Manager of Individual Giving & Special Events

Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities

| Saint Paul, MN | January 2, 2020

Primary Function of the Position:
The primary purpose of this position is to manage Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities’ individual giving program, including annual fund initiatives and special events.

Position Specifics:
1. Assume responsibility for annual fund initiatives.
-Create specific plans for donor-centered acquisition, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors throughout the year along with development staff
-Manage multiple individual giving appeals throughout the year including managing timelines, writing compelling appeals, and working with internal Marketing & Communications colleagues to ensure successful direct mail and digital fundraising results
-Participate in the organization’s efforts to increase individual giving through innovative ideas, effective implementation, and analysis of donor data through CRM (Raiser’s Edge)
-Create and implement strong donor acquisition and donor upgrade plans using latest research and donor trends

2. Plan and implement agency special events.
-Design, manage, and facilitate an annual fundraising gala, including securing live and silent auction items, selling tickets, managing a gala committee, managing external vendor relationships, and acting as the lead for the gala night
-Manage and facilitate corporate and community signature fundraising events, including securing spaces, managing staff and supplies, and coaching peer-to-peer fundraisers
-Coordinate third party fundraising events and cultivate new events

3. Support the organization’s comprehensive fund development efforts.
-Develop an understanding of BBBS’ programs, initiatives, and needs
-Provide consistently prompt, friendly customer service to all stakeholders
-Work in collaboration with program, leadership, and other development team members to develop annual and campaign fundraising strategies

Additional Information:
-Annual Salary range $46,000 to $54,000
-Bachelor’s degree preferred, but experience in fundraising, special event planning, communications, or a related field, or equivalent is valued
-2 to 3 years experience in nonprofit fundraising and event planning, or related activities required

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