Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 22-Feb-2021 to 14-Mar-2021
  • - Heartland Film
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

Job Purpose: 

To promote the Heartland Film brand and secure revenue through strategic sponsorship programs, membership programs, fundraising campaigns and special events. This position will work directly with the Vice President to create appeals and campaigns with the goal of raising funds for Heartland Film. Additionally this role will consist of proper recording of gifts, concierge services for our VIP donors, sponsors and Silver Screen members, and general appreciation letters to document donations.


Reports to: Vice President 


Overview of Organization: Heartland Film is a nonprofit arts organization that runs the 

11-day Heartland International Film Festival in October, the Academy Award®-Qualifying Indy Shorts International Film Festival in July, the Truly Moving Picture Award and other community-focused film programs. 


Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Heartland Film was founded in 1991 with the mission to curate, promote and celebrate thoughtful and engaging films from diverse perspectives. The films we select and exhibit – whether they inspire conversation, ignite imagination, or shift perspectives – all have one thing in common: they are entertaining films that do more than just entertain. 


Job Duties include, but are not limited to:

• Assist with aspects of designing, implementing and assessing a comprehensive major gift fundraising strategy

• Manage a strategic cultivation and solicitation program for annual donors

• Manage a strategic cultivation and solicitation program for Festival sponsorships

• Engage with Heartland Film Board of Directors to create development opportunities with a focus on major gifts, partnerships and corporate partnerships

• Assist Marketing Department with marketing ideas and implementation for giving initiatives

• Assist Special Events Director with ideas on donor, corporate and promotional events

• Solicit planned gifts, major gifts and donations, sponsorships and memberships though direct meetings, emails, phone calls and direct mail

• Create a stewardship program to appropriately recognize all donors and levels of giving

• Oversee and manage database input, reports, and maintenance

• Identify prospects and expand donor base

• Seek and secure donations, sponsorships and memberships to meet or exceed yearly expense budgets-oversee grants program

• Office leadership as a Heartland Manager

• Special event assistance at Heartland Film's year-round events including Cultural Journey, Indy Shorts, Heartland International Film Festival and other Roadshow events 

• Mandatory attendance during the Indy Shorts Festival in July and the 11-day Heartland International Film Festival in October assisting with VIP parties, Premiere Pavilion events, leading Q &As and film introductions, donor and sponsor attention, concierge services, problem solving and team leadership

• Miscellaneous tasks when needed may include: assisting with general office duties, occasionally answering phones, packing direct mail pieces, assisting with Roadshow theater set-up, etc.


Position Qualifications:

• Bachelor's Degree with at least 2-3 years related experience

• Passion for fundraising and working with donors, sponsors and members

• Experience with orchestrating relationships with prospective donors, sponsors and members

• Experience with establishing contact with current donors, sponsors and members

• Experience with preparing proposals, brochures, and benefit packages to solicit prospects for donations, sponsorships and memberships

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, Google Drive and donor databases 

• Ability to learn the DonorPerfect software and Eventive used in the Heartland Film office

• Exhibit strong verbal and written communication skills

• Strong attention to detail

• Goal oriented and self-motivated to success

• Ability to speak effectively before groups and other employees

• Ability to work in a team environment for the greater goal

• Online and digital fundraising knowledge preferred, but not required

• Strong organization and analytical skills

• Ability to manage multiple projects with efficiency, skill and grace


Click the APPLY button to submit cover letter and resume to Michael Ault by Sunday, March 14. 

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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