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Major Gifts Manager

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The Actors Fund
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New York, NY
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Published 26 days ago

The Actors Fund, a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment, seeks a Manager of Major Gifts to serve as a primary point of contact for major donors, and to raise contributed revenue annually as part of a national individual giving team. This is currently a remote position with the expectation of an eventual return to The Fund’s New York office.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

As part of a 20-person Advancement Department, the Manager of Major Gifts will manage a portfolio of approximately 150 donors and prospective donors, maintaining accurate records of donors/prospects in the Raiser’s Edge database and using Moves Management protocols to increase giving over time. Working with the Chief Advancement Officer and Individual Giving team, the Manager of Major Gifts will identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and secure annual major gifts for The Actors Fund’s “In The Spotlight” program ($2,500+) and other campaigns through in-person and virtual one-on-one meetings (5-10 per month) and/or in writing or over the telephone. 

In collaboration with the Individual Giving team, the Manager of Major Gifts will develop and implement annual major donor cultivation and solicitation action plans, including renewals, upgrades, prospecting and acknowledgements; ensure smooth fulfillment of membership benefits for In The Spotlight donors; and support planned giving donor solicitation. The ideal candidate will be creative, organized, strategic and collegial, demonstrating long-range planning skills, flexibility, a positive attitude and a genuine passion for the work of The Actors Fund.

The Actors Fund is committed to diversifying its donor base and ensuring an inclusive environment for all. Familiarity with issues of diversity, equity and inclusion as well as an understanding of the importance of these goals will be a vital and ongoing responsibility of this and all positions in the Advancement Department. 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
  • Five+ years of development experience with a strong background and proven success in individual major gift fundraising
  • Knowledge of the performing arts and entertainment industry and philanthropic community
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Budgeting and program management experience
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Travel related to events, conferences and meetings required (post-COVID)
  • Available for occasional evening and weekend events outside of regular working hours

 

ABOUT THIS POSITION

This is a full-time salaried position based in The Actors Fund’s national headquarters in Times Square, NYC. The Actors Fund offers a competitive salary, as well as a comprehensive benefits package, including: choice of multiple health and dental plan options, voluntary vision, flex and dependent care plans, employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance, supplemental life and disability, 401(k) plan with generous employer match, tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off and TransitCheck commuter benefit.

The Actors Fund, a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment, seeks a Manager of Major Gifts to serve as a primary point of contact for major donors, and to raise contributed…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 30, 2021
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

Apply online at www.Actorsfund.org/careers or the link provided. A complete application will include a resume, cover letter and salary expectations.  

Apply online at www.Actorsfund.org/careers or the link provided. A complete application will include a resume, cover letter and salary expectations.  

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