Request for Proposals: Investor Relations Specialist

By: Thrive Economic Development

Job Summary:

Thrive Economic Development (ThriveED), a 501C3, public/private partnership serving Dodge and Jefferson Counties in Wisconsin, seeks to contract with an Investor Relations (Fundraising) Specialist. Please note: we are also soliciting proposals for a fundraising professional and/or firm at this time. Should a qualified candidate seeking permanent employment come forward, ThriveED may create a permanent position for ongoing Investor Relations services. This RFP, and the one for the fundraising professional, is tied to our upcoming fundraising cycle, which covers calendar years 2022-2026. Fundraising activities are envisioned to begin in the fourth quarter of 2020 and continue through June 30, 2021.

This position will engage with the Board of Directors, staff and existing investors to provide focused support to achieve successful fundraising. In the event that ThriveED chooses to contract for professional fundraising services with an individual or firm, the IR Specialist will work in collaboration with the professional fundraising individual or firm hired. The ideal candidate will possess the skills and knowledge necessary to promote ThriveED as a wise investment in the community’s future to business leaders and the community at large.

This listing is a condensed version of the RFP. The full RFP, which contains qualifications and essential functions of this position and instructions for submission, can be found on the ThriveED website: Complete responses to this RFP will be accepted up until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 5th, 2020.

How to Apply:

RFP Responses:

Individuals wishing to respond to this request should submit a cover letter indicating:

  • Your interest and experience as they relate to this position
  • Information regarding your availability to meet the time frame demands of the upcoming campaign
  • Your requested compensation for this engagement

Please also submit your resume and a 60-second video to introduce yourself to the decision-making team, as well as any other information you deem pertinent to your experience.

Please send your complete response to this RFP no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 5th to:

Victoria Pratt, CEcD, President, ThriveED