• Manager, Special Projects

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  • Overview

    The Seminar Network is seeking a Manager, Special Projects to join their growing development team. This role will work within a fast-moving team to help manage existing network membership and be a key driver of partnership strategies with the organization's very top donors and prospects.


    The Seminar Network builds mission-driven partnerships with individuals, companies, and foundations to drive change in education, communities, business, public policy, and politics that empowers people to improve their lives. We are building a movement of principled business and philanthropic leaders who maximize the value of their contribution of time, talent, and resources to advance a free and open society.


    We are looking for colleagues committed to advancing our mission with energy, commitment, and passion for what they do.


    Your responsibilities include:


    • Support the growth of The Seminar Network’s “Mega Gifts” program by assisting in the conceptualization and planning of major gift cultivation and solicitation strategies, and then supporting its execution
    • Coordinate with research functions, travel functions, donor communications and the preparation of materials and presentations for meetings; collaborate closely with development and other internal teams to reduce turnaround of product deliverables
    • Manage a tracking calendar for the suggested engagement with each donor in the portfolio
    • Help manage all engagement with each donor, including recommended responses to requests that are made or questions that are posed


    Helpful knowledge and skills you bring to the team:


    • 2+ years of related experience in fundraising preferred
    • Experience in effective project management
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, as part of a team
    • Exceptional customer focus skills and ability to anticipate needs
    • Superior written and verbal communication skills
    • High degree of initiative and ability to take an entrepreneurial approach
    • Strong attention to detail


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