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Digital Fundraising & Advocacy Associate

M + R

M + R

United States
Posted on Wednesday, December 2, 2020
We’re looking for an Associate to join our Digital Fundraising and Advocacy Area.

When you come work for us, here’s what you’ll find:

  • Work that is meaningful. We are a fast-paced, deadline-driven consulting firm that only works with nonprofit clients who are essential to advancing the cause of justice, alleviating suffering, and solving the greatest challenges we face.
  • Commitment to Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion (AEI). We envision an anti-oppressive workplace that ensures an inclusive employee experience, promotes equitable outcomes for staff, and supports clients to center accessibility and anti-racism in their programs.
  • Colleagues you can count on. Kind, dedicated, passionate people who work collaboratively to get things done and help you do your best.
  • An organization that embraces change. We strive to improve and adapt and always seek new ways that we can contribute to a just, inclusive, and sustainable world. We are also continually working on making M+R a better place for our staff.

So that’s us. Now about the work:

  • We run digital fundraising, membership, and advocacy programs for our clients, which include lots of politically progressive groups like Planned Parenthood, League of Conservation Voters, and PETA, as well as cultural organizations we love, like the American Museum of Natural History. And our clients also include organizations that are working in the most dire situations in the world such as the International Rescue Committee.
  • Day-to-day, we’re figuring out how to find, recruit, and retain supporters in order to raise revenue, win campaigns, and build brand recognition and loyalty for our clients.

Here’s what you’ll be doing in this role:

  • Work in a team to create and implement effective digital campaigns for clients.
  • Use eCRM technology such as EveryAction and Luminate to manage quality assurance on email communications produced by M+R’s Production Team, make minor edits using HTML, and run queries to launch emails.
  • Execute A/B testing plans to optimize emails and webforms.
  • Pull and analyze data on email messaging, fundraising performance, advocacy engagement, and more.
  • Help draft email, social media, and landing page copy, as well as other creative materials.
  • Project management: Keep task lists, meetings agendas, and communications calendars across your clients.
  • Wrangle colleagues at all levels to keep your teams working effectively.
  • Do your part to help us run smoothly, including carefully tracking all of your hours.

Skills and experiences required for this role:

  • 1-2 years of full-time digital marketing experience, or at least 6 months of exclusive, full-time email marketing experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to use and learn digital marketing tools and technologies (e.g. coding basic HTML by hand, peer-to-peer texting programs like GetThru, eCRMs like EveryAction and Luminate, database management).
  • Capability to crunch numbers in Excel and draw insights from the results.
  • We love hearing from anyone who strives to make the world a better place! Not sure if you meet all of the qualifications? There is no harm in applying! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply!

Skills and experiences we expect of all M+R employees:

  • Demonstrated commitment to anti-racism, equity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to gain trust and give respect to others through honesty, integrity, kindness, empathy, and authenticity.
  • Acute attention to detail and demonstrated ability to prioritize time to meet deadlines for multiple projects.
  • Proven track record to successfully pick up new skills, including learning new technologies.
  • Drive to seek what can be improved and offer ways to fix any potential roadblocks.
  • Comfort admitting what you don’t know and recognizing that feedback is part of the learning process.
  • Strong ability to relay your ideas clearly verbally and in writing.
  • Able to work within equitable and inclusive decision making models in moving decisions and initiatives forward.

Skills and experiences that are preferred, but not required:

  • Have worked in an agency setting or at another consulting firm.
  • Have experience with non-digital fundraising, whether that’s direct mail, telemarketing, canvassing, grant management, mid-level, and/or major giving.
  • Have worked for nonprofits, electoral campaigns, and/or other issue campaigns.

Salary and benefits:

  • This is an exempt, unionized position, represented by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild. The salary for this position is $64,757. As part of M+R’s commitment to compensation equity and transparency, we have a no negotiation policy. Salary negotiations can introduce bias and perpetuate wage inequality. Staff at M+R who successfully meet their performance expectations have regular opportunities for promotion with accompanying increases in compensation.
  • We also offer a generous benefits package:
  • Three weeks vacation, three personal days, and 15 paid sick days;
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits with premiums fully paid for by M+R for individual employees;
  • 401(k) plan with employer match;
  • Quarterly discretionary profit-sharing contributions;
  • Flexible work schedules and the option to work remotely anywhere within the United States and its territories with broadband internet;
  • Annual $1,000 professional development stipend;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical, dependent care, and transit.
The fine print:
M+R staff have the option to be fully remote within the United States, or work from one of M+R’s office locations (Washington DC, New York City, or Oakland).
Staff working from an M+R office are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and all staff will be asked to provide information regarding their vaccine status.
To apply, use the button on this page. No calls please.
Our Hiring Process:
We aim to be transparent and efficient in our hiring process. Each question you will be asked throughout our hiring process ties directly back to one of the skills and experiences listed above. In each interview, you will be asked to provide examples of these skills and experiences or how you would draw on your experience to handle a scenario commonly found at M+R. Our typical hiring process includes:
1) Phone Interview
2) Written Skills Assessment
3) Video Interview(s)
4) Reference Check
Depending on logistics and scheduling, our hiring process generally takes about 4-5 weeks from phone interview to a job offer. There is no application deadline; we review applications on a rolling basis. We let candidates know after each step in the process, once we’ve made a decision, whether they are moving forward to the next stage or not, so candidates know the status of their application. If you need accommodations for this application process or any of the hiring process steps listed above, please email accommodations@mrss.com or call 202-681-8743.
M+R is an equal opportunity employer and all applicants will be considered. As a firm we are committed to being an anti-racist, equitable, and inclusive organization where all staff feel welcomed, valued, and empowered, resulting in meaningful, rewarding, and enriching experiences throughout their careers here. We work to center our AEI values in all aspects of our work, so our culture, clientele, policies, and practices are reflective and affirming of people -- inclusive of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, immigration status, citizenship status, and so much more. We strongly encourage folks from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.