This is a new full-time position with the Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas, beginning in 2019. The Advancement Manager will work closely with the Executive Secretary to collectively raise $500,000 annually through a combination of individual gifts, grants, and contributions from other denominational bodies. The position will require excellent communication skills, including written and in-person solicitation of donors, and hands-on database skills. A strong commitment to the future of the Religious Society of Friends, also known as the Friends Church, is essential. The Advancement Manager will be engaged in all aspects of the FWCC fundraising program, but the proportions of time and responsibility will be developed in consultation with the individual hired. The fundraising program of FWCC includes:
Coordinate four annual mailed and electronic appeals, sustainer giving, acknowledgements, develop creative approaches, monthly, quarterly, and annual internal and external reports, including reconciling with bookkeepers.
Coordinate phone calls and visits by the Executive Secretary, reporting, forecasting, cultivate relationships with and solicit a pool of mid-level donors, develop stewardship plan. At least 10% travel: local, nationwide, and international.
Coordinate a consistent approach to cultivating new prospects and stewarding existing donors. Work with Everence and Friends Fiduciary to offer services to Friends across the spectrum.
Maintain a lively online and print communications program, recruit and support volunteers, work with professional contractors, to support fundraising and programmatic goals.
Grant writing & reporting
Research and write reports and proposals, develop budgets, work with Executive Secretary on priorities and relationships. In recent years, grant income has varied from $10K to $70K each year.
Work with the Development
Committee to report and analyze trends, and to carry out an annual initiative.
Work with Representative Engagement Program Group to help Representatives to be
advocates for FWCC with their monthly and yearly meetings and to become donors
Desired skills and experience
- Minimum five years related experience. Preference for completion of academic degree, or certification in fundraising or non-profit management.
- Experience raising money, at any level, is required. Training or experience with public relations, marketing, social media, non-profit accounting and budgeting practices preferred. Ability to build supportive relationships is essential.
- Competency in written and spoken English, numeric literacy with computational and analytical skills. Competency in Spanish is wonderful but not required.
- Proficiency in MS Office programs required. Experience with DonorPerfect Online, Google Drive, Constant Contact, Dreamweaver and WordPress software preferred.
- Experience directing and working with volunteers to carry out program activities. Flexibility to work evenings and weekends, accommodating volunteer schedules. Flexibility to travel at least 10% time, primarily in North America.
- Ability to work independently and as a team and ask for help when needed, strong attention to detail, and organizational and time management skills. Ability to follow policies and procedures and to problem-solve when non-routine situations arise. Discretion, integrity, and respect for confidentiality, willing to undergo thorough background check.
- Ability to obtain legal work status in the United States and obtain necessary documents for travel to other countries within the Americas.
- Familiarity with and sensitivity to the different branches of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) required. Membership strongly preferred.
This position is full-time (35 hour per week), exempt, in salary range $45,000-$60,000, with full benefits including paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance (medical, vision, dental), long-term disability and life insurance, and a defined-benefit pension. The position is located in the Friends Center office building in Philadelphia’s Center City, near transit and parking. The position is expected to begin by October 1, 2019; however, this date is negotiable. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis starting May 1, 2019.
The Friends World Committee for Consultation, founded in 1937, encourages fellowship among all the branches of the Religious Society of Friends. In the Americas, the Quaker community extends from the Arctic to the Andes, spanning a rich diversity of regional cultures, beliefs and styles of worship. FWCC Section of the Americas offers programs that unite Friends across the hemisphere through Spirit-led fellowship. For more information, visit www.fwccamericas.org.