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Individual Giving Manager

Living Well Disability Services | Mendota Heights, MN
Salary Range: $70,000 - $80,000

Job Summary
Do you enjoy building relationships? Would you consider yourself a disability advocate?

The Individual Giving Manager is an integral member of the Development team and is responsible for managing a portfolio of donors and implementing stewardship activities to build Living Well’s annual fundraising efforts. The Individual Giving Manager is expected to do all job duties with the organizations values in mind; Advocacy, Leadership, Respect, and Wellness.

Living Well Disability Services transforms the lives of people impacted by disabilities though the delivery of exceptional services.

A day when all people impacted by disabilities and our employees live well.

Job Duties and Expectations
This position connects with donors, families, people served, staff, volunteers and prospective supporters resulting in long-term relationships and individual gifts to support Living Well’s mission. Responsibilities include relationship building with donor/prospect portfolio, reporting on donor and relationship activities, philanthropic case support, collaboration with the Development team and participation in special campaigns, committees, projects and events as needed.
  • Advocate for the mission of Living Well Disability Services, strategically communicating mission, vision, and work to expand the narrative of disability inclusion.
  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward a designated portfolio of Living Well donors ($200-$1,500), through in-person, phone and email interactions to more deeply engage donors in the mission.
  • Conduct prospect research and qualify top prospects.
  • Develop and implement appropriate stewardship and recognition opportunities for individual donors.
  • Represent Living Well Disability Services through community events, donor-sponsored events, and other speaking opportunities.
  • Updates fundraising knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Other miscellaneous related duties as assigned.

Job Skills and Abilities
  • Exceptional ability to create and maintain personal relationships in a variety of settings, including individually and in groups, and in formal and informal settings.
  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized, coupled with demonstrated project management skills.
  • Motivated self-starter with capacity to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Pro-active with high level of engagement, responsiveness, and execution.
  • Capable of working with all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with donor databases and Microsoft Office, especially Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Positively represent LWDS in the community.

Work Environment
The majority of the job duties will be performed at the administrative office with additional time spent traveling to various locations as related to and required for the position. Flexibility in work hours and locations is required to meet the organizational needs of this position. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers, photocopiers and smart phones.

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to sit, walk and stand; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms; and lift up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret information and documents; analyze and solve non-routine and complex office administrative problems; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks; work under deadlines with frequent interruptions; and interact with managers, staff, persons supported, the public and others encountered in the course of work.

Required Education and Experience
  1. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education and experience.
  2. Four years related experience desired.
  3. Valid driver's license and approved to drive for Living Well Disability Services and access to reliable transportation.
  4. Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and use excellent judgment in sensitive situations.
  5. Flexibility and ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
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