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Annual Giving Manager

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After School Matters
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Chicago, IL
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Published 14 days ago

After School Matters provides Chicago high school teens with high quality, after-school and summer opportunities to explore and develop their talents while gaining critical skills for work, college and beyond. Since 1991, more than 350,000 teens have participated in our hands-on, project-based after-school and summer programs in the arts, communications and leadership, sports and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Programs take place at locations throughout the city including Chicago public high schools, Chicago Park District and Chicago Public Library locations, community organizations, downtown at the Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, in Belmont Cragin at our Michael and Karyn Lutz Center, and in the Roseland/Pullman neighborhoods at our new Gately Park facility. For more information, visit www.afterschoolmatters.org.

 

Summary of Position:

The Annual Giving Manager is responsible for managing After School Matters’ annual giving program. This includes managing the solicitation and stewardship for prospects and renewals up to $5000, overseeing the gift acknowledgement process, providing support to planned, in-kind and alumni giving programs, and offering assistance in the maintenance of the Advisory Board including presentation draft creation, note taking and database upkeep. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Annual Giving Manager is also responsible for designing, creating, and executing new and innovative strategies for direct mail and digital appeals that increase grassroots and lower-level individual giving support. This is a full-time position and manages the Annual Giving Coordinator position.

 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Annual Giving Program
  • Manage the solicitation and stewardship for prospects and renewals up to $5000.
  • In coordination with Annual Giving Coordinator, assure accurate and timely gift entry, reporting, and stewardship of all gifts at this level.
  • Design and manage a comprehensive direct mail program and online giving strategies and analyze Direct Mail/e-mail solicitation program results data to refine and increase ROI.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Advancement and Annual Giving Coordinator to establish benchmarks and regular reporting processes to measure results of all annual fund activities.
  • Work closely with Marketing and Communications department to develop and manage consistent messaging to donors and prospects that aligns with solicitation and donor-specific stewardship communications.
  • Provide detailed oversight of the gift acknowledgement process in partnership with the Database Manager.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with individual donors, alumni and community stakeholders
  • Provide research briefs and identification of prospects to move into a pipeline for major giving support
  • Work to streamline and solicit renewal opportunities for in-kind support
  • Establish and set goals for annual achievement in ASM’s Alumni giving program
  • Strategically manage a portfolio of individual donors and prospects.
  • Other Support
  • Oversee the annual solicitation of race participants and event planning in coordination with Team ASM.
  • Collaborate with Events team to provide deeper research and recommendations on annual Gala renewals including former and prospective paddle raise givers.
  • Collaborate with Senior Manager of Events in planning and executing donor cultivation events.
  • Assist with Advisory Board management including presentation draft creation, note taking and database upkeep
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Annual Giving Coordinator

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to sit and work at a computer for long periods of time.

 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability of working on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends.
  • Demonstrated experience in determining the best use of resources to meet goals of assignments received in the form of objectives.
  • Able to lead cooperative efforts among members of project teams.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set and manage priorities, and meet deadlines, following processes and operational policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Able to develop and administer schedules, and establish performance requirements
  • Experience with preparing and adhering to a budget.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to foster strong working relationships with internal and external constituents.

 

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in securing annual gifts, managing donor portfolios, and/or prospect discovery and development required; supervisory experience preferred
  • College degree required
  • Valid Driver’s License, insured transportation, and driving record that satisfies our Motor Vehicle Policy required[1]
  • Cook County residency required.

 

How to Apply:

 

EEO:

After School Matters is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, military discharge status, age, marital status, parental status, or source of income.

[1] After School Matters will provide reasonable accommodation to a person who does not have a driver’s license because of a disability.

After School Matters provides Chicago high school teens with high quality, after-school and summer opportunities to explore and develop their talents while gaining critical skills for work, college and beyond. Since 1991, more than 350…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
Associated Location
66 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

How to Apply

Apply by submitting a resume, cover letter, and application here:

https://afterschoolmatters.applytojob.com/apply

Apply by submitting a resume, cover letter, and application here:

https://afterschoolmatters.applytojob.com/apply

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