Stewardship and Events Program Manager
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1839 FRANKFORT AVENUE - LOUISVILLE, KY
Fully Remote
Stewardship and Events Program Manager

The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) is seeking a Senior Manager, Northeast Stewardship and Events. Reporting to the Executive Director, Development, this individual will develop and implement a comprehensive stewardship program to promote mid-level and major donor engagement and to increase donor giving along the metropolitan Northeast corridor. As executed by the Senior Manager, the stewardship program will include a strategic moves management plan, fund agreement oversight, identification of opportunities to reach young donors, and management of donor appreciation and fundraising events to build the foundation of a robust, cost-effective, revenue-generating annual fundraising event calendar in the Northeast. The Senior Manager, Northeast Stewardship and Events, will have a high proficiency in project management and the ability to independently make decisions regarding event logistics. Working collaboratively with the Executive Director, the individual will support the overarching fundraising goals of the Development team.

FY2022: Supervisory Responsibilities: Staff and volunteers during events.
FY2022: Events in the Northeast, particularly in New York City and Washington, DC; up to two annual trips to Louisville, KY.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible, under the guidance and supervision of the Executive Director, Development, for the creation and implementation of the departments fundraising and donor appreciation event calendar, and donor stewardship, in the Northeast.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive stewardship program in Northeast, including track and respond to gifts from among 100+ individuals from (approximately) Boston to DC; call/email/write donor for gift acknowledgement and giving. Build and strengthen relationship with donor throughout the year. Continuously keep donor informed of gift of impact and APH events throughout the year.
  • Work collaboratively with Development team member to review donor profiles, research and identify current major donors and new major gift prospects using all available tools and resources to extract donor propensity, affinity, and capacity
  • Serve as lead contact, and negotiate costs and services with, fundraising event vendors (venues, food/beverage, ambiance, A/V, etc.) and guest speakers and hosts
  • Effectively manage multiple components of events including: planning, vendor and venue relations, invitations, RSVPs, volunteer management, follow-up, etc.
  • Research and secure corporate sponsorship gifts for fundraising events, as well as, if appropriate, silent/live auction items, gift bag items, in-kind contributions, and other donations related to fundraising events
  • Prepare and coordinate fundraising event giving technologies to receive contributions from event attendees onsite
  • Serve as lead contact, and coordinate fundraising event involvement and logistics for volunteers participating in fundraising events
  • Liaise with Finance team for purchase requisitions, travel forms, etc.
  • Manage donor meeting calendar for the Executive Director of Development
  • Comply with fundraising ethics and standards
  • Pursue professional opportunities to remain up-to-date in the field
  • Remain aware and educated about the programs, activities, resources, and services provided by APH for people who are blind and visually impaired

Requirements & Qualifications

  • A Development professional with at least 7 years of experience in fundraising
  • Familiarity with the field of blindness and visual impairment
  • Extensive experience in the planning and implementation of fundraising events
  • Familiarity with New York City and DC event venues and event planning partners
  • Experience with budget preparation
  • Excellent computer skills, including competency with standard business applications and database systems (e.g., Donor Perfect)
  • Ability to track and report on event funds raised and attendees
  • Ability to work independently and apply creative and critical thinking skills for events and stewardship projects.
  • Able to succeed in time-sensitive environment to meet multiple deadlines
  • Strong commitment to the mission and goals of APH
  • Strong contributor in team environments, with the ability to handle multiple assignments and meet multiple deadlines
  • A successful track record of working collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external customers and constituents.
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