Posted on November 9, 2012
Individual Giving Manager
City Year Los Angeles
City Year Los Angeles - Individual Giving Manager
Organization’s Mission and Goals
City Year was founded in 1988 on the belief that young people can change the world. The organization unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world. As tutors, mentors, and role models, these diverse young leaders make a difference in the lives of children, and transform schools and neighborhoods in 19 U.S. locations. City Year’s vision is that one day the most commonly asked question of a young person will be, “Where are you going to do your service year?”
City Year Los Angeles (CYLA) was founded in 2007 with an inaugural corps of 75 and has reached 275 by its sixth year.
City Year Service
City Year is focused on significantly reducing the high school dropout rate in each of our target cities. Through City Year’s Whole School Whole Child service model, City Year deploys diverse teams of full-time corps members in schools to help students stay on track – and get back on track – to graduate. Corps members serve in schools as tutors, mentors, role models and leaders of after-school programs. As near-peers, corps members are uniquely able to help improve student attendance, behavior and coursework – which research confirms are indicators of a student's likelihood of graduating from high school. This school-based service is at the heart of City Year’s approach to helping students and schools succeed.
The Individual Giving Manager manages and builds relationships with high net worth donors and prospects in an effort to maximize financial donations and help City Year Los Angeles achieve its goals. The Individual Giving Manager will spend a majority of his/her time engaging, cultivating, renewing and securing Leadership Circle gifts ($1,000 and above) with a goal of raising $500,000 annually.
Donor Management: Identify, cultivate, solicit, steward, and retain a portfolio of current and future Leadership Circle donors. Identify major donors' philanthropic interests and provide them with an opportunity to realize an outstanding philanthropic experience through their charitable investment of time, advocacy, and financial support to City Year. In addition, the successful candidate will:
Develop successful cultivation and solicitation strategies to direct and monitor the progress of donor relationships;
Promote City Year's Leadership Circles to recognize donors for the philanthropic generosity;
Maintain accurate records and donor information in the Sales Force database.
Events: Work with the development team to leverage existing and future City Year Los Angeles events to increase individual giving, such as the Spring Break fundraiser, service days (including the family service day and independent school projects), and school visits. Specifically, oversee at least three individual donor cultivation events in 2012-13 aimed at exposing and engaging potential individual donors to City Year’s mission.
Senior Staff and Volunteer Partnership: Leverage the Executive Director, other senior City Year staff (locally and nationally), and the City Year Los Angeles Board to deepen and solidify individual donor relationships.
Community Representation: Represent City Year at corporate and community functions to establish and deepen potential and current donor relationships.
Additional Individual Donor Activities: Manage and execute annual appeal process targeting donors under $1,000, oversee Combined Federal Campaign, United Way, and other workplace giving campaigns, work with Alumni department to retain and increase alumni and alumni parent giving, and implement other new and innovative strategies to increase donations from individuals.
Site Support: Partner with City Year Los Angeles departments and staff through applicant interview process, stakeholder engagement, event and service day participation and cross-departmental committees as needed to ensure site-wide goals are met.
- Bachelor's Degree required.
- Minimum 3 - 5 years individual giving/major gift fundraising experience with proven track record.
- Experience planning and executing successful individual donor cultivation and retention events.
- Knowledge of high net worth community via local business, civic, and cultural networks highly desired.
- Ability to simultaneously manage short-term and long-term plans and goals.
- Ability to lead and motivate volunteers.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment.
- Demonstrated commitment to a mission-driven organization or organizations; focus on improving educational achievement, mentoring, or tutoring a plus.
- Exhibit strong desire to work with diverse group of individuals.
- Demonstrate excellent written, oral, and organizational skills; high level of attention to detail a must.
- Ability to juggle multiple tasks.
- Commitment to excellence and to the mission of City Year.
Competitive salary and benefits.
Great benefits include healthcare, insurance, vacation, holidays, 401K, FSA, and more.
Qualified applicants should forward cover letter, resume and references to:
email@example.com. Please include where you found this City Year posting.