Please apply here: https://boards.greenhouse.io/northstarfund/jobs/4522850004
North Star Fund is a social justice fund that supports
grassroots organizing led by communities of color building power in
New York City and the Hudson Valley. We also organize people across
race and class to give in support of social justice movements.
We seek a strategic and creative Donor Relations Manager who
will develop a pipeline of mid-level and major donors. They will
think deeply about cultivation programs and events for donors and
partner with the Donor Programs team to thoughtfully steer donors
along the organizing process.
This position is full-time. They will report to the Development
Director and will regularly partner with other staff. North Star
Fund staff is currently working remotely and has not yet set a date
for return to our physical office. The Donor Relations Manager is
expected to reside in the New York City or Hudson Valley region and
to be available for meetings and events in the communities we
Donor Cultivation and Stewardship
- Assess and audit current development systems; in partnership
with the Development Director, create a moves management system
that identifies and moves mid-level donors to major
- Establish a growing portfolio of donors by applying moves
management strategies for new mid-level donors and major donors,
while managing an inherited portfolio. This includes prospecting,
donor outreach and relationship development. After the first
year, the Donor Relations Manager will build upon their
inherited portfolio with new prospects and donors.
- In partnership with the Development Director, create donor
support and engagements that lead to long-term giving commitments.
This includes working with the development team to design and
implement strategies to foster long-term relationships with North
Star Fund, from onboarding to multi-year commitments to legacy
Donor cultivation and events
- Work across the organization to create strategies that
transition program and one-time event participants into longer-term
supporters of North Star Fund.
- In support of North Star Fund’s strategic plan, create a
calendar of cultivation events that keep North Star Fund donors and
various audiences engaged in our work and drive moves management.
This can include a special gift to legacy donors, a small event for
donor-advised fund donors, or a webinar for North Star Fund’s
monthly donors. It also includes events, campaigns and/or messaging
to recruit new donors into our donor-advised fund program,
sustainer program, and/or legacy program.
Communications Strategy and Support
- Assist the Development Director with grantwriting and
reporting, with the possibility of full ownership in the
- Work with both the Development and Communications teams
on donor messaging, campaign branding and onboarding strategy.
- Experience in individual fundraising and moves management
- Excellent communications skills, including the ability to
communicate a variety of North Star Fund stories to different
segments of North Star Fund donors and audiences;
- Creativity and energy; excited to share North Star Fund’s
mission via the written word, meetings and events;
- Advanced skills in event production and the creation of branded
- Ability to receive and prioritize multiple requests from
- Experience with Salesforce or other CMS, as well as research
skills in WealthEngine, Windfall or other prospecting
- Experience with Facebook and Instagram as tools for
storytelling and promotion;
- Strong commitment to anti-racism, social justice values and
building an equitable workplace.
Must be able to work at a computer screen for several hours a
day. Must be able to meet with donors in person and/or via
teleconferencing. Occasional evening and weekend events as needed.
Light lifting for in-person events may be required, but
accommodations will be made as necessary for the safety and
well-being of all employees.
The salary for this position is $79,409 in accordance with
North Star Fund’s compensation structure. North Star Fund offers
full benefits including employer-covered health/vision/dental,
life, and disability insurance (we also cover 75% of insurance
premiums for dependents), a group 403(b) retirement plan (with an
employer contribution after one year), more than 25 days of paid
time off (vacation, holidays, and the last week in December), and a
sabbatical after five years of employment.