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Define American is a media and culture organization using the power of stories to transcend politics and shift the conversation around immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America.
Change the Narrative, Change the World — www.defineamerican.com Define American uses media and the power of storytelling to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America.
Manager, Individual Giving and Events
Already a leading national media and culture organization in the immigration and citizenship space, Define American is seeking an experienced, energetic and multi-talented leader to join its team as a full-time Manager of Individual Giving and Events. The successful candidate will help build our brand and contribute to fundraising and strategic initiatives for our growing organization.
40 hours per week, Monday - Friday
Strategic Operations, Strategic Development
Director, Strategic Development
10-15% (when travel resumes)
Lead the effort to establish, cultivate and steward strong relationships with donors, including the development and implementation of a donor recognition program, and timely, appropriate communication with donors
Create individual donor/prospect cultivation plans and cultivate and solicit gifts. This includes working with Senior Management to identify prospects, arrange meetings and schedule accordingly
In partnership with the Director of Strategic Growth, develop and launch a multi-year strategy for ambitiously increasing the size and number of individual gifts to Define American
Support the Founder and the Director of Strategic Growth with their donor portfolios by identifying prospects and conducting research, preparing briefing materials and proposals, and ensuring prompt follow-up to close major gifts
Conduct prospect research, identify prospects for support, and initiate and conduct direct outreach and solicitation, independently and/or in partnership with senior leadership
Maintain accurate and complete records of all communications with donors
Take a leadership role in developing a revenue-generating strategy - planning and implementing successful special events as a part of a coordinated annual fundraising plan, which may include funder briefings, donor cultivation events, and signature events throughout the year
Coordinate corporate and individual sponsorship strategies for events, including identifying prospects, conducting cultivation and solicitation activities and supporting committee and staff in cultivation and solicitations
Help promote and serve as the point person for third parties wishing to fundraise or hold an event on behalf of Define American
Coordinate special projects and additional fundraising support activities as assigned
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
A minimum of four years of professional work experience in a frontline fundraising role for a nonprofit or social impact organization, directly interfacing with and engaging individual donors
A bachelor's degree or higher is required
A track record of creating and implementing individual donor giving strategies and building strong networks and relationships that lead to direct philanthropic support
Demonstrated experience in donor prospect research
Experience planning and coordinating special events and projects, as well as securing corporate event sponsorships
Outstanding interpersonal, written, and digital communication skills
Comfortable working under deadlines. Strong ability to synthesize information from multiple sources with speed and accuracy
The skills to integrate and demonstrate the core values of Define American in all aspects of work responsibilities
Self-motivated, personable, articulate and diplomatic.
Very strong organizational, time management and logical thinking skills
Proficient in (or ability to learn) donor and event management software
Must be able to effectively prioritize and execute multiple assignments
Ability to gather, analyze and summarize relevant financial data. Must enjoy planning and completing projects. Motivated by exceeding financial goals
Must be detail-oriented and can prioritize and complete projects with discretion and mature judgment
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary is $60,000-$70,000
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
Paid Time Off
Cell phone reimbursement
Health and Wellness Program
How to Apply
Please submit your employment application, along with all requested documents, via our employment application portal.
NOTE: Define American goes through an incredibly intentional process for hiring new team members and will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Thank you for your patience and interest in joining our family of cultural change-makers!