Careers

Company Overview:

Optimal Fundraising Group is one of the fastest growing auction companies in the nation! We specialize in providing a selection of highly, sought after, unique charity auction items for charitable fundraisers, as well as, provide fundraisers cost-free auction management and staffing services.

Join Optimal Fundraising Group and help us enhance lives by delivering organizations friendly solutions and services that create the kind of “buzz” that drives up bidding and impresses donors. We are building our team across the nation seeking bright, motivated, hardworking individuals to join our growing team! Check below for open positions!

Email resumes to: careers@optimalfundraisinggroup.com

Sales

Business Sales Associate                             Anywhere in the United States

Optimal Fundraising Group is seeking highly self-motivated, outgoing, confident, driven individuals with excellent communication skills to fill our sales associate position. Do you enjoy the idea a having limitless earning potential? Not afraid of cold-calling? This could be the perfect job for you!

Sales Associates will develop and implement sales goals and strategies, as agreed upon by company executives, with the objective of expanding our client base, and assuring fruitful, continued relationships with charitable organizations.  Sales Associates will sell our product and services to non-profit organizations by developing and cold calling leads, securing meetings with decision makers, demonstrating our product and services, qualifying prospective events, and developing/negotiating contracts.

Duties & Responsibilities: Lead generation via research, networking, events, and/or referrals. Secure follow-up meetings with the event decision makers. Develop and deliver sales presentations, proposals, and demonstrations. Close sales. Maintain a thorough working knowledge of the company’s products and services. Develop rapport with customers and clients. Ability to work closely with Owner and support team to plan for and execute fundraising events with a goal of maximizing revenue generation and ensuring client/donor satisfaction.

This is a high commission based position that includes bonuses! Are you excited yet? Send your resume, and a brief cover letter explaining why you’re our new team member.

Desired Skills and Experience: 1-3 years sales experience desired (preferably outside sales). Proven ability to achieve/exceed sale quotas. Non-profit experience is a plus. Willingness to travel locally. Must be reliable and flexible!

Hours are limitless! Your wage is commission-based, so nothing will stand in the way of you reaching your earning goal! However, if you want to work with us, we only want people who want to put in the time and effort to make it big! Top sales associates work at least lMonday-Friday from 9:30-2:30 CST.

Customer Service

Customer Service Representatives                             Baton Rouge, LA

Optimal Fundraising Group is seeking friendly, enthusiastic, detail-oriented individuals with good communication skills to fill our customer service position. Do you consider yourself a can-do, will-do, must-do type of person? This could be the perfect job for you!

Duties & Responsibilities: Answer customer/client questions and assist them with travel booking, event planning, and post-event follow-up through phone and email. Assist customers with making purchasing/booking decisions. Resolve any and all customer issues in a timely, upbeat and friendly manner. Manually place new orders. Field customer questions, concerns & problems. Maintain a thorough working knowledge of the company’s products and services and relate this information to customers/clients. Develop rapport with customers.

This is a part-time position that includes work perks such as traveling! Want to learn more? Send your resume, and a brief cover letter explaining why you’re our new team member.

Customer Service Representatives must demonstrate the following: Strong interpersonal skills. Professional phone and email etiquette. Proficient with use of computer and software applications (Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Adobe, Photoshop, Email). Exceptional grammar and punctuation. Problem solving. Knowledge of company service principles and best practices. Ability to multitask. Ability to work in a team as well as independently.

Hours are flexible. 20 Hours/per week is preferred.

Creative Team 

Content Editor/Blogger Social Media Strategist                             Baton Rouge, LA

We’re looking for a creative, organized, and experienced Content Editor/Blogger Social Media Specialist who can capture our brand in 140 characters or less! Optimal Fundraising Group is hiring a Specialist to create original, engaging content to help expand our web based offerings through our website and blog, as well as, continue to build & execute the brand’s Social Media strategy. This exciting role will act as a brand representative through interacting and engaging with potential and current clients. A key function of this role will be to work across multiple areas ensuring that our creative content reaches our large customer base. Organization and the ability to understand social analytics is highly important to facilitating and scheduling an integrated social calendar. We’re looking for the perfect balance of creative thinking and business savvy, someone who loves and understands the balance of lifestyle, product and brand marketing. Our ideal writer will have a way with words with a witty sense of humor coupled with sharp technical and project management skills, including a discerning eye for word choice and copy-editing details. You will be responsible for the web content management and content features from inception to completion.   

Hours are negotiable. 20 Hours/week is desired.

In this role you will…

  • Research and write daily, relevant and on-brand content stories and features for the Optimal Fundraising Group blog, website, and social media sites.
  • Oversee data for the Optimal Fundraising Group websites, and be the last pair of eyes on content before it goes live.
  • Generate content stories around Optimal Fundraising Group products, services, people, and projects.
  • Elevate the voice of the Optimal Fundraising Group brand.
  • Maintain the voice of the brand in all written material.
  • Collaborate with marketing, PR, and creative teams to develop, maintain and implement editorial calendars.
  • Collaborate on content ideas, best practices, and optimization.
  • Edit freelance writers and copy from junior staffers.
  • Monitor competitors on a regular basis to ensure that all content remains unique.
  • Represent the brand off- and online.
  • Develop relationships with writers, bloggers and brand-relevant content creators.
  • Take on additional company projects as needed.
  • Track web activity on key pages and categories.
  • Partner with Buying and Planning teams to understand trends and product quantities.
  • Communicate tracking results for enhanced merchandising and event execution success

You have…

  • 2-5 years of online and/or print publishing experience with an established brand or editorial outlet.
  • A background of professional experience and personal interest in nonprofits and event planning/coordination.
  • Associate or BS/BA degree in English, Journalism, Psychology, Communications or related field-experience in a professional environment.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills.
  • An understanding of and love for the nonprofit industry.
  • The ability to collaborate and also work independently when needed. You’re a nice person and a self-starter.
  • Excellent attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Must have the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of web analytics tools is a strong plus.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat XL, and other Adobe Creative Cloud Programs is a strong plus.
  • Strong analytical skills to understand sales patterns and web behavior

Staff Photographer                                    Baton Rouge, LA

If you’re an amazing photographer, we want to talk! Optimal Fundraising Group is out to hire a photographer who can not only dazzle with the incredible imagery they produce, but is a collaborative, organized, motivated and let’s not forget fun-loving genius!

What You’ll Be Doing:  In this role, you’ll be creating the most beautiful imagery. Creating imagery for what, though? Well, for our incredible creative and marketing initiatives, blog, website products and more.

Desired Skills and Experience

Responsibilities:
-Consistently produce beautifully lit, high-quality images in an indoor and outdoor setting.
-Effortlessly tame color accuracy and consistency
-Maintain and manage studio equipment and supplies
-Build a scalable and efficient studio environment
-Accurately archive images for easy access from all departments and locations
-Deftly direct new-to-industry models to achieve high-quality, on-brand imagery

Requirements:

-2+ years in a digital photography studio (commercial, product, fashion, or catalog)
-Knock-our-socks-off knowledge and proven execution of different lighting styles and techniques (strobe, ambient, natural, continuous, mixed, etc.)
-Knows the ropes of photographing models and product in a professional environment and has the portfolio to prove it
-Frighteningly good computer skills and knowledge of Mac OS, Photoshop, Capture One software, and color-calibration software
-Innate talent for leadership, collaboration, and directing photo shoots
-Knack for working to deadlines and under pressure
-Proactive, positive attitude and the ability to take initiative
-Stellar communication skills and follow through

Nice to Haves:

-Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree with a focus in photography

-Experience working in the fashion, event, and/or product photography industry

– Video production and graphic creation is a major plus

Work may not be done from home. 20-25 hours of shooting and in house editing on Lightroom and Photoshop is expected.

Warehouse Fulfillment 

Inbound Shipment Processor & Order Fulfillment                                        Baton Rouge, LA

Job Summary:
As a member of the warehouse team, the inbound shipment processor & order fulfillment team member will help receive and process new product. Attention to detail and productivity are key, as well as a positive attitude and flexibility.  Strong team player and ability to get along with co-workers, good verbal/written communication skills, basic math skills and ability to read documents and invoices. As a member of the warehouse order fulfillment team, you will help process orders by selecting and packing merchandise specific to each customers invoice.  

Fulfillment team members must possess the following qualities:

*Accurate
*Strong attention to detail and efficient time management
*Vehicle is required. Preferably a large vehicle to transport product to and from locations
*Ability to move quickly on your feet up to 8 hours a day
*Lift and move up to 50 lbs
*Proficient use of computer and software applications
*Have open availability, including weekends and overtime if needed

This position is part-time, and includes work perks such as traveling!

 

Email resumes to: careers@optimalfundraisinggroup.com