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Senior Manager, Individual Giving


As part of a dynamic and high-performing team, the Senior Manager, Individual Giving will manage a personal portfolio of individual donors giving $650 - $5,000 in support of NJPAC programs and operations. Entrepreneurial and proactive, this role supports a best-in-class engagement and stewardship program to build and deepen premium relationships, retain and upgrade philanthropic support, create a seamless and value-driven donor experience leveraging NJPAC’s artistic excellence, and advance an institutional narrative focused on impact, outcomes, and access. This role serves as a senior member of a high-performing, adaptive team of fundraising professionals.


About NJPAC:

NJPAC is America’s foremost urban presenter of arts and entertainment. We are committed to hiring a diverse and equitable staff as part of our mission to lead effectively in arts education for children, to convene useful and enlightening civic events, and to be a catalyst for economic development in our home city of Newark, NJ.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and grow the NJPAC Champions Program, a mid-level giving program with approximately 180 donors giving between $650 - $4,999, including solicitations, renewals, stewardship, upgrades and fulfillment. Responsible for helping to set and then meet fundraising goals tied to annual fund and any special campaigns.
  • Work closely with the Membership Manager on yearly projections and all Membership appeals including renewals, calendar year-end, fiscal year-end, and any special fundraising appeals throughout the year.
  • Develop strong donor relationships and cultivate towards in-person solicitations; additionally, work closely with senior staff including CEO and VP, Development as needed to secure gifts.
  • Creatively steward and upgrade existing donors through personal visits, organizing meetings with CEO/other stakeholders, ticketing, “surprise and delight” perks, invitations to program-related meetings and events, crediting and recognition, and donor benefit fulfillment.
  • Manage correspondence, acknowledgements and proposals for donors.
  • Collaborate with research and membership staff to identify mid-level donors with greater capacity to give, and develop engagement strategies designed to steward donors and maximize upgrades and conversion.
  • Develop and implement strategies to increase donor stewardship and engagement to create a premium donor experience.
  • Working with the Managing Director of Women@NJPAC, develop new, sustainable strategies to effectively integrate Women@NJPAC donors and prospective donors into regular fundraising efforts.
  • Work with prospect researcher to parse wealth screening data in order to identify and qualify high net worth individuals, and develop strategies to engage.
  • Update and maintain donor records with contact information, biographical updates and coding, including Women@NJPAC donors.
  • Manage and/or attend evening and weekend events and perform other duties and assist in special projects as assigned.
  • Role supervises Membership Manager and Coordinator, Major Gifts.



  • 3-5 years experience in non-profit individual fundraising, with demonstrated growth into progressively senior positions.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Highly motivated strategic thinker with exceptional written and verbal communication skills across a range of formats, including emails, letters, presentations, proposals, and progress reports.
  • Ability to build relationships and consensus across internal teams.
  • Superior organizational and project management skills, with an ability to prioritize and to implement systems and follow-up processes.
  • Experience with Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge, or other CRM software preferred. Experience with ticketing software a plus.
  • Superior customer service and follow-up skills.
  • Interest in the arts a plus.
  • Evening/weekend work required.


To apply: 

Send resume and cover letter via email to, with a subject line of “SENIOR MANAGER, INDIVIDUAL GIVING”.

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