Careers

Current Opportunities

At Moncus Park, team members must be passionate about our community, about the importance of parks, and about providing high-quality experiences for park-goers. This requires collaboration and support across teams, with a constant focus on entrepreneurialism, professionalism, and customer service. Each team member must also share an appreciation that everyone on the Moncus Park team plays a role in fundraising and increasing community support!

If this seems like the right place for you, begin your search by exploring the job opportunities below! Only resumes for posted positions are accepted. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered. No phone calls, please. Due to the high volume of applicant resumes received, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions, but encourage you to check back in the future for any additional employment opportunities, as we will continue to grow in the coming years as more park elements are constructed! Moncus Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

Reports to: Executive Director
Direct Reports: Development & Membership Mgr. and future development team members

Position Summary:
Moncus Park seeks a collaborative and proven leader to guide development efforts for the organization with a primary focus on managing a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors through the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship process. Working closely with the Executive
Director, Board of Directors, Fundraising Committees, and staff the Development Director is responsible for developing and managing fundraising campaigns and annual giving plans designed to provide the necessary financial resources to achieve organizational goals – all focused on increasing the number of donors, their level of financial commitment and their continued support of the mission and strategic priorities of the park.

This person is a relationship champion that helps to identify, cultivate and steward current and prospective donors and is an integral part of the leadership team while also mentoring and leading other team members.

• Campaign/Prospect Management 70%
• Event Planning & Sponsorships 20%
• Communications & Outreach 10%

Campaign/Prospect Management
• Develop and implement strategies for major gifts, the capital campaign, and annual giving plans to raise unrestricted funding to support the organization’s annual operating budget of $2M and raise major gifts towards the capital campaign goal of $10M.
• Cultivate and develop meaningful relationships with prospects and donors to secure gifts of $50,000 or more / Effectively manage a portfolio of ~100 major gift prospects / Perform ~150 face-to-face visits with targeted prospects annually.
• Work effectively with the fundraising committee and board members to discover and analyze potential benefactors, appropriate gift amounts, and approach strategies.
• Connect and secure appointments with prospects with the intention to qualify and solicit major gifts.
• Negotiate gifts & pledges in accordance with policies and document gift processing, donor acknowledgment, and sponsorship benefit fulfillment.
• Work with donors on appropriate recognition opportunities that are project or event based and have parity with other available or previously secured gifts/sponsorships.
• Develop & implement stewardship plans for donors, partners, and other organizations for long-term relationship building.
• Develop & manage performance goals, priorities, and metrics, including a departmental budget, with quarterly and annual fundraising progress reports and forecasting.
• Ensure detailed and accurate documentation of all touch points in the qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship process within company CRM. Create relevant follow-up strategies for each prospect and donor.
• Work with executive director and development team to identify and apply for appropriate grant opportunities.
• Research trends and implement best practices in fundraising.

Event Planning & Sponsorships
• Collaborate with the Events & Programming team and Events Committee to assist in the planning and execution of experiences and events that support fundraising goals and donor engagement opportunities.
• Develop, solicit, and secure sponsorships and in-kind donations, and ensure delivery of promised donor benefits.
• Work cross-functionally with all departments to meet revenue goals.

Communications & Outreach
• Collaborate with the Marketing & Communication team in the development of compelling, factual, and engaging print and digital collateral, including campaign materials, marketing collateral, and progress reports.
• Participate in community outreach opportunities to promote the park and attract donors.
• Assist in the creation of a comprehensive communications strategy.
• Develop and maintain a strong professional network to help increase presence and interactions.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree required.
• 5 or more years in fundraising/relationship management.
• Proven track record in securing appointments and closing gifts at the $50,000+ level.
• Capable of crafting proposals and other outreach documentation.
• Ability to manage fundraising programs, projects, and budgets.
• Establish and communicate priorities and allocate resources to achieve fundraising goals.
• An understanding of budgeting principles.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate proactively and effectively with prospects, donors, board, staff, and community.
• Capacity to deal effectively with a wide range of relationships and situations.
• Proven ability to successfully work as part of a team while demonstrating independence needed to prioritize and manage a portfolio of prospects and multiple projects and meet deadlines.
• Sound judgment and the ability to think strategically while executing plans, projects, and campaigns across multiple levels of increasing detail.
• Resourcefulness and research skills – with a clear understanding of how to work efficiently and effectively.
• Strong writing and editing skills – spelling, grammar, proofreading; business letter and report writing techniques.
• Demonstrated attention to detail.
• Staff management experience.
• Adherence to strict confidentiality standards.
• Proficiency in the Microsoft Suite.
• Experience using CRM software & Fundraising tools is preferred.
• Experience with event execution and sponsorship solicitation.

Competency & Skill Requirements:
• Adaptability – Capacity to finding diverse and unexpected solutions to challenges in an evolving workplace.
• Public Speaking – Comfortable representing the organization in a public capacity, whether at events, in fundraising meetings, or during public presentations to various stakeholders throughout the community.
• Communications/Marketing – Will need to participate in overall marketing strategy creation and execution.
• Candid, Honest, and Respectful Dialog – As an active partner in the organization, one must carry themselves in a respectful manner and communicate openly and honestly to ensure a productive and efficient work environment.
• Community Focus – Must be dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external stakeholders; act with community in mind.
• Strategic Thinking – Maintain consideration for the many moving parts of the Park project and fundraising campaigns while executing planned events on more detailed levels.
• Cross-Functional Collaboration – Must work collaboratively with multiple team members and departments to achieve organizational goals.

To apply, click here or send a cover letter and resume to admin@moncuspark.org.

Position Summary:

Moncus Park is more than a greenspace for the community. It is a place to explore, think, dream, grow and create. Our culture thrives by rewarding imagination, embracing diversity, and delivering passion and love for our community. The Park seeks achievers, leaders, and visionaries who bring skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving landscape.

Moncus Park is seeking applications for the Marketing and Communications Intern position beginning August 2022. We are looking for self-starting, positive, and upbeat individuals who can grow, innovate, and enthusiastically seize the opportunity to make a difference within Acadiana’s newest park!

Responsibilities:
• Assist in ensuring proactive planning, communication, and scheduling of various events including birthday parties, corporate events, concerts, festivals, and community outreach programs.
• Actively participate in the setup & teardown of events held at Moncus Park.
• Greet Park guests and event hosts.
• Assist in answering inquiries about Moncus Park and our events.
• Oversee events as needed, and act quickly to resolve problems.
• Know Moncus Park backward and forwards, creating energy and passion for the brand.
• Assist in community programming data collection and impact measures
• Assist the Development team, when needed, for any event hospitality.
• Actively participate in relevant meetings, conference calls, and presentations and work productively as a member of the events team. In addition, you will have visibility into budget management.
• Stay current with event and entertainment trends while continually exploring new alternatives.

Benefits:
• Learn how to plan an event from start to finish
• Make community connections with industry professionals
• Gain skills and independence as a valued team member
• Flexible scheduling
• Class credit

Qualifications:
• Must be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and independently
• Ability to connect with different and dynamic consumer segments
• Must have a working knowledge of computers and programs such as Microsoft Office Suite
• Ability to set up event spaces that will require lifting, carrying, and transporting of event equipment and materials
• Must be able to work cooperatively in a team environment with fast-paced and quickly changing conditions
• Must have highly refined abilities in time management, organization, and administration

Time Commitment and Compensation:
The Special Events and Programming Intern must be able to work irregular hours, including nights, weekends, and some holidays. The position is part-time. Weekly schedule shall not exceed 20 hours. Please provide a cover letter and resume complete with relevant experience and professional references to the Moncus Park team via email at admin@moncuspark.org. The subject line should include position title.

For additional information or to apply, please contact:
Chelsey Roberie |admin@moncuspark.org | 337-500-1440

Position Summary:

Moncus Park is more than a greenspace for the community. It is a place to explore, think, dream, grow and create. Our culture thrives by rewarding imagination, embracing diversity, and delivering passion and love for our community. The Park seeks achievers, leaders, and visionaries who bring skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving landscape.

Moncus Park is seeking applications for the Marketing and Communications Intern position beginning August 2022. We are looking for self-starting, positive, and upbeat individuals who can grow, innovate, and enthusiastically seize the opportunity to make a difference within Acadiana’s newest park!

Responsibilities:
• Assist in creating written, video, and image content for marketing channels.
• Develop marketing collateral for event distribution (i.e., brochures, posters, signage, etc.)
• Draft press releases for media outlets.
• Stay current with marketing and communications trends, mainly social media platforms.
• Assist in event marketing & production.

Benefits:
• Learn how to market an event from start to finish
• Make community connections & build your network
• Gain skills and independence as a valued team member
• Flexible scheduling
• Class credit

Qualifications:
• Must have exceptional knowledge of English, grammar, and proofreading/editing
• Must be proficient in the following programs: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Illustrator
• Must have experience producing content creation for social media, websites, or print media
• Must have highly refined abilities in time management, organization, and administration
• Experience with A/V development and editing tools such as Adobe AfterEffects, iMovie, and Final Cut Pro is a plus!

Time Commitment and Compensation:
The Marketing and Communications Intern must be able to work irregular hours, including nights, weekends, and some holidays. The position is part-time. Weekly schedule shall not exceed 20 hours.

Please provide a cover letter, writing & design samples or a portfolio, and a resume complete with relevant experience and professional references to the Moncus Park team via email at admin@moncuspark.org. The subject line should include the position title.

For additional information or to apply, please contact:
Chelsey Roberie | admin@moncuspark.org | 337-500-1440

We update this list as positions become available. Check back often.

To apply for any of these positions, please click the link or use the email provided within the job description. For position inquiries, please contact admin@moncuspark.org.

The office is located at: 2901 Johnston Street #304, Lafayette, LA 70503

Just south of the intersection of Johnston Street and Bertrand Drive in the Regions Bank Building.

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