JOB TITLE:                   Temporary Online Auction Assistant
DEPARTMENT:           Marketing & Development
REPORTS TO:              Director of Marking & Development and Marketing Associate
HOURS/SCHEDULE:    10 hours per week (work must take place on Monday, Wednesday and/or Thursday
DURATION:                 Mid-June – Mid-December 2019


Reporting to the Director of Marketing & Development and working closely with the Marketing Associate, the Online Auction Assistant plays an important role in making our annual online auction a success.


  • Solicit items for Online Holiday Auction from both local businesses and large national companies. Work from database of existing donors and research and solicit new donors.
  • Collect and organize items for the auction as they are donated and input these items into a Content Management System (auction database) with creative description.
  • Take and post photos, company logos, as available.
  • Track donations, send acknowledgments, complete donor-requested reporting, as applicable
  • Assist with event promotion


Effective communication and Interpersonal Skills: able to identify and persuasively communicate with potential donors by phone, email and in face-to-face interactions.

Goal Setting & Planning: With manager, sets specific, measurable goals that are realistic but challenging; clarifies expectations about what will be done and how; promptly notifies manager about any problems that affect ability to accomplish goals.

Quality of Work: Maintains high standards despite pressing deadlines; detail-oriented with strong proofreading skills; regularly produces accurate, thorough, professional work.


  • Strong Internet research skills and attention to detail
  • Prior fundraising or telephone sales including cold calling preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel and Content Management Systems
  • Experienced with databases
  • A reliable car is required, as well as a valid driver’s license and car insurance.


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