Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Annual Giving Manager’s primary responsibility is to retain and acquire individual donors through a variety of strategies, primarily using digital platforms. The Manager is responsible for researching, planning, and executing innovative ways to encourage and increase fundraising. Collaborating with the broader NOA team, this person will manage all aspects of the mid-level giving process, including the strategy for donor/prospect acquisition through broad-based online appeals that generate revenue and on-going analysis of message themes, subject lines, design, and timing to evaluate effectiveness.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Proactively identify opportunities to grow NOA’s donor base, with a strong focus on building a dedicated community of sustaining donors.
  • Work with the Director of Development and the Director of Communications to lead the creation for fundraising campaigns. This includes collaborating with the Development and Communications teams on email marketing strategy, leading brainstorming meetings, taking the creative lead, and ensuring consistency with each new initiative.
  • Plan, write, and edit donor appeals (email and direct mail) and manage the production of mailings and scheduling of email appeals in collaboration with other NOA team members
  • Work with the NOA team to design, edit, and develop on-brand fundraising materials, in both digital and print formats, for external in-person and virtual events in a timely manner in collaboration with members of the Development and Communications Teams.
  • Work with the Communications team to suggest and implement new features to encourage philanthropic support from individuals online, social media sources, and deliver creative content (text, image, and video)
  • Collaborate with NOA’s Social Media Manager to make sure NOA has a social presence and to establish continuity with NOA’s online voice on all social channels
  • Assist the Communications Team in the construction of quarterly and monthly content calendars, helping to craft engaging external content driven by ‘donor-centric’ best practices, analytics, and effectively organizing multiple campaigns simultaneously with targeted audiences
  • Review digital analytics and reporting to develop optimization of donor journeys, conversion rates, acquisition and renewal rates, and attrition.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, continue to elevate the NOA’s work, and implementing intentional strategy changes when needed
  • Must be able to have a clear understanding of NOA’s mission, message, and goals
  • Assist with budgeting and projections for fundraising campaigns
  • Identify potential new and innovative digital activities to gain new supporters
  • Track and report on fundraising results across all platforms

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of marketing and fundraising experience.
  • Experience with digital marketing and fundraising strategy.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage a blended donor treatment strategy and elevate donors to increase giving, and to identify and upgrade new mid-level giving donors.
  • Excellent communicator driven by a sense of urgency towards inspiring donors.
  • Proactive, self-motivated, and capable of working in a fast-paced development operation to drive activity that achieves or exceeds individual and team goals.
  • A collaborative approach to working with colleagues across multiple diverse teams.
  • Experience with Action Network and Act Blue platforms is a plus.
  • Commitment to NOA’s mission – Possess a commitment to racial equity, fulfillment of treaty rights, social justice, and grassroots organizing. Be sensitive to the challenging dynamics of raising money for an organization fighting systemic racism in a capitalist system, and be comfortable navigating those dynamics.
  • Alignment with the values of indigeneity which recognizes the power of the circle, collective action and respect for being in balance with the natural world that is guided by ancestral knowledge and responsibility to future generations.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills, a high level of emotional intelligence, and awareness of interpersonal dynamics to work with a diverse group of colleagues, building support and consensus around fundraising priorities.
  • Have strong oral and written communication skills, including superior writing, copy editing, and proofreading ability.
  • Have strong organizational skills and an ability to deal with many tasks and priorities while being on top of details. Work effectively on a tight schedule and be able to set and meet realistic deadlines.
  • You honor the idea of Indigenizing organizational culture and ways of working within the staff and with all our relations. Show ability to work across multiple infrastructure and programmatic teams, with staff spread across the country.
  • Experience with G-Suite, Microsoft Office suite, donor databases, and project management platforms.
  • Solid track record of working closely with senior management, and ideally in an Indigenous, multi-cultural and multi-ethnic work environment.
  • A demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice issues and understanding of challenges facing Indigenous communities.

Qualifications:

  • You honor the idea of Native cultures and practices are the guiding principles of NOA’s organizational culture and ways of working within the staff and with all our relations.
  • Have a deep knowledge of the politics and issues impacting the tribal and Native communities.
  • Strong knowledge of intertribal Native history and culture.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to progressive social change movements and grassroots organizing as the key to building political power.
  • Understand the decisive role tribal governments play in the movement for achieving sovereignty and systemic change in nation-to-nation relations with the federal government.
  • Experience in managing staff, contractors, and volunteers.
  • Can communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Familiar with work plans and able to participate in setting priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Detail-oriented and able to manage your time efficiently.
  • Possess solid problem-solving skills and know how to give and receive feedback well.
  • A desire to grow and develop personally, and deepen our collective Indigenous frameworks. You want to learn from others in an exciting moment in Native history with an organization committed to movement-building for transformational change.

Compensation

Salary:

This is a contracted position requiring approximately 20 hours a week.

Location: Remote (minimal travel for staff gatherings, campaigns, and events.)

Native Organizers Alliance is a fiscally sponsored project of the Alliance for a Just Society (501c3) and is an equal opportunity employer, and women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQI people are strongly encouraged to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, nor any other basis protected under law. We embrace the full spectrum of humanity and the intersectional nature of our existence and imaginative energies. We embody diversity in our staff, board, the artists and partners we work with, and the audiences we attract.

All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants are asked to please email:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three references

Please email with the subject line “Your Name: Annual Giving Manager” to: jobs@nativeorganizing.org. Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.