The Development Manager cultivates and stewards entry level donors and provides administrative services essential to the mission and the day-to day operation of the Development Department. This position is part of the Development Department and works with the Development Team, enabling them to build sustainable relationships that support Orlando Science Center.
- Runs the annual United Arts Campaign, prepares communications, and tracks giving. Responsible for identifying new entry level donors, cultivating and stewarding them as appropriate.
- Serves as the development database (Tessitura) administrator, creates lists, analyzes trends, and provides reports that allow the department to assess progress.
- Manages donor recognition for the Development Department by accurately maintaining recognition information and implementing updates/additions to recognition in publications and on donor wall, signage, and website. Responsible for recognition and deliverables.
- Processes, renews, and ensures timely distribution of all Board of Trustee and donor memberships annually.
- Assists with prospect research including analyzing information to assess capacity, propensity, and linkages. Compiles profiles and biographies as appropriate.
- Runs reports and funder updates as needed.
- Writes copy for various in-house publications and development materials.
- Performs various administrative duties and coordinates logistics to aid in a successful fundraising department.
- Supports the Board of Trustees by tracking Trustee giving and assisting the Development and Campaign Committee by preparing agendas and taking minutes (as needed).
- Ensures proper presentation of materials and other deliverables as necessary in support of the Development Team.
- Responsible for the creation and distribution of stewardship touchpoints.
- Responsible for in-kind tracking and reporting.
- Performs other related duties as assigned
- Decision Making
- Work Standards
- Problem Solving
- Planning and Organizing
- Customer Service and Quality
- Education: B.A. in English, journalism, nonprofit management, or a science-related field.
- Experience: Must be able to work efficiently and with attention to detail in a fast-paced environment that requires adaptability to shifting priorities, a sense of urgency and commitment to excellence. Some experience in Development or related field.
- Certifications: N/A
- Minimum of 1 to 3 years’ experience within areas of writing, communications, or development
- Ability to sit for an extended period of time
- Ability to lift up to 30 pounds
Expected Hours of Work
- This position typically works Monday – Friday, during normal business hours. Ability to participate in weekend and after-hours events. Some evenings and weekends required.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.