Assistant Manager of Philanthropic Relations

Los Angeles, Encinitas or SF Bay Area, CA (Remote)

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Summary

We are seeking an Assistant Manager of Philanthropic Relations with three to five years of fundraising experience. This key professional position is tasked with helping to build new donor related programs and preparing for the launch of large capital campaigns and other priority organizational initiatives.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree is required and three to five years fundraising experience relevant to the responsibilities;
  • Relevant experience in a nonprofit, multicultural and/or global organization preferred;
  • Experience in and knowledge of new fundraising program development, donor communications, relationship management, and capital or comprehensive campaigns is preferred;
  • Excellent written, interpersonal, customer service, and problem solving skills. Ability to interact with SRF leadership, team-members, donors, and volunteers at a variety of levels with integrity and professionalism;
  • Must show initiative, self-motivation, and attention to detail with the ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities;
  • Ability to quickly and easily adopt to changing organizational needs.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a strong team environment;
  • Experience managing project teams, including working with and overseeing volunteer team members;
  • Demonstrated skillfulness in the use a variety of software, applications, and programs including Microsoft Office, donor databases, and development software/systems;
  • Ability to honor and maintain a strict level of confidentiality;
  • Knowledge of and commitment to SRF’s mission and core values preferred.

Job Responsibilities

Donor Relations

  • Oversee the development and implementation of an annual giving program that includes a high level of donor care, supports the annual fund goals, builds a mid-level giving program, and expands the recurring/sustaining donor program;
  • Assist Director with oversight and management of all aspects of donor stewardship in coordination with other organizational partners;
  • Assist Director in working with SRF leadership, including Temple Ministers, to develop and implement strategies that engage members/donors in helping to achieving specific organizational priorities.

Campaign Management

  • Assist Director in providing overall campaign management and organization including assistance with pre-campaign feasibility study, development of donor pipelines, prospect tracking, task assignment and maintenance of timelines;
  • Responsible for scheduling meetings, preparing talking points, assembling presentations, and full meeting preparation for Board members, campaign volunteers and SRF staff;
  • Assist with the development of campaign collateral and correspondence including videos, brochures, web-pages, social media, solicitation proposals, meeting requests, and meeting follow up;
  • Maintain master campaign calendar to keep campaign process on track;
  • Oversee acknowledgement of all campaign gifts and pledges and preparation of pledge payment reminders and pledge agreements in coordination with organizational partners;
  • Organize and monitor volunteer committees, assignments and follow-up, and assist in all aspects of volunteer-led events in partnership with department staff.

Communications

  • In collaboration with relevant department staff, assist with the development of donor communications including impact reports, newsletters, blog posts, donor related web-pages, collateral, videos, social media presence, etc., ensuring brand and mission alignment as well as accuracy and professionalism;
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of a multi-year communication plan and strategy to increase member awareness of department services, build donor loyalty and engagement, and support organization’s mission, values and highest priority funding initiatives.

Other Duties

  • Responsible for adhering to SRF’s policies and established processes;
  • Other position-related tasks, as assigned.

Additional Details

  • This position can be partially or fully remote. Preference will be given to candidates within commuting distance of the SRF International Headquarters in Los Angeles, SRF Temple in Encinitas or the SRF Bay Area Temple in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule based on workload and deadlines.
  • Ability to travel and work after hours for donor visits and events.
  • Access to own transportation for business use.
  • Satisfactory completion of organization’s background check.
  • Must sign an employee confidentiality agreement.
  • Resume and cover letter are required for full consideration.
  • Required Travel: 0 – 20%

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes paid vacation and sick time as well as group medical, dental and vision plans, voluntary plans for life insurance, retirement and AFLAC, and a company sponsored disability plan.

The applicant selected for this position must provide documentation of legal authorization to work in the United States.

If your experience and qualifications match those listed above, we would be interested in hearing from you. Please forward your resume via email to Resumes@yogananda-srf.org with a cover letter detailing your salary requirements and explaining why you believe you would be a good fit for this job.

No reimbursement for relocation costs offered for this position. No phone calls please.

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