Senior Manager, Individual Giving (Fundraising), Girl Up

  • Remote
  • Full Time
  • Employment Opportunity
  • Senior Manager/Supervisor

Position Overview

Girl Up is a global leadership development initiative, positioning girls to be leaders in the movement for gender equality. With resources in five languages and 5,000 Girl Up Clubs in 130 countries, we’ve trained 95,000 girls of all backgrounds to create tangible change for girls everywhere. Girl Up provides leadership training and gives girls tools to become gender equality advocates and activists. Through our programs, girls broaden their social impact skill set and benefit from a platform to tell their stories. Our girl leaders create real policy change at local and national levels, help raise millions of dollars to support United Nations programs that reach tens of thousands of girls around the world, and build community-based movements. Girl Up was founded by the United Nations Foundation in 2010 and continues to work across a global community of partners to achieve gender equality worldwide.

The Sr. Manager, Individual Giving, Girl Up is responsible for planning, organizing, and managing all of Girl Up’s individual giving, including major gifts, peer-to-peer, grassroots, and digital fundraising efforts. The Sr. Manager, Individual Giving reports to the Director of Development, Girl Up, and works closely with Girl Up’s programs and communications teams to ensure integration of individual, peer-to-peer, and grassroots fundraising into all major moments throughout the year to maximize fundraising opportunities across all online platforms.

Essential Functions

  • Lead, manage and grow Girl Up’s individual giving, peer-to-peer and grassroots revenue streams.
  • Work in partnership with Girl Up’s Director of Development to create and execute an innovative individual giving plan with measurable actions to advance it. Includes but not limited to peer-to-peer and grassroots strategy, and a calendar of strategic email appeals to current, lapsed, and prospective individual donors
  • Meet a $1+ million individual, peer-to-peer, and grassroots fundraising goal, with annual YOY growth
  • Lead Girl Up Advisory Board creating and managing individual work plans, identifying opportunities of mutually beneficial engagement and opportunities of giving growth where applicable
  • Measure, evaluate, analyze, and refine current fundraising strategies to enhance participation and revenue
  • Facilitate pipeline development for integration of entry, mid-level, and major donors as well as peer-to-peer, and grassroots supporters into annual giving program
  • Actively identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward existing entry, mid-level, and major donors, as well as peer to peer and grassroots supporters, with a focus on retention and acquisition
  • Analyze and maintain existing donor database. Identify strategic donor segments within existing database to support strategic external messaging and communication
  • Work in partnership with Programs team to lead planning, execution, and participant recruitment for peer-to-peer and grassroots campaigns
  • Collaborate with Program and Communications team to maintain, evaluate, and optimize creative assets to support external fundraising
  • Define objectives/KPI measures and plans on how to achieve them monthly, quarterly, and yearly benchmarks
  • Provide accurate and insightful individual donor income analysis and reports to ensure individual giving revenue stream delivers on target
  • Conduct post-event/campaign follow-up to influence future approach for major peer-to-peer and grassroots fundraising moments
  • Identify new fundraising opportunities and optimal partnerships to expand Girl Up’s fundraising through opportunities including but not limited to corporate matching gifts program, direct mail, and peer-to-peer virtual events
  • Identify and establish new partnerships and donor matches to enhance individual giving
  • Collaborate with Communications team to create fundraising messaging during major campaigns socialized on all digital platforms
  • Plan and execute campaigns and other major fundraising drives
  • Manage at least one development team member to support individual and organizational efforts.
  • Other duties as assigned

Selection Criteria

  • College degree required
  • 8-9 years of experience in individual fundraising experience with demonstrated ability in peer-to-peer and grassroots fundraising required
  • Experience in securing five-figure+ major gifts preferred
  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service and motivation to donors
  • Proficiency in Classy or similar peer-to-peer platform required
  • Knowledge in Salesforce, EveryAction, and other fundraising portals preferred
  • Experience in project management, including establishing project scope, timelines, and execution.
  • Staff management experience preferred
  • Strong writing and editing experience with a focus on email appeals, and impact centered stories
  • Possess the skills to effectively manage and maintain relationships
  • Be a self-starter and goal-driven to manage and grow complex individual donor relationships
  • Be organized and prioritize follow-up and follow-through
  • Self-starter and ability to work across multiple departments and with a range of people
  • Collaborative, entrepreneurial, and team oriented
  • Ability to travel (up to 20%) and work evenings and weekends when necessary
  • Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter with both energy and creativity
  • Dependability, openness, and flexibility
  • Display a positive attitude, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, and good listening ability
  • Strong commitment to gender equality and youth development
  • Ability to meet position deliverables
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle stress

Benefits & Compensation 

For full-time, benefit eligible employees, UNF offers an excellent range of benefits, including:

  • a choice between two health plans through UnitedHealthcare (PPO or HDHP with HSA)
  • dental insurance
  • vision insurance
  • flexible spending accounts
  • 403b retirement savings plan with a generous matching contribution
  • group term and supplemental life insurance
  • short-term disability
  • long-term disability
  • health club discounts
  • commuter subsidy
  • back-up care
  • employee assistance program

Additionally, all benefit eligible employees have 12 paid holidays, 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, 3 personal days, and 8 weeks of family leave care.

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