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West Regional Director, Society of Fellows

Employer
The Aspen Institute
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 25, 2021

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Position Type
Programs, Other Programs
Fields
Other Fields
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Since its founding in 1949, the Institute has been driving change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most critical challenges facing communities in the United States and around the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, and an international network of partners.

The Society of Fellows (SOF) is a national community of diverse and distinguished leaders who sustain and support the values-based work of the Aspen Institute. Members of SOF enjoy unparalleled access to Institute programs and events, including unique experiences with nationally-recognized speakers and thought leaders. They are the first to know about Aspen Institute events, and they receive special invitations to member-exclusive programs across the country.

Position Description: The West Regional Director for the Society of Fellows (SOF) program works in conjunction with the Executive Director to assure the exceptional performance of the donor program in the western region of the United States, with a particular emphasis on membership growth, as well as member engagement, stewardship, and cultivation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • SOF Membership Growth: Creative and energetic recruitment of new members into the Society of Fellows. This includes developing new relationships and networks among people in the western region of the United States who are likely to have an interest in, and affinity for, the work of the Aspen Institute.
  • SOF Member Stewardship & Cultivation: Responsibilities include: stewarding SOF members and cultivating renewals and upgrades through emails, phone calls, letters and meetings; maintaining regular contact with current members and actively expanding the Aspen Institute's network in the western region of the United States; researching and developing strategies for building relationships and securing support for other Institute programs.
  • Underwriter & Partnership Development: Solicit and secure underwriting and other partnerships to support SOF events, programs, and other activities in the western region of the United States. Manage underwriter and other partner relationships. Serves as the primary liaison with assigned area Trustees, including staffing any ad hoc committee meetings, and supporting cultivation efforts and introductions.
  • Budget management: Maintain and adhere to a budget for relationship management in the western region of the United States.
  • Special Projects: Work with SOF staff to execute other events and special projects, and provide support for overall development projects.

Principal Interactions:

Interacts routinely with members of the Advancement and Communications teams; SOF donors; Aspen Institute policy program directors; Aspen Institute trustees; national experts in a variety of subjects; Aspen Institute employees at large; and other Aspen Institute stakeholders.

Education, Experience, and Knowledge:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher.
  • Highly motivated, creative professional who can work comfortably in a high-paced very detailed oriented team environment.
  • 7-10 years professional experience in development, membership or related field.
  • 7-10 years program management and/or project leadership experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working with high level people.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills, with an emphasis on time-management and the ability to organize and implement various activities within a deadline-pressured environment.
  • Excellent writing and computer skills, including high level proofreading
  • Preferred Proficiencies:
    • Fundraising software (Raiser's Edge, Blackbaud Luminate or Salesforce).
    • Project Management Software (Basecamp)
    • Content/Talent Management Software (Art's Vision)

Level of Authority:

  • Non-supervisory position

Note:

  • Accountable for achieving set revenue goals.
  • Budget management & accounting responsibility
  • Travel required.
  • Evening and weekend work required.

The Institute has implemented a mandatory COVID vaccination policy for all employees who will work at one of our physical locations, attend any of our in-person events or travel on behalf of the Institute. Staff unable to be vaccinated may request an exemption under certain circumstances.

The Aspen Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all District and federal laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against.

Candidate must have the ability to work under pressure and handle stress. Candidate must also have the ability to meet the regular attendance policy of the Aspen Institute.

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