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We are looking for a multi-talented professional with a passion for writing to join our close-knit team. The position is a great fit for mid- and early-career applicants with an interest in nonprofits and social causes.

While the job involves a lot of grant-writing, previous experience writing grants is not required. More important: a love for words, persuasive prose, creative expression, and a desire to amplify the vital work of our clients. What you don’t know now, we’ll help you learn—our team has experience across all aspects of the development, communications, marketing, and nonprofit management world.

Since our founding, AmplifyDMC has operated a hybrid office environment to encourage a productive and healthy work-life balance. As we enter a new stage of the COVID-19 era, “the Ampsters” are navigating a return to the office as we rebuild our creative, collaborative, and laughter-filled in-person culture. A willingness to work in the office 2-3 days a week will be an expectation.

This full-time position has a salary range of $50,000-$60,000 with health & dental benefits, bonus eligibility, and a generous “open PTO” policy. Independent contractors will also be considered and are encouraged to apply.

To apply send resume to [email protected] by April 4, 2022.

WHO WE ARE

AmplifyDMC, based in St. Paul, MN, provides fund development, management, and communications services with a focus on nonprofits and socially-minded businesses. In addition to using our team’s expertise to help our clients amplify their missions, we are also our clients’ biggest fans. From affordable housing to social services to education, the organizations we partner with are doing important work across a range of nonprofit spaces, and we are proud to support them all. (Read about some of our clients and our work with them here: https://amplifydmc.com/portfolio/)

AmplifyDMC staff has varied skills including strategic planning and development, project management, graphic design, communications, public relations, grant writing, and fundraising.

At AmplifyDMC, we believe that our approach to assisting organizations execute successful fundraising, and communication campaigns is unique. We are realistic—we know that giving counsel is the easier work; doing, however, is a bit more complicated. We bring capacity to projects in addition to ideas: we help our clients build the plan and implement it.

POSITION: WRITER

Responsibilities

Writing
  • Serve as a lead grant writer for select AmplifyDMC clients.
  • Conduct background research and develop program-specific “case for support.”
  • Assist clients in producing required attachments to accompany grant requests.
  • Write content for client fundraising and communication tools such as impact stories, social media, e-blasts, newsletters, mailings, and emails.
  • Proof and edit documents as needed.
  • Provide leadership and serve as a lead consultant for selected clients (when necessary).
  • Conduct prospecting for client funding opportunities and keep current on community funding opportunities.
  • Assist in writing appeal letters and e-solicitations.
  • Provide input for the development of fundraising strategies for AmplifyDMC clients.
  • Provide knowledgeable input on potential strategies for client use of online marketing and communication tools such as social media, e-blasts and blogs as well as traditional channels such as newsletters, mailings, phone calls, and emails.
  • Maintain client grant application files based on identified processes by AmplifyDMC and client.
Project Management
  • Work with team members to create processes to identify, track, and maintain action steps after client meetings and conversations.
  • Use AmplifyDMC project management software (Basecamp), prospecting (Instrumentl, I-Wave) or client’s software of choice to manage tasks and deadlines.
  • Support research efforts and assist with special projects based on current client need and/or AmplifyDMC priorities.
  • Identify required information for grant applications, create application checklist, and communicate requirements to client.
  • Participate and engage in staff meetings; track and assign related action items resulting from meeting discussions.

Standards of Work

  • Dependable and prompt follow up to assigned tasks.
  • Punctuality, pro-activity, professionalism and pursuit of excellence.
  • Creativity and positive energy to support the growth of AmplifyDMC.
  • Experience and competence with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Follow up and task management for all aspects of the assigned projects.
  • Minimum weekly communications with President and regular status updates.
  • Serve as a willing ambassador to AmplifyDMC by promoting the company and services to your personal and professional networks.
  • Understanding and adherence to AmplifyDMC’s company values (attached).

Terms and Conditions of Work

  • AmplifyDMC has operated a hybrid office environment for several years. Work schedule will be agreed upon on a weekly basis and flexible in relation to employee client needs and other considerations (notably, weather).
  • It is expected that employees are present for approximately 60% of work days at AmplifyDMC offices in St. Paul or on-site with AmplifyDMC clients. The remaining hours can be completed at the location of employees choosing.
  • AmplifyDMC will reimburse expenses related to purchase of travel, parking and approved office supplies.
  • Submit, on a regular basis, a time sheet in the form and medium provided by the AmplifyDMC.

Benefits

  • AmplifyDMC provides a competitive benefits package including health, dental, & vision to full-time benefits-eligible employees through a co-employment relationship with Insperity.
  • Employee will qualify for a bonus as part of the AmplifyDMC employee bonus pool. Bonus will be determined at managements discretion on the date of Employee Review taking into account Employee performance and certain AmplifyDMC milestones such as gross revenue and operating profit.
  • AmplifyDMC will provide a new computer and an annual technology stipend of up to $500.
  • AmplifyDMC has an Open PTO policy and does not track for sick time or time unavailable less than five hours in a workday. You are eligible to take your available extended PTO 30 days after hire. Employees are expected to take a minimum of 10 days of PTO per “anniversary year,” which is defined to be the 365 days beginning on your start date.

AMPLIFYDMC COMPANY VALUES

  • AmplifyDMC values are the principles upon which the company is built that guide our planning, goals, behaviors, decisions, and actions.
  • We are hired to work collaboratively with our clients to deliver their organizations a solid return on investment.
  • We take pride in satisfying our clients through the services we provide and how we provide them.
  • We are experts in our fields.
  • We are resourceful, practical, and realistic.
  • We have fun and are fun to work with.
  • We are responsible for our work, are accountable to each other and to our clients.
  • We communicate in an open, honest, collaborative, and respectful manner.
  • We provide and receive feedback professionally, respectfully, and openly.
  • We treat our clients and partners with respect, and we treat each other with respect.
  • We support each other. Our responsibilities, and our expectations of each other, are clear and shared.
  • As team members in a small, growing business, we strive to be “functionally flexible”, focusing foremost on our responsibility to serve our clients.
  • We conduct business ethically and lawfully.
  • We recognize the importance of family in the lives of our team members.
  • We value and benefit from individual and cultural differences.
  • We believe the continuous growth and development of our team members is critical to our success.
  • We are engaged, responsible members of the communities in which we live and work.