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HelpMeSee
New York, New York

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THE HELPMESEE MISSION

HelpMeSee was founded in 2010 with the mission of making sight possible for every child and adult impacted by cataract blindness regardless of where they live or their accessibility to care. Our goal is to deliver low-cost, high-quality Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) to millions – restoring their sight and independence.
 

HelpMeSee is pursuing this ambitious objective of by training tens of thousands specialists in developing countries on MSICS through the use of a virtual reality surgical simulator and sophisticated courseware. We also collaborate with existing MSICS specialists already performing this procedure in their communities. With our technology-based programs and local surgical partners HelpMeSee is committed to saving the sight of millions.

 

JOB SUMMARY

 

The Director of Donor Services is responsible to provide the best customer services and engagement of the donors to become loyal supporters of HelpMeSee. The key areas of the position are Direct Mail/Direct Response, face to face recruitment, and Digital Acquisition and cultivation of donors. The Director of Donor Services is responsible to ensure appropriate data entry and management of the donor management system; to track, report and analyze results; and to provide regular reports to Management. Additionally, the Director of Donor Services is responsible for strategically growing the annual donor base for HelpMeSee and managing all aspects of the donor stewardship program for both new and continual donors.

 

Responsibilities:

 

I. Fundraising Operations:

  • Manage donor database CRM and gift processing systems, including caging company and credit card processor
  • Provide support for Major Donors/Gifts through the donor database
  • Function as the custodian of the donor database and also maintain donor database, including scrubbing, flagging, data input, merge/purge, segmentation and list pull reporting and analysis
  • Support HelpMeSee’s worldwide donor database
  • Actively monitor data management system to ensure accurate entry of donor information, gift processing and reporting of all transactions
  • Work with Development team to compile reports on fundraising efforts to track and make improvements to performance
  • Analyze donor data and figures to measure weekly/monthly/quarterly performance of all fundraising programs; evaluate if performance benchmarks have been met or not and determine why any benchmarks have not been met. Report information to HelpMeSee senior staff.
  • Manage and supervise all logistics of Donor Services
  • Direct, manage and oversee operations of the three major areas of:
  • Digital Marketing
  • Direct Mail Program
  • Face to Face Fundraising Program
  • Work with Accounting Department to ensure that all data analysis is being done accurately and on a timely basis
  • Manage agency relationships, including caging company, database provider and creative services agency
  • Review and track direct response budgets, projections and direct the approval processes
  • Review and track invoices, payments, and reconciliations; and ensure that all approval processes are adhered to
  • Ensure that all fundraising contracts are strictly adhered to; to review fundraising related contracts and amendments as needed
  • Serve as fundraising operations liaison and communicate with various vendor agencies on a daily basis
  • Coordinate state marketing registration processes
  • Ensure efficient and effective fundraising operations by streamlining work processes, utilizing technology as appropriate and implementing best practices
  • Recommend to HelpMeSee leadership and provide financial justification for annual budget; manage program financials; ensure that acceptable metrics are achieved
  • Maintain up-to-date records as needed

 

II.Donor Acquisition:

  • Develop and implement a strategic plan for both renewal and acquisition sides of the direct mail program, and a plan for retaining existing donors
  • Manage the design and production of all direct mail communications
  • Oversee and monitor face to face fundraising campaign. Collaborate with face to face vendor on the creation of solicitation pitches and collateral materials
  • Direct Digital Marketing Manager on the development and execution of HelpMeSee’s digital strategy, focusing on digital acquisition, email communications and online giving
  • Coordinate the implementation of integrated marketing campaigns among the three acquisition channels of direct mail, face to face and digital.
  • Develop and maintain integrated direct response KPI dashboard
  • Analyze donor data and figures to measure weekly/monthly/quarterly performance of all fundraising programs; evaluate if performance benchmarks have been met or not and determine why any benchmarks have not been met

 

III.Donor Stewardship and Engagement:

  • Develop strategy and materials for ongoing communication and stewardship of new and current donors
  • Manage and oversee the Donor Engagement Manager on all day to day stewardship activities including acknowledgment letters, responding to emails and answering phone calls. 
  • Create stewardship plans for engaging new donors and retaining current donors
  • Work with the Director of Individual Giving if needed to help identify donors who are capable of giving $1,000 or more annual gifts
  • Recommend and implement approved strategies to address donor issues, engagement and cultivation
  • Manage online engagement for monthly giving

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@helpmesee.org with the email subject heading as follows: “HelpMeSee Director of Donor Services”. Please include minimum salary expectations.

 

DETAILS

Start date: Immediate
Education requirements: Bachelor’s Degree / Master’s Degree
Employment type: Full-Time 
Compensation: Salary based on experience
Job function: Global Nonprofit Organization / Global Health / Fundraising / Marketing

 

*Candidates should be legally authorized to work in the U.S.

 

HelpMeSee, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status or any other status protected by law. HelpMeSee, Inc. will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.