KickStart International is seeking an enthusiastic and entrepreneurial Donor Communications Associate to be part of our Individual Giving team.
About the Organization:
KickStart-International www.kickstart.org is an award-winning, nonprofit social enterprise with a mission to lift millions of people in Africa out of poverty. They do this by designing and mass-marketing human-powered irrigation pumps. These low-cost pumps are bought by poor local farmers who use them to water their crops year-round rather than waiting for the unreliable rain that only comes for a few months out of the year. They grow and sell high value crops throughout the year—especially in the long dry “hungry” seasons when the prices are highest—and on average increase their net annual incomes by over $700. For the first time they can properly feed and educate their children, afford healthcare and plan for their futures. To date, more than 200,000 farming families have used MoneyMaker pumps to climb out of poverty.
KickStart and its Co-Founders are Skoll Social Entrepreneur Awardees, Schwab Foundation awardees and were included on Forbes Magazine’s “Impact 30 List” among the world’s leading social entrepreneurs in 2011. Additionally, the U.S. Department of State presented KickStart with the first-ever Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls in 2012.
About the Position:
KickStart is seeking a Donor Communications Associate based in New York City. This position will work in close collaboration with the Director of Key Relationships and the rest of the Development Team to raise KickStart’s brand profile and to secure gifts from individual donors by helping to implement our overall donor communications strategy, appeal mailings and stewardship communications. Additionally, the position will work with the Development Team to define and achieve KickStart’s individual giving and communications goals.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Education and Experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Position may require occasional travel and working on weekends, early in the morning or late in the evening for donor cultivation events and meetings and/or to collaborate with colleagues in Africa and the United States.
Please note: No relocation offered for this position.
How to Apply
To apply, kindly email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate “Donor Communications Associate– NY” in the subject line of your e-mail application. Position will remain open until filled.