Assistant Manager, Endowment Giving

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The Nation's Cultural Center and Living Memorial to JFK

Washington, DC

Work Location: Hybrid: remote & office

Performing Arts Center

  • Full Time
  • Washington, DC
  • Mon, Jul 19, 2021
  • Work Location: Hybrid: remote & office
  • Performing Arts Center
  • $0

Website KenCen The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The Nation's Cultural Center and Living Memorial to JFK

The Assistant Manager of Endowment Giving is an integral member of the Planned Giving & Endowments team. Working under the Manager of Planned Giving & Endowments, the Assistant Manager will help lead the department’s endowment fundraising through research, cultivation, acquisition, stewardship and assisting in the management of the Kennedy Center’s Legacy Societies while assisting with the stewardship of the Kennedy Center’s Legacy Society members.

What success looks like in this role:

After 60 days, this role will be familiar with the Kennedy Center’s endowment fundraising strategy and operations, the key colleagues and partners in this work, and the database function and reports by which this work is measured.

After 120 days, this role will be proactively building the endowment pipeline, accurately tracking progress toward financial goals, and stewarding donors/prospects, and actively soliciting gifts.

Duties and Responsibilities

50%   Fundraising Portfolio – Manage an individual portfolio of donors & prospects

Portfolio management for donors & prospects to the Kennedy Center’s endowment impact funds via direct contact through phone, email, in-person visits and off-site events and local travel.
Ensure prompt and appropriate donor stewardship by overseeing the correct gift entry, acknowledgements, tax receipts, and database tracking.
In collaboration with Development Communications team, ensure accurate creation and implementation of endowment solicitation materials such as one-pagers, proposals, presentations, and brochures.
Research and building endowment support pipeline working with other frontline fundraisers and the strategy and special projects team.
30%   Campaign Implementation – Support the Manager in all aspects of endowment campaigns.

Assist in cross-team portfolio reviews by serving as a knowledgeable resource for endowment fundraising.
Ensure accurate tracking and moves-management towards the goals of each impact fund of the endowment.
Assist Manager in identifying new endowment opportunities, impact fund creation, or other restricted endowment gifts.
10%   Planned Giving Support – Support the operations of the Office of Planned Giving

Assist team colleagues in providing donor stewardship responding to incoming phone, email, and physical mail.
Assist in major planned giving events, gatherings, and other planned giving duties as assigned.
10%   Events, Travel, and Meetings

Assist in developing donor engagement opportunities including small cultivation gatherings, events, and donor benefits.
Proactively engage portfolio donors through formal and informal engagement opportunities.
N/A   Responds to the needs and requests of Kennedy Center management and staff in a professional and expedient manner; Adheres to all employer policies and procedures.

N/A   Other duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree
2-3 years of development or related experience required
Experience working with database software
Excellent application of moves management tracking
Skills & Knowledge Qualifications

Major gifts fundraising experience is ideal
Tessitura database experience a benefit
Working knowledge of the performing arts

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