Manager of Individual Giving and Stewardship


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Safe Shores –The D.C. Children’s Advocacy Center is an organization striving for excellence as a service provider and as a workplace. Safe Shores values respect, honesty, trustworthiness, professionalism, learning and growth, taking care to give care, innovation, teamwork, and collaboration. 

We provide a rich and robust employee benefits package, which includes paid time off, paid holidays, 100% employer paid medical, dental and vision insurances; short- and long-term disability income replacement, life insurance, professional development, wellness programs and more.

We are currently searching for an experienced Manager of Individual Giving and Stewardship. This is a full-time exempt position, with a salary range of $65,000 to $80,000.

Summary The Manager of Individual Giving and Stewardship creates and implements viable, effective solutions to help children and families. Leads the organization’s resource development and cultivation work. This position is a mandated reporter for child abuse and neglect under District of Columbia Statute §4-1321.02.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

Budget, Fundraising and Grants Management

  • Draft annual revenue projections and assist with creation of organizational revenue budget.
  • Draft and execute annual fund development plan.

Donor Cultivation and Stewardship

  • Assist in cultivation through preparation and execution of donor appeals, major gift/event sponsorship proposals, creative donor acknowledgements, etc.
  • Represent Safe Shores’ mission and programs to donors and stakeholders by leading tours and conducting follow-up calls and visits.
  •  Manage a portfolio of major donors and prospects.
  • Oversee the planning and execution of fundraising events and external activities.
  • Maintain CRM (Bloomerang) for internal management of donor relations and other development-related functions.
  • Work with the Manager of Communications and Marketing to create and maintain communications and marketing materials and campaigns for various donor tiers.
  • In partnership with program staff, manage seasonal drives and related donor volunteer opportunities.
  • Proofread and edit grant proposals, reports and project budgets as needed.

Prospect Research

  • Identify potential new resources and revenue opportunities;
  • Research and develop strategies for targeted growth in individual, corporate, and foundation donors


  • Serve on Safe Shores’ Management Team
  • Provide support to the Board of Directors and the Board Development Committee. 
  • Summarize and report monthly on results of development/outreach efforts. 
  • Ensure proper donation processing and reporting, compliance with tax and other legal obligations as it pertains to contributions.


There are no supervisory responsibilities for this position. 

COMPETENCIES To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Adaptable - Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.

Client-Focused - Manages difficult or emotional client situations; responds promptly to client and family needs; solicits client feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.

Dependable - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Diversity-Minded - Demonstrates knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; builds a diverse workforce.

Ethical - Treats everyone with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and acts morally; upholds organizational cultural values. 

Interpersonally Skilled - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Decisive - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.

Skilled in Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.

Mission-Driven - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Problem-Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem-solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Professional - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.

Precise - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

Collaborative - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Skilled in Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively, using standard business grammar; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.  


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, marketing or related field.
  • At least four years of experience of successful nonprofit fundraising through various channels
  • Ability to successfully pass Child Protection Registry clearance and criminal background checks.
  • Superb oral and written communication skills; must be authentic in building relationships with donors, prospects, supporters, staff and board.
  • Self-starter who is willing to initiate dialogue with donors and prospective donors. 
  • Demonstrated ability to influence external and internal audiences while dealing with sensitive subject matter.
  • Strong critical thinking skills, supplemented by capacity to analyze and interpret statistical data and financial acumen.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and/or CRMs, with the ability to quickly learn new database/software/technology systems.
  • Strong organization and time management skills, with ability to work well under deadlines/pressure, handle high work load, and adapt to changing requirements.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a multicultural environment.
  • High level of cultural competence and humility. 
  • Must be a team player and have outstanding writing, editing, data entry, and proofreading skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to make decisions regarding areas that are under direct management. 
  • Cultivated leadership skills, including listening, analysis, conflict management, discretion and self-awareness.
  • Genuine passion for the mission and values of Safe Shores.
  • Ability to model, motivate, guide and inspire staff performance in accordance with organizational values.
  • Knowledge of Bloomerang preferred.


  • Desire to learn and grow as a fundraising professional.
  • Event planning experience.
  • Experience working in a Children’s Advocacy Center setting, a mental health practice, or a teaching/childcare setting.  


Must be PC proficient and able to thrive in a fast pace setting. Must have strong experience with computer technology and equipment and Microsoft Office 365, Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to touch or feel a computer, keyboard, monitor, telephone, cell phone, and talk or hear when interacting with employees. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee may regularly lift and /or move 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. No or very limited exposure to physical risk. 

Candidates must submit all the following information to be considered for the position:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter indicating your interest in the position and how your experiences will benefit Safe Shores
  3. 3 professional references (must include: name, current title, address, email and phone number)

Safe Shores – The DC Children’s Advocacy Center conducts pre-employment background checks on all selected candidates.  If you are a finalist, we will investigate your background, employment history, references, and any related employment matters to determine your suitability of employment. 

By submitting this application, you understand the above statement and authorize all persons and entities contacted by Safe Shores – The DC Children’s Advocacy Center to provide any relevant information regarding your current or previous employment and you release all persons and entities contacted by Safe Shores – The DC Children’s Advocacy Center, of all claims for providing such information.


Safe Shores is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.