As the primary source of funding for the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration’s education and outreach, the SME Foundation supports the mining profession and the community it serves.
The Foundation Development Coordinator position will support the planning and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising plan with multiple strategies. The Coordinator oversees primary staff responsibilities for planning and implementing SME Foundation special events; prospect identification, qualification and research for all viable prospects; acknowledgment, recognition and stewardship correspondence and programs; and specifically, for securing support from those individuals and corporations targeted for annual and multi-year commitments of below $10,000, as well as those prospects targeted for making legacy gifts or bequest commitments. Candidate should be extremely organized and able to work independently.
Cultivation and stewardship of annual donors.
Identification and implementation of a moves-management plan for donors.
Research and compile recommendations for donor retention.
Coordinate recognition processes and fulfillment of all donor benefits.
Process, maintain and execute reports of donor information in membership database.
Conceptualize and prepare marketing materials to potential donors of varying demographics.
Assist with special events and programs (i.e., Gala Dinner and silent auction).
Assist with developing and preparing materials for meetings and mailings.
Assist monitoring program budgets and contributions data.
Research and identify new corporate sponsors.
Research and identify grant opportunities. Prepare submission documents for approval and complete required reports.
Maintain a vibrant website with accurate and timely updates.
Write and format SMEF items for newsletters, website, eNews, and social media.
Collaborate with all SMEF and SME staff members, including participation in committee meetings by compiling agendas, minutes, action items, etc.
Assist in other functions as becomes necessary.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Demonstrated success in fundraising or equivalent – minimum of three years’ experience.
Advanced computer skills, prior database experience, and proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite and Personify AMS.
Strong organizational and time management skills with an emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail.
Highly motivated; able to work independently and in a team environment.
Highly dependable and reliable with regard to work schedule and ability to meet project deadlines.
Ability to travel, if necessary.
The above qualifications and requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position.
Internal Number: SMEF-1902
About Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
In principle and in practice, the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) and all its leadership value and seek diverse and inclusive participation within the mining and minerals community. SME promotes involvement and expanded access to leadership opportunity regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, or disability.
SME is committed to creating an environment that draws upon the strength of the diversity of our Board and Committee leaders to meet and exceed the expectations of our members and customers.