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Position: Development Manager

 

Description of Responsibilities:
JOB SUMMARY: The Development Manager is responsible for identifying and developing relationships with prospective donors, maintaining accurate donor records, and implementing programs to promote individual, foundation, and business/corporate gifts and grants. The Development Manager is charged with identifying opportunities, planning and executing fundraising activities, and reporting outcomes to the Executive Director and the Board Development Committee. The Development Manager reports to the Executive Director and works collaboratively with Donor Relationship Manager and Writers & Books staff.

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

SUPERVISES: N/A

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • With Executive Director, create and implement annual and long-term fundraising and development plan.
  • Identify and research individual prospects and their giving histories, gift potential, programmatic interests, and other relevant information that will facilitate outreach.
  • Assist the Donor Relationship Manager in the tracking progress and prompting activity against major-gift cultivation and solicitation plans.
  • Identify foundation and corporate funding opportunities (grants research).
  • Track all board and donor pledges; compile donor lists for Board committee members; write follow up emails and letters as needed; coordinate development committee meetings and keep minutes.
  • Oversee production and distribution of annual fund letters.
  • Plan, conceptualize, & implement fundraising activities and events, which in the past have included galas, silent/online auctions, Turning Pages events, and salons. Work with W&B Executive Director, Donor Relationship Manager, and board to reach out to supporters and prospects to enhance participation and guest attendance, with the objective of maximizing profit and further expanding the donor network.
  • Leverage fundraising events as prospect activities, coordinating all aspects from guest outreach to post-event follow up.
  • Nurture and develop organization sponsors, including identifying new sponsors.
  • Manage organization¿s fundraising database and create donor reports on an as-needed basis.
  • Oversee creation of organization’s Annual Report.
  • Ensure that all donors receive a timely and appropriate thank you letter.
  • Develop and maintain accurate donor records, including creation of public donor-recognition vehicles (donor walls, annual reports).
  • Attend key donor meetings as needed.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Accomplishes all other duties and tasks as appropriately assigned or requested.
  • Creates, maintains, and updates (as needed) development training manual
  • Provides Executive Director with timely reports when requested
  • Attends organizational events to be determined, and assists in planning and implementation of other events as needed
  • Other tasks as needed

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Minimum one-year experience working with development

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Successful candidate should possess strong writing and creative thinking skills
  • At least one year proven ability of working on successful development campaigns
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and creatively
  • Organized and detail-oriented

Organization’s Financial Sources:
Contributions
Foundation and Corporate Grants
Special Events
United Way
Government Grants
Earned Income (dues, tuition, etc.)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Minimum one-year experience working with development

Experience/Personal Qualifications:

  • Successful candidate should possess strong writing and creative thinking skills
  • At least one year proven ability of working on successful development campaigns
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and creatively
  • Organized and detail-oriented

Certification Preferred: N/A
Position Reports to: Kyle Semmel
Title: Executive Director
Send Correspondence to: Kyle Semmel
Title: Executive Director
Organization: Writers & Books
Phone Number: 473-2590
Address: 740 University Avenue
City: Rochester
State: New York
Zip Code: 14607
Email: kyles@wab.org
Include with Correspondence:
Resume
Cover Letter

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