Outreach Specialist

Raleigh, North Carolina | Freelance | Job ID #52037 |
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Onward Search is looking for an Outreach specialist to join one of the TOP non-profits in the world! This will be an ongoing, onsite contract opportunity for about 24 weeks from May to October. We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated, and passionate team members to make a difference by working as an outreach Specialist for the Society’s annual fundraising walk with the goal to have the greatest impact on the clients mission. Client is located in Raleigh, NC

In this role you will identify and engage leads who may have an interest in the issue of breast cancer and would like to get involved with making strides against breast cancer. The focus will be on identifying and recruiting qualified Team Leaders and growing current team fundraising efforts in order to meet event and individual fundraising and recruitment goals. You will build relationships with these individuals by providing coaching, motivation, high customer service, sharing recruitment strategies, and providing information to build their teams to reach their fund-raising goals.


  • Recruit, steward and prospect for Team Leaders to fundraise and participate in the annual even
  • Coordinate personal meetings with key constituents including corporate entities as needed
  • Ability to respond to and cultivate constituents appropriately through outreach or interaction they participate in with our Social Media channels (responding to comments, questions or other interactions)
  • Prior to the Kickoff of the event, you will be responsible for outreach to various markets to engage past and potential participants in our kickoff event
  • After Kickoff takes place: you will be responsible for cultivating current team leaders and participants, as well as continued acquisition outreach as needed
  • Use Salesforce to accurately track cultivation activities and fundraising progress
  • Able to quickly build rapport with other Team Leaders and constituents
  • Provide ongoing coaching, motivation and support to Team Leaders/other participants to ensure their needs and expectations are met
  • Use and promote our fundraising best practices with Team Leaders/other participants to increase their fundraising efforts
  • Provide Team Leaders and other participants with logistical support and training on fundraising strategies and tools including online and social media components
  • May include additional responsibilities as assigned


  • Self-motivated, goal oriented, and ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Must be comfortable spending majority of time on the phone
  • Maintain an excellent attendance record during this project
  • Outstanding verbal communication, persuasion and motivation skills
  • Demonstrated experience with providing high-level customer service
  • Experience working with volunteers a plus
  • Ability to communicate accurately and effectively using email
  • Experience with social media & web site navigation
  • Accurate data entry skills, proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, database and spreadsheet management, email software, and internet browsers
  • Possess and exhibit a professional, outgoing, friendly positive demeanor
  • Must be focused, organized, and detail oriented
  • Ability/willingness to learn and apply new skills quickly
  • Employ discretion, tact, and empathy; pro-active and intuitive people skills
  • Previous outbound sales call, community outreach, customer service and/or tele-service industry experience
  • Previous success with account management and/or corporate relationship management
  • Non-profit/Fundraising experience a plus

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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