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Individual Giving and Communications Manager

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Touch Foundation, Inc.
|
New York, NY

Touch Foundation, Inc.


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Published 21 days ago

November 9, 2020

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Plan, implement, and manage multiple individual giving initiatives to increase our annual unrestricted revenue, build our accumulated surplus, and cultivate a committed base of recurring individual donors;
  • Working directly with the Chairman of the Board of Directors (who is also the Chair of the Board’s Development Committee), ideate and execute strategies for engaging members of a “Chairman’s List” of individual donors;
  • Plan and execute a variety of remote and (once safely feasible) in-person events, including bi-monthly digital “fireside chats”, occasional symposia, and our annual Asante fundraiser, to share information about Touch’s work and impact so as to cultivate interest, drive engagement, and raise funding;
  • Plan and execute digital, mail, and other types of funding appeals to our supporters, including our year-end annual appeal and other targeted appeals throughout the year;
  • Oversee all aspects of Touch’s external communications, including maintaining our website, producing our annual report, defining our social media approach, managing the development of marketing and public relations materials, developing and implementing our overall communications strategy, and ensuring alignment on content with Touch’s Program team through close collaboration with Touch’s Senior Development Manager;
  • Prepare for, attend, and present at meetings of the Board’s Development Committee, and if necessary, meetings of the overall Touch Board;
  • Serve as direct supervisor and mentor for Touch’s two Sr. Development Analysts, both of whom are located in New York City, and both of whom work on multiple individual giving and communications projects;
  • Coordinate with and work in close collaboration with Touch’s Senior Development Manager, who is responsible for all institutional development activity to raise funds from governments, multilateral institutions, foundations, and corporations;
  • Provide frequent reporting, projections, and analysis for proceeds from individual giving and the impact of different individual giving strategies;
  • Track and provide analysis on the efficacy of different communications strategies, and oversee the use of Raiser’s Edge for managing and tracking individual development and other activity;
  • Update, or when needed, develop policies and procedures to govern all aspects of individual giving and communications work;
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws and rules regarding all individual giving and communications activity;
  • Research, select, and manage vendors associated with any aspect of individual giving or communications work;
  • Remain aware of industry trends and best practices in individual development and communications, and incorporate new approaches to constantly improve our approach to these activities.


QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Education, Skills and Experience

  •  4-8 years of relevant professional experience in non-profit development/fundraising and communications, with Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant field;
  • Experience managing and mentoring staff in the field of development/fundraising and communications;
  • Experience in both remote and in-person event planning and execution, with an understanding of relevant technological resources;
  • Experience cultivating and managing relationships with senior level executives, Board of Directors, Boards of Trustees, or similar;
  • Politically savvy with ability to navigate through matrix organization to ensure completion of projects to achieve desired outcomes;
  • Solid relationship-building skills and cross-cultural sensitivity; ability to interface with internal and external constituents from a variety of backgrounds;
  • Excellent attention to detail and written/verbal communication skills;
  • Advanced skill in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Knowledge of donor fundraising software (e.g. The Raiser’s Edge) strongly preferred;
  • Working knowledge/demonstrated awareness of incorporating racial/cultural/socioeconomic equity and justice into communications and individual giving;
  • Experience in and/or knowledge of international development and public health a plus;
  • Excellent and highly ethical judgment and discretion to represent Touch Foundation in a professional manner.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Plan, implement, and manage multiple individual giving initiatives to increase our annual unrestricted revenue, build our accumulated surplus, and cultivate a committed base of recurring individual donors…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial

Level of Language Proficiency

English

English

Location

New York, NY

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume outlining your interest in the position to jobs@touchfoundation.org. We request no calls please.

Please submit a cover letter and resume outlining your interest in the position to jobs@touchfoundation.org. We request no calls please.

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