Employment Opportunity

FUNDRAISER

TMC Mission Statement - The Thomas Merton Center works to build and support collaborative movements
that empower marginalized populations to advance collective liberation from oppressive systems.


Job Title:  Fundraiser
Job Status:  hourly, part-time, contractor
Reports to and Supervised by: Executive Committee, Board of Directors
Compensation: $20-$25 per hour
Start Date: As soon as possible
End Date: February 28


Position Summary:


The Thomas Merton Center is hiring a short-term, part-time contracted fundraiser who will lead our year-end
fundraising efforts by identifying fundraising opportunities, soliciting donations from members, donors, and
potential donors, and managing our year-end fundraising campaign. This candidate should exemplify strong
problem-solving skills, relationship-building skills, organizational skills and a commitment to the TMC mission
and values. This position is hybrid, with an expectation that some time is spent in the office and meeting with
donors as needed. Scheduling is flexible; will be set in conjunction with the executive director.


Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Working with the staff and board, develop and implement a 2022 year-end fundraising campaign.

  • Directly Solicit Membership renewals and member donations.

  • Produce valuable and engaging content to reach donors and potential donors.

  • Strategize, and develop communication plans to increase individual and major donor gifts.

  • Strategize outreach and develop communication plan to increase memorial and in-honor giving.

  •  Manage all correspondence with key donors, donors with questions, issues or feedback to ensure

donor relationships are successfully cultivated.

  • Effectively convey TMC’s mission, values, and campaigns to potential donors.

  •  Identify grant opportunities.

  •  Track donations and campaign progress.

Candidates must be able to:

  • Work efficiently with limited resources.

  • Take initiative to work independently and ask for support when needed.

  • Demonstrate excellent communication and relationship-building skills.

  • Produce excellent written communications.

  • Utilize technology with proficiency.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum two years relevant fundraising experience, preferably in a non-profit setting.

  • Expertise and demonstrated commitment to the Thomas Merton Center mission and values.

How to apply: Submit cover letter and resume by email to: employment@thomasmertoncenter.org.
Applications will be received until the position is filled.

The Thomas Merton Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

TMC Mission Statement - The Thomas Merton Center works to build and support collaborative movements that empower marginalized populations to advance collective liberation from oppressive systems.

 

Job Title:  Executive Director

Job Status:  exempt, full-time

Reports to and Supervised by: Executive Committee, Board of Directors

Position Supervises: Staff, interns and volunteers

Compensation: Starting salary $50,000/year; health/dental/vision insurance; 11 paid holidays; paid time off for illness and vacation

 

Position Summary:

 

The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing finances and operations of the Center, including general administration, fundraising, staff supervision, and building maintenance. This position requires the ability to work effectively with the Board of Directors, supervise staff, and oversee relationships with volunteers, project leaders and the community.  Expertise and demonstrated commitment to the Thomas Merton Center mission and values is also required.  

 

Essential Functions:

 

1) Organizational Operations: Engages in administration and oversight to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate and functional. 

  • Responsible for the effective administration of general operations.

  • Responsible for the recruitment, retention, and supervision of competent, qualified staff.

  • Responsible for signing all contracts, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.

  • Responsible for management of technology involved in TMCs information systems, including but not limited to Database and Systems Admin, Network/security, selecting hardware and software solutions.

 

2) Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.

  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of the Thomas Merton Center.  

  • Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support the Thomas Merton Center’s mission

 

3) Organization Mission and Fulfillment of Strategic Plan: Works with Board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled and to help the board to execute effectively the Strategic Plan of the Center.

  • Responsible for implementation and oversight of the Thomas Merton Center’s programs and projects that contribute to the Merton Center’s mission.

  • Responsible for the enhancement of the Thomas Merton Center’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.

 

4. Board Communications: Provides, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to complete its work. 

  • Attend monthly Board meetings.

  • Provide financial reports, staff reports, and program updates to the Board on a monthly basis. 

Specific Job Responsibilities:

 

  • Supervise, support, and cultivate a culture of collaboration with staff.

  • Production of the annual budget and fundraising to meet financial needs of the Center in coordination with Board and Staff.

  • Establish job descriptions, employment and administrative policies and procedures for all operational functions and oversight of the day-to-day operation of TMC.

  • Serve as the Thomas Merton Center’s primary spokesperson with the organization’s constituents, the media, and the general public.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance the Thomas Merton Center’s mission.

  • Report to and work closely with the executive committee, committee chairs and Board of Directors to seek and ensure their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising, and to increase the overall visibility of the Thomas Merton Center.

  • Ensure strategic planning and implementation. Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.

  • Review and approve contracts for projects.

  • Other duties as assigned by the President of the Board.

 

Candidates must be able to:

 

  • Maintain confidentiality. 

  • Work as part of a team. 

  • Comfortably speak to groups in public and private settings.

  • Work with people from diverse backgrounds. 

  • Multi-task. 

  • Work efficiently with limited resources. 

  • Take initiative to work independently and ask for support when needed. 

  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal communications skills. 

  • Produce excellent written communications.

  • Utilize technology with competence.

 

Working Conditions (with reasonable accommodation as needed):

 

  • Flexible work schedule including evening or weekend work. 

  • Small office setting with limited resources. 

  • Occasional participation in outdoor actions, regardless of weather conditions

  • Job at times requires physical movement and is at other times sedentary.

  • Occasional need to lift items weighing up to 50 pounds.

  • Computer usage. 

  • Travel to local meetings. 

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Minimum two years relevant experience in nonprofit administration and financial and program management, preferably in grassroots or community organizations. 

  • Expertise and demonstrated commitment to the Thomas Merton Center mission and values. 

 

How to apply:

Submit cover letter and resume by email to: employment@thomasmertoncenter.org. Applications will be received until the position is filled. 

The Thomas Merton Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.