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HelpMeSee is a non-profit social enterprise working to end the global health crisis of cataract blindness. Through a focus on surgical training and technology innovation, HelpMeSee is building a sustainable solution to the leading cause of blindness.

HelpMeSee’s unique model combines working with partner surgeons, effective use of technology for training and community mobilization, and working together with local partners to increase access to cataract treatment.

For more information about a specific position, please e-mail jobs@helpmesee.org, or feel free to contact us at any of our global offices.

We are committed to building a world-class team dedicated to our mission. We invite you to explore our current openings listed below.

HelpMeSee is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

HelpMeSee seeks a Marketing/Fundraising intern to help with many aspects of marketing and fundraising communication. Responsibilities include assistance in developing and organizing our fundraising collateral, stewardship communications, and campaign content development. The ideal candidate has experience in marketing research & integrated marketing communication planning, using Customer Relationship Management tools/database, and enjoys working as part of an in-house fundraising/marketing team.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist marketing team in developing integrated marketing communication campaigns to promote our fundraising programs
  • Organize and manage fundraising/marketing collaterals
  • Assist in optimizing digital marketing campaigns to increase brand awareness and web traffic
  • Drafting social media and email content as needed
  • Support donor stewardship process
  • Assist in translation work as needed

Qualifications

  • Experience with CRM system, Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Facebook advertising
  • Strong analytical skills and market research background
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Must be highly-organized, a creative thinker, and a team player
  • Ability to work well with in-house team, and also operate independently with minimal supervision
  • Web design and video editing skills is a plus
  • Mandarin/Cantonese language is a plus

Details

Start date: Immediate*
Education requirements: Bachelor's Degree with business background preferred
Employment type: Part-time paid internship
Hours: 2 days/week (prefer Thursday and Friday)
Job function: Fundraising/Marketing/Communications
Location: New York City office

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter as well as this completed downloadable application form and any sample writing/marketing project to jobs@helpmesee.org with the email subject heading as follows: “HelpMeSee Marketing/Fundraising Intern”.

Resumes will not be accepted without a filled-in application form.

* - Candidate should be legally authorized to work in the U.S.

I. THE HELPMESEE MISSION

HelpMeSee was founded in 2010 with the goal of eliminating the backlog of blindness caused by cataracts for every blind child and adult in the world, regardless of where they live or how underserved they may be. Our goal is to deliver very low-cost, high-quality Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) to millions of adults and children in the developing world who have cataracts – giving them back not only their sight but also their independence.

HelpMeSee is pursuing our ambitious goal of eliminating cataract blindness worldwide by training tens of thousands of MSICS specialists in developing countries through the use of a high-fidelity simulator and sophisticated courseware, as well as collaborating with existing MSICS specialists who already perform this procedure in their communities. With our technology-based patient facing programs and local surgical partners, HelpMeSee is committed to saving the sight of million

II. JOB SUMMARY

This Direct Marketing Manager (DMM), based in the NY Office, is a revenue-focused, donor-centric fundraising professional with a track record of identifying opportunities for increased support and engagement across all giving levels. The DMM will work closely with the Senior Director, Marketing and Communications to plan, execute and evaluate strategic marketing development plans to meet organizational fundraising goals. Primary responsibilities include executing successful strategies to grow the overall donor base as well as increase retention, frequency and average gift of existing donors.

Job Responsibilities:

* Work closely with Senior Direct, Marketing and Communications, to refine strategy for the direct marketing program, including direct mail, telemarketing, face-to-face recruitment and monthly giving program, to improve overall fundraising performance.|
* Plan and implement multiple direct mail appeals annually, for retention and acquisition. Work with production company, database manager and other key program staff.
* Develop and manage strategy for expanding the Circle of Sight monthly giving program across online and offline channels.
* Develop and implement a comprehensive stewardship plan to build a positive, healthy relationship with donors through various channels, including acknowledgements, telephone contact, events, etc. Strengthen donor loyalty and commitment through various touch points and follow-up.
* Oversee mailing budget, collaborate with production vendor to ensure that all expenses fall within established budgets and projections. Process invoices for review & approval, submit to finance in a timely manner.
* Gather and evaluate data for regular benchmarking reports, to monitor results, improve performance and target areas for improvement.
* In collaboration with Database Manager, develop and generate weekly performance reports. Review weekly performance reports with Senior Director, including analysis of testing results, results against goals, etc.

Qualifications:

* Understanding of and commitment to HelpMeSee’s mission
* At least five years’ non-profit direct response fundraising experience and experience managing supplier partners; agency experience is a plus
* 2+ years’ management / supervisory experience preferred
* Excellent project management and vendor management skills
* Excellent attention to detail
* Excellent written and oral communication skills
* Ability to prioritize, multi-task, meet deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment
* Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a team
* Strong computer skills and ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results
* Strong analytical skills and able to review and interpret data, budgets, etc.
* Experience with customer relationship management software (CRM) is a plus
* Punctuality and timeliness in meeting deadlines and fulfilling delegated responsibilities
* Independent and effective decision-making skills

III. DETAILS

Start date: Immediately

Education requirements: Bachelor Arts Degree

Employment type: Full-Time

Compensation: Salary based on experience

Job function: Global Nonprofit Organization / Global Health / Fundraising / Marketing

Location: New York Office

IV. HOW TO APPLY

Please follow this link to the employment application: downloadable application form

Please email your application form, cover letter, and resume to jobs@helpmesee.org with the email subject heading as follows: HelpMeSee “Direct Marketing Manager”. Please include minimum salary expectations.

*Candidates should be legally authorized to work in the U.S.

HelpMeSee, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status or any other status protected by law. HelpMeSee, Inc. will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.