The Annual Fund Manager (AFM) is responsible for developing and executing strategies that successfully cultivate, solicit, steward and upgrade individual donors up to the $10,000 level. Following the guidelines laid out in the LACC development plan, the AFM will create a strategic and comprehensive annual campaign consisting of direct mail, telefunding, individual solicitation, online giving (as appropriate) and special events. The AFM supports donor and stakeholder stewardship as part of a donor-centric development culture, writes comprehensive solicitation briefings and collaborates with the development team to uphold high standards for accuracy in managing LACC data including accurate data entry, gift coding, report management and the delivery of data-rich reporting that supports thoughtful and strategic decision-making.
The successful candidate will be a highly-organized, engaging, creative and experienced fundraiser with a strong knowledge of fundraising best practice, a demonstrated track record of individual gift solicitation, and has experience creating and/or managing successful, growth-oriented individual giving programs.
The successful candidate will have at least 5 years of development experience in an environment of increasing contributed revenue. Strong relationship management skills are required along with a successful track record of managing annual fund cycles, direct solicitation and excellent donor stewardship.
Exceptional MS 365 skills are necessary. Experience with relational databases is preferred with a preference for Patron Manager experience. A bachelor’s degree is required and an advanced degree is preferred.
Salary is commensurate with experience. Health, dental, vision, retirement, and vacation/sick time benefits are offered as part of a comprehensive compensation package. This position is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Executive Director.
LACC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
It is the policy of the Los Angeles Children's Chorus to provide equal employment opportunities and a work environment free from discrimination, bullying or harassment based on age, ancestry, cultural background, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Employees are expected to adhere to a standard of conduct that is respectful to all persons within the work environment.
To apply, please submit a cover letter detailing your accomplishments and interest in the position along with a detailed resume no later than August 30, 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Digital submissions only. No phone calls. Please address your cover letter to:
Shawn Ingram Executive Director Los Angeles Children’s Chorus 585 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91101
Identify, cultivate, solicit, steward, and upgrade LACC individual donors up to the $10,000 level, including managing a portfolio of between 50-100 individual prospects.
In collaboration with the Executive Director and Director of Development, strategically engage board members, artistic and executive leadership in prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
Support the creation and successful growth of Alumni and Parents Funds.
Implement direct mail, electronic and social media appeals, as well as crowd funding opportunities as outlined in LACC’s development plan.
Assist with the planning and implementation of Artistic Director Circle and Annual Donor recognition/cultivation events.
Create, maintain and update development materials including donor benefit decks, special event support materials, program descriptions, etc.
Support other LACC special events including concerts, fundraising dinners, salons, volunteer events, etc. by identifying prospective donors, and developing materials that support attendance, sponsorship and donor/stakeholder investment in the event.
Coordinate gift acknowledgment, benefit delivery, and public recognition for individual donors; prepare accurate donor lists for publication; demonstrate thoughtfulness and attention to donors year-round through personalized contact as appropriate.
Uphold high standards for accuracy in managing LACC data including accurate data entry, gift coding, report management and the delivery of data-rich reporting that supports thoughtful and strategic decision-making.
About Los Angeles Children's Chorus
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus provides choral music education of the highest quality to young people who represent richly diverse racial, economic, and cultural backgrounds.
The program ignites a love of singing and nurtures the full expression of each individual’s potential for artistic and personal excellence through the collaborative experience of choral music performance.
Through the beauty of inspired and joyful singing, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus brings the transformative power of music to communities throughout Southern California, the nation and the world.