Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

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  • Posted

    Jul. 7, 2017
  • Location

    Center City
  • Type

    Full-Time Job


The Manager of Individual Giving plays an integral role in the PHS Development team. Reporting to the Director of Giving, the Manager of Individual Giving is responsible for culitivating a diverse mix of current and prospective donors to raise funds in support of PHS’s mission. Focusing primarily on PHS’s leadership membership level 1827 Society ($1,827 to $25,000), the successful candidate will develop and implement strategies for donor acquisition and retention, membership upgrades, and increased support.

This staff member will work in close collaboration with Development leadership to design and implement a dynamic, donor-centered engagement plan to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors for the 1827 Society and other fundraising initiatives as appropriate. S/he will work with PHS colleagues to create a robust calendar of events and programs, will ensure that 1827 Society benefits are tiered appropriately, and will oversee their activation. Working in close collaboration with the Development team and Senior Staff to achieve fundraising goals, this individual will have significant interaction with the board, major donors, volunteers, and staff across the organization. Occasional travel and evening work will be required.


• In collaboration with the Director of Giving, provides leadership for all aspects of PHS’s individual giving programs, including the management of a comprehensive strategy to implement ambitious long- and short-term individual giving goals
• Manages a highly engaging donor cultivation cycle and gift stewardship program to ensure that new donors are developed, existing donors are encouraged to upgrade, and all 1827 donors benefit from a close, rewarding relationship with PHS
• Meets or exceeds monthly goals for supporter retention, acquisition, and upgrades, based on participation and contribution targets
• As needed, acts as staff liaison to volunteer committees and establishes schedule and agendas
• Plans and attends 1827 Society programs throughout the year
• Helps manage all 1827 Society mailings and communications, and oversees gift processing and acknowledgement
• Tracks 1827 Society membership renewals, and successfully re-engages lapsed and dropped members
• Coordinating with the Membership department, identifies upgrade strategies and joint programming to support membership conversion to a leadership level
• Assists in the creation of the annual Development plan, and with organizational goals and department budget
• Helps to plan and implement major fundraising events.
• Represents PHS and Development department at events throughout the city
• Documents all development actions in Raiser’s Edge


• Participates in PHS events throughout the year including major fundraisers and the Philadelphia Flower Show
• Provides support to PHS activities, special events, and other related responsibilities as assigned
• Helps to enlist new and retain existing donors by sharing the benefits of PHS membership with partners, advisors, program participants and others
• Remains current with organization information and changes
• Promotes and applies teamwork skills
• Notifies appropriate individuals promptly of problems or unusual matters of significance
• Complies with the organization’s safety regulations, policies and procedures
• Execute emergency procedures in accordance with organizational standards
• Attend appropriate meetings and training sessions
• Adheres to the highest standards of professional ethics
This position has no direct reports.

• Bachelor’s Degree
• 3-5 years Development and Individual Giving experience
• Prior experience with leadership giving programs preferred
• A successful track record of personally identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individuals
• Proven ability to implement new initiatives that increase revenue
• Ability to design and implement content including travel, lectures, tours, and other programs
• Ability to forge strong relationships with colleagues, volunteers, and donors
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a high level of attention to detail
• A high level of motivation, energy, enthusiasm, conscientiousness, and creativity.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Windows, Excel, and Raisers’ Edge fundraising database.
• Commitment to the mission of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
• Candidates with knowledge of Philadelphia community preferred
• Adheres to the highest professional ethical standards
• Weekend and evening availability, as needed
• Must have a valid driver’s license

This is largely a sedentary role; however, some physical demands are required. This includes the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.

PHS offers a competitive salary and benefits package

PHS is an equal opportunity employer

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