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September 13, 2017

SERIESFEST IS HIRING TWO FULL TIME POSITIONS!


SeriesFest's Marketing and Development departments are looking for a Senior Marketing Manager and Senior Manager of Corporate Partnerships & Major Gifts.  

See job descriptions and qualifications below.   The closing date for applications is October 15th, 2017.  Interested persons should email an application with a resume and a cover letter to alison@seriesfest.com

Senior Marketing Manager
Department: Marketing Department
Location: Denver, Colorado
Report to: Chief Strategic Officer

Develop and manage the year-round marketing and advertising plan for SeriesFest. This individual is detail oriented, able to think independently and exercise judgement in order to identify marketing opportunities, create compelling marketing campaigns and handle requests and issues that vary across internal and external partners. This individual will work remotely most of the time.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Responsible for brand guidelines, design aesthetic, and messaging strategy
  • Create and manage digital cross-promotional opportunities and local partnership
  • Work with the leadership team to create and manage annual marketing budget
  • Manage monthly newsletter, blog and podcast
  • Oversee all print and branded materials including decks, program guide, merchandise, on-site signage, invitations, etc.
  • Liaison for press
  • Develop additional marketing opportunities to increase ticket sales and work with operations to support execution of festival ticketing
  • Oversee graphic designer, digital agency, and photo/video teams
  • Represents SeriesFest at external networking meetings, special and community events

Preferred Qualifications Include:

  • Understand and appreciate the mission of the SeriesFest
  • A minimum education level of: Bachelor of Arts/Sciences Degree (4-year) in Marketing/ Business Communications or a related field
  • 5 years of related work experience
  • Exceptional written, verbal and listening communication skills with a self-motivated, can do attitude
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to work in a fast paced environment and multi-dimensional environment
  • Extensive knowledge of social media and online marketing initiatives and strategies
  • Creative, detail-oriented person who can juggle multiple tasks
  • Computer savvy with knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Google AdWords, Rubicon, CMS, Photoshop
  • Experience with media buying
  • Knowledge of programmatic media and real time bidding
  • Experience working with email, mobile and digital marketing programs
  • Knowledge of data analysis and budgeting
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build and cultivate relationships
  • Knowledge of music, film and television industries
  • Requires evening and weekend hours throughout the year on special programs

Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships & Major Gifts
Department: Development Department
Location: Denver, Colorado
Report to: Chief Strategic Officer

The Senior Manager of Corporate Partnerships & Major Gifts will support the Development Department’s fundraising efforts with a focus on corporate giving and major gifts for year round SeriesFest initiatives and programming. The position will provide opportunities to build and cultivate sponsors for the organization with a designated portfolio, manage these relationships throughout the year, and work in conjunction with Development staff and other departments to create the best strategy for each company and individual given their own philanthropic mission.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Develop a pipeline of new prospects through outbound solicitations; field, assess and evaluate incoming calls; and secure corporate partners to achieve and maintain annual revenue goals of Development Department
  • Assist in development of solicitations and materials that includes writing letters of inquiry, sponsor proposals and presentation materials, and conducting meeting with prospective sponsors
  • Maintains corporate development files, contact lists and records of existing & previous sponsors
  • Manages pre-meeting activity, including pitch, presentations and proposals as it relates to the Coordinator’s designated portfolio
  • Oversees majority of the sponsorship fulfillment activities to support SeriesFest Festival and year round initiatives
  • Coordinate logistics for on-site activities with Senior Programming Manager for corporate partners as determined by corporate sponsorship agreement
  • Executes with Marketing Department to track results and create post-contract/post-event recap reports
  • Review corporate partnership and cause-marketing trends and identify opportunities to incorporate these trends, where appropriate
  • Work collaboratively with the Leadership Team and the Senior Programming Manager to identify, solicit and secure corporate sponsors and in-kind donations for SeriesFest, branded programs and special events
  • Work closely with Leadership Team to develop and implement a strategy for attaining fundraising revenue goals for corporate partnerships and major gifts
  • Represents SeriesFest at external networking meetings, special and community events
    Identify specific prospects to approach for major gifts
    Present weekly pipeline updates
  • Develop, own, and maintain excellent relationships with brand clients, agencies and individuals through direct, regular interaction and involvement
    Strong verbal and written communication;
  • Competitive, sales driven and eager to create new business
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, persistent and able to prioritize multiple tasks

Preferred Qualifications Include:

  • Understand and appreciate the mission of the SeriesFest
  • A. or B.S. degree in related field, arts, humanities, social sciences, or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 3-year proven track record in corporate and/or event sponsorship and/or major gifts
  • Strong negotiation and clear communication skills, both written and verbal
    Ability to generate a high level of sales calls and solicitations on weekly basis
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated, positive attitude in all sponsor and member interactions
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy, the ability to prioritize and organize multiple projects, meet deadlines, problem-solve and multi-task
  • Ability to effectively connect and work with wide range of internal & external personnel and with diverse communities
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize effectively, problem-solve and organize workload efficiently
  • Ability to work equally well independently and as part of team
  • Working computer software knowledge and use, primarily in Microsoft Office and database management
  • Knowledge of music, film and television industries
  • Requires evening and weekend hours throughout the year on special programs