Annual Fund Manager
Exempt, Part Time (24 hours/3 days per week)
Vice President of Development
Serving more than 300,000 adults and children each year, the
Connecticut Science Center is the state’s premier destination for
informal science learning, a top tourist attraction, a hub for
teacher training, and one of the state’s foremost resources for
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The Development
Department is responsible for the Science Center’s fund development
functions. As the organization expands its program offerings
statewide and undertakes significant enhancements to its iconic
physical space in downtown Hartford, it seeks an additional,
externally focused Development professional to help secure the
funding and relationships necessary to support its growth. The
Annual Fund Manager will join a small team to raise critical funds
from individuals through in-person, mail, email, and online
- Manage a comprehensive annual fund
program designed to broaden the Science Center’s donor base and
increase overall participation and financial support from
- Secure new, renewed, or increased
funding from individuals through face-to-face solicitation, online
giving, direct mail campaigns, special events, and proposals.
- Build and maintain positive
relationships with individual donors, volunteers, and community
- Plan and execute steps for donor
identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship for
annual donors giving unrestricted gifts to the Science Center.
- Design and manage a comprehensive
mail program and online giving strategies and analyze mail/e-mail
solicitation program results data to refine and increase ROI.
- Work with Vice President of
Development to establish yearly revenue goals.
- Develop and manage budgets for
fundraising strategies for individual giving.
- Work with Advancement Program
Administrator to analyze data regarding annual giving
- Other duties as assigned
Requirements and Qualifications
- Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.
- Minimum of 3-5 years experience successfully managing
non-profit fundraising campaigns.
- Demonstrated track record of developing and executing
successful annual fundraising strategies.
- Ability to collect, organize and analyze data related to donor
- Well versed in direct mail, online, and email solicitation best
practices and implementation.
- Excellent user of office technology and information systems
(including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and donor databases,
- Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication
skills with an attention to detail.
- Goal-oriented with ability to work independently and meet
- Team player with a positive attitude and passion for playing a
role in fulfilling the organization's mission.
- Considerable knowledge of fundraising techniques, and sources
- Strong commitment to fundraising ethics and knowledge of laws
relating to donations and IRS regulations.
- Ability to handle multiple projects, set priorities, and meet
- Strong willingness to support diversity, equity, accessibility
and inclusion efforts.
- Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule, including
nights and weekends as necessary.
- Valid driver’s license.
- Ability to work on-site
- Regularly sits at a desk or computer workstation
- Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or
- Moderate to long periods of standing and sitting for several
hours in duration are required.
- Reaching with hands and arms.
- Consistently operates a computer and other office productivity
machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer
- The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth
perception and ability to adjust focus.
Qualified applicants will go through an application process,
interview process and must successfully complete a background
check. To apply, email your cover letter and resume package to
HR@CTScienceCenter.org by October 15, 2021. Please reference
"Annual Fund Manager."
The Connecticut Science Center is an Equal Opportunity