Donor Relations Manager - Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin

AFP SE WI Administrator
July 19, 2019

Donor Relations Manager

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is the largest hunger-relief organization in the state. Our mission is to solve hunger. We distribute more than 25 million pounds of healthy, nutritious food to our members, including food pantries, meal programs, and shelters throughout 36 counties in eastern Wisconsin.

Because of our work, potentially your work, over 25 million pounds of healthy and nutritious food will reach 400,000 infants, children, adults, and seniors in the coming year. Our mission can be your mission, the reason you’ll look forward to coming to work every day.

Our Donor Relations Manager will work closely with FAEW leadership and team members to raise funds from individual, corporate, and foundation donors at the major gifts level. You’ll use your persuasive communications skills to cultivate a portfolio of approximately 125 major donors in southeast Wisconsin.

Your Responsibilities

  • Serving as the primary relationship manager for corporate and individual donors and prospects to reach or exceed annual funding goals.
  • Securing underwriting and sponsorships for events, programs and campaigns. 
  • Writing grant proposals, request letters, acknowledgements, and thank you notes. 
  • Identifying sponsorship opportunities and making presentations to donor prospects
  • Planning and implementing stewardship and awareness activities (visits, volunteer experiences, tours, etc.).
  • Tracking and reporting relationship management activity using Raiser’s Edge. 

Our Requirements
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
A minimum of three years of development, sales or marketing experience
Exceptional written, interpersonal, and collaboration skills
Excellent organizational, critical thinking, analytical, and decision making skills 
Thorough knowledge of MS Office Suite and Raiser’s Edge or similar software
Excellent ability to do online research and data collection
Ability to work at a fast pace and handle multiple projects simultaneously
Valid Driver’s license, proof of insurance and transportation to support work activities
Must be able to see, talk and hear to exchange accurate information with individuals
Must be able to use keyboard, operate objects or controls, and reach with hands and arms

And We Offer You
Robust health, dental, and vision plans, 16 days PTO, 10 paid holidays, life, short- and long-term disability insurance and  401(k) plan.

Looking for that reason to come to work every day? Make our mission your mission and you’ve found it.

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, Inc. is committed to fostering diversity in our workplace. FAEW does not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of age, race, color, creed, religion, handicap, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical disability, mental disability, or veteran status. Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Apply on the Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin website on the Careers tab.

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