The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is seeking an experienced, self-starting, strategic-thinking, data-driven individual to join its fundraising team as a Prospect and Data Manager. This hands-on position is accountable for maintaining the integrity of all of the Foundation’s development data and prospecting assets, and using that information to support the efforts of the Foundation’s Advancement Department staff and Chief Executive Officer to create sustainable funding streams to support the Foundation’s mission.
Under the supervision of the Director of Development, the ideal candidate will be an integral, proactive member of the team who strives for accuracy, is comfortable with numbers, enjoys troubleshooting, and is a collaborative, solutions-oriented team player in a mission-driven organization.
The Prospect and Data Manager position is primarily responsible for timely, accurate, and efficient processing of donations and memberships; improving and maintaining the overall integrity of the Raiser's Edge database; managing financial reports and reconciliation between the development and finance teams; and measuring and assessing donor trends to inform fundraising strategy in support of department-wide goals. This manager also works with the Advancement Department staff and CEO to help identify and manage the pipeline of potential donors – individuals, family foundations, companies, and other prospects. Areas of focus include:
Serving as the Foundation’s subject matter expert on Raiser's Edge and establishing/updating related user protocols and relevant policy manuals, and training new and existing development staff on the RE software as needed
Overseeing the quality, integrity, and accuracy of all donor information and gifts entered into Raiser’s Edge – from online gifts, pledges and payments received for all campaigns, events, and initiatives
Implements standards for data entry into Raiser's Edge to guarantee consistency and accuracy across users
Ensures data accuracy, performing regular data verification reports, correcting mistakes, and communicating changes to relevant staff
Leads database cleanup projects and conduct annual database audits
Managing the weekly gift reports and department's monthly revenue tracking reports
Analyzing trends, including donor level moves, donor retention rates, donor growth, and fundraising ROI, to inform fundraising strategies
Developing prospect research and management reports designed to assist fundraisers with growing the donor pipeline
Working closely with finance staff to reconcile finances monthly and ensure solid accounting and record-keeping for all revenue account; also assists finance department with annual audit
Collaborating with other departments to ensure efficient and effective use of data assets and systems to grow the organization’s public support
Serving as an active member of the Advancement team while participating in organizational events on occasion/as necessary
Overseeing a team of staff and volunteers who support data management functions in the Advancement arena
No less than five years’ expert experience in data management using Raiser's Edge or comparable fundraising software required (Raiser's Edge certification a plus)
Expertise in queries, importing/exporting and reporting functions
Strong analytic skills, tech savvy, and a solid understanding of the data needs of fundraisers
Execution of prospect management systems for monitoring and activating gift cycles for individuals, corporations, and foundations
At least three years of managing and growing a team of front-line paid and unpaid (volunteer) staff in a supervisorial/lead, manager, or leader capacity preferably in a nonprofit setting
Demonstrated strength in data compilation and analysis utilizing the Raiser’s Edge Predictive Modeling and Prospecting tools
Understanding of basic principles of non-profit accounting include pledges, restrictions, and endowments, and experience working with finance staff to ensure consistency and accuracy in reporting
Ability to anticipate and serve internal (staff) and external (donor) expectations
Strategic and solutions-oriented thinker with the ability to efficiently solve problems
Personal commitment the highest quality work production and accuracy
Sound verbal and writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Positive attitude and proven ability to exercise good and independent judgment, consistent follow-through, and the ability and inclination to act strategically and respectfully
Proven ability to collaborate with a wide cross-section of senior administrators, professional staff and clients.
Ability to help continue to build and operate a system to serve the strategic initiatives of an expanding development program including principal, major, planned, and annual giving components
Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite of software products, including proficiency with Microsoft Excel
Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
Physical Demands: While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; occasionally reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and consistently talk or hear; and rarely taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather and desert environmental conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
What is the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation?
Established by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1940, the Foundation is deeply committed to the preservation of Taliesin West in Scottsdale, AZ and Taliesin near Spring Green, WI. By preserving Wright’s legacy, The Foundation is dedicated to pursuing new innovations and inspiring innovators. The Foundation uses the principles of organic architecture to create dynamic STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) education programming.
Inspire the world through beautiful spaces that are thoughtfully designed and experienced
Preserving Taliesin and Taliesin West for future generations, and inspiring society through an understanding and experience of Frank Lloyd Wright’s ideas, architecture, and design