Donor Relations Manager

Job Title
Donor Relations Manager
Job ID
Work Hybrid
Dorchester,  MA 02125
Other Location
About the Role
The Donor Relations Manager (DRM) collaborates with the Resource Development Director to develop, plan, implement and evaluate fundraising approaches, including sponsorships and annual giving, to sustain and grow revenue and the donor base. This is achieved in part through planning and executing DBEDC’s annual events, stewardship, and other development events, and leading year-round solicitations and campaigns.
The DRM is responsible for development operations, including effective database management and reporting, donor stewardship efforts (e.g., acknowledgements, prep materials for donor meetings). As necessary, the DRM will recruit and supervise volunteers to help with department efforts and events. Paramount to this position is the ability to work independently and juggle various projects at once while maintaining a clear view of how each project supports the organization’s mission.
This position requires the ability to work during some evenings, weekends, and early mornings for events. It also requires the ability to travel locally to attend meetings and events.

What you can expect to do in the role:
  • Collaboration with the Director of Resource Development and the Chief Executive Officer to cultivate, steward, and solicit donors through targeted multi-media appeals, campaigns, and individual face-to-face meetings.
  • Collaboration with the Director of Resource Development to set, measure, and meet fundraising goals.
  • Develop and implement solicitation plan that includes fundraising strategies to drive successful giving campaigns.
  • Collaboration with the Communications Manager to develop fundraising communications strategies and external audiences, including content development for signature events, campaigns, and annual appeals.
  • Lead planning, project management, and execution for DBEDC’s major event, host committees, stewardship events, and other development events.
  • Coordination of donor stewardship programs (i.e. Columbia Circle, Indigo Sustainers Club).
  • Secure, identify, and segment prospect and current donor data for appeals and special projects; produce database reports and queries to track campaigns and appeals status and success.
  • Manage the CITC process, including credit tracking and application processing.
  • Conduct donor research, identify and prioritize prospective donors.
  • Serve as an ambassador for the organization and participate in organizational and external events as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
You’ll do well in this role if you:
  • Want to work at an organization that is committed to racial equity and serves a diverse community predominantly of color.
  • Are people and community-focused and have the ability to engage people from a wide array of backgrounds.
  • Have a minimum of five years of progressive responsibility in nonprofit fundraising. This is required.
  • Have a strong knowledge of fundraising best practices and trends.
  • Can create and stick to a budget.
  • Have experience leading and managing complex projects and events to completion and within budget.
  • Can solicit and secure gifts.
  • Have experience developing mail and digital fundraising campaigns.
  • Can analyze and apply data to recommendations and plans.
  • Have a strong attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.
  • Can work independently and as part of a team to set priorities and manage multiple projects simultaneously with competing deadlines.
  • Can demonstrate a proficient level of utilization and management with CRMs, email campaign software, fundraising databases, Google and Microsoft Suite, and ability to learn new technologies.
  • Demonstrate a high level of collaboration skills, interpersonal skills, and ability to influence the participation and work of internal and external partners at all levels.
  • Possess strong judgment and humility to seek input, feedback, and assistance when appropriate.
  • Demonstrate a high level of diplomacy, accountability, customer service, problem-solving skill, and the ability to handle challenges with grace and through open communication.
  • Can work effectively with ethnically and culturally diverse groups.

It would be additionally phenomenal if you: 
  • Familiarity with the Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) program or similar programs
  • Experience developing and implementing a major gifts program and planned giving
  • Experience with event planning
  • Experience with Salesforce CRM
Other important details
  • Don’t be discouraged from applying if you don’t “check all the boxes”. We appreciate the uniqueness of candidates and there is no “perfect’ resume!
  • Salary range: $78,000 – $90,000.
Total Compensation
DBEDC’s total compensation package features an amazing set of benefits which we considered towards the overall compensation, including:
  • (5) Generous cost-sharing medical insurance packages for selection and no eligible waiting period.
  • Employer paid Dental and Vision coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance program
  • Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Life and Accident Death
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Employee Wellbeing On-Demand Services
  • Perks at Work Program
  • 3 personal days
  • 3 weeks’ vacation to start
  • 15 sick days
  • 17 paid holidays
  • Birthday leave
  • 5 volunteer days
  • 403 (b) plan with generous employer contribution
  • Flexible hybrid work environment
About Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation (DBEDC)
DBEDC acts to build a strong, thriving and diverse community in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhoods. We develop, preserve and sustain affordable housing for rent and for ownership. We create commercial and economic development opportunities. We build community through community organizing and civic engagement activities. We are focused on the concepts of equitable development without displacement and providing opportunities for economic mobility.

Since our founding in 1979, DBEDC has developed and preserved over 1100 units of rental and homeownership housing and 200,000 square feet of commercial space. We have created around 1,000 jobs and involved more than 1,500 young people in after school leadership development and organizing activities. We are one of Boston’s oldest and most established community development organizations with an annual operating budget of almost $5 million, a staff of just under 30, and $44 million in assets.

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation views diversity, inclusion and cultural competence as vital principles in all our work with clients and communities.  We welcome and encourage applications from visible minority groups members, indigenous persons, members of the LGBTQ community, persons with disabilities and others who may contribute to the diversity of the organization and reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.
Pay Range
$78,000.00   Annually to $90,000.00   Annually

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