Employment

Education Program Assistant

Education Program Associate

Individual Giving Manager

Fellowships

Education Program Assistant

General Description: The Program Assistant works as part of a dynamic team to maintain, update, develop and market curriculum products and coordinate the process of getting materials to our volunteer trainers and customers. The Assistant also contributes to web content and oversees the production and distribution of a bimonthly electronic newsletter for K-12 teachers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate the assembly and shipment of materials (handouts and props) for staff and volunteer trainer workshops.
  • Maintain inventory of curriculum products, workshop hand-outs, and exhibit materials. This will include working with printers and other vendors.
  • Fulfill customer orders for curriculum products.
  • Maintain organized and accessible records of all on-line store orders and workshop payments (invoices, purchase orders, pending payments, etc.) for our accounting department.
  • Create bimonthly, online program newsletter.
  • Market curriculum products and educational campaigns through internal contacts lists, social networking sites, educational media, educational associations and other outlets.
  • Maintain large contacts lists within database and CRM. Manage relationship with data entry vendor.
  • Coordinate packing lists and materials shipment for “train the trainer” institutes and convention exhibits.

Requirements:

  • A., B.S., or A.A. degree plus at least one year of relevant professional experience or equivalent (program administration, office support, etc.).
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work as a team member in a collaborative, fast-paced program.
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks at once and meet strict deadlines.
  • Strong computer skills. Familiarity with database management and email marketing software a plus.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Understanding of and enthusiasm for environmental, population and reproductive health issues.
  • Good sense of humor, creativity and flexibility.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience; competitive benefits package.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to careers@popconnect.org, and write Education Program Assistant in the subject line.

Education Program Associate

Job Description: The Education Program Associate works as part of a dynamic team to market, coordinate and present teacher training workshops, manage volunteer workshop facilitators, and develop and promote the program’s K-12 teaching resources. More information about the program is at www.populationeducation.org.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee all program activities within a region of the U.S.
  • Conduct outreach within the region to market professional development workshops to university pre-service programs.
  • Coordinate and schedule professional development workshops for staff and volunteers at conferences, universities, and school districts.
  • Present hands-on workshops throughout the U.S. and Canada for current and future teachers.
  • Manage relationships with members of our national volunteer trainers’ network.
  • Write blog posts and participate in social media postings.
  • Prepare workshop materials and complete post-workshop reporting.
  • Assist with the planning and presentation of national and regional “Train the trainer” Institutes and webinars.
  • Staff exhibit booths at education conventions.
  • Contribute to the development of new curriculum materials and projects, such as writing classroom lesson plans, student readings and web-based resources.
  • Assist in supervising interns and paid fellows.

Requirements:

  • A. or B.S. and a minimum of three years of relevant professional experience (teaching, adult education/training)
  • Skill and experience in public speaking.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work as a team member in a collaborative, fast-paced program.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to juggle many tasks at once and meet strict deadlines.
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with database management.
  • Understanding of and enthusiasm for environmental, population and reproductive health issues.
  • Knowledgeable about current trends in K-12 education.
  • Ability to travel frequently and independently throughout the school year (Driver’s license a must.)
  • Good sense of humor, creativity and flexibility.

About the Population Education program: Population Education, a program of Population Connection, provides K-12 teachers with innovative, hands-on lesson plans and professional development workshops to teach about human population growth and its impacts on the environment and human well-being.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience; competitive benefits package.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@popconnect.org, and write Education Program Associate in the subject line.

Individual Giving Manager

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Population Connection seeks an Individual Giving Manager (IGM) to join its San Diego, California, Development office. The IGM will help to secure funds for the organization by developing and managing a national portfolio of major and planned giving donors and prospects. The IGM will report to the Vice President for Marketing & Development and will work closely with the Director of Individual Giving.

The IGM will be responsible for qualifying new major and planned gift prospects and for building relationships between the donors in her portfolio and Population Connection. The IGM will spend a significant amount of time interacting with donors over the phone and in person. The Manager will also assist with C4 Action Fund fundraising efforts, including solicitations and general communications about advocacy developments.

Job Description:

The Individual Giving Manager will manage a portfolio of 150 donors capable of making gifts of $5,000 or more annually, as well as donors interested in establishing planned gifts with Population Connection. The IGM’s initial annual fundraising goal will be $750,000 in immediate charitable gifts from portfolio donors, as well as the addition of 48 new ZPG Society members and 12 new charitable gift annuities per year.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identifying the best prospects for cultivation; ensuring that each donor receives regular contacts according to their preferences; and maintaining or increasing their giving year over year
  • Hosting personal visits with donors capable of making major gifts or interested in making planned gifts to deepen their knowledge and affinity for Population Connection (goal: 10-12 personal visits per month)
  • Seeking opportunities to invite or accompany the President & CEO and VP for Marketing & Development on personal visits with high value donors
  • Creating Development materials including proposals, correspondence, and donor profiles; contributing to team efforts to personalize and distribute special mailings
  • Conducting stewardship best practices for recent donors, such as initiating thank you phone calls and writing personal thank you notes or emails; assisting with event planning to further donor cultivation and stewardship in target states
  • Contributing to the Development team’s strategy meetings by thinking creatively about cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship ideas—including ways to involve staff and ambassadors of the organization
  • Collaborating with the Membership Relations Team to engage active donors who exhibit a higher capacity to give
  • Tracking all portfolio activity and progress in database using accurate coding to record substantive donor interactions and capture critical donor information
  • Maintaining working knowledge of Population Connection program priorities and activities
  • Continuing professional development
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or Associates Degree and equivalent work experience
  • Three to five years’ experience using moves management to advance donor relationships in a nonprofit, or equivalent work experience
  • Documented experience closing major or planned gifts
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication and presentation skills; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, comfortably, and respectfully with donors, staff, and volunteers
  • Ability to understand and speak compellingly about Population Connection’s mission and to simplify complex themes into short, persuasive presentations or proposals
  • Excellent organizational skills; detail oriented with ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously to meet deadlines
  • An ability to take personal initiative and work independently as well as to collaborate with others on donor strategies in a team-oriented approach
  • Capable of effective remote collaboration with colleagues in Washington, D.C. office.
  • Proficiency with online databases and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability and willingness to travel as well as occasionally work irregular hours; must have driver’s license
  • Flexibility and a willingness to take on new tasks as the responsibilities of this position evolve
  • Fully committed to Population Connection’s mission to defend women’s rights and to protect our environment

Compensation:

Salary will be paid commensurate with experience. Population Connection offers a generous benefits package including: annual and sick leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, and vision insurance, short-term disability, and a 401K retirement fund with matching funds available.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to careers@popconnect.org, and write Individual Giving Manager in the subject line.

No agencies and no phone calls please.  Population Connection is an equal opportunity employer.

Fellowships

Population Connection offers fellowships in Washington, D.C. for recent college graduates and graduate students with a special interest in population issues. Each fellow has a responsible role working with a specific department and becomes an essential part of that department’s staff.

Email cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample (1-3 pages) to fellowships@populationconnection.org.

Fellowships are full-time. Compensation is $1,650 (before taxes), paid every two weeks. Fellows earn three hours of annual leave and seven hours of sick leave per pay period. Full medical and dental insurance coverage is offered to fellows who are permanent residents or citizens of the United States.

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