Community Engagement Coordinator - Houston, TX
Heifer International - Houston, TX

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Function:

A Donor Relations Professional that is responsible for (1) community engagement with congregations, schools and civic groups through targeted outreach, and (2) building and managing a local Community Volunteer network to assist in engaging these audiences in meeting Heifer International’s revenue goals, mission and brand awareness goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify strategic markets and develop a plan to manage and expand a portfolio of congregations, schools, civic groups and other possible constituents to meet revenue goals in a researched targeted market.
  • Conduct, monitor and analyze demographic and donor research and reporting to develop and steward target audience relationships.
  • Manage volunteer networks through recruitment events, training opportunities, cultivation of volunteer action plans, support of volunteer initiatives and regular communication.
  • Develop, deliver and train volunteers to develop and deliver presentations to educate varied audiences about Heifer’s mission and model in order to engage them in increasing revenue, awareness, and brand recognition.
  • Cultivate and identify opportunities and respond to requests for Heifer engagement with target audiences.
  • Manage a budget and make good judgment decisions independently for volunteer and fundraising activities.
  • Collaborate with the Philanthropy Department to provide the field support for Corporate Relation partners (AKA, Global Impact,) and Directors of Philanthropy and Mid-Level Associates to identify potential major and mid-level donor support avenues.
  • Update and maintain current volunteer and donor group records in the database in order to accurately and efficiently monitor and report on activity.
  • Plan, implement, and assist volunteers with special events, fundraising activities and promotional efforts.
  • Collaborate with other Community Engagement staff to implement comprehensive volunteer management and fundraising strategies.
  • Maintain a current and substantive knowledge of donor trends and fundraising best practices.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge Heifer’s work with regard to the issues of hunger and poverty, community development, and environmentally sound, sustainable farming practices.
  • May perform other job-related responsibilities as assigned by management.


  • Minimum Requirements:

    Bachelor’s degree plus two (2) yearsof related experience. Proven experience in donor relationship development and/or volunteer management essential.

    OR

    High school diploma/GED plus six (6) years of related experience. Proven experience in donor relationship development and/or volunteer management essential.

    Most Critical Proficiencies:
    • Skilled at working with groups, religious and community organizations, civic clubs and schools.
    • Proven interpersonal and communication skills, including public speaking.
    • Knowledge of the non-profit sector with awareness of the context in which non-profit organizations operate.
    • Knowledge of the principles and practices of volunteer management.
    • Skilled with computers as a tool for word processing, database, e-mail, spreadsheets, organization, and online collaboration.
    • Knowledge of community development/poverty eradication theory and practice.
    • Adherence to ethical fundraising practices as outlined in the Association of Fundraising Professional (AFP) Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice.

    Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
    • Ability to cultivate, solicit, and steward donor/volunteer groups.
    • Working independently and handling multiple tasks with impeccable attention to detail.
    • Preparing and presenting presentations, reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals that conform to prescribed style and format.
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
    • Working with a diverse staff, including multiple cultures and beliefs, and sensitivity to gender equity, with the ability to relate to individuals and groups diplomatically and tactfully.
    • Constant telephone, electronic and face-to-face communication with colleagues and the general public.
    • Constant sitting and moving with occasional bending and lifting of up to 20 pounds (9 kilograms).
    • Working at a computer for extended periods of time.
    • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.
    • Ability to work with sensitive information and to maintain confidentiality.

    To apply please visit www.heifer.org/careers . Heifer International is AA/EOE.

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