Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship
4 Year Degree
Since 1984, Share Our Strength® has led the fight against hunger and poverty by inspiring and organizing individuals and businesses to share their strengths. Today, through the No Kid Hungry and Cooking Matters campaigns, Share Our Strength is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need. No child should go hungry in America – we’re on our way to making that a reality and we want you to join us. We’re bold, creative, always open to new ideas, and 100% dedicated to our mission. If that sounds like you, we’d like you to consider becoming part of our team.
The Development Manager reports to and collaborates with the Senior Development Officer to manage all aspects of cultivating, stewarding and solicitating Mid-Tier donors ($1,000 to $9,999). Through cultivation and stewardship, this Manager will actively work to deepen relationships across a defined Mid-Tier donor portfolio to engage donors per their preferences and ascertained interests, retain, renew, and lift their giving levels. The Manager will also identify opportunities for major gift and planned giving and communicate to appropriate colleagues for more targeted communications and outreach.
The role is preferably based in our Washington, DC, Headquarters, but could be Remote for the right candidate.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Cultivate and steward donors, managing a portfolio of 600 (minimum)-700 Mid-Tier donors with an annual goal of converting 30% of caseload to active engagement.
Meet minimum annual unrestricted fundraising goal, as specified in the budget.
Following Share Our Strength mid-tier processes, execute strategy through mail, phone, and email communication with minimal direction.
Strong attention to detail, accurate and timely recording of all donor interactions and preferences for communications in database.
Keep current and learn about No Kid Hungry programs and projects to effectively communicate the mission to donors.
Collaborate with direct response, culinary, and major gifts teams to enhance donor experience and develop efficient internal processes for increased giving.
Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, plus at least 4 years of experience fund raising, managing aspects of events, or demonstrated ability to build sustainable relationships.
Proven track record of raising and reaching annual revenue goals.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written), team player, poise and professionalism in working effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.
Strategic and creative thinker; highly organized and able to meet deadlines and achieve revenue targets.
Professional history of managing multifaceted projects and a capacity to perform well independently in a fluid, dynamic, multi-tasking environment are essential.
Commitment to professional development and keeping current on best practices for mid-tier stewardship and development.
Proficiency in MS Office suite required, and experience with fund raising databases (particularly Raiser’s Edge) highly preferred.
Willingness to take initiative and work independently or as part of a team.
Interest (and preferably, work experience) in anti-hunger and anti-poverty issues.
At Share Our Strength, we value an individual’s diversity of backgrounds, experiences, ideas and perspectives. A hallmark of our history, culture and values has been the organization’s desire to bring together motivated, intelligent, and talented people to work together to find and implement solutions to eliminate childhood hunger. We each come to Share Our Strength with a unique background, but together we form a team that yields amazing results.
This shared value of encouraging and embracing diversity in our organization fosters a workplace and culture that is highlighted for its innovation, open expression of ideas, and collaboration. With a strong shared commitment to the organization’s mission, and a unique blend of individual strengths, we are all working toward ensuring that each child in America has food where they Live, Learn, and Play.
About Share Our Strength
No child should grow up hungry in America. Since 1984, Share Our Strength® has led the fight against hunger and poverty by inspiring and organizing individuals and businesses to share their strengths. Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need By connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals, the No Kid Hungry Campaign surrounds children in this nation with healthy food where they live, learn and play.