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Annual Giving Manager
The Southern California Institute of Architecture

Los Angeles, CA


Reporting to the Associate Director of Development, the Manager, Annual Giving is responsible for broadening and deepening SCI-Arc's engagement with all donors to the annual fund. The Manager, Annual Giving has primary responsibility for organizing and managing parent and alumni relations activities, and will initiate collaborations with Communications to create consistent messages to donors to maximize fundraising opportunities. The Manager, Annual Giving will also work closely with the Development Services Coordinator, to use donor data to drive effective strategy, and with the Special Projects Coordinator on various cultivation activities led by the Office of Development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize and implement all annual fund appeals activities
  • Manage a portfolio of 100 annual fund leadership donors and prospects (alumni, parents, friends) with the capacity to donate $1,000 or more annually
  • Identify annual fund leadership donors who may be major gift prospects and work collaboratively with Associate Director of Development to move them toward deeper support of the school
  • Develop an annual calendar of programs and events that that appeal to all donor constituencies with attention toward increased engagement with SCI-Arc among alumni and parents
  • Act as liaison between the School and the Alumni Council, providing support to ensure Council success and volunteer satisfaction; attend all Alumni Council meetings (five per year) and meetings of Council committees
  • Maintain regular communication with all donor constituencies via social media outlets, direct contact, email blasts, alumni web pages, and print publications
  • Coordinate activities with the Communications team to identify alumni who should be featured in school publications and on website


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Five years of experience in higher education or arts fundraising with proven ability to cultivate and solicit donors
  • Knowledge of and experience with planning and managing special events
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel,Adobe Creative Suite, Outlook and creating PowerPoint decks
  • Experience with Jenzabar or similar database system a plus
  • The ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Attention to detail and strong organization skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment in anticipation of departmental needs

We offer a great benefits package with medical, dental, vision, 401(k) and paid time off.


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Contact:Human Resources
Address: 960 E. 3rd Street

Deadline: 02-25-2018

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