Oct 03, 2019

Individual Giving Manager

$62,000 - $75,000 yearly
  • City Year
  • Seattle, WA, USA
Full-time Community Engagement and Outreach Development and Fundraising Strategy and Planning

Job Description

We seek a dynamic, thoughtful, and entrepreneurial Individual Giving Manager who will play a critical role in leading the effort to double our current portfolio of dedicated donors over the next two years.

City Year Seattle / King County is seeking a dynamic Individual Giving Manager who will be responsible for leading efforts to steward current individual donors and identify and secure new donors at the $10K level and below. Reporting to the Managing Director of Development, the Individual Giving Manager will be a key member of the Development Team and will contribute to the site’s fundraising and relationship management strategies in a number of ways.

The Individual Giving Manager maintains a sophisticated and nuanced understanding of current and prospective donors' and members' interests, enthusiasms, connections, and relationships with City Year Seattle / King County, in order to advance successful engagement, cultivation, and stewardship strategies. The ideal candidate must take a creative approach to opportunities and have a hunger to build relationships. Exceptional organizational and written and verbal communication skills are necessary for this position, as is the ability to multitask, meet deadlines and achieve results in a team environment.

Job Description

Support the advancement of City Year’s mission by identifying potential supporters, working collaboratively across our organization to develop tailored donor engagement that matches their interests and resources, raising $500,000 from new and existing donors.

Donor Portfolio Management: Manage and grow portfolio of 100 major gift prospects capable of contributing $10,000 or more annually. Create and implement a strategic plan for identifying and cultivating new donors with significant giving capacity, with a goal of securing at least $500,000 in individual and/or family foundation support. Drive efforts to secure leadership gifts and multi-year investments and collaborate across the team to leverage individual support from corporate partners.

Donor Stewardship and Recognition: Ensure highly customized, ongoing stewardship and recognition for all major donors. In collaboration with full development team, maintain accurate records and donor information in database (Salesforce).

Events: Work with the Director of Development Operations to leverage City Year Seattle events, including our annual gala, to increase overall giving. Oversee and influence major giving donor cultivation events aimed at engaging potential donors.

Senior Staff and Volunteer Partnership: Leverage the Executive Director, other senior City Year Seattle staff and national City Year leadership, and the City Year Seattle/King County Advisory Board to deepen and solidify individual donor relationships. The Director of Individual Giving will also manage our 7 Generations Board, an associate board that supports outreach and fundraising efforts for the site.

Community Representation: Represent City Year at community functions and events to establish and deepen potential and current major donor relationships.


  • Minimum two years of fundraising experience with a preference for experience cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding leadership gifts.
  • Experience with face-to-face cultivation and solicitation activities.
  • Commitment to creating an equitable work environment and a desire participate in and contribute to Race and Equity work that is central to our mission.
  • Ability to anticipate the needs of others and expertly manage up.
  • Demonstrated experience using listening, diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships and motivate donors and volunteers
  • Strong initiative and ability to work independently to achieve goals.
  • Experience planning and executing successful individual donor cultivation and retention events.
  • Positive, can-do attitude and all-around team player.
  • Efficient time management skills: ability to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Sets high expectations for self and others s/he is leading and holds self and team accountable for performance goals.

Additional qualities and skills preferred

  • Knowledge of high net worth community via local business, civic, and cultural networks desirable.
  • Strong interest and desire to directly ask donors for annual and multi-gift funding
  • Experience with fundraising and CRM software
  • Passion for education and youth development.
  • Knowledge of Seattle / King County donor community preferred
  • Knowledge or previous experience with non-cash giving, such as assets and planned giving

Compensation commensurate with experience; the salary range for this position is $62,000-$75,000.

Compensation and Benefits

Full time employees are entitled to compensation commensurate with experience. Benefits for full time employees include health insurance with Flexible Spending Account, paid vacation, holidays, parental leave, 401K, and more.

City Year is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workforce. Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including persons with disabilities and veterans.

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