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Annual Giving & Stewardship Manager

Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative | Saint Paul, MN
Salary Range: $60,000 - $69,000

The Organization
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative has a vision that ‘all people have a home’. We are an experienced housing organization that operates supportive and affordable homes, develops affordable and supportive housing, shelters families, and organizes to impact housing policy. Our focus is on households who make less than $30,000 a year and those who are experiencing homelessness. The nearly 100 congregations who make up our collaborative are putting their faiths into action through leadership, advocacy, organizing, and service.

At Beacon we believe that systemic racism causes housing inequities. As a learning organization we are interested in adding individuals who hold high levels of cultural competency and who are willing to learn and work with others to deepen our capacity to address bias and racial inequities. Visit our website for more information about our strategies, programs and how our values of risk taking, race equity and inclusive decision making supports our learning and continued evolution.

The Beacon office is located on University Ave & Highway 280 (along the Metro Green Line), convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul. For more information, check out

The Position
The Annual Giving & Stewardship Manager leads the work to build and sustain Beacon’s individual donor base. They coordinate all phases of the giving cycle for donors at the base of Beacon’s donor pyramid, ensuring that the donor experience is meaningful at every gift level. This role also leads planning and drives strategy for Beacon’s annual fundraising luncheon which stewards donors at all levels and provides an opportunity for new donors to learn about Beacon’s impact and contribute to advancing Beacon’s mission.

This is a full-time position, and is eligible for health benefits, our retirement plan, and paid-time off. This is a bargaining-unit (union) position. The annual salary range for this position is $60,000 - $69,000.

The Annual Giving & Stewardship Manager is responsible for management of four core work areas:
  • Annual fund appeals and solicitations
  • Annual fund donor retention and stewardship
  • Event management
  • Annual fund donor engagement

Annual Fund appeals and solicitations (35%)
  • Develop strategy and lead the execution of annual fund appeals and solicitations to raise $350,000, including direct mail, digital solicitations
  • Lead strategy and execution of Give to the Max Day and other digital giving initiatives
  • Donor acquisition – acquire 200 new donors annually
  • Lead direct mail appeal creation and distribution: approximately 2-5 donor segments, 2-6 times per year
  • Lead digital appeal creation and distribution, including email, social media, video, etc. Analyze and report on the results of each appeal in a timely fashion

Donor Retention and Stewardship (20%)
  • Donor retention – achieve 45% year-to-year retention with mid-base donors
  • In partnership with Advancement Operations team, manage monthly renewal solicitation process for individual donors.
  • Manage specialized donor segments with targeted stewardship actions
  • Lead retention process, including pledge anniversary reminders, annual giving summaries for certain donors, and other donor outreach as needed
  • Analyze and report on success of stewardship and retention efforts
  • Manage acknowledgement writing and stewardship actions for donors.
  • Update stewardship letter quarterly
  • Regularly review and update pledge cards, renewal letters, and retention letters
  • Partner with Advancement Operations team to provide quality control for gift entry. Gift entry is completed by our Donor Operations Associate.

Annual Fundraising Luncheon (25%)
  • Lead staff planning committee, which includes Events Coordinator, Community Connections Manager, Content Specialist, Adv. Operations Manager and Director of Advancement.
  • In collaboration with Director of Advancement, define event strategy.
  • Ensure success of all identified event outcomes – attendance, fundraising goals, content creation, stewardship, etc.
  • Coordinate content creation for annual fundraising luncheon, including “save the date” cards, formal invitation, resident testimonial videos, day of event program and speakers, among others.
  • Drive fundraising strategy aimed at netting $100,000+ in donations and attracting new donors.
  • Recruit and lead volunteer event committee, including process for recruiting Community Builders to host event tables.

Donor Engagement: (20%)
  • Develop, track and report on pool of donors who are ready for qualification by major gift officers.
  • Prepare and carry-out annual donor engagement plans for donor segments in the qualification pool (giving $1k or more in 24 months) and donors in pre- qualification
  • Personalize the steps of qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship with a small number of mid-level donors.
  • Provide quarterly touchpoints for mid-level donors in pre-qualification phase to deepen engagement with Beacon’s work.
  • Meet quarterly with lead donor engagement officer to examine the qualification pipeline.

All employees are expected to:
  • Work across internal Beacon departments to ensure smooth coordination of resources and strategy development.
  • Represent Beacon, its mission, vision and goals in the broader community.
  • Work effectively and respectfully with individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in local commission, disability, sex and/or age.
  • Work within all agency policies, government regulations and the law.
  • Perform other tasks, responsibilities, and special projects as assigned or directed.

  • 2 or more years of experience leading or contributing to multi-channel fundraising for a charitable or nonprofit organization
  • 2 or more years of experience managing complex events
  • 2 or more years of experience working to motivate and guide volunteer leaders
  • Experience crafting written donor appeals and electronic communications
  • Comfort delivering personal, email, and phone solicitations
  • 2 or more years of experience working with a donor and/or member database, Raiser’s Edge experience preferred
  • Commitment to integrating Beacon’s values of race equity, diversity, equity and inclusion and best practices into all aspects of professional work.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Knowledge of and interest in Community-Centric Fundraising principles; Desire to learn and grow alongside a team interested in applying a racial equity lens to all aspects of our work.
  • Ability to move multiple timelines forward simultaneously
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, take direction, and work independently to achieve goals
  • Ability to meet or exceed deadlines while managing multiple priorities
  • Strong organizational, project, and time management skills, ability to self-direct time spent and communicate needs about pace of work.
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as collegially and collaboratively in a team setting and with a variety of groups
  • Availability to work in person for public events, and some tasks and meetings
  • Extensive knowledge and comfort with technology and software including Zoom, Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Access to reliable transportation (expenses reimbursed) and willingness to travel within the metro area as necessary and within organizational COVID safety protocols.

If you are excited about being part of an organization with a big goal and collaborative spirit, learn more about Beacon and this position at Please submit a resume with cover letter to

Beacon has voluntarily recognized a union for employees, and a collective bargaining agreement is in place.

Beacon strives to be an authentically inclusive organization. As an equal opportunity employer, Beacon does not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. We affirm that all people are valuable and deserve respect, we welcome diverse perspectives and backgrounds, and foster an inclusive and collaborative environment as we work together on our vision that “All people have a home”. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and members of other minority or marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.