Donor Engagement and Communications Manager

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Ramapo for Children
Rhinebeck, NY
Published 7 days ago


Ramapo for Children is looking for a dynamic development and communications professional to play a critical role in a busy fundraising and communications team. The position is full-time.

About Ramapo for Children

Through direct service youth programs and highly regarded training programs for adults, Ramapo has an impressive 99-year track record of working on behalf of young people, whose behaviors put them at risk of being relegated to the margins of their schools and communities. At the heart of Ramapo’s work is the conviction that all people - children and the adults who care for and nurture them - seek the same things: to be in community, to learn, feel valued, and experience success. Ramapo helps the adults in children’s lives, including educators and caregivers, see the behaviors they experience as challenging through the lens of meeting needs, developing skills, and building community, and provides a set of tools for creating environments in which all children can experience success as they define it.

Ramapo’s community programs include Northern Dutchess Day Care Center, an early learning center for children ages 18 months to 5 years old; School Age Child Care, a before and after school program serving Chancellor Livingston Elementary School in Rhinebeck, NY designed to build socialization skills and peer interaction through organized group games and activities.

Ramapo’s campus programs include: Camp Ramapo, a residential summer camp in Rhinebeck, New York that serves over 550 children with a range of cognitive disabilities and behavioral challenges; The Staff Assistant Experience, a residential transition-to-independence program for young adults aged 18 to 25 with social, emotional, or learning challenges; Ramapo Retreats, short-term, adventure-based experiences for young people, educators, and community-based organizations; Alternative Classrooms, a non-traditional learning environment that combines social-emotional learning with outdoor experiential learning on Ramapo’s Rhinebeck, NY campus, and; Ramapo Training, the component of the organization which brings the Ramapo approach to schools, youth service organizations and families through workshops, coaching, and consultation.

About this Position

Ramapo for Children seeks a fundraising and communications professional with at least three (3) years of experience in high-performing not-for-profit core development & roles. You will use your expertise and familiarity with major gift management, donor engagement, planned giving programs, and organizational communication management to compliment the development team. In collaboration with the Director of Development, you will shape, define, and implement strategic fundraising and communications objectives, overseeing Ramapo’s donor engagement pipeline and outreach strategy as the organization embarks on its 100th year anniversary.


· Identifies and builds relationships with potential donors while engaging and maintaining current funders.

· Actively stewards donor relationships, motivates one-time donors to recurring donors and converts smaller donors to major donors. Strategize and grow a planned giving program.

· Works closely with leadership and program staff to identify and execute campaigns and fundraising appeals for program-related objectives and capital needs (mailings, e-mailings, social media campaigns, etc.).

· Serves as lead for content development and copywriting for fundraising and program communications (newsletters, annual reports, blog, etc.).

· Oversees and monitors presence and activity on social media platforms.

· Assist with the coordination of campus and fundraising events.

· Develop, implement and manage a social media strategy.

· Other duties as assigned.

Required skills, knowledge, and abilities:

· Relevant fundraising and communications experience.

· Strong written and verbal communication skills.

· Superb organizational skills and attention to detail.

· Excellent computer skills, including MS Office and data entry skills. Experience using Salesforce or other database systems preferred.

· Design experience preferred.

· Highly motivated with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

· Proactive with the ability to work independently and to problem-solve.

· Strong research and analytical skills.

· Adaptable, flexible, and able to work with a wide range of personalities.

· Interest in, or experience with, similarly focused organizations preferred.

Job Type: Full-time


Ramapo for Children is looking for a dynamic development and communications professional to play a critical role in a busy fundraising and communications team. The position is full-time.

About Ramapo for Children

Through direct…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 1, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


Rhinebeck, NY, USA

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