The Development Manager is responsible for organizing and managing advancement operations, planning and implementing a robust annual giving program, managing events and tracking corporate and foundation giving in support of the fundraising plan. Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the manager will create and implement fundraising activities to ensure that all areas of advancement operations and communications function smoothly and effectively and that there is a growth plan and pipeline for individual, corporate and foundation giving.
Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities
Areas of Responsibility:
Advancement Plan Implementation
Annual Leadership Giving, Direct Appeal, Membership
IT: Gift processing, Gift Acknowledgement, and Data Management-Raiser’s Edge
Leadership and Management
Plan Implementation for Advancement – Manage and monitor the implementation of the advancement plan. This entails regularly reviewing outcome and success measures, communicating them with the team, and facilitating action steps.
Supervise Gift Processing, Gift Acknowledgement, and Data management (including reconciliation and reporting) – Ensure that gift records are accurate and well organized. Ensure that processing and acknowledgement are appropriate and timely.
Budgeting, Reporting and Evaluation – Facilitate the development of the annual advancement budget and track monthly through the year.
Financial Resource Development
Annual Leadership Giving, Direct Appeal, Membership-Coordinate with Development and Communications team to ensure timely, cost-effective and results oriented direct mail, online giving and personal solicitation programs for all gifts below $1,000.
Provide staff support to board members/volunteer leaders working with the Alaska Wild Society ($500+ donors) and Wild Stars Monthly Giving Program.
Corporate Relations-track and manage all corporate giving initiatives in coordination with staff and board leadership.
Foundation Tracking-manage grants calendar to ensure timely applications, reporting and implementation in coordination with development and program teams.
Advancement Communication and Publications – Collaborate with the Director of Communications and the communications team to develop stories for the newsletter and other publications for fundraising purposes.
Ensure that donor stewardship communications are robust and donor-centered, ensuring that all donors feel connected and appreciated.
Participate in the preparation of annual plan, which includes a review of the year’s activities and sets specific goals and objectives for the next and future fiscal years.
Reports – Generate reports that track and/or demonstrate progress towards goals. This includes fundraising reports for the board, prospect tracking reports for management, and reports on progress against plan for management.
Work to foster an atmosphere of cooperation and ownership of the values, vision, and mission of the organization to reinforce a common sense of purpose among the team.
Work and travel as necessary to successfully meet established goals and objectives.
Other duties as assigned.
Fund development experience
Raiser’s Edge experience highly preferred
Cultural Awareness – understands the purpose and core values of the League
Commitment – Invested in the vision and mission of the League
Listening skills – Takes time to listen and respond; tunes into people
Confidence – Aware of self and others, handles criticism, accepts mistakes, strong self esteem
Integrity – Honest, forthright, positive values
Poise – Manages stress and workload, treats others without rancor, maintains composure and is polite
Efficiency – taps and deploys resources economically and effectively
Organization – Plans, schedules, prioritizes, anticipates, and builds scenarios
Subject Matter Expertise – Knows the financial resource Advancement, is well-schooled in details, and understands fundamental concepts and premises, has demonstrated success
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience, health & retirement benefits. Alaska Wilderness League is an equal opportunity employer.
Alaska Wilderness League is the only Washington, DC-based conservation group devoted full-time to protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other wilderness quality lands and waters offshore in Alaska. Founded in 1993, the League is a 501(c)(3) organization that works at the federal level on a variety of issues affecting Alaska’s wild lands and waters. With headquarters in DC and offices ...in Alaska and across the country, the League’s mission is to lead the effort to preserve Alaska’s wild lands and waters by engaging citizens and decision makers with a courageous, constant, victorious voice for Alaska.