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13 Jan 2017

Full-Time Manager of Donor Engagement and Individual Giving

BUILD – Posted by laurencooley Anywhere

Job Description

Organization Profile:

Founded in 1999, BUILD uses entrepreneurship-based, experiential learning to ignite the potential of youth in under-resourced communities and equip them for high school, college and career success. BUILD’s unique program offers students a four-year entrepreneurship experience designed to reinforce the Common Core, develop 21st-century skills and motivate student engagement in school. Starting in 9th grade, BUILD students work with their peers and community mentors to develop business ideas, pitch to funders and launch real businesses. As they journey through high school, BUILD provides students with support in navigating the college application process and the opportunity to explore college and career options, while expanding their businesses or opting into community internships.

BUILD currently serves approximately 2,000 high school students at programs located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington, DC, Boston, MA, New York City, and will serve students in Los Angeles in 2017. Over the next 10 years, BUILD will grow its impact to reach tens of thousands of students across the country each year.

BUILD is made up of a diverse, results driven and passionate team who believe in the potential of every student and the power of entrepreneurship-based, experiential learning to transform the education landscape. We work in a collaborative environment where perseverance, flexibility, cross-cultural understanding and an entrepreneurial spirit are encouraged and celebrated. For more information, please visit

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Principal Investments, the Manager of Donor Engagement and Individual Giving is responsible for overseeing Annual Giving, crafting and implementing donor stewardship strategies, and increasing the number of annual donors who have the capacity to turn into major (5+ figure) donors. This is an exceptional opportunity to play a key role in contributing to the organization’s growth and ensure that BUILD has a vibrant culture of philanthropy. This position will work closely with the National Communications Team and program teams, and shares best practices with BUILD’s regions.

Successful candidates will demonstrate key competencies, such as relationship management, interpersonal skills, strategic thinking, and initiative through a combination of previous education and work experience.

Candidate Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree required
5 years of experience as a fundraiser specializing in individual giving and donor cultivation and stewardship
Experience with Board of Directors
Excellent written and verbal skills
High degree of comfort balancing long-term strategic efforts with short-term opportunities
Supremely organized, systems-thinker with an unwavering attention to detail
Ability to use Raiser’s Edge database
Ability to organize, prioritize and execute fundraising plan
Position Details:

Location: Redwood City, CA
Insert only if required: Frequent travel to funder meetings is required so employees must have their own vehicle for transportation (valid proof of insurance required).
Position Type: Regular full-time

BUILD offers a competitive compensation & benefits package for eligible employees. This includes medical, dental & vision coverage, flexible spending accounts, and a 403(b) plan with employer match. In addition, BUILD employees are eligible for generous paid vacation, sick time, 10 paid holidays per year, a flexible work environment, and performance bonuses.

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to BUILD is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. At BUILD promoting, celebrating, and supporting diversity is a core value. Individuals are considered without regards to race, gender, age, sexual orientation, sexual expression, religion, color, veteran status, disability, marital status, or ancestry.

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Job Categories: Social Entrepreneurship. Job Types: Full-Time.

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