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Resume Pool: Direct Mail Strategy



United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024
At MissionWired, we help our partners create revolutionary fundraising strategies that advance their mission, change our country, and have a positive impact on the world.
MissionWired is the only wholly integrated direct marketing agency for nonprofits and Democratic organizations. We help our partners tell big, ambitious stories that invite their supporters into communities to raise mission-changing revenue. Our results are unrivaled, having converted more than $3.1 billion in donations to the world’s most trusted philanthropies and groundbreaking campaigns. We do it over email and SMS, in the mail, across social media, everywhere. We don’t think in terms of channels; we’re single-minded in pursuit of your success.
We’re innovative, progress-obsessed, do-gooders who care deeply about social change and continuing to push the limits on what we can accomplish together. We’ve brought strategies to life for nonprofit organizations working around the world, including Sandy Hook Promise, Human Rights Watch, The Humane Society of the U.S., Save the Children, and Friends of the Earth, as well as progressive political organizations, campaigns and candidates like President Biden’s re-election campaign and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC). Each cycle is an opportunity for us to support organizations across the country and elect Democrats to legislative bodies up and down the ballot.
We’re an equal-opportunity employer and take seriously our commitment to equality and equity. Our efforts to be inclusive and create opportunity don’t end when someone joins us – they begin.
We’ve set our sights on changing the world through our work and with our clients, and representation is at the foundation of what we do. We know that diversity of thought and background makes us stronger. That’s why we’re committed to building and maintaining a diverse community.
Every new team member broadens our perspective and allows us to think bigger. We’ll be at our best when people from underrepresented communities and people with a range of perspectives and lived experiences want to come, stay, and push the boundaries of what’s possible.
Overview: MissionWired is always seeking great people to join our teams. In our Resume Pools, you can submit your resume and we'll reach out as soon as we have an opening in your specialized field!
MissionWired is looking for a direct-response marketer with experience optimizing direct mail programs for nonprofit organizations and/or political campaigns to join our Direct Mail Team. The right person will have expertise in developing and managing integrated marketing, fundraising and communications strategies for our growing client base, and will be eager to help our clients run best-of-breed digital programs in support of their mission. There’s nowhere else you can make a life-changing impact on causes as urgent and varied as empowering communities the world over with top international aid organizations, promoting equity in education, and combating the scourge of gun violence. We’re a little biased, sure, but you also won’t find another team like ours: We’re wired to bring together cutting-edge direct-response strategy and execution for the most pressing issues of our time.

Successful candidates will be responsible for (varying levels of responsibility depending on your experience):

  • Developing and executing direct mail fundraising strategies;
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to integrate direct mail campaigns with other fundraising channels such as email, SMS or others;
  • Overseeing the design and production process, ensuring materials meet quality standards and are consistent with branding guidelines;
  • Segmenting donor lists based on various criteria such as donor history, giving capacity, and demographics, to optimize campaign targeting;
  • Analyzing campaign performance and donor responses to refine future strategies;
  • Monitoring and reporting on key performance metrics, including response rates, conversion rates, and Return on Investment (ROI);
  • Supporting the development of fundraising strategies to engage donors through direct mail, ensuring a positive donor experience;
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant fundraising regulations and best practices;
  • Preparing regular reports and documentation related to direct mail fundraising activities; and
  • Collaborating with external vendors, including printing and mailing services, to ensure cost-effective and timely campaign execution.

Must-have qualifications:

  • Experience with consulting/agency direct mail fundraising, with a background in nonprofit, advocacy, or political work;
  • Strong project management skills to be able to manage multiple campaigns simultaneously;
  • Proficiency in data analysis and reporting tools;.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for effective internal and external communication;
  • Ability to think creatively to develop compelling fundraising content;
  • Knowledge of fundraising regulations and ethical practices; and
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.

Nice-to-have qualifications:

  • Proficiency in using fundraising software and CRM systems (e.g., Raiser's Edge, Salesforce).
If hired on a full-time salaried basis then this position may be included in a union-represented collective bargaining unit, and specific employment terms and conditions are subject to collective bargaining.
We are currently working remotely with no return to office date. Applicants may reside in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, WA, and WI. Due to FL legislation, MissionWired is required to participate in e-verify.
*Supporting your team on some nights and weekends as we approach high-volume times such as elections may be required.
100% employer-paid premiums for platinum-level medical plan on a national health care network
100% employer-paid life insurance and short term disability
50% employer-paid vision and dental insurance
401(k) with 3% employer contribution
17 vacation days in addition to 12 paid holidays, sick days, bereavement leave, and a volunteer day off.
Paid parental leave at 100% of your salary
Financial support for reproductive and transgender care
Flexible telecommute and remote work policies
Company issued Mac products for home offices
Cell phone service reimbursement, meal and ride-share reimbursement, and other perks available
If you feel you can do the job and are excited about this opportunity but are not sure if you meet all the qualifications, consider applying anyway. We’d love to hear from you!