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Fundraising Manager - Women’s Committee

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Job Summary:
The Manager will oversee three of the Women’s Committee’s most popular and profitable in-park recognition fundraising programs (subject to change); the Adopt-A-Bench program, Tree Trust program, and the Tulip and Daffodil donation program. The Manager will serve as a frontline fundraiser who works directly with both first-time donors as well as longtime friends of the Conservancy to find their piece of the Park. The Manager will work with a dedicated Conservancy team to ensure the productivity, efficiency, and strategy of the program, as well as with a Volunteer Committee who will help spread awareness of the work of the Conservancy and the special opportunities available through these programs. The Fundraising Manager must be compassionate and sensitive to donor’s stories and situations and must be comfortable spending time with donors in Central Park.

Job Description:

Reports to:  Executive Director, Women’s Committee

Department: Women’s Committee

Status: Full-time/Exempt

Position:  3941

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:

·       Cultivates and stewards’ prospective donors – works with individuals, families and foundations from initial contact, to bench/tree selection, to implementation of donation recognition

·       Works with Executive Director, AVP and Women’s Committee Consultant to identify and solicit donors for major gifts and to steward donors who have made gifts

·       Maintains and tracks all Bench and Tree data in the Cartegraph database, as it pertains to the Tree Trust and Adopt-A-Bench programs.

·       Coordinates placement and tracks naming recognition opportunities in Central Park

·       Prepares all print certificates for Tulip and Daffodil program and monitors all online transactions

·       Raises set financial goals for each program

·       Supports the volunteer Chairman/Co-Chairmen of each Committee, develops and implements fundraising strategies to reach program goals. Organizes, creates agendas, attends and records notes at regularly scheduled meetings of the program’s Committee.  Writing of speaking points is often required

·       Coordinates all aspects of two+ mailings annually to increase program revenue as well as any online and email promotions

·       Executes all administrative tasks including letter writing, processing of donations, database administration, tax receipts, creation of marketing materials filing, record keeping, etc. as it pertains to managing the fundraising program

·       Works cooperatively with internal and external contacts such as Women’s Committee volunteer President, CPC Senior management, Board members, donors, Operations and field staff, and vendors.

·       Prepares monthly program financial and activity reports for Board and Committee meetings

·       Assists the Women’s Committee team with day-of support for various fundraising events

·       Performs other duties as required


Minimum Requirements:

q  Bachelor’s degree

q  At least 1-3 years fundraising/development experience

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

q  Ability to work effectively with high-profile volunteers

q  Must be an outgoing and enthusiastic person

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) and Raiser’s Edge. Training on use of Cartagraph system provided.

q  Have the ability to work occasional early mornings, evenings and weekends

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


Abilities Required

Ability to lift boxes up to 30lbs

About the Programs: Adopt-A-Bench, Tree Trust and Tulip and Daffodil donations 

The Adopt-A-Bench program was established in 1986 as a permanent fund to maintain and endow the care of Central Park’s more than 9,000 benches and their surrounding landscapes. The Tree Trust of the Central Park Conservancy offers the opportunity to support Central Park’s 20,000 trees; contributions are placed in an endowment for existing trees and to fund the planting of new trees. Tulip and Daffodil donations with a tax-deductible donation of $50 ($1 per bulb), the Conservancy will plant your tulips or daffodils in the Park. Each year in Central Park, hundreds of thousands of tulips and daffodils bloom in Central Park. Wherever you see tulips or daffodils, you will know that yours are among them.

About the Central Park Conservancy Women’s Committee

Behind some of the Conservancy’s most impactful work is a powerful team of fundraisers and Park ambassadors. The Women’s Committee raises an incredible $10 million of the Conservancy’s $79 million annual budget and has raised over $185 million to date. Notable successes have included raising funds for the reconstruction of the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, the renovation of Safari Playground (twice), the recreation of the Urns at Bow Bridge and most recently, the future restoration of Conservatory Garden.

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. This dynamic collective was founded in 1983 by four women with a passion for preserving and beautifying Central Park and is governed by its own Board of Directors. Now with a membership of 1,000 women strong, their programs enable anyone to make a personal investment in the Park. For more information about the Women’s Committee, visit centralparknyc.org/womenscommittee.

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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