Virtual Auction Specialist

Jan – May 2023


Ouelessebougou Alliance is a non-profit organization based in Utah working in partnership with villagers to transform the quality of life in the Ouelessebougou region of Mali, West Africa by delivering sustainable programs in health and education. For more information visit:

The Alliance is seeking a part-time seasonal Virtual Auction Specialist to support our signature fundraising event, the 37th Annual Gala Auction to be held on April 29, 2023. This contract position is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of fundraising and event planning while supporting a great cause. The Virtual Auction Specialist will be responsible for setting up and entering auction items into the Greater Giving Platform.


Description of Job Duties:

  • Solicit in-kind donations for silent auction by phone, email and/or in person visits

  • Oversee Greater Giving data entry of the auction team and perform detailed data entry on donors, solicitations, and auction items

  • Assist with silent auction packaging, preparing the online auction, and other event preparations


  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Ouelessebougou Alliance and humanitarian work

  • Experience with Greater Giving or other auction software

  • Comfortable making solicitations, sales and event experience preferred but not required

  • Self-motivated, dependable and efficient with time management 

  • Committed to finishing projects

  • Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as in a team environment

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office programs, Google Docs, data entry, social media, etc.

  • Must have personal computer and phone

Location: Remote work with in-person meetings 1-3x a week as the Gala approaches. 

Salary: $12 per hour 


Contract Period: January 4, 2022 – May 5, 2023

Hours: Jan – March: 10 hours/weekly
April:  20-30 hours/weekly – as we ramp up for the Gala. 


To Apply: Email resume and short cover letter to explaining why this opportunity interests you. Subject: OA Virtual Auction Specialist


Applications accepted on a rolling basis