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Position: Donor Engagement Manager
Reports to: Director of Development
Location: Hybrid/Flexible - CASA of Los Angeles, Edelman Children’s Court, Monterey Park, CA
Status/Schedule: Full-time/Exempt, Mon – Fri 8AM-5PM, weekend/evenings, required in office/field based on organization needs.
Salary: $75,000- $80,000 annually
CASA of Los Angeles organizes the community to show up for children and families in LA County’s overburdened child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Through an intentional, restorative and culturally responsive lens, we train committed, consistent and caring adults who provide equitable access to resources and life-affirming connections. CASA/LA strengthens our community, ensuring that children and families have what they need to thrive.
The Donor Engagement Manager reports to the Director of Development and will have primary responsibility for leading CASA/LA’s individual giving and donor engagement efforts, setting strategy and executing fundraising plans for sustaining and growing the number of donors through annual campaigns and the size of individual donations, as well as converting annual donors to major donors. This individual will spend the majority of time identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual donors. They will be responsible for working closely with the CDO, Director of Development to promote the acquisition of individual gifts and to coordinate those efforts.
· Develop and implement strategies for solicitation that will grow annual revenue from donors.
· Play a lead role in reaching out to donors and prospects, conducting regular outreach in coordination with the CDO and Director of Development.
· Initiate and maintain relationships with donor prospects and donors, engaging in a level of planned cultivation and solicitation activity to assure achievement of major gifts fundraising goals.
· Create and manage cultivation and solicitation strategies for identified potential donors that recognize their support and maximize their involvement with CASA/LA.
· Develop and coordinate strategic donor communications, prospect cultivation and solicitation priorities for the CDO and Dir of Development. Supports key staff and volunteers with their cultivation and solicitation of gifts.
· Identifies potential donors, through networking, interacting with CASA volunteers and supporters, and donor research.
· Prepare regular reports on all donor activities.
· Attend all CASA/LA events and represent CASA/LA at many community events and other occasions in order to interact with current and potential supporters and to ensure an exceptional donor experience.
· Track and monitor donor activities in the DonorPerfect database.
· Completes special projects as assigned and required.
· At least 3 years of successful experience in non-profit fundraising, including substantive solicitation experience. Planned giving experience preferred.
· Proven experience creating successful giving programs.
· Demonstrated experience in donor relationships.
· Exceptional interpersonal skills, with the ability to connect with and develop relationships with a wide range of individuals. A high level of comfort in reaching out to colleagues and prospects alike to establish contact and develop relationships.
· Excellent oral and written communication skills
· Commitment to and ability to understand and articulate the mission, programs and activities of CASA/LA.
· Ability to accomplish projects with little supervision. Strong project management skills, including exceptional attention to detail.
· Adaptability, flexibility, and resourcefulness in setting priorities and managing resources in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.
· Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and mail merges; email and web searches.
· Some evening and weekend work will be required to successfully meet the job responsibilities.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
· Time will be spent in the office and out in the field and could involve intermittent physical activities, including standing, bending, reaching, sitting, speaking, and walking.
· The CASA/LA office is an open office layout. Candidates will be working in a shared space with varying levels of noise and foot traffic.
CASA of Los Angeles is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion.
CASA of Los Angeles promotes equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. In doing so, we comply with local, state, and federal laws and regulations to ensure an equal employment opportunity for everyone. We don’t discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, military service obligation, veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. Our policies and personnel practices are intended to ensure that all of us are treated equally with regard to recruiting, hiring, and advancement, and our decisions on employment are made to further the principle of equal employment opportunities for employees.