View Job

This job is no longer available

Annual Fund and Events Manager

URI (United Religions Initiative) | San Francisco CA 94129 USA | Full Time | Posted: 12/12/2012

Job Descriptiontop


Founded in 2000 by an extraordinary global community, URI is a global grassroots interfaith network that cultivates peace and justice by engaging people to bridge religious and cultural differences and work together for the good of their communities and the world. We implement our mission through local and global initiatives that build the capacity of our member groups and organizations to engage in community action such as conflict resolution and reconciliation, environmental sustainability, education, women’s and youth programs, and advocacy for human rights.

With 16 mostly part time regional staff dispersed around the world, URI’s global work is guided and coordinated through its global headquarters located in the Presidio National Park in San Francisco, CA. There are 14 staff members in San Francisco, one member in Buenos Aires and another in London. The organization’s budget is $2.7 million.

For more information, please visit


URI’s Annual Fund and Events Manager oversees URI’s annual campaign, special events, all fundraising-related individual donor, prospect research and tracking as well as online marketing and some grant writing as time permits. The Annual Fund and Events Manager also helps scale up fundraising goals and logistics for URI’s annual fundraising event, Circles of Light, including building and supporting a volunteer events committee. A proactive position, this individual reports to the Director of Development and works closely with the Development Team and URI executive leadership to establish a number of new, smaller events each year designed to cultivate and recognize donors and sponsors and to increase URI’s visibility and local constituent base.


Annual Fund (35%)

• Responsible for overseeing all functions of donor database management. Oversee/implement “contact detail” input. Assure that an accurate donor database is kept.
• Oversees timely donor acknowledgements, including composing thank you letters, working closely with development team members.
• Ensures accurate files and drafting of correspondence for all major annual donors.
• Oversees and or/reconciles donor records with the general ledger on a monthly or more frequent basis.
• Provides a monthly status report on the annual campaign budget and gifts secured-to-date to the Development Director to present at monthly Finance and Operation Committee meetings.
• Provides major gift prospect research including on current donors.
• Develops/oversees annual mail solicitation campaign.
• Develops and actively manages a system for securing in-kind donations.
• Generates all donor reports as requested.
• Generates mailing lists for newsletters and annual reports and facilitates mailings.
• Assures maintenance of a central file of donor records of correspondence (hard copy).
• Enters new contacts provided by executive leadership and others into Raisers Edge and works closely with the Director of Development to develop a follow-up process with new contacts and donor prospects.
• Works with the Director of Development to design and implement donor recognition strategy and/or event to steward donors.
• Prepares accurate donor lists for the annual organizational review.
• Works closely with the Development and Communication Teams on online campaigns to increase the number of grassroots donors.
• Supports URI’s President in major gift cultivation, including drafting letters of solicitation.
• Promotes URI in social media.

Fundraising Events (35%)

• Coordinates all aspects of Circles of Light Gala including committee meetings, development of the gala budget, invitations, program, decorations, etc.; serves as liaison with hotel and other vendors; manages ticket and table sales and table assignments; and performs other duties that emerge.
• Expands the committee(s) for Circles of Light and other events to increase volunteer participation.
• Coordinates donor and prospect cultivation events, including invitations, programs, budget, and liaison with vendors.
• Manages invitation lists of all events, including those organized by URI’s President; enters all new names into Raisers Edge.
• Secures corporate underwriting and organizational alliances for gala and cultivation events; develops and maintains relationship with businesses, corporations, and other nonprofits as necessary.

Corporate and Other Sponsorships (15%)

• Works closely with the Director of Development and executive leadership to set sponsorship goals and develop and implement an active corporate/business sponsorship/underwriting program.
• Identifies potential corporate/business sponsors annually, including prospects from among URI’s vendors, tailored to a particular event or program; meets with prospects and/or works with management to meet with potential sponsors.
• Helps URI’s regional entities to identify local corporations for sponsoring or underwriting campaigns or programs as appropriate.

Online Fundraising and Marketing Campaigns (15%)

• In concert with executive, development and communications staff, create the theme and develop and manage the production timeline for online campaigns.
• Work with the PR Coordinator on selection of stories and with the Development Team and management on beneficiaries of the campaign, as appropriate.
• Write copy for the online materials.
• Promote the campaign through social media.


• A proactive team player with a commitment to interfaith cooperation and social justice.
• A BA or equivalent experience is required.
• Previous experience (at least 3 years) in fundraising and managing special events is required.
• Proven success in a sophisticated annual gifts program; ability to assess and measure outcomes
• Computer proficiency: Microsoft Office Suite, intermediate to advanced; Raiser's Edge.
• Excellent writing, editing, proofreading, analytical and verbal communication skills.
• A solid understanding of donation streams, emerging trends and donor cultivation strategies.
• Experience cultivating corporate and other program sponsors highly desired.
• Ability to drive projects through to completion and meet deadlines.
• Exceptional accuracy and confidentiality dealing with donor information.
• Creative and self-motivated with an ability to think outside the box.
• Strong interest in a career in development with a focus on major gifts.
• Experience with social media is a plus.
• Ability to work in a team setting and willingness to work a flexible schedule with minimum supervision is also required.
• Occasional participation in evening and weekend events is expected.

SALARY: Competitive salary, commensurate with experience. This is a full-time, non-exempt position.

BENEFITS: Full medical, dental, vision and chiropractic after first month; voluntary flexible spending account (FSA); two weeks vacation annually to start, plus 12 paid holidays. Matching 403b after one year of service.

TO APPLY: Qualified candidates are invited to email their resume, and cover letter with "Annual Fund Manager" in the subject line to Candidates selected for an interview will be asked for writing samples. Application closing date: January 4, 2013. No phone calls, please.

NOTE: Candidates must be local to the SF/Bay Area. URI does not pay for relocation expenses.

URI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all employees, applicants and program beneficiaries. URI does not discriminate against any person because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, political affiliation or citizenship. All qualified applicants, including minorities and women, are encouraged to apply.

Job Detailstop

Location San Francisco, CA, 94129, United States
Travel Required 5% of the time
Categories Foundation/Grant-making/Philanthropy/Volunteerism, Other, Religion/Spiritual Development
Function Development/Fundraising
Experience Years 3 yrs
Visa Sponsorship Do not sponsor.
Pref Degree Bachelors

Location Maptop

Contact Informationtop

Contact Name Debra Bernstein
How to apply Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.