TITLE: Manager, Annual Giving
FSLA STATUS: Non-Exempt
Assist in managing a comprehensive, multi-channel development/marketing plan for annual giving programs.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assist in management and growth of several fundraising programs across various media channels, including but not limited to: online, social media, email, direct mail, and telefunding.
- Analyze data to create effective fundraising campaigns for donor acquisition and retention.
- Embrace emerging technology, related applications, and tools to gain competitive advantages.
- Develop and implement giving strategies for various donor level groups, including creating videos and writing compelling stories for campaigns.
- Achieve annual revenue goals, track program results and provide analysis.
- Assist in creation and coordination of direct mail, email, telefunding, staff/orchestra/chorus, and subscription donor campaigns.
- Manage the creation and deployment of Annual Fund related email campaigns.
- Attend and assist with development‑related events and concerts throughout the year (may include occasional night and weekend work).
- Work with internal and external vendors responsible for program creation and execution.
- Assist Director in leading cross-functional implementation teams and facilitating interdepartmental communication and collaboration to ensure program success.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Reports to Director, Annual Giving and Development Operations.
- Work with external constituents such as telefunding and direct mail consultants.
- Other contacts: Trustees, Governing Members, Women’s Board, donors, volunteers, and CSO staff.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE DESIRED
- Bachelor's degree required.
- A minimum of three to five years increasingly responsible experience in complex fundraising programs, specifically with lower-level giving segment strategies.
- Computer literacy, including database management and segmentation concepts. Tessitura experience a plus.
- Ability to write compelling and creative solicitations to donors at all levels.
- Familiarity with mail house processes, lead management, suppressions, and incentive strategies an asset.
- Ability to plan and manage at both strategic and operational levels.
- Ability to work autonomously while keeping direct supervisor apprised of issues, problems, opportunities and progress.
- Ability to work collaboratively with development colleagues to create a results-driven, team oriented environment.
- Strong written and verbal skills.
Pleasant office environment.
To apply for full-time, part-time or seasonal positions with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association:
Please email your cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary history (PDF or Word attachments only) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send your cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary history to:
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association
Human Resources Department
220 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60604
Please send your cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary history to 312-294-3838.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association is an Equal Opportunity employer which values and encourages a diverse workforce.