Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Environmental/Conservation
4 Year Degree
Would you like to work in a supportive, inspiring environment with other staff who are committed to protecting our environment and advancing reproductive health and rights for people around the world?
We are Population Connection! We share the connections between preserving our precious natural resources and a lack of access to reproductive health care and modern contraception around the world. By upholding human rights and ensuring that people everywhere can make the best decisions about whether—and when—to get pregnant or have a child, we can ensure a more equitable, more sustainable future.
We advocate for people everywhere to gain access to effective, affordable modern contraception and reproductive health care. And our nationwide Population Education program trains more than 12,000 teachers and reaches three million K-12 students annually, raising awareness about the impacts of global population growth on our environment and human well-being.
If you care about defending reproductive health and rights … addressing climate change … preserving biodiversity … alleviating poverty … ensuring food and water access … and more … then working with Population Connection could be the dream job for you!
We’re seeking an Individual Giving Manager to work in our San Diego office, conveniently located in Mission Valley. In this role, you will have the opportunity to cultivate donors across the country via phone and personal visits. We fully support professional development and encourage you to continue your learning as a fundraising professional. Join our team!
Individual Giving Manager
In this role, you will help to secure funds for Population Connection and Population Connection Action Fund by developing and managing a portfolio of major and planned giving donors and prospects. You will report to the Vice President for Marketing & Development and you’ll work closely with the Director of Individual Giving, as well as other development and marketing staff.
You’ll have the opportunity to build relationships with the many committed donors who make up Population Connection’s membership base. You’ll be able to spend a significant amount of time interacting with donors over the phone and in person.
You’ll manage a portfolio of approximately 150 donors capable of making major or planned gifts.
Identifying the best prospects for cultivation; ensuring that each donor receives regular contacts according to their preferences; and maintaining or increasing their giving year over year.
Hosting personal visits with donors capable of making major gifts or interested in making planned gifts to deepen their knowledge and affinity for Population Connection (goal: 10-12 personal visits per month).
Seeking opportunities to invite or accompany the President & CEO and VP for Marketing & Development on personal visits with high value donors.
Creating Development materials including proposals, correspondence, and donor profiles; contributing to team efforts to personalize and distribute special mailings.
Conducting stewardship best practices for recent donors, such as initiating thank you phone calls and writing personal thank you notes or emails.
Contributing to the Development team’s strategy meetings by thinking creatively about cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship ideas—including ways to involve staff and ambassadors of the organization.
Collaborating with the Membership Relations Team to engage active volunteers who exhibit a higher capacity to give.
Recording all substantive donor interactions and capturing critical donor information in our databases.
Maintaining working knowledge of Population Connection and Population Connection Action Fund program priorities and activities.
Continuing professional development.
Other duties as assigned.
Excellent benefits package including:
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and POS medical coverage--$20/month individual
Blue Dental coverage $5/month
Employer paid life and disability insurance
11 paid holidays
Generous annual and sick leave
6% 401(K) match
ID theft protection service
Our standard work hours are 9 am to 5 pm, with a half hour lunch (37.5 hours/week).
A Bachelor’s Degree or Associates Degree and equivalent work experience
Three to five years’ experience using moves management to advance donor relationships in a nonprofit, or equivalent work experience
Documented experience closing major or planned gifts
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication and presentation skills; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, comfortably, and respectfully with donors, staff, and volunteers
Ability to understand and speak compellingly about Population Connection’s mission and to simplify complex themes into short, persuasive presentations or proposals
Excellent organizational skills; detail oriented with ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously to meet deadlines
An ability to take personal initiative and work independently as well as to collaborate with others on donor strategies in a team-oriented approach
Capable of effective remote collaboration with colleagues in Washington, D.C. office
Proficiency with online databases and Microsoft Office Suite
Ability and willingness to travel as well as occasionally work irregular hours; must have driver’s license
Flexibility and a willingness to take on new tasks as the responsibilities of this position evolve
Fully committed to Population Connection’s mission to defend women’s rights and to protect our environment
About Population Connection
Population Connection is a non-profit organization that raises awareness of population challenges and advocates for improved global access to family planning and reproductive health care. Founded in 1968, it is the largest grassroots organization pursuing progressive polices to address global population growth.
Why does it matter? One in eight people is hungry. More than a billion people live in areas where water is already scarce. High fertility leads to poor health outcomes for mothers and their children. Rapidly expanding populations can keep nations mired in a cycle of poverty and contribute to social and political unrest. Biodiversity is lost when plants and animals are crowded out to make room for more development.
For over 50 years, Population Connection has been developing quality curriculum for the K-12 classroom to help students understand human population dynamics and their impact on environmental systems and quality of life issues. We also have a well-established teacher-training program, which prepares over 12,000 educators each year in innovative, hands-on workshops.
We have more than 40,000 members, and hundreds of thousands more supporters and participatin...g educators working together to build a more sustainable future for all of our planet’s inhabitants. Population Connection works to ensure that every woman around the world who wants to delay or end childbearing has access to the health services and contraceptive supplies she needs in order to do so.