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Development Manager

Rock and Soul Forever Foundation
New York, United States
$65,000.00 - $75,000.00
Closing date
Jul 7, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Direct Marketing, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Special Events, Administrative, Accounting and Finance, Public Relations and Communications
Arts, Education
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Rock and Soul Forever Foundation / seeks a full-time Development Manager to assist the Development Team with donor research, communications, record keeping, and fundraising.

The Development Manager will report to the Executive Director and work closely with the Vice President of Advancement and the Director of Operations.  

This is a hybrid position. Most daily work will be remote, however there will be some in-person meetings in New York City as well as events in NY, NJ, and CT. 

You Are:

    3-5+ years into a career in non-profit fundraising, communications, or a related field. Experience working in arts and education is a plus Great with a database you already know—like Salesforce or Raiser’s Edge—confident with Microsoft Office, Apple, and Google suites, and comfortable with spreadsheet programs in general Proactive, efficient, flexible and a team-player for project-based work Detail oriented and able to manage multiple concurrent projects A natural communicator with strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills Actively pursuing anti-racist practices and excited to join a staff doing the same Comfortable in a hybrid work remote / in-person work environment Willing and able to travel to in-person events throughout NY, NJ, New England and occasionally beyond

What You’ll Do:

    Research prospective donors and grants  Cultivate new donors Assist in developing, drafting, and editing emails for fundraising campaigns & events  Manage a monthly donor-facing newsletter Oversee and manage the donor management database to track and develop relationships, catalog donations, and book outstanding pledges Oversee the gift tracking and acknowledgement process Produce weekly fundraising reports Assist with online events and online auctions Assist department colleagues on ad hoc projects Take advantage of training to support professional growth

To apply: Please Submit:

    Resume / CV In lieu of a cover letter, please respond to the following:
      Describe a moment in your career that was defined by your ability to take initiative and use your imagination. [200 words max] Describe how you might identify and cultivate a donor who supports other arts based nonprofits.  [200 words max] Write a short appeal urging us to support as if we were a new potential donor [150 words max]
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