Manager, Development & Communications, Impact Driven Sports Media

7 days left

Podium Society
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 24, 2021
Jun 22, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

We are looking for a high-performing self-starter to serve as both Manager, Development & Communications working closely with our CEO, COO, Director of Impact and the rest of our small and growing team. This is an excellent opportunity for a development professional with some sales experience to expand significantly on his or her responsibilities, with a chance to manage a large portfolio of donors, create and execute on new giving and impact campaigns, front-face with leading executives and athletes in the sports and media sectors, and develop close working relationship with our experienced team members, who have deep backgrounds in sports media and other relevant fields.

The Podium Society is a new 501(c)(3) charitable organization, solely devoted to creating and distributing sports-themed content that can make the world a better place. Our parent company Podium Pictures' film "The Weight of Gold" was produced in partnership with Olympic legend Michael Phelps and acquired by HBO. It was nominated for a Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Long Documentary. We now have several other impact sports projects in development or production with world class athletes.

Essential Responsibilities:

    Support the CEO and COO on all fundraising and communications efforts, with a goal to build on our 5-year strategic plan to significantly increase annual giving and raise the national profile of Podium Society.  Develop, execute and manage new fundraising strategies and prospects. Establish relationships with core individual donor base, with a goal to ultimately manage Individual Giving portfolio. Manage all gift processing, including gift entry, data input/analysis, and acknowledgments. Create and maintain messaging and other content, including for Podium's website, e-newsletters, mailings, and fundraising collaterals. Monitor and develop Podium Pictures social media presence and manage online giving campaigns. Create and implement an annual "Podium Summit" for existing and new donors. Provide support on media announcements, video projects, and special events. Provide support on Board of Trustees meetings and Development Committee meetings.


Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience

    Bachelor’s degree required. 3-5 years of direct experience in nonprofit development required. Additional experience in communications preferred. Working knowledge of Pipedrive, DonorPerfect or other development CRM is strongly preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Experience with Google Slides, MailChimp and social media preferred. Strong strategic planning and project management skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to draft high quality written materials and correspondence. Strong work ethic, positive attitude, and a willingness to be adaptable to dynamic needs. High degree of organization and attention to detail and ability to manage and make progress on multiple projects simultaneously. Passion for philanthropy and the impact it can achieve, with a strong interest in learning about and excelling within the nonprofit sector. Good sense of humor and ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Interest in sports encouraged but not required. 

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