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Annual Fund Manager @ Intellectual/Developmental Disability Advocacy Org.

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The Arc of the United States | Washington, DC

The Arc of the United States

Published 7 days ago

March 2, 2020
February 28, 2020

Title: Annual Fund Manager

Mentor: Senior Director Development


Position Summary:

The Annual Fund Manager will lead the annual individual appeal program and help further The Arc’s important mission of promoting and protecting the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


This energetic and talented development professional will join our growing fundraising efforts and work closely with the Senior Director to take ownership for planning and implementing sustainable fundraising strategies and tactics for the annual individual appeal program. The Manager will identify, cultivate, and solicit donors through a variety of philanthropic channels including annual direct mail, online and acquisition. This position will appreciate the creativity involved in being an expert at analyzing data to define program success and inform future strategies. The Manager will oversee the implementation of a donor database for data entry and gift processing, with an associate to provide administrative support. The successful candidate must be a strong fundraising writer, have experience with direct mail and understand what it means to be hands on from message creation to dissemination and acknowledgement/follow up.


This is a newly created position at The Arc. Salary will be commensurate with experience.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Co-lead the vision and implementation of the annual individual appeal program.
  • Responsible for authoring all direct mail appeal package elements including, but not limited to, direct mail letters, emails, and donation page copy.
  • Responsible for donor research, cultivation, and stewardship of annual/mid-level donors; launching individual gifts campaigns through multiple channels; recordation/financial reconciliation, and reporting.
  • Team with the Major Gifts Officer on implementing a “moves management” plan for mid-level donors that may be stewarded to become major donors.
  • Responsible for budget creation, revenue projections and tracking for several key philanthropic channels including direct mail and acquisition.
  • Implement tools for evaluation for individual giving program including annual benchmarks.
  • Manage logistics and communications for events in collaboration with local chapters and State offices of The Arc.
  • Manage relationships with outside vendors and work closely with our marketing team.
  • Management and mentorship of the Development Associate.
  • Manage data for direct mail program and social media fundraising, including building queries and recording activities for each constituent.
  • Accountable for meeting revenue goals for defined projects and keeping expenses within budget.



  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience, including supervisor experience.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Understanding of direct mail best practices.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proficiency in a fundraising database and query building (Raiser’s Edge).
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, especially donor interactions.
  • Talented fundraising letter writer.
  • Must be knowledgeable in planned giving and fundraising best practices. 
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Flexible and adapts to fast paced environment.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to and a passion for the work of The Arc.
  • 10% travel required


How to Apply:

Applications are accepted online only, only those selected for interview will be contacted. To apply to this position visit


The Arc is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.


When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete for a job, they may request it orally or in writing by visiting the contact us page on the website.


About The Arc:

The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and serving them and their families. We work tirelessly to uphold our vision that every individual and family living with I/DD in the United States has access to the information, advocacy, and skills they need to support their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.


With hundreds of state and local chapters across the country, The Arc’s chapter network is on the frontlines from first breath to last to ensure that people with I/DD have the support and services they need to be fully engaged in their communities


Our chapters provide a wide variety of services, supports, and advocacy for people with I/DD and their families. This varies by chapter and includes but is not limited to: individual and public policy advocacy; residential, educational, and vocational services; person-centered and financial planning; recreational activities; and other supports that meet the unique needs of the community.

Title: Annual Fund Manager

Mentor: Senior Director Development


Position Summary:

The Annual Fund Manager will lead the annual individual appeal program and help further The Arc’s important mission of promoting and protecting the human…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional


1825 K Street NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20006

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