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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.

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.

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.

Chief People Officer

The Chief People Officer will be an innovative and visionary leader who is excited by the opportunity to support Polaris’ organizational growth and ensure its status as a best-in-class workplace.  S/he will be responsible for setting strategy, bringing to life internal talent development systems, practices and mindsets and bringing issues of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) to the forefront. The Chief People Officer is a newly created position that will serve on the executive team, report to the Chief Operating Officer, and be a key strategic advisor.  The goal is to create an organization that attracts the best people, ensures that they are highly engaged in the mission, work and culture of the organization, develops them in their careers and abilities, and maximizes their contributions.  

The Chief People Officer will create the vision for the human capital function at Polaris and will work closely with the CEO and executive team to ensure that this vision is fully aligned with overall organizational strategy and values. This vision for talent will seek to inspire staff members to do their absolute best work while simultaneously allowing them to bring their most authentic selves to work each day.

Accounting Assistant (Part-time)

Polaris is seeking an Accounting Assistant on a part time basis who will assist with various aspects of the preparation and production of accounting and financial reports, as well as other operations related duties and/or responsibilities.

The successful candidate must excel in a fast-paced and evolving environment that values innovation, efficiency, collaboration, service, and risk-taking. He/she will be a creative and strategic thinker who can quickly find solutions for challenges, effectively communicate with stakeholders and serve as a technical resource.