The International Crane Foundation (ICF) seeks a Donor Relations Manager to help steward and grow support from more than 8,000 members and assist donors in their involvement with the work of ICF. This individual works in close coordination with the Development Team to manage the functions listed below and help achieve the annual, planned, capital and special project fund raising goals of ICF. The position is based on our 220-acre Baraboo campus, set among beautiful restored prairie and woodland.
•Assists in creation of, and implements, annual giving strategies to promote membership retention and growth;
•Employs fundraising database (Raiser’s Edge 7) to track and record donor and program activity, maintain lists, perform queries, generate reports and track performance;
•Liaises with program staff to articulate current conservation programs and accomplishments for member/donor communications;
•Coordinates, writes and designs electronic and print materials for member/donor correspondence, including periodic member appeals and direct mail campaigns;
•Conducts research to help inform work with major donors;
•Leads ICF tours and conducts meetings with members to build long-term relationships and strengthen support for ICF;
•Coordinates with Communication and Education Department to manage ICF visitor activities, website and other electronic communications and charitable giving tools;
•Coordinates regular membership mailings with support staff;
•Serves as point person for periodic member/donor events; and
•Assists with related projects as needed.
Required: The successful candidate will have:
•An undergraduate degree or higher
•Three years experience working in development or a related field
•Excellent writing, communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
•Ability to work occasional long hours, over weekends and with travel
Applications: Applicant should provide a letter describing his/her interest in and qualifications for the position; a resume; a writing sample; salary requirements; and the name, address, telephone number, and email address for three references (references will only be contacted with consent of the applicant). Applications will be confidential. Applicants must be US citizens or residents or have a valid visa and documents to work in the US. ICF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.