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Philanthropy Manager – Individual Giving & Stewardship

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Philanthropy Manager – Individual Giving & Stewardship


Department: Administration

Reports To: Director of Philanthropy

Location: Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre, 600 N. Lake Formosa Drive, Orlando, FL 32803

Time Commitment: Full-Time, salaried, exempt

Compensation: $40-50K, commensurate with experience

Benefits: All standard in coordination with employee handbook policies

Basic Purpose and Objective of the Role:

Under the direction of the Director of Philanthropy, the Individual Giving Manager will oversee gift acceptance, recording, and acknowledgement; donor benefits fulfillment; stewardship; and prospect research to support fulfillment and growth of Orlando Ballet’s contributed revenue. Orlando Ballet is seeking a driven, self-motivated, highly organized individual with strong interpersonal skills, exceptional attention to detail, the ability to manage/analyze data, a desire for a career in development, and a commitment to supporting Orlando Ballet in its mission to entertain, educate and enrich through the highest quality of dance.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee acceptance, recording, and acknowledgement of all incoming contributed revenue
  • Oversee maintenance of the donor database to ensure data is clean, accurate, and complete
  • Oversee and assist with the creation and fulfillment of contributed revenue reports as requested by the Philanthropy team, Board Members, and other departments
  • Oversee creation and maintenance of constituent communication lists to support event invitations, annual fund solicitations, and stewardship activities
  • Track and maintain fulfillment of donor and sponsor benefits
  • Support prospect research needs as requested by the Philanthropy team, Executive Director, and Board Members, including management of iWave wealth screening efforts
  • Assist with overseeing, updating, and tracking the moves management process for the Philanthropy team and Executive Director in close partnership with the Director of Philanthropy and Major Gifts Officer
  • Conceptualize, create, and execute direct appeal fundraising campaigns, including the United Arts Collaborative CampaignWork closely with the Philanthropy team to:
  • Create and promote consistent donor messaging
  • Execute fundraising, donor recognition, and cultivation events throughout the Season
  • Identify new or existing prospects for all funding streams
  • Ensure accurate tracking and reporting
  • Identify and recruit volunteers and committee members to assist in supporting development initiatives
  • All members of the Philanthropy team will oversee a prospect portfolio (levels and size of portfolios to be established)
  • Serve on Orlando Ballet Board Committees as appropriate, including but not limited to the Stewardship Committee
  • Support all aspects of the Philanthropy team as needed, including attendance of all Season performances, the Ballet Ball, the Nutcracker Boutique, and all fundraising and cultivation events
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in a nonprofit development environment
  • Significant prospect research experience, including familiarity with wealth screening tools, specifically iWave
  • Proven track record of ability to work independently, with great attention to detail and flexibility, in a fast-paced atmosphere under established time constraints
  • Proficiency with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • Excellent organizational, customer service, and communications skills
  • Familiarity with Windows and Mac operating systems and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in philanthropic studies or nonprofit management
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in a nonprofit development environment
  • Professional background in nonprofit arts environment
  • Significant experience and training in Tessitura CRM software
  • Completion of Tessitura Fundamentals and/or Comprehensive courses
  • Experience with digital communication platforms, specifically WordFly
  • Basic graphic design, photography, and video capability, ie. experience with Canva or other similar platforms

Submission Procedure:

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to

Orlando Ballet is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

Job Details

Position Type: Full-Time
Category: Administration/Management
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 3-5 years