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Senior Development Manager

Company: Austin Parks Foundation
Location: Austin
Posted on: October 23, 2019

Job Description:

Title: Senior Development Manager, Austin Parks FoundationReports to: Chief Development OfficerFull Time - Salaried--Date Available: November 2019About Austin Parks Foundation Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is dedicated to partnering with our community to enhance people's lives by making our public parks, trails and green spaces better through volunteerism, innovative programming, advocacy and financial support. A non-profit established in 1992, APF fills the city's funding and resource gap needed to develop, maintain and enhance the area's nearly 300 parks, trails and green spaces. APF fosters innovative public/private partnerships and since 2006, has given over $3 million in community-initiated grants in service to the greater Austin community. APF is known for its annual flagship volunteer event, It's My Park Day, and is a presenting partner and beneficiary of the popular Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Metropolitan Park.--Job SummaryThe Senior Development Manager is responsible for the vision and execution of two flagship development programs, Party for the Parks and Groundbreakers. The ideal candidate will be a polished fundraiser who can persuasively communicate the goals and vision of APF to key external and internal partners. This position will manage Austin Parks Foundation's annual fall fundraising event, Party for the Parks. The candidate is also responsible for cultivating and soliciting renewed and new individual prospects for Groundbreakers, our leadership annual fund program. The Senior Manager will adapt and evolve both fundraising programs alongside the growth of APF and the development team.-- The successful candidate will be a team player and participate in the implementation of a strategy to raise vital funds for Austin Parks Foundation in the most cost-effective and time-efficient manner.Key Responsibilities > Oversee Annual Fund Leadership Giving Program--Oversee portfolio of donors and prospects, developing cultivation strategies and personally making solicitations to individuals to join leadership annual fund membership program.Work alongside Chief Development Officer to implement goals and strategies to build a major donor pipeline from annual fund leadership giving.--Create a vision for how to expand annual fund leadership giving to include annual gifts of up to $9,999.Develop program content and execute direct mail and email solicitations of Groundbreakers.Coordinate all Groundbreaker acquisition and cultivation events, assisting in the production of event and meeting collateral materials including invitations and handouts.Develop robust year-round communication and engagement events to provide an enriching membership experience for Groundbreakers. Work collaboratively with Senior Marketing Manager to design and coordinate Groundbreaker marketing materials, including program and web content.Evaluate donor data and make informed recommendations for segmented and targeted individual appeals.> Fundraising Event ManagementServe as the primary project manager for Austin Park Foundation's largest fundraiser of the year, Party for the Parks, including event committees, auctions, ticket sales, paddles up and oversight of contracted event management company.Own reaching set overall revenue target for Party for the Parks and manage expense budget.--Manage vendor coordination and serve as main point of contact for event production.--In partnership with other members of the development team, discover, qualify and cultivate corporate and individual sponsors.Recruit and activate Host Committee for sponsorship, silent auction and ticket sales.Create Host Committee working groups to meet revenue goals in sponsorships, silent experience auction and ticket sales.--With the marketing team, coordinate event publicity, promotion and event website.Work collaboratively with marketing team to design print and email invitations as well as website and mission-driven event materials.--Develop project timeline and monitor progress to goal monthly and/or weekly, as needed.Ensure all sponsorship benefits are fulfilled.Implement pre- and post-event planning and communications to ensure effective results and donor relations.Other related duties as assigned.> Strategic LeadershipThis position will be responsible for working with the Chief Development Officer to design and execute the Austin Parks Foundation's yearly fundraising revenue goals.--As part of a growing development team, contribute to new special projects and administrative duties designated by the Chief Executive Officer.Ensure that all relevant donor portfolio information, including that pertaining to Party for the Parks, is recorded and maintained in donor database.Knowledge & Skills Required > Required Qualifications--3-5 years of direct development-related experience (sales experience is not considered fundraising experience).Overall work experience of 7+ years.Bachelor's degree from an accredited university.Personal and professional confidence with demonstrated track record of engaging C-suite executives and senior leaders.--Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively.Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.----Must have exceptional organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accomplish both broad, visionary assignments as well as complex, detailed projects.--Donor database experience required.--Some evening and weekend work required.----> Preferred QualificationsProven abilities in managing and stewarding key internal and external partnerships.--Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines under pressure, listen carefully, learn quickly and work effectively in a small, mission-driven organization.Positive attitude, highly motivated and driven to excel.Honesty, integrity, and enthusiasm; a very strong work ethic, supported by commitment and follow-through.Benefits & CultureAPF offers a robust and competitive benefits package that includes health insurance, an IRA with company match, generous time off and much more. We value collaboration, innovation, dependability and inclusiveness. We embrace diversity and equal opportunity and we are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills.--To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume and 3 - 5 professional references at /jobs. No phone calls, please.

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