Donor Engagement Manager (San Francisco)
Location: San Francisco, CA
Application deadline: Open until filled
The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU-NC) seeks a skilled Donor Engagement Manager to join our Development Department. The full-time position is based in our San Francisco office and reports to the Director of Foundation Relations & Donor Engagement.
You understand that relationships are at the heart of successful fundraising. You know the value of clear, consistent, and kind communication with colleagues and donors, and you prioritize this in your daily work. You are systematic, organized, and flexible. You are excited to manage and evaluate an evolving engagement program, with events as the centerpiece, and to collaborate with people to achieve results. You are curious about the issues the ACLU addresses, and you find satisfaction in writing about them and learning as you do so. You thrive in a job with a variety of responsibilities. You treat every person with whom you work with dignity and respect, and you actively work to foster an equitable and inclusive experience for donors, staff, and other partners in your work.
Your primary responsibility is to plan and execute a year-round donor engagement program including communications and a variety of stewardship events for groups ranging from 20 to 700 guests. As a member of the Foundation Relations & Donor Engagement team, you also contribute to the writing of proposals and reports for foundations and major donors. You coordinate learning sessions for the development department that feature ACLU legal and policy experts. You support organizational evaluation by coordinating a periodic summary of progress toward annual goals. You help the ACLU of Northern California demonstrate the impact of its civil rights and civil liberties programs and build long-term relationships with donors and funders.
About the organization
The ACLU-NC is an affiliate of a nationwide, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the defense and expansion of civil liberties and civil rights. For most of the last century, it has been at the heart of many of the most major – and sometimes controversial – struggles for civil liberties and civil rights in our state. Our mission is to ensure that constitutional rights don’t just exist on paper, but are protected in practice. As we move into a new era and face dangerous policies that threaten our civil rights and civil liberties, we remain dedicated to confronting these issues and defending the progress we have made. We must use our decades of experience in impact litigation, legislative advocacy, and fearless organizing to fight these un-American policies and protect our most cherished rights and freedoms. The Donor Engagement Manager is a critical member of a sophisticated and dynamic Development program. Join us.
Duties & responsibilities
- Create, manage, and evaluate an annual engagement plan for donors of $1,000 and above, legacy society members, and funders;
- Plan and execute a variety of small and medium sized stewardship events and one large reception or dinner event for up to 700 people. This includes event concept, program planning and coordination, logistics, invitations, volunteer management, vendor relationships, and collaboration with fundraising and program colleagues;
- Plan and help write donor communications, such as email “Insider Updates,” and coordinate production;
- Interview donors and write donor profiles for ACLU publications;
- Assist in writing reports and proposals for foundation funders and major donors on a wide range of ACLU issue areas;
- Plan and coordinate brown bag lunch learning series for development department;
- Coordinate periodic summary of progress toward organizational goals, including creating the schedule and managing staff to meet deadlines; and
- Other tasks and duties as assigned to advance the ACLU mission.
- Two years of related work experience;
- Experience managing projects that involve a variety of people, including leadership staff and volunteers;
- Experience organizing successful special events;
- Experience developing strong relationships with a variety of organizational stakeholders;
- Writing experience in a job setting;
- Excellent judgment, dependable, punctual, and able to handle confidential information with discretion; and
- Proficiency with Excel, Microsoft Word, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, PowerPoint and other Office programs.
- • Experience with Salesforce or other donor database applications; and
- • Experience working in the non-profit or philanthropic sectors.
Competitive salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits include four weeks paid vacation in addition to 14 office holidays; medical, vision and dental insurance for staff members, their dependents and spouse or domestic partner; life and long-term disability insurance; and, 401(k) plan with employer match.
Open until filled. Applications must include (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) a list of four references. Applicants concurrently applying to any other position with the ACLU should state what other position they are applying for in the cover letter. Please submit your application in PDF format to the attention of Director of Leadership GIfts search, ACLU of Northern California, 39 Drumm Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 or online (preferred method) at https://aclunc.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0fkyd/
The ACLU of Northern California advances equity and inclusion in the workplace by providing equal employment opportunity to support a work environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (over 40), sexual orientation, military and veteran status, and any other basis prohibited by law. The organization also provides reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. This equal employment opportunity policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, advancement, training, problem resolution, and separation from employment. Through this policy, the ACLU-NC strives to establish and maintain an equitable and accessible work environment that is free from discrimination and supportive of a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of our communities and the people we serve.