Resource Development Manager
Reports to: Executive Director
Position type: Permanent, full-time, exempt
Compensation: $48,000 – $53,000 DOE
Benefits: Medical/dental/vision, life & LTD, retirement plan, vacation & sick time
Location: Seattle (along ship canal near SPU)
Humanities Washington is a non-profit organization made up of a group of idealistic, collaborative, creative people who are committed to empowering communities across our state by connecting people from varying perspectives, histories, and backgrounds. We do this by creating programs that bridge our cultural and societal divide and that encourage tough but critical conversations.
Our society is increasingly divided, detached, and distracted. We are deeply polarized, less engaged in civic life, and less willing to listen to others’ opinions without becoming at best dismissive and at worst angry and offended. At the same time, we reach for our digital devices during even a few seconds of inactivity, eliminating time for reflection and engagement with ourselves, each other, and the world around us. That’s where Humanities Washington comes in.
Humanities Washington and its partners create spaces for people to come together to explore and consider what it means to be human, and to reflect on our shared past, present, and future.
We hold events and facilitate structured conversations led by cultural experts, scholars, and storytellers on topics ranging from Washington State history to philosophy, providing context for current social issues. We also support and partner with a wide network of communities, organizations, and individuals across the state. For further information, please visit www.humanities.org.
We’re looking for a Resource Development Manager to join our team! We want to work with a creative, curious, and hard-working individual who is eager to help Humanities Washington with developing and growing our fund development and volunteer programs. This position will provide one-on-one support to the board, executive leadership, and volunteers engaged in building HW’s sustainability and long-term growth. They will also work with community members and funders to build lasting relationships that align with HW and its mission. We are looking for a candidate eager to expand their non-profit professional expertise or to transition applicable skills to a new field.
1. Refining and implementing existing annual and long-range strategic plans for fund development with a primary emphasis on individual giving, but also including corporate and foundation gifts, as well as special events and earned revenue.
2. Working closely with the Executive Director and the board to identify prospects, develop tools to aid in cultivating donors (current and prospective), and sustain stewardship activities to increase the size and stability of the funder base.
- Manage individual donor retention strategy to increase number of donors who give year after year.
- Enhance individualized giving program for high-capacity funders.
- Refine and implement plan for engaging lower-capacity funders.
- Manage planned giving strategy and outreach.
- Create/implement strategies to expand Humanities Washington’s donor base.
- Identify opportunities for in-kind contributions that offset existing organizational expenses.
3. Managing and/or performing all administrative aspects of fund development program.
- Participate in budgeting and manage budget tracking.
- Utilize database for donor tracking, gift tracking, acknowledgement, and long-term stewardship.
- Coordinate follow-up reporting and stewardship on grant activities for funders.
- Support potential earned revenue options through managing the business development pipeline.
4. Serving as staff lead for Fund Development Committee.
- Work with committee chair to prepare agendas.
- Recruit volunteer leadership for development activities.
5. Working and coordinating with contractors for fundraising events and grant writing.
The successful candidate will have:
- A passion for the humanities and the work of Humanities Washington.
- 2+ years’ experience in fund development or translatable experience in a similar field or one that utilizes similar skills as mentioned above.
- Ability to build rapport and communicate effectively in writing, on the phone, and in person.
- A commitment to furthering a culture of philanthropy at all levels of the organization.
- Exceptional organizational skills and a great deal of self-motivation.
- Experience with CRM databases; experience with Salesforce a plus.
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Resource Development Manager (your last name)” in the subject line. No telephone calls please. The position will remain open until filled but applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before November 15th.