The Donor Relations and Events Manager is a full-time position that manages event planning and coordinates donor relations and benefits administration. The position reports to the Director of Development. Duties and responsibilities include:

Event Management

Oversee the day-to-day planning and implementation of all donor events including the annual fundraiser Gala held in the fall.

  • Creating and managing timelines and budgets
  • Acquire event spaces and vendors including caterer and serving as primary point of contact
  • Compile guest lists, oversee invitation mailings, track RSVPs, sales and attendance
  • Organize and manage the day of event timeline: set up, check-in and check-out, registration, dinner, volunteers

Individual Giving

  • Serve as department liaison with Concert Partners and manage all aspects of program
  • Participate in prospect identification and research
  • Attend Development Committee meetings, and take minutes

Individual and Institutional Donor Relationships and Benefits Administration:

Serve as first point of contact to donors and oversee the administration of donor benefits.

Specific duties include:

  • Oversee and execute all processes relating to gifts/pledge receipts including entering gifts in donor database (Tessitura), acknowledgement of gifts and maintaining donor files
  • Administer donor benefits and serve as first point of contact to donors, answering donor hotline, fielding donor questions concerning benefits and events, and welcoming guests at event check-in.
  • Assist with 2 annual mailing campaigns
  • Coordinate with finance department regarding record keeping, audit preparation and reconciliations
  • Oversee matching gifts program
  • Maintain department needs by ensuring donor related information on SFP website is accurate; organizing stationery needs and other materials
  • Manage relationships with corporate donors

Salary: $50,000–$55,000. This is an exempt position.

Exempt Employee Benefits Include:

  • Two weeks of vacation (increases after third and fifth year)
  • 5 personal days per year
  • 12 to 15 holiday days per year, depending on calendar, including the week between Christmas and New Year's Day
  • 12 Sick days per year (separate from any other PTO)
  • 100% employer paid medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Commuter Checks (pre-tax)
  • Access to 403(b) retirement account through TIAA
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