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Manager, Women’s Committee Membership Programs

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Job Summary:
The Manager of Women’s Committee Membership Program works with a dedicated team to ensure the productivity and efficiency of three Women’s Committee programs. This position is responsible for facilitating and managing activities related to: Women’s Committee Membership, Playground Partners Membership, and Perimeter Association, all subject to change. The Manager will work closely with the Associate Vice President, Women’s Committee President, and Volunteer Chairmen. He or she will be responsible for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of members and potential members. The Manager will also plan and execute a semi-annual donor (overnight) travel experience as well as yearly day trip. Seeking a highly motivated, well organized, self-starter, and outgoing person to join our dynamic team.

Job Description:

Reports to: Associate Vice President, Women’s Committee and Special Events

Department: Women's Committee

Position: 3636

Job Type: Full-time, Exempt

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:00AM to 5:00PM, occasional weekends and evenings for events

Summary of Essential Job Functions:

For each of the assigned fundraising programs, the Manager is responsible for the following:

·         Supports the volunteer Chairman/Co-Chairmen of each Committee, develops and implements fundraising strategies to reach or exceed program financial goals

·         Manages all aspects of membership drives and solicitations including: design and printing of materials, management of solicitor lists, gift processing and written acknowledgments

·         Cultivates and stewards prospective donors

·         Assists the AVP of Women’s Committee on the Women’s Committee 35th Anniversary Celebration campaign - to raise funds for the restoration of the Conservatory Garden (2017-2018)

·         Tracks donor relationships and strategies in Raiser’s Edge

·         Works closely with the Data Team to pull accurate lists and maintain date integrity

·         Executes all administrative tasks including letter writing, processing of donations, tax receipts, filing, and record keeping as it pertains to coordinating the fundraising program in a timely manner

·         Prepares monthly program financial and activity reports for Board meetings

·         Organizes, creates agendas, attends and records notes at regularly scheduled meetings of the program’s Committee.  Writing of speaking points is often required

·         Works cooperatively with internal and external contacts such as donors, field staff and vendors

Committee assignments are subject to change; must perform other duties as required.

Minimum Requirements: 

q  Bachelor’s degree

q  At least 3+ years fundraising/development experience

q  Ability to work effectively with high-profile volunteers

q  Strong leadership skills

q  Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to prioritize and multi-task

q  Self-starter

q  Must be an intuitive and logical thinker

q  Strong business writing and communication skills

q  Excellent computer skills required

o   Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc)

o   Experience with Raiser’s Edge

q  Have the ability to work occasional evenings and weekends

q  Must have valid Driver’s License and be comfortable driving in Manhattan and Central Park

q  Familiarity with and passion for Central Park and the outdoors essential to this position

Abilities Required

Ability to lift boxes up to 30lbs.

About the Central Park Conservancy Women’s Committee

The Women's Committee is a group of dynamic women who are dedicated to the beautification and preservation of Central Park.  Founded in 1983, the Women’s Committee has been instrumental in increasing awareness and raising funds for many Park projects including: reconstruction of the Dana Discovery Center, renovation of Safari Playground, and re-creation of the Urns at Bow Bridge.  The Women's Committee raises nearly 15 percent of the annual Park-wide expense budget, through membership and fundraising events.


The Women's Committee is proud to host four of New York's premier charitable events: the Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon, the Women’s Committee Fall Luncheon, Playground Partners Winter Luncheon, and the Annual Family Party in Heckscher Playground.  The Committee is responsible for the management of many Park-wide programs including: Adopt-A-Bench, Tree Trust, Playground Partners, Daffodils and Tulips Donations, Perimeter Association, Conservancy Docents, and Olmsted Visionaries. 

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Safety Requirements

Establishment and maintenance of a safe work environment is the shared responsibility of this organization and employees at every level. The Conservancy will make every effort to assure a safe environment and be in compliance with federal, state, and local safety regulations.  Employees are expected to obey safety rules and to exercise caution in all their work activities.  Accordingly, employees should be aware of any hazards, which could cause an injury or accident (e.g., spills, obstacles in walkways).  If an employee discovers a potential dangerous condition, he/she should alert other employees and notify his/her supervisor immediately.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed