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Job Opening: Gift Acquisition Specialist

Position Title: Gift Acquisition Specialist
Department: Special Events
Report to: Special Events Manager

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Gift Acquisition Specialist position requires the ability to research, solicit, acquire and complete all aspects of our live and silent auctions, raffles and on-line auctions for our events. Responsibilities include gift entry, database management and donor relations, developing appropriate marketing and communication initiatives, managing gift tracking, timely acknowledgments and regular reporting on the use and impact of funds raised.

Job Responsibilities:
  •  • Research event area for prize donations via various sources such as: Internet, Chamber of Commerce, local and national magazines and newspapers
  •  • Create a database of businesses and individuals to solicit for raffle donations, live and silent auction donations
  •  • Make donor solicitation phone calls, follow-up calls for auction donations and pick up items when necessary
  •  • Assists and supports Manager and Supervisor with research, database, clerical and technical tasks as requested
  •  • Assists with organization of materials in preparation of events
  •  • Track and process all incoming prizes
  •  • Prepare bid sheets and all auction related paperwork
  •  • Prepare auction display boards and prepare necessary props for item display
  •  • Coordinate volunteers for auction, train for set up, breakdown, and cashing out
  •  • Process post event paperwork including live and silent auction reports, donor reports, rally reports and sponsorship reports
  •  • Assist in post-event collections
  •  • Administrative support in other areas of event planning as needed
Qualifications:
  •  • A personal commitment to the Christian faith and a passion for helping the poor
  •  • Bachelor's degree desired
  •  • A minimum of three years of resource development experience is required including an established record of success in individual, corporate and foundation outreach and gift acquisition
  •  • Experience with planning and implementing communications and marketing strategies desirable
  •  • Excellent verbal, presentation and relational skills; proficient research and writing skills; sound time-management practices; a high degree of professionalism with internal and external audiences
  •  • Knowledge and proficiency with personal computers and software applications, including Word, Excel and other office software
  •  • Ability to write in creative, descriptive, technical and factual manner
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  •  • Ability to organize materials, pays attention to details, and meets deadlines
  •  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity and poise
  •  • Must be willing to work flexible hours, including required weekends and evenings
  •  • Must be willing to travel up to 35% of work hours during the year
  •  • Must be willing to lift up to 40 pounds
Cross International is a Christian ministry and provides excellent employee benefits. We are a Christian Humanitarian Aid Agency assisting the poorest of the poor around the world. Please visit About Us on our web site to learn more about the mission, vision, statement of faith and core values of our organization.

Application Process:
Please submit your resume by email to HR@CrossInternational.org and include the title of the position in the subject line. Please be sure to include a cover letter detailing your spiritual background.

Cross International is a Christian ministry and provides excellent employee benefits. We are a Christian Humanitarian Aid Agency assisting the poorest of the poor around the world. Please visit our web site to learn more about the mission, vision, statement of faith and core values of our organization.

Cross International

600 SW Third Street, Suite 2201

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

800-391-8545

Cross International is a 501(c)(3)

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