Individual Giving Manager- Colorado
About College Track
College Track is a comprehensive college completion program that empowers students from underserved communities to graduate from college. From ninth grade through college graduation, our 10-year program removes the academic, financial, and social-emotional barriers that prevent low-income and first-generation students from earning their college degree. In 1997, we started with 25 students in East Palo Alto, and today, we have ten centers located in underserved communities across California, Colorado, Louisiana, and the D.C. Metro Area with more than 3,000 students on the path to upward social mobility.
To learn more, please visit www.collegetrack.org
College Track students graduate from college at a rate that is more than double the national average for low-income and first-generation students. Five years out of college, our graduates are employed full-time, and over 85% report earnings greater than their parents. By helping our students maximize the value of their four-year college degree, which includes minimizing student loan debt, securing internships, and limiting the need to work while in college--we prepare them to succeed in the 21st century economy.
At College Track, our values drive the way we do our work, and we look for individuals who share our passion. We blend an entrepreneurial spirit with our nonprofit roots, cultivating a dynamic culture where everyone's contributions are valued and encouraged.
- COMMITMENT: We have an unwavering belief in our students.
- PASSION: We are dedicated to changing our nation's college completion story.
- JOY: We create environments rich with smiles and laughter.
- AUTHENTICITY: We believe relationships matter.
- EXCELLENCE: Our students deserve nothing but the best.
Reporting to the Colorado Development Director, the Individual Giving Manager is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual donors. This includes creating, implementing, and analyzing various giving campaigns and fundraising efforts to develop and grow relationships with individual donors contributing less than $5,000 annually.
The Individual Giving Manager will be a highly effective storyteller and relationship builder who can bring to life College Track's impact in the communities we serve using strong presentation and communication skills that capture the hearts and minds of potential donors and inspires them to support the organization's mission. This position is ideal for someone who is entrepreneurial, with proven fundraising experience, a proactive and seasoned leader, creative problem solver, and strategic thinker with an aptitude for relationship development.
Primary Responsibilities Include:
- In partnership with the Development Director, create and implement a fundraising plan to raise $250K+ annually through individual gifts and major donors that will grow each year
Oversee the individual giving campaigns including Colorado Gives Day, Workplace Giving, Monthly Giving and End of Year Giving
Implement an individual donor strategy in partnership with the Development Director for all current and prospective donors that should include metrics around donor renewals, donor upgrades and donor touch points
Track and record all donor meetings, calls, emails, etc. using Salesforce and report on moves management on a monthly basis
Oversee the entire development business process from donor identification, through collections, to stewardship, ensuring the regional development team produces first-in-class development operations
Provide updated revenue figures, pipeline reports, and progress towards monthly/quarterly goals in preparation for weekly and monthly progress meetings
Send gift acknowledgment letters, document in Salesforce, and complete gift transmittal form within 48 hours of receipt
Identify areas for operational improvements and drive continual improvements of processes
Partner with Development Director to create, implement and execute events targeting potential and existing individual donors
Utilize iWave to conduct prospect research and reporting
Work with Development Director to implement a major gifts strategy to increase the number of major donors
Uphold an active presence in the community, attending events, trainings and networking opportunities
Skills & Experience Required
Minimum 4 year college degree
Minimum 3 years experience in individual fundraising demonstrating progressive growth in securing and retaining $1K+ gifts
Demonstrated experience with moves management, cultivation and growing the capacity of existing donors
Strong potential and interest in growing into a Major Gifts role
Proven success in all aspects of the gift cycle
Experience in creating and executing individual giving campaigns
Experience in developing creative and innovative methods to engage donors
Strong interpersonal, networking and relationship building skills
Ability to meet deadlines, plan ahead, and balance multiple partner priorities simultaneously
Ability to work with and relate to diverse groups of individuals in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial team environment
Knowledge of high net worth community via local business, civic, and cultural networks desirable
Experience with Salesforce preferred
Compensation & Benefits
College Track offers a competitive salary based on the organization's compensation philosophy, which is grounded in market data. We also offer comprehensive health & welfare benefits and top of the market paid time off.
Please upload a resume and a thoughtful cover letter with your application. We will only contact candidates chosen for further consideration. No phone inquiries please.
College Track is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. College Track does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.
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