Posted on June 21, 2012
Jesuit Volunteer Corps
Jesuit Volunteer Corps - Development Manager
The Development Manager’s primary responsibility is the management of a comprehensive annual giving program, including the coordination and oversight of supporting initiatives in the areas of direct mail, event management, and donor relations. The Develop Manager will bring an appreciation for the principles of annual giving and donor relations.
Accountability: Reports to Director of Development
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Annual Giving Program (70%)
- Manages annual giving program for growth with the Director of Development while supporting the greater development objectives of JVC.
- Develops communication and solicitation strategies involving email, direct mail, phone, and personal visitation, all focused on shaping a sustainable tradition of annual support for the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. This includes setting annual giving goals and building a comprehensive plan to meet those goals utilizing communications resources, development services and donor relations.
- Coordinates all annual giving and donor relations programs, including mailings, targeted appeals, analysis, report writing and stewardship.
- Schedules and implements a calendar of fundraising events in key regions of the country.
Departmental Tasks (15%)
- Works closely with the Development Assistant in day-to-day activities and workflow.
Works with Director of Development in building strategies for moving donors to higher levels and in managing a prospect pool with annual goals for personal visits and giving outcomes.
Performs a variety of tasks in support of the Director of Development as needed.
Interdepartmental Tasks (15%)
- Collaborate and communicate with program staff across the country to cultivate relationships and engage in event-specific and on-going development work.
Participate in main office meetings and organization-wide committees as appropriate.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as requested with a sense of humor and team spirit.
- Education:Bachelor’s degree required.
- Experience: Three to four years fundraising experience for a nonprofit, religious, or service organization, demonstrating a progression to higher levels of responsibility
- Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Knowledge of and experience with direct mail and event management
- Effective writing and speaking skills
- Competency with common software programs, including the Office Suite, databases and donor software
- Strong interpersonal skills and a team orientation
- Flexible, ability to adjust to change with positive attitude and good humor
- Familiarity with Catholic and Jesuit traditions a plus
Typical work day of 9 am to 5 pm
Large amounts of office work; must have the physical ability to sit and stand for long periods of time and perform daily activities from a desk and must be able to operate a computer and other office equipment
Given office layout, the ability to climb two flights of stairs several times a day
Ability to travel on average one time a month
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Applications are being accepted through 6/30/12 with a start date of mid-July. Please apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, and 2 writing samples to email@example.com.