Manager of Philanthropic Engagement

November 8th, 2019
Manager of Philanthropic Engagement

Manager of Philanthropic Engagement

  • Full Time
  • Mid-Level
Job Category: Development
Location: Brooklyn
Job Sectors: Community Improvement



A dynamic and outgoing professional with a demonstrated ability to succeed in a performance-driven environment. Experience in developing long-term relationships with funders, including corporations, individuals and the Board of Directors. Bachelor’s Degree with excellent computer, writing and interpersonal skills. This position is an active front-line fundraiser, meeting and interacting regularly with donors and prospects. 




    • Individual Giving
      HOPE currently achieves approximately 15% of our annual budget from a base of 1000 individual donors. We are seeking a manager with major donor experience to grow this revenue stream. 


    • Develop and implement an individual donor program which leverages HOPE’s existing base of donors and volunteers to increase major gifts by 20% in two years


    • Leverage corporate engagement opportunities to identify and cultivate prospective individual donors


    • Support Development Department in all aspects of the annual appeal, including development of collateral, donor lists and letters; list management; board engagement; and logistics of a 2,500+ piece mailing; oversee social media, donor follow up and other strategies to exceed $225,000 in individual contributions.  


    • Ensure effective donor stewardship through prompt and compelling thank you letters, phone calls and other cultivation


    • Maintain meticulous records of donor engagement through Fund – EZ and databases  


    • Special Events
      The Manager of Philanthropic Engagement has lead responsibility for HOPE’s signature events. Our lead event is A Taste of HOPE, a cocktail-style gala that takes place in May. Additional events include Humor for HOPE as well as new initiatives to cultivate major donors. 


    • Work with Development Department, Executive Director and Board of Directors to identify event leadership, build and support a committee, and engage sponsors to achieve event fundraising goal ($460,000 in FY’19)


    • Identify and solicit in-kind food and beverage sponsors 


    • Coordinate all logistics for A Taste of HOPE, including venue, catering, audiovisual, presentations, sponsors, journal, volunteers and others. 


    • Engage community partners, media and other resources to achieve goal of 200 – 300 participants 


    • Work with Gotham Comedy Club to secure a date and book talent for Humor for HOPE; coordinate outreach and communication with Board and staff to meet or exceed revenue goals


    • Identify opportunities for new and innovative events to support HOPE’s mission


    • Other


    • Manage HOPE’s full-time Development Assistant  


    • Leverage HOPE’s active social media to support event and other fundraising goals


    • Participate in weekly team meetings and monthly staff meetings 


    • Other duties as assigned


 Salary/Benefits: Salary is competitive dependent upon experience. HOPE provides a full package of benefits including: healthcare and dental insurance; retirement plan; competitive vacation, personal and bonus days; and 12 paid holidays.

 Interested Candidates: Email cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Resumes unaccompanied by a cover letter will not be reviewed. No telephone calls, please.


The Hope Program

The Hope Program

  • 1 Smith Street, 4th Floor
  • Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • United States
  • Phone: 7188529681

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