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 Job Title   Posting Date   Organization

Development Manager

  1/8/2018   San Diego History Center
 Job Description        

Under the direction of the Chief Development Officer, the Development Manager will support initiatives and fundraising tactics of the Board of Trustees and Executive Director with a donor portfolio of long-standing members/donors, stewarding current relationships, while building new individual and corporate relationships with potential supporters. This position supports overall efforts in growing the organization’s donor base through collaboration with team members and assisting with the planning and execution of: fundraising/cultivation events, corporate/individual proposals, annual appeals, and planned/endowment giving. This position is responsible for continued stewardship of past donors as well as building a pipeline of new prospects with gift strategies from identification of constituents through stewardship. The Development Manager will carry an initial portfolio with a fundraising goal – and build from there. The Development Manager will meet regularly with prospects & donors.



REQUIREMENTS: •Bachelor’s Degree, Masters preferred or equivalent work experience is required •A minimum of 7 years of progressive professional development work experience in the non-profit sector is required •Demonstrated success personally cultivating, soliciting, and closing philanthropic gifts •Proficiency in Microsoft Office as well as Blackbaud fundraising/CRM platforms is preferred •Excellent interpersonal skills are required •Excellent written and oral communication skills are required •Valid California Driver's license and access to reliable transportation •Position will have off-site meetings and events outside of regular business hours on occasion include weekends •This position requires a high level of confidentiality •Ability to multitask and remain flexible to accommodate to SDHC needs •Ability to work independently and as part of a team •Moderate physical demands


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RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to): •Manage portfolio of mid-tier donors; develop and execute strategies to encourage current and increased giving and engagement •Advance sponsorship strategies and new relationships: research and identify new potential sponsors, prepare proposals, facilitate community/Board connections, and conduct personal visits and cultivation strategies •Implementing and managing a consistent and comprehensive donor relations and stewardship program •Assess and prepare weekly/monthly reports on fundraising activity and outcomes to inform future strategies and goal progress •Under CDO direction, supervise the Donor & Member Relations Coordinator in the execution of membership appeals, activities and programs •Under CDO direction, supervise the Development & Events Coordinator and collaborate in planning and execution of special events and activities •Collaborate with departments on events, projects, and marketing calendar. •Management of Altru database


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