859-233-3057.

 

Diversity Statement
KEJC welcomes your application. Employees shall be selected entirely on a nondiscriminatory basis with respect to age, ancestry, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender identity, limited English proficiency, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status and all other categories provided nondiscriminatory treatment by law, statute, or ordinance.

About Us

Kentucky Equal Justice Center was formed in 1976 to work with all of Kentucky’s civil legal services programs on statewide issues and projects. Today we are a flexible and responsive public interest advocacy organization with a wide variety of community partners. We convene periodic statewide task forces in four areas of poverty law—Consumer and Housing, Family, Welfare and Health and Workers’ Rights—and provide immigration law services through Maxwell Street Legal Clinic in Lexington. Our work includes policy advocacy in all these areas.

Maxwell Street Legal Clinic became a program of Kentucky Equal Justice Center in January, 2008. Launched in 1999 by community volunteers, the Clinic offers free or low cost advice and assistance with immigration law to low-income people and their families. The program helps people fleeing persecution in their home countries; immigrant victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and other crimes; youth who qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or Special Immigrant Juvenile Status; Lawful Permanent Residents and U.S. citizens seeking reunification with family members; and Lawful Permanent Residents seeking citizenship.

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