The San Antonio Heron is looking to hire a hard-working, detail-oriented person to lead our membership and sponsorship programs, as well as to grow our event programming.
The position comes open as Christian Molina, who occupied the role for two years, has left the Heron to accept a full-time job at St. Mary’s University. Under Christian’s leadership, the Heron had its most successful fundraising campaign during NewsMatch, having surpassed $25,000 in donations raised over the holidays. We thank Christian for the blood, sweat and tears he put into the growth of our news organization, and wish him well on his new adventure.
We’re looking for someone to continue the momentum.
The position pays an hourly wage plus commission on certain types of donations, sponsorships, and fundraising campaigns.
The Heron is a start-up news organization, and requires a self-starter in this position. This is a part-time position, but also offers the opportunity for the employee to essentially create their own job as they play a major role in the Heron’s growth from start-up to fully-realized news organization, while serving and informing the citizens of San Antonio.
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This person would be tasked with finding ways to improve our membership program—that is, how we recruit and retain readers who want to contribute to our cause. They’d also lead our major fundraising campaigns—in June, our birthday month, and during NewsMatch in November and December.
Ultimately, an excellent membership coordinator should be an outstanding, customer service-oriented communicator with a talent for building strong relationships between our readers and our organization. Part of the job includes tracking membership statistics and preparing reports.
We also need someone to procure sponsors who would like access our more than 100,000 followers spread across eight platforms.
Previous experience in member management, sales, or recruitment is preferred. You must also be dedicated to delivering the best customer service, not just to Heron readers, but to all who interact with our organization.
In order to succeed in this role, this person will need excellent writing and verbal communication skills. We’re looking for someone who has the ability to think creatively and take initiative, and who is highly organized.
Finally, we need someone to help reinvigorate our events programming. In the past, we’ve held housing discussions, beer tastings, and downtown trivia nights.