We’re hiring a part-time donor relations manager

Position Title:      Part-Time Donor Relations Manager
Reports to:          Chief Executive Officer
Status:                EXEMPT – PROFESSIONAL          
Position Summary:
The Donor Relations Manager serves as the lead strategist for agency fund development presence, helping the Chief Executive Officer and vision team create a multi-year plan for increasing voluntary revenue which informs and supports the agency’s plans for aggressive growth in the next five years. The Donor Relations Manager is a 25-30 hour a week position. 
Key elements of the position include: donor acquisition and stewardship for fund-raising events (Bowl for Kids’ Sake & John Walson Jr. Golf For Kids’ Sake); Clothing For Kids’ Sake, an annual giving program; major gifts from individuals; and corporate giving. Supporting elements include: gift entry and acknowledgement; database management; and donor research.
Specific Responsibilities:
Set and achieve, in close collaboration with the chief executive officer, multi-year and annual agency revenue goals. 

Develop and implement a written plan for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individuals, foundation and corporate donors capable of giving $20,000 and more over time. 

Develop and implement a written plan for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding potential donors capable of giving $100 to $50,000 annually. 

Manage a portfolio of 50 to 150 prospective donors.

  1. Make 10-15 visits per month.
  2. Develop and implement written strategies based on capacity and readiness to give.
  3. Determine how assigned prospects will be solicited for their annual fund gift.

Support an engaged giving and getting Board Fund Development Committee. 

Provide donor stewardship, information systems (gift entry, database management, report generation) and prospect research. 

Serve as a vital member of the vision team by staying abreast of organization-wide issues and contributing to the development and achievement of the agency’s long-term vision and short-term operating plans. 

Attend all agency events/activities as required. 

Other duties as assigned. 

Position Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, human resources, social services, or related field.  3-5 years fund development experience. Volunteer management experience.
  • Demonstrated personal solicitation success.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft OFFICE; including Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Excellent verbal skills and ability to speak and work well with a diverse audience, including volunteers, the general public, members of the agency and the Board of Directors.
  • High level of flexibility
  • High energy, motivated, self-directed team player
  • Must have car, valid driver’s license, and meet state required automobile insurance minimums.
  • Routine office environment.  Flexible work hours to meet customer needs. 

Required Skills and Abilities:
Excellent oral and written communication skills including honed reflective listening ability; demonstrated strategic agility, proven integrity; ability to collaborate with vision team members, and an articulated belief in the mission of BBBS.
For additional information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley and this opportunity, please contact Susan Bartels at sbartels@bbbslv.org.
Interested parties are asked to submit a single PDF, including a letter of interest and resume to sbartels@bbbslv.org.