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At Polaris our staff members have the opportunity to make a daily impact towards ending human trafficking. Please take note that any individual seeking employment at Polaris must successfully complete a criminal background check and be in agreement with Polaris's values. If you have any questions, please email hr@polarisproject.org.

Direct Marketing Manager

The Direct Marketing Manager plays a critical role in growing Polaris’s individual donor base. The individual in this role implements and coordinates all direct response fundraising activities with a focus on integrated multi-channel campaigns and tactics. This includes donor acquisition, special appeals, lapsed donor re-solicitation, renewal, upgrades, cultivation, and stewardship both off and online.

The Direct Marketing Manager works with a full service external fundraising agency to develop an overarching strategy and plan for direct response efforts. This role also requires frequent and extensive internal collaboration with the Digital Marketing Specialist and Development Operations Manager.

Major Gifts Officer

Polaris seeks a Major Gifts Officer to join a six person development team and help build the organization’s financial support base from a wide range of funding sources including foundations, government, corporate, individual and earned revenue sources. Currently there are more than 40 donors who give at the Freedom Circle level ($10,000+). Polaris seeks a Major Gifts Officer to significantly grow this area to more than 100 donors in the next two years by systemically and proactively attracting new support with a focus on engaging community foundations and donor advised funds. She/he brings demonstrated experience successfully running a major donor program, personally oversees a portfolio of Freedom Circle donors and prospects, and implements systems and processes to bring a major gifts program to scale. In doing so, the Major Gifts Officer works closely with staff on the program, finance and the Executive Team.

Development Operations Manager

The Development Operations Manager will play a key role to build out, support and refine systems, processes and tools used by the Development team. In this role, the Development Operations Manager is responsible for the day to day and long term operation, maintenance, and integrity of data and information in a Salesforce environment. These include constituent and gift processing, reporting/analysis, segmentation, training, prospect research and relationship management.

The Development Operations Manager will lead efforts to ensure gift revenues are recorded and reconciled, as well as ensuring that Salesforce data integrates with Engaging Networks and other systems. In doing so, this individual will collaborate frequently with IT colleagues to ensure strategy and implementation are aligned. This position reports to the Chief Development Officer.

Grant Writer

The Grant Writer plays a critical role in managing Polaris’s significant foundation and government grants portfolio, prospecting new opportunities for institutional support, and securing the resources necessary advance Polaris’s mission. The Grant Writer will primarily support foundation and government fundraising efforts across all program areas and will serve as a key member of a development team to deepen and expand relationships with a variety of donors who support our mission.

The Grant Writer will report to the Director of Foundation Relations.

Director of Foundation Relations

Polaris seeks a Director of Foundation Relations to join a six person development team charged with building organization’s financial support base from a wide range of funding sources including foundations, government, corporate, individual and earned revenue sources. The Director of Foundation Relations devises, leads and implements a comprehensive foundation and government funding strategy. In addition to being the lead architect of the foundation strategy, she/he develops solicitation and reporting materials, oversees engagement and communication with institutional funders and personally manages a portfolio of high value foundation and government donors and prospects.  In doing so, the Director of Foundation Relations works closely with staff on the program, finance and the Executive Team. Current institutional funders include the Kellogg, Walmart and NoVo foundations and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The total foundation and government portfolio represents more than $5m.

Executive Coordinator

Polaris Project seeks a high-performing Executive Coordinator to support the work of the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer. A successful candidate will be organized and detail-oriented with good proactive instincts for how best to be of help in a fast-moving and rapidly changing environment. She/he must be flexible, quick to learn, be able to anticipate needs, manage a busy calendar, and improve systems when needed.

This role requires facilitating the best use of both the CEO and COO’s time, juggling competing priorities, prioritizing internal and external meeting requests, interfacing with all departments of the organization and a variety of external partners, and diplomatically communicating on behalf of and in partnership with the CEO and COO. The ideal candidate will be successful at implementing long term projects while also attending to the immediate daily needs of the CEO and COO’s daily workload, and will be interested in issues related to non-profit leadership and organizational development.

The Executive Coordinator will be privy to confidential information and will be expected to maintain strict confidentiality and demonstrate discretion, good judgment, and professionalism in all activities. She/he will work closely on a day to day basis with both the CEO and COO and will have the opportunity to be a thought partner and source of support with regards to organizational leadership and program support. Experience with Microsoft Office and program management software and tools is a plus.