Annual Fund Manager

The Community House

Please send cover letter and resume to jkatona@communityhouse.com. Learn more about The Community House HERE.

Job Type:

Full Time

Job Description:

The Community House Foundation is looking to hire a full-time Annual Fund Manager to develop, plan, execute, track/monitor and evaluate a comprehensive full-year annual giving program. This position will work to successfully organize and develop direct mail solicitations, online giving initiatives, a personalized donor-cultivation program, monthly giving program, comprehensive donor analysis and personal acknowledgement of all annual fund donations.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates a comprehensive annual fund program designed to broaden the organization’s donor base, strengthen donor relationships, reduce donor attrition and increase overall participation and financial support of the organization’s annual fund.
  • Coordinates and oversees all aspects of the annual fund program including: managing a targeted, multi-approach direct mail program, analysis of donor data and gift trends, analysis of all mailings sent throughout the year, administering a donor follow-up program, participating in special giving days (i.e. #GivingTuesday), incorporating electronic requests for gifts and personally acknowledging all annual fund donations.
  • Identifies annual fund donors and prospects between $500 and $5,000 with a focus on increasing annual gifts and re-engaging donors who have stopped giving.
  • Identifies/recommends potential donors for the Major Gift Campaign.
    Establishes fundraising goals, objectives, strategies, schedules, and tracks, monitors and analyzes the results for each element of the annual fund campaign – monthly as well as annually.
  • Oversees timely acknowledgement of annual fund donors through thank you letters processed by the Database Coordinator, personalized notes and personalized thank you phone calls.
  • Works with both internal and external individuals and companies to coordinate a cohesive annual marketing effort to increase annual gifts through email campaigns, social media and events related to the annual fund.
    Actively keeps track of all donors and donations in order to identify donors who have become lapsed (gave in prior year(s) but not in current year) and recommends suggestions, such as additional appeals to be sent and outreach to re-engage these donors.
  • Works with selected Senior Men’s Club committee(s) on developing and carrying out fundraising campaigns and maintains communication with these parties in order to provide updates and suggestions.
  • Creates and writes messages and content for printed, electronic and verbal script materials.
  • Analyzes data regarding annual giving programs, donors and past giving trends to provide analyses of program results and participates in future budgeting and forecasting process.
  • Works with the Foundation Team on opportunities to recognize donors (i.e. donor giving programs, giving recognition levels, donor wall, donor paver program, etc.).
  • Plans and executes the annual Tribute Terrace Reception.
  • Supports the Foundation, when needed, with the solicitation of program book ad sales for identified special events and other fundraising initiatives as assigned by leadership.

Competitive Benefits: Including medical, dental, short-term disability, group life, paid vacation and sick time, 401(K) retirement plan.

Preferred Skills:
  • College graduate with previous non-profit experience preferred
  • 2 years minimum Annual Fund experience preferred
  • Strong skills in writing, editing and proofreading
  • Basic financial background with ability to interpret budgets
  • Desire and ability to meet new people and new situations
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet required deadlines
  • Ability to analyze donor data and giving trends
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and complex projects while maintaining attention to detail
  • Ability to keep the necessary proprietary and financial information confidential
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; ability to learn internal software
  • programs such as the donor database
  • Ability to define problems and recommend appropriate solutions
  • Ability to deal with a wide universe of people and able to resolve problems with donors as they arise