This position has primary responsibility for managing and growing the organizations' annual giving efforts, with a primary focus on those donors with the capacity to make annual gifts up to $10K.
The ideal candidate will have experience working with and developing annual giving plans and donor portfolios, as well as familiarity with event fundraising. The candidate will be able to quickly understand and articulate the needs and aspirations of Houston Area Womens Center. Should also be able to quickly recognize and seize a variety of donor opportunities, solve problems creatively and build positive, long- term relationships with prospects and donors, including volunteers. The Annual Giving Manager will report to the Director of Individual Giving as a member of the Development Team.
Evenings & Saturdays, as needed
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Be accountable for measurable fundraising outcomes resulting from annual campaigns and appeals (e.g. Leadership Campaign, DVAM, SAAM, direct mail, etc.) as well as portfolio management.
Works with Leadership Campaign chairs, sector committees and board members to help them be successful in their fundraising. This includes identifying prospects, preparing fundraising letters, developing campaign materials and organizing campaign events.
Serve as the primary strategist and relationship manager for donors who give to the agency on an annual basis in amounts less than $10K and maintain a curated portfolio of donors with capacity and potential to be transitioned to a major gift portfolio.
Serve as staff liaison regarding relevant matters of fundraising for volunteer Chairs. Guide and support Campaign Chairs, sector committees and Board members to ensure fundraising success.
Prepare relevant correspondence and communication with funders, including gift acknowledgment, reports and other updates on Houston Area Womens Center programs.
Take ownership of and manage donor stewardship including the gift acknowledgement process, ensuring that donors are properly thanked in a timely manner.
Maintain a strong knowledge of Houston Area Womens Center programs and services.
Maintain positive relationships and communications with Houston Area Womens Center staff, volunteers, donors and community-at-large to strengthen donor relationships and philanthropic giving
Other duties as assigned.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Education: Bachelors Degree required
Experience: Three years professional fundraising or directly related experience
Two years event fundraising and leadership experience.
Abilities: Proven successful track record in prospect management, strategy and gifts awarded.
Proven track record of successful major gift cultivation and solicitation Proven track record of successful individual donor stewardship and gift cultivation and solicitation. Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
Proven strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with diverse populations.
Demonstrated ability to think strategically and work collaboratively.
Ability to review the work product of others to ensure conformance standards and provide constructive feedback, when appropriate.
Computer Skills: Technical proficiency and adaptability, with a strong working knowledge of:
Microsoft Office Suite
Donor management software / CRM
Certificates & Licenses: CFRE strongly preferred. Possess a valid Texas drivers license, reliable means of transportation.
Accountability: Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
Adaptability: Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
Analytical Skills: Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
Business Acumen: Ability to grasp and understand business concepts and issues.
Communication Skills (oral and written): ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word; ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely
Creative: Ability to think in such a way as to produce a new concept or idea.
Coaching and Development: Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas.
Ethical: Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
Goal Oriented: Ability to focus on a goal and obtain a pre-determined result.
Honesty / Integrity: Ability to be truthful and to be seen as credible in the workplace.
Initiative: Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.
Leadership: Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions.
Organized: Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
Reliability: The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
Relationship Building: Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers.
Although most duties can be accomplished from a seated position with occasional walking and standing, the incumbent may need to squat or bend, reach outward or upward to effectively discharge job duties.
Job incumbent must be able to lift/carry and/or push/pull up to 40 lbs.
Job incumbent must be willing to travel to off-site locations of events and meetings
MISSION OF THE HOUSTON AREA WOMENS CENTER: The Houston Area Womens Center works to end domestic and sexual violence and supports all in building safe and healthy lives through advocacy, counseling, education, shelter and support services.
The primary work location for the incumbent in this position is at the agency's education and administration building.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS STATEMENT:
The Houston Area Womens Center has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions are included with the duties and responsibilities. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
About Houston Area Women's Center
The Houston Area Women's Center helps individuals affected by domestic and sexual violence in their efforts to move their lives forward. We provide shelter, counseling and advocacy to support them in building lives free from the effects of violence. We seek social change to end domestic and sexual violence through community awareness and education. Our services are confidential and available to everyone.