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2016 Fire & EMS Day At Summit Brewery

The Saint Paul Fire Foundation partnered with Summit Brewery to host the 1st annual Fire & EMS day at the brewery.  Despite a chilly day, the event was a great success.  A big thank you to Saint Paul Fire's Ladder 10, Engine & Medic 10, and Engine 8 who all stopped by to give tours of their apparatus.  

With Summit generously donating 50 percent of the day's profits, the Foundation made a very nice total of $1150.  Thanks again to Summit Founder and President Mark Stutrud and all of his staff who made this event wonderful for all who attended.  

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Opening For Executive Director

Saint Paul Fire Foundation Job Announcement

Executive Director-Part Time

The Saint Paul Fire Foundation, a registered non-profit organization, is pleased to announce that we are seeking an Executive Director to assist in promoting and enhancing the training, education, health, and wellness of Saint Paul Firefighter and the citizens of Saint Paul.

The Executive Director is responsible for maintaining and advancing the Mission Statement of the Saint Paul Fire Foundation (SPFF) as guided by the Board of Directors. 

Primary Duties:

            -To cultivate new and existing donor relationships, to secure events sponsorships, and to garner in kind donations.

            -To work with the Board of Directors to develop and implement plans to select and approach individuals, corporations, and foundations for financial requests.

            -To grow, market, promote, and manage other fundraising efforts, including but not limited to the following: Give to the Max Day, the Employee Giving Campaign (City of St. Paul Employees), 9/11 Run to Remember, Fireball, and the Annual Appeal Campaign every autumn.

            -To coordinate Board members, Committee members and volunteers in the planning, organization, and successful completion of Foundation events, while also securing contracts with venues, caterers, and obtaining necessary event permits.  To coordinate timely mailings for events and to complete budgets and revenue goals and expectations for Foundation events.

            -To provide thank you letters with tax deductibility notification to all donors.

            -To prepare the agenda for monthly Board meetings and to take, maintain, and distribute official minutes.

            -To maintain and update a multi-year spreadsheet of all donations and expenditures.

            -To recruit, coordinate and prepare volunteers for SPFF activities and special events.

            -To work with the Foundation Website Director on updates for both the SPFF website and other social media outlets.

            -To create press releases as needed for Foundation initiatives, events, and projects as needed.  To ensure a diverse range of media are reached, including television, newspapers, radio, and social media outlets.

            -To work with the Saint Paul Fire administration to coordinate media efforts when collaborating on projects and events.  To provide all pertinent information for both the media and SPFD administration.

            -To work with the SPFF Grant Writer to research and target corporate and foundation support to further SPFF fundraising goals.

Other Administrative duties include, but are not limited to:

            -Maintaining and updating Foundation initiatives.

            -Creating brochures for the Annual Appeal Campaign, Give to the Max, and the Employee Giving Campaign.

            -Updating the corporate sponsorship and auctions ask letters.  This will including bulk mailing and email blasting sponsors, donors, and potential clients.

            -Work with sponsors to secure proper logos for exposure on all Foundation materials, websites, and social media where appropriate.

            -Maintaining, updating, and growing mailing and emailing databases.

            -Maintaining and updating event attendance and revenue generated.

            -Plan Board meetings and secure meetings rooms at various “fire” venues.

            -Email updates to the Board regarding upcoming events, donations secured, and meeting reminders.


Experience and Requirements:

A MINIMUM of years 3-5 of fundraising experience, preferably for non-profits.

Experience managing large events.
Ability to run several events at once and to delegate tasks to committee members.
Ability to recruit committee members and to lead monthly committee meetings.
Ability to work professionally with the public and with business contacts.
Excellent organizational and oral/written communication skills.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
Willingness to take on responsibilities and follow through on projects and report progress to the Board.
Computer/technology proficiency, specifically Facebook, Gmail, GoogleDocs, MS Word, MS Excel.
Possession of smartphone and access to a computer at home.
Ability to create and follow budgets, including individual fundraising event budgets as well as a fundraising budget on a yearly basis.

A valid driver’s license is required.

A criminal background check must be successfully completed.

The top candidate will show excellence in the following competencies:
Communication (oral and written), Customer Service and Interpersonal Skills, Teamwork and Team Building, Flexibility and Adaptability, Detail Oriented, Results-Oriented, Creative Problem Solving, and Project Management.

Compensation:  This position is defined as a 1099 contractor.  It is paid at a flat rate of $2000.00/month with no benefits provided.  It is expected that the Executive Director will have an average workload of approximately 20 hours weekly, but particular weeks may involve greater or fewer hours.

How to apply: Mail a resume, postmarked by April 30, 2016, to:

Saint Paul Fire Foundation

PO Box 10593

Saint Paul, MN 55110

2016 Fire Ball


5th annual Saint Paul Fire Foundation Fire Ball
Friday, November 4th
InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront Hotel
Event details are being finalized, check back soon

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