Geez is Seeking a Circulation Manager

Geez staff photo, January 2022.

Are you be interested in joining our sweet part-time co-worker crew? We are in need of a Circulation Manager.

Check out details below and help us spread the word!

Circulation Fulfillment Manager

Approx. 7-10 hours/week, some are required to be in-person at our office (Our staff is vaccinated and follows protocols based on the changing moments)
PAY $15/hour
As a contract position, there will be no deductions taken from this rate, and no benefits paid. In early February the year following your start date, Geez will provide a 1099 form for reporting the income on your taxes.

ABOUT GEEZ
Geez magazine is a quarterly, nonprofit, ad-free, print magazine about social justice, art, and activism for people at the fringes of faith in both Canada and the U.S. Our aim is to nurture a community of faith-oriented folks that are concerned about the environment, peace, racial and gender justice, decolonization, and other social concerns. At best, we offer a prophetic and provocative voice to the institutional church and a pastoral presence to those labouring at the front lines of social change.

ABOUT THE POSITION
Geez magazine is looking for a part-time Circulation Fulfillment Manager to manage subscriptions, fulfillment, and communications with the Geez community. The ideal candidate will have aligned values, a meticulous sense of process and data tracking, and confidence communicating with subscribers and donors via email, letter writing, and phone calling.

Most of the work could be done in small chunks during the week or in one longer day, however email does need to be checked and responded to at least 3-4 days a week.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Circulation and fulfillment: Receive and track mail and website orders • Respond to subscriber queries and concerns • Coordinate and mail renewal notices and provide reports • Coordinate mass mailing and batch shipments of magazines • Track orders of back issues and merchandise • Process shipping at the post office once a week • Collect and deposit payments (via Stripe and cheque), forward information to bookkeeper • Perform miscellaneous administrative tasks as necessary

2. Monthly donor care: Manage donations from monthly donors, respond to queries • Set up new accounts and monitor credit card expirations • Call and email donors to build and grow relationships • Write thank yous and organise donor gifts

POSSIBLE RESPONSIBILITIES
There is the option for an additional 3 hours a week, if the person has these skills and interest. Not necessary.

3. Promotion: In partnership with the editor, plan and execute promotional efforts. • Develop renewal strategies including partnerships with universities, churches, bookstores, and libraries • Create gift subscription campaigns • Strategize and execute select mailings to prospective subscribers, special events, and campaigns.

Required Skills and Qualifications:
Experience with data entry and mail merge
Proficiency in Excel
Experience with (or ability to learn) basic back-end website navigation
Excellent written and verbal skills
Comfortability cold-calling
A love of regular visits to the post office
Ability to lift 30 pound boxes up/down 3 flights of stairs
Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle
Experience in customer service or sales
Ability to prioritize and complete tasks independently

Preferred Skills and Qualifications
Experience working on a newspaper or magazine
Experience working with social justice organizations or movements

This person must
A) live in metro-Detroit so they can be in the office at least one day a week to fulfill orders.
OR
B) live in Canada within driving range that could bring them to Detroit quarterly to meet with staff and pick up magazines and merchandize. This person would be willing to set up a Canadian based circulation address and do fulfillment to Canadian addresses. In this case, we would hope the candidate would be interested in Promotion responsibilities below since they would have less fulfillment responsibilities.

Please submit a Cover Letter and Resume to jobs@geezmagazine.org by January 25, 2022.

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