The Constellation Fund is currently hiring for an Engagement Coordinator!
Location: Minneapolis, MN Salary: $60,000 – $65,000 Start Date: Immediately
About the Constellation Fund
With one-in-five residents of the Twin Cities living in poverty, our philanthropic community must urgently and strategically focus its resources on the interventions that provide the largest poverty-fighting impact. That is the focus of the Constellation Fund: we believe that smart philanthropy is kind philanthropy and approach this critical work accordingly.
By carefully leveraging peer-reviewed research, local demographic information, and data from nonprofits, Constellation conducts detailed quantitative analyses alongside careful qualitative evaluations in order to identify and fund poverty-fighting interventions that, judged with the best available evidence, are the most impactful among available options in our community.
Every outside dollar raised by Constellation goes directly to its carefully-selected nonprofit grantees, which are also provided access to best-in-class pro bono partners through our Beyond Dollars program. These invaluable partnerships improve and scale the impacts of our community’s top nonprofits, while also engaging bright minds and big hearts across the Twin Cities’ thriving academic, corporate, philanthropic, and leadership circles to collectively create poverty-fighting impacts in our community.
The Constellation Fund aims to thoughtfully disrupt historic philanthropic models, power dynamics, and institutionalized inequalities. We are proud to be on the forefront of an exciting sea change initiative and welcome you to join us!
Role Description – Engagement Coordinator
This project management and coordination role is intended to create an internal throughline that integrates Constellation’s Engagement Team (Advancement and Partnerships) strategies with our Beyond Dollars program; our communications strategy in partnership with Pollen Studio; and our events program executed in partnership with Push Play Creative. Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, the role will add operational capacity to maximize the external-facing time of the CEO, Chief Advancement Officer, and Director of Partnerships, while continuing to establish a cadence of events and communications that advance key relationships within a growing group of enthusiastic supporters.
You are a great fit for this role if you are:
- Mission driven, passionate, and community-informed.
- Attentive to detail and excellent at communication.
- Excited at the prospect of creating systems and operations to make things flow.
- Able to project manage and drive operations in a fast-paced environment.
- Able to creatively plan, coordinate, and execute events that delight.
- A wizard within a database and thrive on detailed management of information.
- A highly motivated self-starter who can work well with a small team.
- Emotionally intelligent, compassionate, and able to relate to diverse audiences.
- Level headed, cool under pressure, and able to wrangle cats when necessary.
- A problem solver who can translate concept into functional activity
- A dog lover, a cheese eater, or a Jeopardy star (we’re fun like that)
- Communications Coordination – 25%
- Serve as project coordinator and liaison between Pollen and staff to clarify deliverables and communicate timelines/deadlines.
- Capture and share details from communications meetings with all staff to ensure knowledge of key projects, gather input, and translate to Pollen.
- Beyond Dollars Project Coordination – 30%
- Serve as project manager to organize goal setting sessions and follow up meetings, communicate timelines, and schedule for engagement with current grantees.
- Schedule follow-up conversations with grantees and potential partners.
- Maintain and update internal spreadsheets, timeline communications, and institutional knowledge (i.e., coordinate the creation of case studies and testimonials on grantee experience).
- Event Coordination – 25%
- Work closely with external contractor Push Play Creative to execute 3-4 signature annual events.
- Schedule and coordinate internal planning discussions with relevant staff and contractors as necessary.
- Build, maintain, and communicate an events calendar, including timelines, key deliverables, and execution steps.
- Provide support as needed for small gatherings, presentations, grantee information sessions, and other engagement opportunities.
- Data management – 20%
- Enter and reconcile data between Salesforce, Emma, and other data systems used to track partner and donor information.
- Continue to improve Constellation’s ability to segment its databases in order to allow for targeted and personalized engagement.
- Advance systems that track contacts with donors, partners, and prospects, gather key stakeholder information, update databases and improve reporting automation where possible.
- Record of turning ideas into action and establishing systems that create ease.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and balance a fluctuating workload.
- Experience working with co-managers a huge plus; we are a small, rapidly growing organization that needs you to juggle multiple executive projects.
- Experience with web and social media content management preferred.
- Excellent organization, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
- Proficient in various software applications: Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Google Suite (Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Calendar), Apple Suite (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote), and Salesforce.
- High School education required; college degree strongly preferred.
- Minimum of five years of work experience, including demonstrable project management, events, and operations experience.
Salary and Benefits
Constellation offers a benefits package that is competitive with industry standards. Salary is commensurate with experience. Salary Range: $60,000 – $65,000.
To apply for this position, please submit a résumé and cover letter outlining your experience organizing, coordinating and executing change in a startup environment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Constellation Fund is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. Constellation is is deeply committed to promoting diversity, advancing equity, and fostering a culture of inclusion. Therefore, we invite applications from marginalized, underrepresented, and equity-seeking individuals.