Posted on November 29, 2012
Major and Planned Gift Manager
City Harvest - Major and Planned Gift Manager
Now serving New York City for 30 years, City Harvest is the world's first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city's hungry men, women, and children.
This year, City Harvest will collect more than 42 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms. This food is then delivered free of charge to some 600 community food programs throughout New York City by a fleet of trucks and bikes. City Harvest helps feed the more than one million New Yorkers that face hunger each year.
While meeting the immediate need for food in the five boroughs, City Harvest ensures hungry New Yorkers have the food they need on an ongoing basis. Healthy Neighborhoods is a suite of programs designed to improve healthy food access and knowledge in four neighborhoods within New York City (fifth coming soon). Working directly with residents, businesses, and community organizations, City Harvest’s goals are to relieve food insecurity, build nutritional knowledge at the individual, family, and community levels, and increase the access people have to affordable fresh fruits and vegetables.
City Harvest seeks a Major and Planned Gift Manager with five years of major and planned gift fundraising experience to work with a dynamic development team at New York City’s only food rescue organization. The Major and Planned Gift Manager will be responsible for a portfolio of individual donors and prospects; will plan and implement several major and planned gift donor events per year; and will work with the Development Committee to identify and steward contributors. This position will report to the Director, Major Gifts.
- Manage all aspects of major and planned gift donor stewardship, including gathering updates on project progress and changes; manage activities to assure all target dates are met, etc.
- Oversee and manage a portfolio of 50 major gift prospects and donors and an additional portfolio of 25 planned gift prospects and donors.
- Coordinate organization of visits, including site visits, meetings and presentations.
- Maintain all major donor portfolios, monthly budget forecasts and variances, and the production of major donor briefings and profiles.
- Plan and implement at least one planned gift cultivation event and assist with the development of other major gift cultivation events during the year.
- Work with the Director of Major Gifts to continually analyze donation trends and adjust strategies as needed.
- Assist with other individual portfolios and stewardship needs.
- In collaboration with the Major Gift Associate Manager of Prospect Research, build and maintain a comprehensive “pipeline” of active prospective major and planned gift donors, including profiles, giving histories and other information to aid successful solicitation. Tier them in order of priority using moves management techniques.
- Work with the Director, Major Gifts to develop short and long term planned giving goals and campaigns aimed at increasing the number of planned gifts and bequest intentions.
- Propose the design and structure of relevant giving products as part of the planned giving program (bequests, estate planning opportunities, etc.) and work with the Director, Major Gifts and the Marketing & Communications department to create planned giving marketing packages.
- Develop the most appropriate outright, planned and blended gift options for high level donors.
- Ensure the entry and updating of major and planned gift donor records on Raiser’s Edge, including notes of cultivation and solicitation actions and the donor’s personal information of relevance to City Harvest.
- Five years of major and planned gift experience in a fast-paced, nonprofit fundraising environment.
- At least two years of major and planned gift direct solicitation and strategic planning experience essential.
- A bachelor’s degree is required.
- Demonstrated management experience for the successful leadership and mentoring of professional and support staff.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Outstanding project management skills.
- Ability to multi-task with outstanding attention to detail.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability and personality to work collaboratively, accept responsibility, and motivate colleagues, volunteers and donors.
- Ability to organize fundraising activities effectively, prioritize prospects and participate in high-level gift discussions.
- Excellent computer skills, spreadsheet, database and Internet skills. Raiser’s Edge experience a strong plus.
- Strong leadership, delegation, and teaming skills.
- Excellence in detail-orientation and accuracy.
- Honesty, patience, and a sense of humor.
- Goal orientation with a high level of energy, enthusiasm and dedication to the mission and goals of City Harvest.
There are many fantastic benefits to a career at City Harvest. In addition to working to effect positive change in the lives of thousands of hungry New Yorkers, City Harvest offers its employees a business casual work and learning environment with generous benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, 403(b) and generous paid time off. There are also great perks including TransitChek, discounted health club memberships and movie tickets, and access to free checking accounts when electing direct deposit. Aside from a competitive salary and excellent benefits, you will enjoy a team-oriented and community based atmosphere while you work.
At City Harvest, we enjoy working in a team-based environment and value the benefits of a diversified workplace. Women, people of color, and other underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. City Harvest is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on age, citizenship, color, creed, physical or mental disability, ethnicity, family responsibilities, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion, veteran status or other unlawful factors with respect to employment. City Harvest is committed to the maintenance of a drug-free workplace and ensuring compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.
Please submit your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to email@example.com. Please include Major and Planned Gift Manager in the subject line. Qualified candidates will be contacted by phone and/or email. City Harvest conducts background checks and writing and computer literacy tests for final candidates for this position.
City Harvest is an Equal Opportunity Employer.