Job Application - Catholic Charities Food Bank Of The Southern Tier

Job Posting OPEN

Annual Fund Manager

Please note that you need to fill out this application by answering all possible questions that you can including past employment history, education as well as contact information.  A Resume attached will not count as an application and will be marked as incomplete.  Also, please feel free to attach a Cover Letter as well if possible.

Primary Function:

The Annual Fund Manager is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive annual fund program designed to raise support for the Food Bank. Oversees all stewardship and donor record integrity to support an effective broad-based fundraising environment

Specific Duties:

Annual Fund: Program strategy and management

1.    Responsible for developing the strategy, concepts, general messaging, goal setting, scheduling, and program activities that will ensure the Annual Fund program sets and achieves appropriate goals for donors and revenue each year.

2.    Provide oversight, set goals, and ensure timelines and performance metrics are met for all annual fund solicitations made on behalf of the Food Bank in print, online, or through personal solicitation.

3.    Responsible for the oversight of vendors and the goal setting, planning, and implementation of the Food Bank’s strategic direct mail and email programs soliciting all donors at all levels. Partners closely with Major Giving Officer on Circle to Feed Hope giving society management. Oversees scheduling, copy approval, budgeting, and reporting. Manages Food Bank direct mail program vendors, which includes: evaluation of efficacy, the overall strategy of upgrades, retention, and acquisition, monitoring and evaluation of tactics and tests, editing and proofing of creative materials, generating (as appropriate) high-level in house mailing selections and suppression files.  

4.    Oversee the strategy and implementation of a robust recurring giving program.  Set and create goals for program growth, evaluate audiences for inclusion in the sustaining donor solicitations, and ensure an effective solicitation, welcome, maintenance, upgrade, and communications with all sustaining donors.  

5.    Ensure that the online giving experience adheres to best practice, conduct regular testing and evaluation of online giving pages to optimize performance.

6.    Analyze giving patterns and online/print research resources to identify, qualify, and solicit prospects for the middle gift ($250-$1,000). Recommend individuals for personal follow-up by the major gifts officer, volunteers, or other staff as appropriate.

7.    Develop and produce reports on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis to analyze progress to goals, gifts by solicitation vehicle, and to analyze overall donor trends related to renewal, upgrade and donor, attrition data and the results of email/mail/face-to-face contacts to identify areas of strength and where adjusted strategy is needed.  Provide other development reporting as needed.

8.    Collaborate with Director of Communications and Digital Manager on digital fundraising, messaging, and all other necessary projects.

 Donor Stewardship program

9.    Directly supervise the Annual Fund Coordinator & Data Entry Specialist. Ensure that both are implementing effective work plans, procedures, and strategies that create an environment that allows for personalized messaging to donors and a giving experience that inspires repeat contributions and high donor retention rates.

10. Contact donors for the purpose of thanking, qualifying, and upgrading them. Create and manage written communications with donors, including thank you letters and proposals. 

  11.  Assure the accuracy and integrity of donor and prospect information in the database, based on research findings, staff assignments and ratings, and proposal data.

   12.  Other duties as assigned


Bachelor’s Degree preferred or equivalent combination required

Minimum of three years experience in nonprofit fundraising or a related field

Annual Giving experience, direct mail, email, and online giving experience is preferred

Experience with food banking a plus

Experience with Raiser’s Edge software preferred but not required