Development Manager

Development Manager

Hiring Organization Information

Organization Name: 
ROOTS Young Adult Shelter
City: 
Seattle
State: 
WA
Country: 
United States

Position Information

Employment Type: 
Full time
Experience Level: 
Managerial
Salary Range: 
$56,000 - $63,000
Job Category: 
Development | Fundraising
Organizational Overview: 

ROOTS Young Adult Shelter builds community and fosters dignity through access to essential services and a safe place to sleep for young adults experiencing homelessness.

After 20 years of operations, ROOTS recently moved into a new, four-story building on Greek Row. This will allow us to vastly expand our services in the coming years, including 24/7 services, a collaborative care model, and a supportive living program.

ROOTS is an equal opportunity employer.  People of color, LGBTQIA+, and bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Role Responsibilities: 

Individual Giving and Donor Fundraising Activities & Stewardship (40%) 

  • Coordinate seasonal or special events (GiveBIG, Year-End Campaign, Special Fundraisers)
  • Build up and manage a monthly giving program and cultivate, solicit, and steward the participants
  • Track performance and report effectiveness of appeals, and identify contributors with the capacity to transition to a major donor level.
  • Monitor and ensure timely, meaningful acknowledgment for gifts from donors and supporters
  • Process donations, generate and track tax-receipts and acknowledgment letters
  • Research, identify, assess and develop new fundraising opportunities and relationships among individuals and businesses

Communications & Marketing (30%)

  • Develop content to keep the donor community up-to-date about ROOTS’ happenings and needs of the young people we serve
  • Within ROOTS values, develop fundraising content and creatives for the website, e-newsletter, and social media and collaborate with contracted grants and public relations consultants.
  • Collaborate with the Development Director on updating and monitoring the annual development calendar to ensure year-round engagement and stewardship of individual donors
  • Collaborate with program leadership and volunteer management staff about systems advocacy and shelter/food program needs.

Donor Data & CRM (20%)

  • Create monthly fundraising reports from our CRM (Kindful) for board meetings
  • Track and create monthly performance reports for fundraising activities and events in Kindful
  • Track and update constituent information in Kindful
  • Reconcile monthly revenue with the finance department
  • Maintain and update the database as needed

Annual Rise Up Event (10%)

  • Assume a lead role in planning and executing the annual Rise Up event
  • Design and develop sponsor collateral as needed
  • Fulfill sponsorship recognition and benefits, including communications such as social media and press releases, collateral such as signage, website updates, etc.
  • Manage event logistics and serve as the point of contact for vendors, supporters, sponsors, volunteers, tables captains, and attendees
  • Create event communications (invitations, e-newsletter announcements, and other marketing materials)
  • Record and track event data and constituent information, registration lists, and results
  • Manage donor and sponsor appreciation efforts

AGENCY EXPECTATIONS OF EMPLOYEE

  • Actively contribute to making ROOTS an anti-racist organization.
  • Adhere to ROOTS Policies & Procedures and promote ROOTS organizational values.
  • Maintain a positive and respectful attitude and strive to create a compassionate but disciplined environment in the shelter.
  • Communicate proactively with colleagues, community partners, and guests.

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS WITHIN FIRST 60-DAYS

  • Meet with every staff member
  • ROOTS volunteer orientation
  • Database Training
  • Shadow multiple shelter shifts
  • Other training as assigned
Candidate Qualifications: 

ROOTS is seeking an innovative and skilled fundraiser with 3-5 years of development or external relations experience in a nonprofit, education, or public service environment. We seek a highly organized and detail-oriented self-starter who can work independently with a team in a complex and fast-paced environment. An ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong passion for young adults experiencing homelessness
  • Commitment to racial equity and social justice
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • A strong track record of achieving, or assisting in achieving, tangible fundraising outcomes and the ability to respond effectively to changing organizational fundraising priorities
  • A strong track record as an implementer who can prioritize and manage multiple projects
  • Experience with donor databases
  • Expertise with MS Office Suite, in particular, Excel strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with web-based design software like Canva
  • Familiarity with platforms like MailChimp, Squarespace
  • Experience managing social media
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • The confidence, warmth, and interpersonal skills required to work effectively with a variety of organizational stakeholders
  • Highly reliable, with initiative, flexibility, and enthusiasm
  • A driver’s license – some driving may be required for events

 

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How to Apply

Application Contact: 
Renata Hasle
Application Deadline: 
8/16/2021
Application Instructions: 
Tell us why you are passionate about helping young adults experiencing homelessness. Please email your cover letter and resume to Renata Hasle, renatah@rootsinfo.org Full description of the position is available to download.