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Director of Individual Engagement, YPL/LINC

Atlanta, GA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Director
Full time
3 - 5 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 1 Jan 2022

Expires on 1 Jan 2022

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Director of Individual Engagement, YPL/LINC

The Director of Individual Engagement for Young Professional Leaders (YPL) and Lead Impact Network Change (LINC) reports to the Vice President of Central Development and is a key member of the Office of Development.  The goal of Central Development is to play a supportive role to the Office of Development and plan and execute individual engagement opportunities within the Atlanta area.  The Director is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individuals donors and prospects that would be classified as YPL and LINC candidates (22-40 age group).

This innovative position will play an instrumental role on the DET team as it plans and implements an individual engagement strategic plan aimed at increasing revenue and retention; providing opportunities for development to engage prospects; effectively managing volunteer boards, committees, cabinets, etc.; growing affinity group membership; expanding individual engagement to the entire region; stewarding UWGA friends and partners; engaging a diverse audience; and more.  In pursuit of these goals and other measurable metrics, the Director will utilize, and be responsible for, various channels to build connections within the UWGA community and beyond, including but not limited to, volunteerism, phone, social media, email, events, surveys, etc.  This position will also be responsible for volunteer board/cabinet management duties as directed by the Vice President of Central Development.  The Director will focus on individual needs and priorities to maintain superior donor relationships.

Key Responsibilities

This role supports the goals of

  • Working with Development Officers to increase and retain affinity group membership.
  • Execute all aspects of events as needed.
  • Oversee the management of a volunteers/boards/committees/cabinets etc., as directed by the Vice President of Central Development. 
  • Serve as a key member of the DET team, providing innovative ideas and leadership that promote individual engagement.
  • Meet all assigned goals and metrics.
  • Be service-oriented and collaborative in nature. 
  • Plan and execute a variety of events and oversee the strategic engagement of event attendees during the event and beyond.
  • Offer staff support to volunteer members as needed.
  • Design and implement strategies to assist with the identification, qualification, solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship of UWGA donors and prospects
  • Develop creative strategies for identifying and engaging diverse constituencies critical to the organization’s fundraising goals.
  • Manage a portfolio of prospects as secondary or primary relationship manager.  Follow all prospect management policies and procedures. Oversee the solicitation and renewal of all those in said portfolio.  Oversee the solicitation of all volunteer leaders pursuant to prospect management policies.
  • Utilize the UWGA CRM to track data and ensure data accuracy.
  • Assist with the Development of a donor engagement strategic plan.
  • Direct and oversee all prospect research activities as needed.
  • Establish quality control systems for individual engagement marketing materials, commitment forms, letters, etc.
  • Manage event, society, or other budgets as directed by the Vice President of Central Development.
  • Represent the organization at speaking engagements at internal and external events as needed
  • Build and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with Community Engagement programmatic staff and staff across the organization.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Expectations

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-5 years successful experience in a fundraising, sales/account management or comparable work experience.

Expectations

  • Excellent skills in relationship management.
  • Excellent skills in team building, problem-solving, public speaking and executive presentation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent influence and motivational skills.
  • Ability to interface with high level donors, lead volunteers, CEOs and senior management.
  • Volunteer/client management experience. 
  • Strategic planning and budget management experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; basic understanding of customer contact or CRM systems.
  • Attend and assist with the coordination of evening and weekend events as needed.
  • Ability to innovate, problem solve, and timely follow through with promises or tasks.  
  • Work independently and be self-motivated.