Nov 19, 2019

Individual Giving Manager

  • City Year
  • Milwaukee, WI, USA
Full-time Business Development Development and Fundraising Strategy and Planning Sales

Job Description

The Individual Giving Manager (IGM) develops and manages the implementation of the plan to sustain and create new relationships with individual donors and family-based foundations that lead to $1.4 million in total investments. As part of this role, the IGM will be responsible for supporting site leadership with the implementation and expansion of City Year Milwaukee's Red Jacket Society (a donor membership made up of champions who give 10K and above). The goal is to build a robust and active donor and public stakeholder in order to meet long-term fundraising and impact goals.


  • Develop and execute a strategic plan, with the Managing Director of Development (MDD) and Executive Director (ED), that retains and identifies new individual and family foundation donors, which reflect their philanthropic interests and community engagement goals.
  • Identify and cultivate sustainable relationships with new prospects and current individual and family foundations, in partnership with MDD and ED, through engaging events, such as City Year Milwaukee’s Thank-a-Thon, site visits, service projects (Kohl’s Back to School Service Day, MLK Day of Service, etc), and communications.
  • Collaborate with the MDD to manage the Red Jacket Society (RJS) Program by implementing creative and innovative strategies to retain existing RJS members and steward prospects. Foster engagement and consistent communication between RJS members guided by the organization’s mission by leading the planning of RJS engagement events.
  • Manage donor information in a data system to identify risks and to ensure City Year Milwaukee’s donor base portfolio is accurate, sustainable and dynamic. Analyze reports and make necessary adjustments to donor bases and annual engagement plans.
  • Support the Development team and site with local organizational initiatives such as MLK Day of Service, Opening Day, Annual Gala and other site-wide designated events and initiatives.


  • Ability to build sustainable relationships with potential prospects and manage current relationships and networks
  • Effectively engage a wide range of audiences via oral and/or written communications
  • Familiarity with managing multiple workstreams and success prioritizing time-sensitive projects and managing time
  • Experience managing projects/events and ability to collaborate with a diverse team
  • Ability to think strategically and approach information analytically
  • Passion for and understanding of City Year’s work within the national service movement and education sphere.
  • Experience in navigating Salesforces or confidence and the ability to learn technical systems

Compensation and Benefits

Full time employees are entitled to compensation commensurate with experience. Benefits for full time employees include health insurance with Flexible Spending Account, paid vacation, holidays, parental leave, 401K, and more.

City Year is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workforce. Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including persons with disabilities and veterans.

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