• Annual Fund Manager

    Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco
    Regular, Full-Time
    Job Category
    San Francisco
  • Overview

    Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country.  Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).



    Position Summary

    The Annual Fund Manager will help ensure the success of Audubon California’s annual fund efforts (donors of $1 to $10,000), which include direct mail appeals (renewal, upgrades, and acquisition), email appeals, online giving, stewardship newsletters, and targeted strategies for center and sanctuaries. S/he will be an invaluable member of a small development department, with opportunity to learn and grow professionally in all aspects of development.

    The right candidate will be first and foremost a strong writer and project manager, and an entrepreneurial, organized, and energetic development professional interested in conservation of California’s birds and their habitats.

    Essential Functions

    • Develop and implement strategies for annual-fund donor acquisition, renewal and upgrades.
    • Create and manage budget for annual fund campaigns. Track and report on results of all campaigns and segments; adjust strategies as needed.
    • Update shared editorial calendar and basecamp schedule and maintain thorough cloud-based storage systems for all files.
    • Produce direct mail appeals, including targeted appeals for centers and sanctuaries throughout California.
    • Write articles, stories, appeals, acknowledgement letters, correspondence, and other projects as assigned.
    • Manage contract printers, designer, letter shop and mail house to ensure delivery of quality products on time and budget.
    • Produce donor stewardship newsletters and annual report, highlighting work of various programs, centers and sanctuaries and the impact of donor contributions.
    • Select, segment and code mailing lists for both postal and email appeals.
    • Provide customer service to individual donors, including fulfilling benefits in partnership with colleagues at National Audubon Society.
    • With Communications Department, write, design and send online fundraising campaigns via email, web, and social media.
    • Work with program staff to collect stories and photos.
    • Ensure timely and accurate updates to donor records in Salesforce and EveryAction, including duplicate management, recording outgoing contacts with donors such as Annual Fund mailings and emails, and tracking campaign and donor response.
    • Other duties, as assigned.


    Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in communications, English, fundraising, or related field highly preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience also considered.
    • 3 - 5 years’ experience in development, direct marketing, communication, membership development, or equivalent.
    • Strong and persuasive writing, editing and storytelling skills and the ability to meaningfully connect Audubon's mission to people who care  about it. 
    • Must be comfortable speaking with strangers and have a friendly demeanor that inspires donors
    • Excellent project management skills.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience working both independently and in team-based settings.
    • Solid organizational skills and history of working in fast-paced and deadline-based environments.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and experience with donor database management required (preferably Salesforce).
    • Experience with CRM and CMS desired (preferably EveryAction and Drupal).
    • Flexible work approach and the ability to act with sensitivity and discretion while handling confidential information.
    • Passion for conservation and Audubon’s mission




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