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Development Manager, Individual Giving

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Job Summary:
Central Park Conservancy raises nearly all of Central Park’s $80 million annual budget from private philanthropy. As a member of the fundraising team, the Manager of Individual Giving will manage day-to-day operations related to the Conservancy’s Major Giving program which includes gifts at the $10,000+ level as well as operations related to the Conservancy’s Capital Campaign and other projects as needed. Responsibilities include but are not limited to gift processing, assisting with donor strategy and coordination of mailings, corresponding with major donors, preparing meeting memos, drafting appeal letters, managing acknowledgements, donor stewardship, and any activities related to the Conservancy’s major giving initiatives. The Development Manager works directly with the Director of Individual Giving and provides key support to the Major Giving team including the President & CEO and Vice President of Development. The Development Manager is an integral part of the team, working across many functions. Duties and tasks reflect substantial variety and complexity.

Job Description:

Reports to:   Director of Individual Giving

Department: Development 

Status:          Full-time, non-exempt 

Schedule:     Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (some evenings required for events)  


Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for all major gift ($10,000+) and campaign gift processing including updating Raiser’s Edge
  • Overall major giving and campaign management and organization including prospect and gift tracking (financials) and solicitation strategies
  • Responsible for tracking Board Member giving
  • Assist with writing and assembling major gift mailings, presentations and proposals
  • Manages reporting and analysis of major donor data using Raiser’s Edge and Excel 
  • Draft acknowledgements for all Chairman’s Circle ($25,000+), President’s Circle ($10,000-$24,999) and Campaign gifts and pledges
  • Assist in developing a comprehensive, donor-centered stewardship program recognizing current and future donors, as well as a donor recognition strategy
  • Prepare pledge agreements and pledge payment reminders as needed
  • Correspond with major donors, prospects and serve as a liaison for the Conservancy
  • Maintain donor records ensuring data in Raiser’s Edge is correct and up to date
  • Maintain master calendar for cultivation, stewardship and dedication events
  • Provide administrative support as needed


Minimum Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher 
  • 3+ years’ professional experience in nonprofit development or equivalent
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, time management skills, and ability to prioritize 
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment and to carry out projects independently, managing multiple deadlines and using own initiative 
  • Familiarity with Raisers Edge or a similar fundraising database 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, PowerPoint  
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Knowledge of prospect resource databases a plus
  • Interest in pursuing a career in development or non-profit management 
  • Passion for Central Park

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CPC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in its work and on its staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, orientations and communities to apply.

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