Melville, NY
Salary: $25.00 to $30.00 /hour

Overview and Purpose
We are looking for a Fundraising Manager who is an experienced fundraiser who will develop and manage a portfolio of donors and prospects. The Fundraising Manager will be responsible for raising money through the direct cultivation of prospects, stewardship of donors and the solicitation of donors. This is a Part-Time Position in our Garden City office working 3 days per week with flexible hours.

Our candidate needs to posses superb interpersonal and communication skills and can build and sustain long-term relationships with prospects, donors, community members and colleagues. This person must be warm, engaging, and a motivational team member.

What You’ll Do

Work in partnership with the Foundation’s senior leadership to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors
Build a pipeline of donors
Coordinate donor appointments
Assist in planning and executing donor cultivation and stewardship activities/events that seek to deepen donors’ commitment to the Foundation

Develop, or identify and engage with, community events from which the proceeds benefit the Foundation (i.e., charity shopping events, auctions)

Accurately update and maintain donor/prospect information and activity in donor database system
Track all interactions with donors/prospects in timely manner; maintain the integrity of the data
Attend and participate in team meetings and other activities as assigned and appropriate
Actively contribute to team by supporting colleagues, collaborating on projects, sharing information, and being a positive force for good

Solicit grants at the direction of Foundation senior leadership


The ideal candidate will possess:
3+ years experience and proven success in fundraising

Strong database of donor contacts preferred

Knowledge of best practices in fundraising

Experience using social media for fundraising – must be tech-savvy and comfortable learning new technologies and possess a data-driven, strategic mindset.

Experience writing grant requests
Excellent time management and project management skills

Highly-organized, detail-oriented, strategic, and can project-manage, deliver on multiple priorities, and thrive in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work independently and as an effective team player and to meet deadlines
Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Knowledge of and experience with databases

Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

Salary commensurate with experience

About the Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation

The Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation enables children with special needs in the New York Metropolitan Area and the Northeast United States to experience summer camp. By partnering with existing accredited camps, the Foundation affords families the ability to send children into integrated camp settings. The Foundation believes that every child deserves the opportunity to participate in a safe, caring, and fun learning environment. The Foundation’s primary goal is to allow each child to build self esteem and friendships through integrated camping environments. The Foundation funds more than twenty camp programs each summer servicing hundreds of special needs children.

Application Procedure

Please include a one-page cover letter along with your resume, outlining how your skills and experience meet the essential functions and qualifications of the position. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Gerstman Group provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or age

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