Fundraising Coach 

(Female, Age 48) from Puyallup, NY

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Fundraising Coach
Salary $34,500
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 40
Company Size (not answered)
Location Puyallup, NY
Years Experience 1 month

Career Ratings

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Years in Career 0
Education (not answered)
Income Rating 0 / 10
Interest Rating 0 / 10
Work-Life Rating 0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating 0 / 10

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
Provide fundraising options for daycares and preschools.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I contact local daycare and preschool centers and help them with their fundraising criteria.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I work with different people everyday. I love the interaction with all of the new people.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
Home office and in the field.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 6
Hours: 2
Co-Workers: 4
Supervisors: 5
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 7
The Actual Work: 3

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am Address postcards for next weeks visits
8am to 9am Bake 4 dozen cookies to hand out as samples and package them.
9am to 10am Get ready for the field – pack my samples and fundraising materials for disbursement.
10am to 11am Meet with 3 daycare centers
11am to 12pm Meet with 4 daycare centers
12pm to 1pm Meet with 2 daycare centers
1pm to 2pm Meet with 4 daycare centers
2pm to 3pm Commute to home office.
3pm to 4pm Read emails and answer phone calls.
4pm to 5pm
5pm to 6pm
6pm to 7pm
7pm to 8pm
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

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How you got your job

How did you get your current job?

What was the application process?
submitted resume online

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
The owner of the company interviewed me twice by telephone and then once in person before offering me the position.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
How did I overcome adversity, my work ethic, my personal goals.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
There was a four hour training with some scripts.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes. I had previously owner a daycare myself and knowing what the needs are in the childcare and preschool arena I can relate to them easier.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Start contacting fundraising companies.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Social skills, organizational skills, a self starter and the ability to self motivate.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Have a nest egg because the money won’t start coming in for about 2 months.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes – I didn’t know it at first but the opportunity is amazing.

What are your current career goals?
To make enough money to retire early.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

Title Length Salary Description
Prior Job 1 Sales Associate 2 months $10 an hour Demonstrate products to consumers in grocery stores.
Prior Job 2 Entertainment Rep 2 years $2400 a month Train retail associates on Microsoft products.

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.87

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.24 Purdue University Business Management
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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