Do you want to use your development and events experience to help fight climate change? The world’s leading climate change research organization is hiring a Manager of Annual Giving and Events to oversee all annual giving activities for donors giving up to $1,000, including solicitation and stewardship, and finding creative ways to expand this donor base. This job will also include creating, planning, and executing events that support this goal.
The Manager of Annual Giving and Events is a key member of a dynamic and fast-growing Development and Communications team. He/she is responsible for crafting, managing, and executing the Woods Hole Research Center’s annual giving program and special events through a variety of communications and fundraising strategies. Reporting to and working directly with the Senior Director of Communications & Government Relations (SDC) the Manager of Annual Giving & Events (MAGE) will play a vital role in growing the philanthropic revenue for the world’s leading independent climate change research organization. In collaboration with the SDC, responsibilities include meeting or exceeding the annual fund and events-related fundraising goals for a portfolio of over 600 donors with contributions between $1 - $1,000. The position will manage the growth of annual fund contributions; develop and successfully implement special events; represent the organization to donors, vendors, and the public; and produce various fundraising-related collateral. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, entrepreneurial, and willing to take complete ownership of critical duties.
Management and implementation of the WHRC’s Annual Giving solicitations from conception to execution.
Work with the SDC to establish long term goals and objectives.
Craft and implement annual fund campaign strategies including direct mail, e-mail, phone, and social media.
Work with SDC and colleagues to develop external content and collateral, including appeals, newsletters, social media, website, invitations, and others.
Design and implement a new sustainer or automatic giving program.
Ensure proper donor recognition and stewardship.
Assist in the identification of major gift prospects who are annual giving donors.
Coordinate and manage all WHRC on-site community events and selected off-site cultivation events
Identify off-site opportunities for WHRC speakers or to host WHRC events
Work with colleagues to craft and execute yearly community programming schedule at WHRC.
Work with Board member volunteers to plan events and develop invitation lists.
Prepare event collateral material, generate guest lists, coordinate leadership and staff, execute event logistics and manage follow-up.
Provide support to other WHRC activities and campaigns as needed.
Support the development and vibrancy of relationships with WHRC’s strategic partners.
Provide professional, quality customer service to donors, volunteers, staff, and other contacts.
Prepare data for the SDC and Board to share ongoing results.
Maintain all relevant data in Raiser’s Edge database include donor meetings, correspondences, actions, etc.
Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years directly relevant development experience
Knowledge and interest in environmental science/issues
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Experience with Raiser’s Edge and fundraising prospect research tools is helpful
Exceptional interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills, with the ability to interact with a wide range of constituents, including scientific experts and donors
Ability to work well independently and as part of a dynamic team in a constantly evolving environment, with people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and nationalities
Desired Start Date: September 2019. Application Deadline: August 9, 2019 or until position is filled.
Classification and Compensation: This is a full-time salaried; exempt position.WHRC offers a competitive salary as well as a generous benefit package.
Application Instructions: To apply, please email your cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to email@example.com. Please type MAGE19 in the subject line.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: This is a full-time salaried; exempt position. WHRC offers a competitive salary as well as a generous benefit package.
Internal Number: MAGE19
About Woods Hole Research Center
Located on a 10-acre campus near the village of Woods Hole, the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) is a private, non-profit research organization and acclaimed leader in addressing the great global environmental issues of our time through science and policy. Its core focus is to conduct high quality scientific research, and policy analysis/implementation. A leader in its field, WHRC has 70 staff members, and attracts some of today’s top experts on global environment issues. WHRC has been ranked the world’s #1 climate change think tank by the International Center for Climate Governance for four straight years.
WHRC has an annual operating budget of $12M, and FY19 was its most successful fundraising year in the organization’s history. Philanthropic support is vitally important, allowing WHRC to develop and inform worldwide policies and scientific strategies in response to climate change. The Center conducts research throughout the Amazon, the Arctic, central Africa, and North America, and collaborates with a wide variety of partners to understand the causes and impacts of climate change and to implement science-based policies. Dollars raised support complex worldwide research, ed...ucation and policy formulation in the areas of arctic warming, tropical deforestation, conservation and restoration.