Students Today Leaders Forever Published: August 25, 2017
Minneapolis, MN
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This role is responsible for supporting and advancing STLF’s mission through communications and development. This includes, but is not limited to: editorial and distribution responsibility for regular newsletters, support of fundraising campaigns and events, grant research and writing, development related meetings, and administrating donor engagement systems.

The Role In Practice:

The C&D Fellow will in any given week be responsible for editing a Program Team blog post, meeting with a foundation representative concerning a grant, writing thank you notes to donors, updating donor information in Salesforce, leading a Pay-It-Forward tour, and researching foundations for potential grants.

The C&D Fellow is expected to jump right into implementing STLF strategy, decision-making, and execution. This includes self-direction, innovation, logistics, event planning, public speaking, leadership training, and preparation of STLF programs.

The Communication and Development Fellow advances the STLF mission through:

    • Understanding the intersection of the STLF mission and donor interests.
    • Growing in the art and science of development.
    • Ensuring systems follow industry best practices for fundraising and grant seeking.
    • Engaging alumni, parents, participants, and supporters through intentional communication practices.
    • Staffing programs as needed. (Travel Required)

Skills Utilized and Developed:

    • Be a self-starter who takes initiative and delivers results.
    • Have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Practice strong interpersonal and facilitation skills.
    • Possess the ability to work in a project-based, collaborative setting.
    • Troubleshooting and problem-solving
    • Attention to detail
    • Empathy
    • Event planning
    • Relating to and working with young people (pre-teens to young adults)
    • Adaptability to STLF culture

All STLF staff are expected to advance the mission of STLF by:

    • Attending to general office duties. (office cleaning, answering the phone, responding to emails, maintaining typical office hours, etc.)
    • Participating in fundraising events and campaigns.
    • Producing publishable material for the STLF blog, newsletter, social media, and other communications.
    • Advocating for program expansion by meeting with educators, students, parents, and funders.

STLF employees are expected to:

    • Work full-time.
    • Be college graduates. (Comparable work experience may be considered in some instances.)
    • Limit continuing education or secondary employment as to not interfere with STLF employment.
    • Live accessible to the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.
    • Possess a valid driver’s license.
    • Possess a reliable vehicle for personal transportation to and from the STLF offices, and STLF related events and programs.

 STLF employees will have the unique opportunity to:

    • Participate in a multi-disciplinary approach to building leadership skills.
    • Attend conferences, trainings, and/or networking events.
    • Create and implement facilitations for staff and students.
    • Benefit from intentional goal-setting, mentoring, and coaching.
    • Add to and enjoy our staff culture
    • Bring your own talents to the position and sharpen your skills.
    • Be a part of STLF’s staff history and our movement!
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