599 N. Main St.
HOUSE OF RUTH
Job Title: Donor Relations Manager
Job Summary: Responsible for donor acquisition, cultivation, stewardship of all individuals supporting House of Ruth, with the goal of growing individual donors into long term major or multi-year supporters.
Reports to: Director of Development
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In conjunction with the Director of Development, develop and implement strategies for solicitation that will grow annual revenue from individuals, including but not limited to: managing annual appeal campaigns, managing and monitoring online giving initiatives and coordinating special events.
- Plan, develop, and manage a portfolio of major gift prospects including: acting as the primary relationship manager; developing and implementing a written donor strategy; and maintaining a relationship record of all interactions.
- Work closely with the Director of Development, Executive Director and Board of Directors on the follow up and cultivation of donors.
- Manage the donor database (Donor Perfect), which involves record maintenance, gift entry, acknowledgement letters, and development of reports to assess/develop donor and other fundraising strategies.
- Create an annual cultivation and stewardship plan utilizing the Benevon model of fundraising.
- Coordinate weekly “point of entry” tours to introduce new donors to the agency, and conduct follow up phone calls asking for feedback and referrals.
- Provide monthly reports on activities to the Director of Development; evaluate progress on a quarterly basis.
- Provide staff support to the Board Development Committee, the Board Special Events Sub-Committee and ad hoc committees.
- Maintain timely flow of information with administrative, program and Executive Leadership teams
- Support existing agency policies, maintains appropriate confidentiality about clients, shelter location and operations
- Exercise good judgment in performance of duties and responsibilities.
- Complete House of Ruth’s 40 hour staff and volunteer training program
- Other activities necessary to fulfill the functions of the position or as assigned by Director of Development.
- Bachelor’s degree required; Advanced degree and/or Certification in Fundraising preferred.
- Minimum of 3 years of experience in managing development projects, including high level donor relationships.
- A demonstrated record of accomplishment in fund development is highly desirable.
- Able to monitor and meet revenue goals.
- High talent in interacting with board members, high level donors, and leadership staff in a positive, professional manner, engendering cooperation.
- Excellent professional written and verbal communication skills.
- Detailed knowledge of principles, methods and techniques of fund development
- Detailed knowledge of and skill in direct mail, major donor cultivation, solicitation and events
- Ability to prioritize assignments to complete work in a timely manner when there are: changes in workload; changes in assignment; pressures of deadlines: competing needs
- Ability to work independently and following through on assignments with minimal direction
- Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite, Email Marketing Platforms, Word Press and Donor Database management.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents.
Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, paid holidays, and other benefits available
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Submit a cover letter and resume to:
Pat Bell, Director of Development