In our work to support nonprofits and causes regionally, nationally, and globally, the LKA team is driven to create, deliver, achieve, innovate, learn, share, and understand. Whether broadening support for a community library, ensuring every fundraising dollar is used efficiently at a regional social service agency, or standing on the leading edge of new technologies in public media, every day is filled with challenges and opportunities to make a difference.
The LKA team is passionate about fundraising, works hard, and is ready to grow. LKA now seeks a motivated and energetic candidate to join its team as Development Strategist. This position is an integral part of the consulting team at LKA, a firm that serves nonprofit organizations nationwide with fundraising expertise, counsel, creative development, and project management. This position reports to the Senior Vice President and works collaboratively with the entire LKA team.
The key purpose of the Development Strategist’s work is to manage projects and relationships with the organizations LKA serves. While each relationship and scope of work is unique, these responsibilities may include: budget and strategy development; campaign and creative development; project management and quality control; evaluation and assessment; reporting; coaching and mentoring; managing print and lettershop services; and regular communications with organization staffers. A successful Development Strategist will have exceptional communication, organizational, and time management skills, and be able to effectively manage both independent projects as well as be flexible, positive, and proactive in supporting the work of the LKA leadership and consulting team.
ATTITUDE AND STYLE
At LKA, we take pride in being strategic and creative collaborators who put organizational success first. Our calling card is our responsiveness, thoughtfulness, and effective, economical work. It’s essential that the person holding this position manages multiple projects concurrently and with excellence; serves a wide variety of external organizational staffers with professionalism, respect, and custom approaches designed to suit individual needs; works effectively with vendors and other service providers; and maintains confidentiality regarding the relationships LKA has with the organizations it serves.
Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 3-5 years direct experience in various aspects of direct response fundraising. Experience with writing solicitation appeals, database/CRM data criteria or segmentation, and/or digital fundraising considered a plus, but not required. LKA is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace.
This is a full-time, exempt employee position located in Portland, Oregon; some travel (local and national) is required. A generous benefit package includes flexible hours, paid holidays, vacation time, sick time, health/dental/vision insurance, and annual retirement contribution. Starting salary range $46,000-$50,000, dependent upon experience. To apply, please submit cover letter, résumé, and references to email@example.com, subject line: Development Strategist Position; no phone calls or in person deliveries, please.
Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 3-5 years direct experience in various aspects of direct response fundraising. Experience with writing solicitation appeals, database/CRM data criteria or segmentation, and/or digital fundraising considered a plus, but not required.
About LKA Fundraising & Communications
For more than two decades, LKA Fundraising & Communications has helped nonprofits effectively and efficiently grow donor support and raise more funds for their causes. Whether it’s the largest public radio station in the country, a local community library, or a midsize health-and-human-services organization, the professional and experienced team at LKA provides exceptional service to the organizations we work with, because we are also motivated and compelled by the mission of public service. Our talented fundraising team has a deep grounding in nonprofit work, and understands the challenges of raising funds with limited budgets in an ever increasingly complex environment. This powerful combination of commitment and expertise differentiates LKA and has fostered substantial and long-term relationships with the organizations with which we partner.