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Director of Individual Giving and Engagement

  • Location Framingham, MA
  • Date Posted 06/21/2022
  • Type Direct Hire
  • Commitment Part-time
  • Job ID #4617

A youth community-building non-profit who focuses on delivering life-changing and often life-saving programs and supports, is seeing a part-time Director of Individual Giving and Engagement to join their growing team. 
 

Hours/Schedule: Part-time, 20 hours/week, flexible schedule, with the exception of in-person team meetings on Wednesday mornings

 

Job Type: Direct

 

Location Requirement: Hybrid    

Rate: $40K-$45K

 
Job Description: 

The Director of Individual Giving and Engagement (DIGE) supports the organization’s life-changing—and often life-saving—work by building our capacity to attract, retain, and engage individual donors. The DIGE will focus on building relationships with existing donors, identifying and connecting with potential new donors, establishing new opportunities for donors to support our work, and connecting supporters to our mission. The candidate will be joining a highly collaborative team, while also having significant autonomy over specific areas of responsibility. Our client has a culture where everyone–staff, volunteers, and youth–bring their full, authentic selves.

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), this person will collaborate frequently with both the ED and the Development and Communications Manager. Weekly staff meetings and a culture of frequent communication will keep you informed about programs and impact, so you can share this meaningful information with supporters

Responsibilities: 

  • Lead donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship efforts.
  • Work with ED to develop, update, and implement an 18-month fundraising plan (Draft for FY23 exists and will be updated with new DIGE’s ideas and perspectives.). With respect to the fundraising plan, the DIGE will have responsibility for accomplishing the tasks and achieving the goals related specifically to individual donors.
  • Support the ED in communications and interactions with donors, by making introductions, providing background information, and assisting with follow-up.
  • Update donor management database with all relevant information related to donors and interactions with them.
  • Engage regularly with donors via email, phone, in-person meetings, and written correspondence to ensure they are informed about programs, accomplishments, and needs.
  • Develop proposals for specific donors that match their interests and ability to give with the organization’s needs.
  • Assist supporters who participate in peer-to-peer fundraising efforts; maintain all resources and information required for such initiatives.
  • Work closely with the Development and Communications Manager to integrate fundraising and communications plans. The Development and Communications Manager creates and coordinates the printing and distribution of two annual appeals (spring and end-of-calendar-year). The DIGE may be asked to advise and support certain aspects of those campaigns (e.g., segmentation).
  • Support the Board of Directors and other representatives of the organization in their stewardship activities.
  • Note that the DIGE will NOT be expected to lead or be heavily involved with grant-writing or fundraising events. The DIGE may be included in these initiatives for tasks that directly involve or impact donor engagement and cultivation.

Qualifications:  

 

  • Ability to speak passionately to the organization’s mission, including LGBTQ+ issues, with explicit understanding of gender identity and expression.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the organization’s value of challenging ableism, classism, misogyny, racism, and other systems of oppression; willingness to continue to learn and grow in this work
  • At least five years in a position within a nonprofit organization where you were responsible for identifying, engaging, cultivating, and soliciting individual donors
  • Passion for building relationships and sharing stories of positive impact
  • Not afraid to pick up the phone and make a call
  • Ability to work effectively on a deadline
  • Willingness to ask for assistance when needed
  • Comfortable with both collaborative and independent work
  • Ability to synthesize meaningful information and data into concise and powerful talking points
  • Experience responsibly handling confidential/sensitive information
  • Experience with donor management software (Little Green Light strongly preferred), G Suite (Google) programs (docs, sheets, etc.), and databases, AND/OR a strong ability and willingness to learn new programs

 

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