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Associate Director, Individual Giving

Company: Atlantic Council
Location: Washington
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Job Location: Atlantic Council Headquarters - Washington, DC
Employment Type:Full-time
Seniority Level:Experienced
Job Category:StaffDescriptionThe Associate Director, Individual Giving will work with the Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships to develop and implement strategic plans for annual giving, activation of individual members and prospective members within the Council's database, as well as stewardship and recruitment for the Council's individual membership program.
The Associate Director will help organize, manage, and conduct recruitment, outreach, and engagement with individuals; steward membership relationships, and execute event deliverables for members. In addition to working with the Senior Director, the employee will also work with other team members and with counterparts throughout the Council.
A successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit, communicate effectively, and enjoy the complexity of building new and rapidly growing programs. The candidate should preferably possess a strong understanding of donor relations, project management, event production, fundraising, and database management through professional experience and academic work. The position requires a strong record of organization, excellent administrative and communication skills, attention to detail, and a proven aptitude to manage day- to-day logistical aspects of the department.
This position is based at our Washington, DC, headquarters on a hybrid schedule. Pay is commensurate with experience, education, and organizational equity, with offers starting at $65,000. Applications submitted by April 26, 2024, will be prioritized for consideration.Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of the Council's individual membership program, ensuring a positive experience that generates renewals and deepens relationships between members and the Council.
  • Develop innovative quarterly events for members working closely with the Council's engagement team, including invitation sending, RSVP tracking, speaker invitations, agenda creation, and post-event follow-up.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive fundraising strategies to increase philanthropic support from individuals.
  • Draft fundraising appeals and other membership campaign materials and collateral tone, content, and accuracy to ensure consistency from initial draft to final deployment.
  • Create specific fundraising plans for member acquisition, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship throughout the year.
  • Conduct prospect research, including developing and executing strategies to recruit and orient new members.
  • Assist with donor stewardship and conducts introductory calls with new donors and applies knowledge to strategically match donor interests with Council's work.
  • Track individual membership donations, solicitation stages, deliverables, and metrics, including follow-up correspondence, pledge reminders, and invoices to donors.
  • Oversee and manage individual membership program budget track revenue received from dues, donations, and other membership transactions; report on membership revenue trends to Senior Director and CFO.
  • Research, recommend, and implement new policies and initiatives to ensure budget goals are met.
  • Assist management with regular reviews of membership dues structure and benefits.
  • Update constituent records prior to email communications, including campaign letters, invitations, quarterly newsletters, etc.
  • Assist with database adjustments, maintenance, and clean-up projects to improve data integrity and database performance.
  • Other duties as assigned.Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree in relevant subject matter.
    • 3-4 years in a fundraising and events management environment, or comparable experience.
    • Experience managing an individual membership program, preferred.
    • Experience planning and executing in person, hybrid, and virtual events.
    • Experience with a CRM, Salesforce strongly preferred.
    • Experience working with an email marketing system and with mass e-mail membership appeals preferred.
    • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work well with a team in a dynamic environment and ability to work independently and proactively.
    • Proactive, self-starter that understands the importance of creating positive, working relationships with colleagues and external constituents.
    • Highly organized, with ability to work in an ever-changing environment and on multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining a high-level attention to detail.
    • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
    • Advanced computer skills using MS Office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and SharePoint, and ability to quickly learn new software and platforms.
    • Must be available to work evenings and weekends as required.
    • Commitment to the Atlantic Council mission and interest in international affairs.All Atlantic Council employees are required to adhere to the Atlantic Council's vaccination policy. All Atlantic Council employees must be fully vaccinatedand boosted, and they must submit proof ofbothvaccinationand COVID-19 booster shoton their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement through human resources and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.Please note: The Atlantic Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Federal civil rights law and District of Columbia civil rights regulations and policies, the Atlantic Council does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics covered by applicable law. The Atlantic Council provides reasonable accommodation for all qualified applicants needing assistance, employees whose disability, sincere religious belief, or other protected characteristics are protected by law, and bases all employment decisions on qualifications, merit, and business need. The Atlantic Council believes that equity and inclusion amongst our team members are critical to our success as a global organization, and seeks to recruit, develop, and advance the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Eligibility to work in the United Stated is confirmed with E-Verify; employment at the Atlantic Council is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF).

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