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Donor Relations Manager

Posted by
San Francisco Ballet
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San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Ballet


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Published 20 days ago

March 15, 2021
March 12, 2021
$55,000 - $60,000

Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Development, Annual Giving, the Donor Relations Manager provides leadership for the implementation and day-to-day management of the Christensen Society (CS), a comprehensive mid-level giving program that provides approximately $1.5 - $2 million in annual support from individuals to San Francisco Ballet. The Donor Relations Manager will strategize, plan, and execute all aspects of the CS program, including 40+ stewardship events annually and mass communications, and identify and implement processes aimed at the CS’s constant improvement. This position is responsible for the care and feeding of a portfolio, comprised of current donors giving mainly between $2,500-$15,000, as well as prospects capable of making gifts of $5,000 or more. In coordination with the Senior Manager, Annual Fund and Operations, this position also provides regular analysis on CS results and areas of concern/opportunity.

Primary Duties:

  • Develops and implements detailed fundraising plans, based on sound fundraising principles, for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors in order to meet fundraising goals for unrestricted gifts from individuals as well as other priority campaigns.
  • Manages all aspects of giving from Christensen Society for both the annual fund and endowment campaign in coordination with Senior Manager, Annual Fund and Operations. Prepares annual work plan with performance indicators.
  • Successfully solicits individual major gifts of $2,500 or more. 
  • Develops detailed strategies for each gift solicitation and ensures that the progress of each strategy is documented.
  • Represents the Ballet at all times with the highest degree of professionalism and communicates the Ballet’s position on sensitive issues without losing the donor’s goodwill. Staffing ballet performances and events.
  • Arranges and attends meetings with donors and prospects, effectively briefing volunteers and others on the meeting strategies.
  • Working with special events staff and Development staff, successfully plans and executes stewardship events including follow-up with event attendees.
  • Maintains documentation, files and tracking of all major donor contacts, gifts, and stewardship activities in a manner that is accessible by others.
  • Regularly strategize with Chief Development Officer, Annual Giving staff, and Events staff to identify and involve volunteer leadership in the cultivation and solicitation of donors. 
  • Maintains effective communication and rapport with others, both internally and externally, to track on progress and decisions.
  • Utilizes and maintains up to date knowledge of work processing, spreadsheet, and presentation as well as fundraising software.
  • Utilizes and maintains special knowledge to create and monitor accurate budgets and financial reports.

Qualifications and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of training, education, and experience in donor relations/corporate or non-profit philanthropy. At least two to three years’  individual major gifts experience preferred. Love of performing arts required, dance knowledge preferred.

Diverse candidates are encouraged to consider this opportunity.

This position will begin as a remote role. Candidates outside of California are encouraged to apply and must be open to relocating when it is safe to do so. All candidates must successfully pass a background check.


Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Development, Annual Giving, the Donor Relations Manager provides leadership for the implementation and day-to-day management of the Christensen Society (CS), a comprehensive mid-level…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Medical, dental, vision. Paid time-off

Medical, dental, vision. Paid time-off

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume for consideration to:

Sebastian Adrian - sadrian@sfballet.org

Please submit a cover letter and resume for consideration to:

Sebastian Adrian - sadrian@sfballet.org

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