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Come work for LHENA as our new Communications and Fundraising Specialist!
Title: Communications and Fundraising Specialist
Classification: Part-time, non-exempt, 20 hours/week
Benefits: cell phone stipend, PTO
Schedule: Flexible hours. Some nights and weekends required.
Location: Co-working office in the Lowry Hill East neighborhood in Minneapolis. This position will be remote, with occasional in-person requirements at neighborhood meetings and events.
The Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association (LHENA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has represented the values and interests of the residents, property owners, and business owners of the Lowry Hill East neighborhood for over 50 years. The LHENA mission is to provide a structure for neighborhood leadership and participation, facilitate the equitable sharing of resources, and advance a vision for the neighborhood.
Lowry Hill East is located in the Uptown area of Minneapolis and is affectionately known as “The Wedge” due to its geographically-defined triangular shape. It is bordered by Lyndale Avenue to the east, Hennepin Avenue to the west, and Lake Street to the south.
The Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association, or LHENA (pronounced ‘Lee-Nah’), is one of the 70 neighborhood organizations recognized in the City of Minneapolis. Its history can be traced back to the 1970s, prior to its official recognition by the City. At that time, neighbors came together to form an organization to build community, host recycling events, and host ice cream socials. As LHENA was the hub of neighborhood activity, it even started one of the city’s first neighborhood newspapers. The Wedge was a multi-page newspaper fielding advertisements from local businesses and stories from volunteer writers. The success of this paper and the founding of a neighborhood association inspired the creation of many others in the city. Though the last paper was published in 2012, LHENA continues to evolve in the age of social media and is still the center of neighborhood news and activities.
Today, all residents, property owners, and business owners in Lowry Hill East are considered LHENA members and can take part in official association acts such as board member elections and committee votes. Led by a volunteer board of 11 members, the association helps communicate goings-on around the neighborhood and city, provides resources to members, facilitates civic forums, and assists members in championing projects. A majority of the work occurs in dedicated committees where members brainstorm, design, and execute initiatives.
The most important aspects of the Communications and Fundraising Specialist position are skilled communication, relationship-building, and fundraising. The Communications and Fundraising Specialist will do this by:
The Communications and Fundraising Specialist will perform close work with the Executive Director and neighbor-leadership. The position reports directly to the Executive Director.
Roles & Responsibilities
Communications - 40%
Outreach and Organizational Support - 20%
To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Communications and Fundraising Specialist” in the subject line. For more information about our organization visit www.thewedge.org. This is a position that will continue until December 31, 2022; the position may be extended beyond based on funding availability. Deadline to apply is March 13, 2022.
LHENA is an equal opportunity employer. We seek talent from a diverse candidate pool that both complements and reflects the community we serve.