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Donor Relations Manager

Company: Rising Tide Capital
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Job Description:

DONOR RELATIONS MANAGER Reports to the Director of Development Level: Manager Type: Full-time, salary-exempt POSITION SUMMARY The Donor Relations Manager will build on existing advancement efforts and proactively support the Director of Development, CEO, Chief of Staff, and other senior team members in the management of prospect and donor relationships, implementing engagement, stewardship, cultivation, and recognition activities that generate short and long-term results while deepening and diversifying RTC---s funding base. As the primary position in charge of ensuring that donors and prospects are engaged, thanked, recognized, and invited to be a part of the larger mission, this position requires an approach that borrows best practices from client service and investor relations industries. Success in this position requires someone who possesses superior organization skills, is enthusiastic about working in collaboration with others, and has strong interpersonal skills to manage information, relationships, and activities within competing project deadlines across multiple teams. The Donor Relations Manager will report to the Director of Development and work in coordination with additional Development and Communications team members to raise and retain the necessary funds to operate the organization and build long-term resiliency. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Donor Relations & Communications Manage the day-to-day implementation of donor engagement initiatives and recognition activities. Use information about donor interests to design, implement, and oversee an editorial calendar of individual and mass donor communications that integrates with RTC's programs and events schedule and grants proposal calendar. (This will be in partnership with the Communications Team.) Own and manage donor cultivation and recognition calendar, leveraging RTC program events and Executive activities to ensure that donors are experiencing deeper engagement with the mission Work in close collaboration with the Director of Development, who is responsible for overseeing fundraising operations on strategies and information tracking processes regarding acknowledgment, recognition, ongoing communications, and continued cultivation of past and current donors and members. Support the Director of Development and Executives in cultivation, direct solicitation, and stewardship of new major gifts, high-net-worth donors, and prospects working to ensure that each major donor and prospect has a clear strategy and timeline for cultivation solicitation and stewardship. Assist the Director of Development in creating and formalizing donor engagement and recognition plans with strategies for donors at various levels for various program ventures and capital campaigns. Leveraging the knowledge capital and talents of our volunteers and donors, develop activities that better connect our staff, coaches, and clients to interested philanthropic partners Support the creation of a pipeline of funding packages to proactively reach out to donors for potential support based on current and future products, services, and initiatives Serve as secondary relationship manager for a portfolio of donors and prospects, helping to develop and implement cultivation strategies and maintain records (using Salesforce) of all interactions. Manage assigned relationships with great thought and care to increase engagement and revenue Work closely with senior leadership to understand and articulate the case for each of RTC---s programs in alignment with specific individual donor and foundation interests Record donor touchpoints, interactions, and updates in the Salesforce database Special Event Planning & Management Manage donor site visits, funder briefings, and other special events throughout the year Design, implement, and oversee set-up, production, and post-production of donor events with the partnership of the Communications Team Provide creative input into design and printing of programs, signage, banners Assist with honoree and sponsorship research, development, and solicitation Work with communications and development team to produce sponsorship and other materials Develop event budgets and track income and expenditures Work with Programs team to recruit RTC entrepreneurs to attend events and help create unique donor experiences Support Director of Development and Executives with the management of Strategic Advisory Board meetings and activities QUALIFICATIONS An established fundraising professional with at least 5 years of relevant non-profit development and/or communications experience Superior writing, proofreading, and editing abilities; have a customer service approach to communications with donors and other VIPs Well-developed organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail and follow-through; ability to manage multiple projects and priorities A strong work ethic, ability to maintain and model high personal, ethical, and professional standards, as well as an outgoing and positive personality with creativity, patience, a sense of humor, and perspective A passion and commitment for the mission of RTC and have a clear understanding and appreciation for poverty alleviation, micro-enterprise development, gender, and racial equity or economic development Excellent analytical, written, and verbal communication and presentation skills, with proven success tailoring messages to a variety of audiences, particularly in articulating organizational alignment with donor interests Ability to develop and enhance strong communications standards and workflows while working with Communications to disseminate donor-focused content across multiple mediums, including social media, newsletters, and more Independent thinking with openness and excitement for new ideas; passion for a collegial team environment and working with multiple colleagues on different projects at the same time An entrepreneurial spirit that thrives in a changing, fast-paced, high performing organization

Keywords: Rising Tide Capital, Jersey City , Donor Relations Manager, Executive , Jersey City, New Jersey

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