Membership & Events Manager

LOCATION: Remote from home, must be based in Southern California for occasional site visit and event attendance

The Development Department is responsible for building the organization’s fundraising capacity, including major gifts, grants, special events, brand partnerships, and our membership program. The department is also responsible for establishing new relationships to cultivate donors and community partners across the Regenerative Movement. In addition, Development leads the editorial team of our annual journal, RE:GENERATE, and oversees our online store. 

JOB SUMMARY

When safety allows, this position requires travel to fundraising-related events as needed (most often in Los Angeles, CA). Must have own computer and broadband internet (reimbursed $50 a month).

WHO YOU ARE 

You are an organized and innovative self-starter. You excel at tracking your projects and at communicating both your ideas and your questions. You are excited about building relationships in the community by engaging with our membership base and with potential donors, and you are passionate about getting people involved with our mission and the Regenerative Agriculture Movement. 

HOW YOU WILL SPEND YOUR TIME

Membership: “The ReGeneration”

  • Work with Development Director and Partnership Manager to implement and expand our new membership strategy
  • Manage and grow the this monthly giving program
  • Setup and maintain our new online membership management platform
  • Organize and host the “ReGeneration Roundtable” speaker series
  • Coordinate all communications and materials related to this program 
    • Automated emails and newsletters in collaboration with the Comms Dept
    • Content and copywriting for website updates, as needed
    • Membership drives and social media campaigns in collaboration with the Comms Dept
  • Coordinate Member benefits, including discount codes and giveaway prizes from Brand Partners

Fundraising Events

  • Manage Fundraising Event (virtual and in-person): 
    • Coordinate all aspects of hosting the events (ie track workflow and responsibilities, schedule venue, arrange catering, coordinate invites and follow-ups, etc)
    • Attend events as the on-site coordinator
    • Network at events

RE:GENERATE Annual Publication

  • Manage intake and deliverables for RE:GENERATE journal contributors 
    • Collect pitches for editorial team
    • Manage intake forms, contracts, and invoices
    • Coordinate guidelines and content deadlines
    • Assist with editing and proofreading  

Grassroots Fund

  • Coordinate deliverables with recipients of our Grassroots Fund for BIPOC led organizations
  • Manage intake materials from recipients of the Grassroots Fund

Reporting & Documentation

  • Contribute content for Annual Reports and Impact Reports to provide return-on-investment data to our constituents
  • Develop and maintain process and strategy documents related to areas of responsibility
  • Assist with maintaining our donor contact database
  • Assist with maintaining records and process for major donor development and manage our Foundations tracker / grant cycle calendar

Miscellaneous

  • Coordinate Gift & Acknowledgements for staff birthdays, board, advisors, brand partners, members, and others (possibly some items stored at your place)
  • Assist with grant proposals
  • Assist with the thank you letters and acknowledgement letters
  • As appropriate, acquire and manage interns to help with the work of this position

WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE

  • A passion for the planet and its people
  • (3-5) years of professional work experience in a field connected to regenerative agriculture, sustainability, and/or fundraising
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and Google Drive  
  • Relevant work experience: 
    • Strategizing and managing a membership program
    • Project management
    • Event planning, coordination and execution
    • Outreach and communications
    • Fundraising through networking, events, and grants
  • A strong understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, the ability to centralize DEI in your work, and a willingness to continually explore new perspectives 
  • Excellent writing skills and communication skills
  • The ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in an efficient and resourceful manner 
  • The ability to work collaboratively across departments, as well as to self-start and work independently
  • An openness to feedback and willingness to take on challenges with an ambition to grow and learn 
  • A mind for systems and strategy with a strong sense for prioritization, organization and follow through
  • A passion for trying new things, and the ability to quickly provide alternative solutions/ideas
  • The ability to adapt to changing and shifting requirements quickly in a fast-paced, multicultural environment
  • An interest in intersectional environmentalism, regenerative agriculture, and/or social justice movements
  • Proficiency in adapting to new software and communications tools
  • Alignment with our goal to  inspire participation in the global movement to restore soils, and with our organizational values: love, courage, integrity, inclusivity, ingenuity, service with gratitude, generosity and humility

WHAT’S NICE TO HAVE:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in a related field 
  • Knowledge or experience with regenerative agriculture and/or intersectional environmentalism
  • Familiarity with online platforms such as Asana, Slack, Kindful, and/or Klaviyo
  • Experience with grants and foundations

Kiss the Ground values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. KTG is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

KTG is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Salary: hourly, non-exempt position equivalent to an annual salary range of $50K – $65K, DOE

Full time, non-exempt hourly position with health benefits, holidays, and paid time off

Reports to the Development Director and COO

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