The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. UNICEF USA supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when no children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit www.unicefusa.org .
Associate, Southern California Region
UNICEF USA is based in NY and operates nine regional offices throughout the country. Each regional office is focused on building long-term partnerships with high-level donors through personal relationships, special events, and opportunities to be engaged strategically with UNICEF’s work. The Southern California Regional Office is based in Los Angeles and partners with approximately 400 major donors throughout Southern California, Arizona and Hawaii.
The Associate will be responsible for three key functions of the Southern CA Regional Team:
General office management and high-level administrative and operational support to advance the fundraising and regional goals including coordination with headquarters and other offices across the country
Special events support, logistics and committee coordination
Fundraising support activities, including prospect research, targeted outreach, cultivation and personalized stewardship
Key Responsibilities/Outcomes (include but are not limited to):
OFFICE MANANGEMENT and ADMINISTRATION
Provide back office support to ensure accurate financial records, compliance with company policies and procedures, and the efficient and effective day to day functioning of the regional office
Facilitate team productivity and efficiency through management of office space and equipment as well as coordination of team calendar and project management
Organize Regional Board of Directors and assigned committee meetings, including preparing meeting packets and minutes
Prepare donor correspondence including emails, proposals, briefs, reports and invitations
Tracks and coordinates schedules, workflows, calendars and meeting arrangements
Oversees the timely processing of gifts and appropriate tax acknowledgments
Monitors and maintains donor and prospect information in Blackbaud CRM and other formats, as necessary, including documentation of correspondence, proposals, reports, invitations, etc.
Support the Southern CA major gifts annual revenue goal through prospect research, list management, prospect matrix and outreach with volunteers and staff
Support regional communication strategy to include maintaining Regional Office webpage
Support the regional cultivation events, including the Speaker Series program
Provide high-level customer service and create excellent guest experiences for all events
Lead logistics for all events as necessary and in partnership with the Regional and Special Events team to include:
contracting with vendors and preparing memos for service approval
preparing and sending out invitations, receipts, and other correspondence
coordinating travel arrangements for staff outside the region and guests
preparing internal and external briefings and reports
researching guests and sponsor prospects
updating the Blackbaud CRM database with guest attendance
Support the Speakers Series Committee
Work closely with the national Special Events team on annual Southern CA fundraising events
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years event, marketing and/or fundraising experience
Understanding and experience in a fundraising/development role is preferred but not required
Strong organizational skills, ability to work in diverse teams, and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
Strong interpersonal, time-management, and oral and written communication skills
Keen attention to detail, flexibility in high-pressure situations, and the willingness to assist with all tasks needed to ensure the success of the office team
Willingness to take initiative to propose new solutions and identify new opportunities
Must be a team player, and a highly motivated, proactive and enthusiastic individual who embraces the mission of UNICEF USA
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; especially WORD and EXCEL. Experience with CRM databases is also preferred.
Must demonstrate UNICEF USA Core Values: Trust, Respect, Accountability, Innovation, Teamwork, and Service
Must possess current and valid US Work Authorization and be eligible to work for any US employer without sponsorship.
Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Salary is commensurate with experience. In addition, UNICEF USA offers a comprehensive benefits package.
UNICEF USA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. UNICEF USA supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when no children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit www.unicefusa.org.