Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Human Services
4 Year Degree
Interested in applying your fundraising skills to an issue that becomes more prominent each day? One that is critical to women, men, and children being able to lead safe, happy, and secure lives? KCSARC is on the forefront of creating a world without sexual violence, and changing our community’s perception of the issue. The External Relations team, of which the Individual Giving Manager is a key member, is how the wider community connects with KCSARC’s work. This role offers the chance to be part of participating in that conversation.
Function: King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) is seeking an Individual Giving Manager to join the External Relations team. The team consists of seven team members including major donor, corporate relations, grantwriting, marketing, and event management professionals. The Individual Giving Manager is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for solicitation that will grow annual revenue from individuals. This position will work collaboratively with the Major Gifts Officer to identify and steward general tier donors with capacity into the major gifts portfolio ($1,000+).
The ability to accurately set and meet deadlines, provide supervision and direction to others, collaborate with program staff, leadership staff, board members, and other key volunteers is critical. We are seeking someone who demonstrates individual initiative, as well as the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
Hours: 40 hours per week, with some evenings and weekends.
Compensation and Benefits
Salary: $51,000 per year
Medical coverage and dental coverage
Short-term and long-term disability
(20) Personal Time Off (PTO) days per year, progressively increasing in subsequent years
401(k) retirement (with KCSARC matching)
Manage all appeal campaigns, manage and monitor online giving initiatives, and meet with donors as determined by the Director of External Relations and Major Gifts Officer.
Prepare written appeals and materials to communicate to current and prospective donors the impact of their gift; maintain accurate and complete records of donor communications.
Produce metrics on campaign performance and analyze results in service of optimizing your work within the context of the larger team.
Identify donors ready to move up the ladder to the major donor level ($1,000+), working collaboratively with the Major Gifts Officer.
Contribute to the design and execution of fundraising events and experiential activities intended to keep current and prospective donors informed and engaged.
Participate in developing and maintaining the External Relations presence on the KCSARC website.
Make recommendations for individual giving practices, guidelines, and reporting standards and adhere to them.
Monitor revenue and expenses related to individual giving, and support Director in areas of ER reporting.
Work collaboratively with other program areas to advance fundraising goals.
Assume other tasks and responsibilities as needed.
Agency and team participation
Acquire and actively employ sound knowledge and understanding of the organization, its work, and its competitive and collaborative environment.
Actively participate in the External Relations team's planning and collaboration tools and processes.
Required minimum qualification
Bachelors degree, plus three years directly related work experience.
Preferred personal competencies, skills, and attributes
A proven track record of developing and implementing successful campaign strategies.
Ability to build and maintain long-term relationships with fundraising constituents including donors, board members, and key community volunteers.
Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals of varying backgrounds and positions within the agency and the community.
Strong track record in exercising sound, timely judgment.
Competency in using data to inform decisions as well as creativity in problem solving.
Knowledge of Seattle/King County philanthropic community.
Outstanding verbal communications skills and ability to write clearly and persuasively.
A high degree of initiative.
Superb attention to follow-through.
Ability to project a professional image.
Proficiency in MS Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook.
Familiarity with common web-based platforms (e.g., Salesforce, SurveyMonkey, Classy, Dropbox, Podio).
Why work at KCSARC?
Solid history, a track record of success, and innovation to boot: The agency opened its doors in 1976, so we have a significant tenure in the field of sexual assault and a track record of successful program implementation, systems change, and direct service to clients. But we’re not a static service provider – we continue to innovate with new programs like Project360, addres...sing the intersection of sexual violence and youth homelessness.
Tackle some big issues: When you work at KCSARC you are part of a challenging and rewarding experience. We address the important issues around sexual assault, as well as some of the most critical problems facing our community right now. Many of these, such as sex trafficking and homelessness, have links to sexual violence.
As an agency, we’re committed to supporting fundraising success: The Executive Director, 47-member staff, and 17-member Board of Directors are engaged as ambassadors, with Board and Executive Director having significant fundraising involvement.
Participate in the joyful – yes, joyful! – aspects of what we do: Our work at KCSARC is hopeful and life-affirming. While there is no question that sexual assault is a serious subject, we empower victims and their families, and help them move ahead with their lives.
No better team to have by your side: KCSARC staff are positive, upbeat, talented, and passionate professionals who take pride in their work and in the role KCSARC plays in the community. The agency has a commitment to fostering workforce diversity and to encouraging innovative thinking, making for a dynamic, interesting group of people all focused on a single issue.
Sure, this work is important. So is your life outside of work: Work-life balance is valued at KCSARC and most staff are able to work flexible schedules. We provide generous benefits and opportunities for professional growth, and have been voted a “Best Place to Work” by Washington CEO Magazine.
If this type of work is of interest to you, I invite you to review KCSARC’s open positions and submit an application today.