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Individual Giving Manager

Grand Canyon Conservancy
Arizona, United States
$74,000.00 - $78,000.00
Posted Date
Jun 18, 2024

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Position Type
Fundraising, Major Gifts
Employment Type
Full Time

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Individual Giving Manager

As the official philanthropic and collaborative partner of Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon Conservancy’s mission is to inspire generations of park champions to cherish and support the natural and cultural wonder of the Grand Canyon. GCC raises private funds, operates retail shops within the park, and provides premier educational programs about the natural and cultural history of the region. 

Grand Canyon Conservancy (GCC) is seeking an Individual Giving Manager who will manage a portfolio of prospects, driving the identification, cultivation, and solicitation strategies to secure gifts of $10,000 or more while growing the Grand Guardians program for donors of $1,000-$20,000. Operating independently and in collaboration with GCC's Philanthropy Operations Team, this individual will play a crucial role in identifying and qualifying new prospects, actively soliciting and stewarding existing donors, and ensuring the achievement of specific fundraising targets. 

The Individual Giving Manager is a remote (within a five-hour drive from the South Rim), benefit-eligible, full-time, exempt position that reports to the Senior Philanthropy Officer, Individual Giving. 


Duties include, but are not limited to, the tasks listed below:

  • Effectively manages, solicits, cultivates, and grows a portfolio of individual donors with the capacity to make gifts of $10K+ while developing engagement, solicitation, and retention strategies to annually grow and upgrade donors in the Grand Guardians Program (donors of $1,000-$20,000).
  • Collaborate with team members to engage mid-level donors to ensure a consistent pipeline of major gift prospects
  • Maximize fundraising capacity in the region through strong networking and engaging activities
  • Collaborate with team members to manage constituent information, ensuring accuracy and confidentiality
  • Conducts donor discovery, cultivation, and solicitation visits with prospects and donors, aiming for 10-12 visits/meaningful interactions each month
  • Work closely with the philanthropy team to identify GCC's priorities and engage donors and prospects through outreach and activities
  • Quickly respond to donor requests through written correspondence, telephone contact, personal visits, and e-mail
  • Plan and coordinate donor events to identify new prospects and cultivate existing donors with the assistance of the Philanthropy and Event teams
  • Employ a growth mindset and contribute to a culture of philanthropy


  • Bachelor's Degree or significant professional experience in a related field
  • Three to five years of frontline fundraising or experience working one-on-one with individuals to build meaningful relationships
  • Valid Drivers license with the ability to travel approximately 30% to 40% of the time within Northern Arizona and beyond for strategic meetings and events 


  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team of highly enthusiastic, dedicated people focused on engaging donors, prospects, and partners in the vital work of our organization
  • Ability to maintain confidential donor and management information
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office tools, including Teams, SharePoint, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook. Experience with Raiser's Edge NXT is preferred.
  • Committed to building and strengthening a culture of philanthropy and inclusion within and across teams.
  • Ability to promote and maintain a positive work environment while displaying GCC's Core Values.


  • Performs approximately 60% to 70% of job duties in an office setting, working with a computer and with colleagues
  • Ability to travel without assistance approximately 30% to 40% of the time
  • May occasionally work more than 40 hours per week or on weekends and holidays to meet critical deadlines and to attend special functions


GCC has identified four core values representing how we interact with our employees, partners, visitors, supporters, and followers. Our values include the following: 

  •  Integrity: We are honest, respectful, inclusive, caring, and accountable for our actions. We operate at a high level of excellence, utilizing our resources to their best and fullest potential.
  • Education: We are a dynamic learning organization uniquely positioned to cultivate the "awe" of the Grand Canyon.
  • Service: We embrace our role as a valued partner of the National Park Service at Grand Canyon National Park and will provide the highest level of excellence in every interaction with employees, partners, visitors, supporters, and
  • Connection: We foster a sense of wonder and adventure for the Grand Canyon.


Grand Canyon Conservancy embraces and nurtures a welcoming and inclusive environment that promotes diversity, encourages collaboration, and fosters a culture where all employees feel valued, respected, and included. As a dynamic learning organization, we continually evaluate our systems and practices to foster an environment where all employees feel a sense of belonging, are empowered to bring their authentic selves to work, and can thrive personally and professionally.

 GCC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to any characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


GCC provides a comprehensive benefits package including vacation and holiday pay, sick leave, Canyon Experience Days, employer-supplemented health benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and health savings account (HSA) plan, employer-paid long-term disability, and life insurance, employer-paid 401(k) retirement plan, and discounts in our retail stores and Grand Canyon Conservancy Field Institute offerings. The hiring salary range for the position is $74,000 to $78,000 annually.


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We ask that you include a resume and cover letter with your application.


Grand Canyon Conservancy is the official nonprofit partner of Grand Canyon National Park. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.






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