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Annual Fund Manager

Connecticut Science Center
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Oct 16, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Major Gifts, Other Fundraising, Special Events, Administrative, Other Administrative
Salary Band
Not Specified
Employment Type
Part Time
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Job Title:          Annual Fund Manager

FLSA:                Exempt, Part Time (24 hours/3 days per week)

Reports to:       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 solicitation.


Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a comprehensive annual fund program designed to broaden the Science Center’s donor base and increase overall participation and financial support from individuals.
  • 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 stakeholders.
  • 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 programs.
  • 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 giving.
  • 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, preferably Tessitura)
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills with an attention to detail.
  • Goal-oriented with ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • 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 of funding.
  • Strong commitment to fundraising ethics and knowledge of laws relating to donations and IRS regulations.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • 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

Physical Requirements

  • Regularly sits at a desk or computer workstation
  • Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing.
  • 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 printer.
  • 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 by October 15, 2021. Please reference "Annual Fund Manager."

The Connecticut Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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