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Annual Giving and Events Manager

Ritter Center
California, United States
$90,000.00 - $100.00
Closing date
Dec 2, 2023


For over 40 years, Ritter Center has been dedicated to preventing and resolving homelessness and improving the health, dignity, and well-being of people living in poverty in Marin.

When you join Ritter Center, you become part of a highly trained staff that combines national clinical best practices with a whole-person care approach to solving each person's medical and mental health, housing, and food needs. We are growing to meet the needs of our community! We are looking for staff who are ready for a career with a mission-driven organization, want to be valued, and have diverse experience and compassion. If this sounds like you, we would love to have you join our team!



Annual Giving & Events Manager

Full Time Exempt  

Annual Compensation:  $90,000-100,000 per year

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Ritter Center is currently recruiting for an Annual Giving & Events Manager. This full-time, exempt position reports to the Chief Development Officer. The position is hybrid, with some dedicated time working out of our Administrative Offices in San Rafael, CA. Candidate local to the San Francisco Bay Area preferred.

Please find the full job description below.

Position Description:

The Annual Giving & Events Manager is responsible for strategically growing and managing the annual giving program, guiding direct mail and digital solicitation strategy, and serving as the lead in coordinating fundraising events. The Annual Giving & Events Manager will focus on strategically expanding the organization's annual giving program with a goal of significantly increasing the base of annual gifts. The Annual Giving & Events Manager is a key Development team member.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Secure new, renewed, and increased funding from individuals via direct mail and digital strategies, and fundraising events
  • Work closely with marketing on donor messaging, direct mail, and digital giving implementation, and analyzing data to enhance results
  • Oversee strategy and implementation for Giving Tuesday and other giving days
  • Collaborate with the Advancement team to establish benchmarks and regular reporting processes to measure the results of all annual fundraising activities
  • Manage the timely data entry and acknowledgment of gifts, assuring all types of donations (checks, credit cards, pledges, matching gifts, planned gifts, foundation, and corporate grants) are properly documented
  • Maintain proactive and creative donor stewardship
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with individual donors, volunteers, and community stakeholders
  • Attend community events to network and forge new connections
  • Secure event sponsorships
  • Work with CDO to identify new donors and build strategies for engaging and encouraging donors to give at higher levels
  • Strategize conversion of in-kind donors to annual donors
  • Lead team- and committee-based fundraising event planning
  • Become fluent in Ritter Center’s general, program, and project-specific cases
  • Collaborate cross-departmentally on Development activities
  • Other development projects, as needed, in collaboration with the Development, Marketing, and Accounting Departments


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • 5+ years of annual giving management experience with a proven track record of raising $1M+ annually
  • Strong development writing skills to create solicitations/appeals, acknowledgment letters, newsletter content, and marketing/communications associated with annual giving and events
  • A positive, team-oriented outlook; excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative work style, as well as the ability to work with little supervision
  • Emotional intelligence, excellent communication skills, and an ability to connect with and develop rapport with donors, colleagues, and community member
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Enthusiasm for attending networking events and making new connections on behalf of Ritter Center
  • Commitment to continued professional development and education in philanthropy trends and strategies
  • 5+ years of planning and implementing fund- and friend-raising events with a proven track record of success in sponsorships, attendance, and auctions
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and DonorPerfect (or similar donor management software)
  • Commitment to DEI and high professional and ethical standards
  • Strong critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving abilities
  • Per our Federally Qualified Healthcare Center (FQHC) requirements, employment at Ritter Center requires compliance with being able to produce a negative TB test prior to the start of employment, as well as being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (unless applying for an exemption) per the August 5th State Public Order for Healthcare Facilities, providers and employees.

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