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Employee Giving Specialist

Southern Poverty Law Center
Georgia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 16, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Other Fundraising
Advocacy, Legal Services
Salary Band
Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Employee Giving Specialist is responsible for building and maintaining a strategic program or individuals giving to SPLC through their corporate employee giving platforms. This position will liaise with key vendors (e.g., Benevity, Double the Donation), Corporate Employee Giving departments, and individual employees to grow and sustain a sizable fundraising program.

Primary Job Functions:

  • Develop and execute the plan for growing and maximizing income (through acquisition, cultivation and stewardship) from individuals giving through employee giving programs administered by corporations, including the matching gift component of those programs;
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with the giving managers at key corporations;
  • Work in collaboration with key vendors (e.g., Benevity and Double the Donation) to ensure that SPLC is using up-to-date tools;
  • Build and maintain relationships with other non-profits who are leaders in this field to ensure that we are building the most effective program possible;
  • Identify potential middle and major donors and liaise with appropriate Development staff to ensure these donors are stewarded appropriately;
  • Plan a program to provide consistent engagement opportunities with employees of key corporations;
  • Coordinate with Donor Services team to ensure all gifts are accurately maintained in SPLC’s CRM in a timely and efficient way;
  • Coordinate with Direct Marketing team to provide exceptional customer service and stewardship to donors, corporate contacts, and staff at relevant vendor partners; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications –

Education and Related Work Experience:

  • Three years of experience in a variety of fundraising or development roles;
  • Experience creating, building, or revising a fundraising program;
  • Experience using a CRM; and
  • High school diploma or GED.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Ability to use data to inform strategy and decisions;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ease and skill in cultivating relationships with people of diverse backgrounds, ages, and circumstances;
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to persuade in speech and writing;
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with proven ability to manage multiple competing tasks and demands; prioritizing several projects at once;
  • Ability to establish goals, objectives, timelines and meet deadlines under pressure;
  • The ability to work independently and/or with a team;
  • Ability to travel on a regular basis;
  • Self-starter with positive attitude and tenacity when faced with obstacles; 
  • Passionate advocate for and commitment to racial justice and anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion principles;
  • Commitment to ideals of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion; and
  • Commitment to fostering anti-racist work culture and to anti-racist principles and learning.

Other Special Considerations:

This job is performed under general office conditions and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.

This position is represented by the Washington Baltimore News Guild.

Due to COVID-19, our offices are currently closed and staff is working remotely.  If this position is filled while our offices remain closed, the new employee will work remotely until the offices reopen.  We are not asking newly hired employees to relocate while the offices are closed. 


The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position.  These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation, national origin, or prior record of arrest or conviction.

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