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  • Senior Manager, Membership and Annual Giving
  • Director of Patron Programs
  • Senior Manager of Institutional Giving
  • Development Manager, World Monuments Fund Britain

World Monuments Fund is seeking a Senior Manager, Membership and Annual Giving, to join our global, creative, and inclusive organization and oversee all aspects of our community of members and donors who support WMF’s work with gifts of less than $5,000.

Reporting to the Vice President of External Affairs, this individual will be responsible for the management of WMF’s membership and annual giving program, including a robust integrated schedule of solicitations through direct mail and email. The successful candidate will be a highly analytical and data-oriented annual giving professional who is also creative, entrepreneurial, energetic, and goal-oriented, with excellent organizational skills. Major areas of responsibility and related tasks include: 

Overall Program Strategy and Management:

  • Identify opportunities for growth of the annual giving and membership program. 
  • Working closely with WMF leadership and a direct response consultant, develop strategy and targets for engagement and revenue. Apply analytics to both short- and long-term growth planning, adjusting tactics as needed based on an ongoing close review of results.
  • Manage all ongoing solicitation, stewardship, and cultivation efforts for a growing community of WMF members and supporters in an integrated and thoughtful way, using leading-edge direct response tactics, member activities and communications, and member benefits and premiums, to maximize revenue as appropriate. 
  • Working closely with database and communications colleagues, serve as lead WMF expert on donor and prospect segmentation, ensuring that all WMF mail and email communications and appeals distributed to <$5k supporters and prospects are thoughtfully sequenced and scheduled.
  • Oversee program budget ensuring all aspects of the program are on target with expense and revenue goals, with a consistent focus on ROI.
  • Create and distribute member and donor communications to support overall program goals.

Direct Response Program Management:

  • Working closely with WMF leadership, colleagues, direct response consultant, and external vendors, help shape and administer an integrated multi-channel annual schedule of appeals to current, recent, and lapsed supporters plus acquisition prospects.
  • Ensure on-schedule distribution of all solicitations, to include multiple major direct mail acquisition and special gift solicitations, several email appeal series, and rolling monthly membership renewal series through both mail and email.
  • Serve as WMF lead expert on using Pardot, WMF’s email marketing tool, to support development goals by creating and sending email appeals to accurately and precisely segmented supporter and prospect lists.
  • In addition to appeals developed and administered in collaboration with direct response consultant, produce and distribute in-house appeals, including membership renewals by mail and email, custom mid-level mail appeals, and special interest mail appeals regarding specific WMF program initiatives.

Donor and Member Stewardship:

  • Act as a public face of WMF to the <$5k member/donor community, stewarding supporters through interactions at member/donor events, personal email and mail communications, and direct response program.
  • Ensure prompt and accurate fulfillment of member benefits and premiums to members.
  • Ensure timely and accurate acknowledgements of donations.
  • Prioritize prompt and courteous response to all inquiries regarding membership or direct response solicitations.
  • Work with Director of Patron Programs and Vice President of External Affairs to identify prospects for increased engagement and giving upgrades.

Additional Program Administration:

  • Use data-driven analysis and best practices to set annual goals and oversee progress toward goals, adjusting as needed based on close and timely oversight of ongoing results. 
  • Oversee any member events and activities, ensuring that the work of World Monuments Fund, and donor/member impact, are shared in a way that is both compelling and accurate.
  • Act as a liaison to communications team to ensure website and social media content, email, and mail communications support the goals of the membership and annual giving program.
  • Manage relationships with direct response program vendors and partners.
  • Manage selection, production, and distribution of membership premiums and benefits to support program goals.
  • Work closely with Database Associate to ensure the accurate and timely creation of all lists and reports to support direct response solicitations and results analysis.
  • Maintain organized, up-to-date donor files and giving histories in organization database.
  • Manage all WMF list exchanges that are initiated both through direct response program activities and independently.
  • Work closely with direct response consultant and Database Associate to manage WMF participation in data modeling co-ops.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Reports to:

  • VP of External Affairs

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 7+ years of relevant experience

Skills and Attributes:

  • Consistently demonstrated high level of quantitative and analytical abilities.
  • Very strong creative and writing skills to enable effective oversight of an innovative, ambitious, and growing membership and annual giving program.
  • In-depth experience with integrated multi-channel direct response programs, including both direct mail and digital channels.
  • Knowledge of the evolving digital landscape, including best practices and benchmarks.
  • Strong experience with data-driven and results-oriented annual giving/membership program management.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills & the ability to work well with staff at all organizational levels.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; Salesforce experience a plus.

Salary:

  • Commensurate with experience

Organization:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@wmf.org. Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please.

World Monuments Fund is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. WMF is an at-will employer.

World Monuments Fund’s mission is to preserve the world’s architectural heritage of significant monuments, buildings, and sites. In partnership with local communities, funders, and governments, WMF seeks to inspire an enduring commitment to stewardship for future generations.

World Monuments Fund (WMF) is seeking a qualified professional for the role of Director of Patron Programs to contribute to our global, creative, and inclusive organization and office environment.

This individual will be responsible for building the organization’s individual major gifts program and overseeing leadership gift circles. The Director of Patron Programs will report to Vice President of External Affairs. This staff member will have significant responsibilities for the management and stewardship of our existing program and a focus on creating relationships with new donors through proactive prospecting and soliciting new annual and transformational gifts to realize WMF’s strategic vision. 

The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, energetic, goal-oriented development leader with demonstrated experience in running comprehensive individual giving campaigns. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator in verbal, written, and presentation forms. This staff member will have good interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with communications, development and membership colleagues to support a busy year-round schedule. This individual will advise and set strategy for best practices in development, data management, and planned giving. The Director of Patron Programs will spend a majority of time in direct interaction with donors, both in and out of the office, helping donors fulfill their passions and interests through their giving to WMF as well as travel to international destinations, assessing next steps for increased engagement, deploying other staff, including the President and Vice President of External Affairs as needed.

Major areas of responsibility and related tasks include: 

  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 120-150 donors and prospects with gifts of $5k+
  • Create individual goals for each person in the portfolio based on the donor’s history of giving and the organization’s knowledge of that donor’s potential and interests
  • Create a comprehensive plan for each donor/prospect in the portfolio and execute that plan so that individual donors are retained and upgraded
  • Directly solicit major and planned gifts, and partner with senior and program staff on donor engagement opportunities
  • Provide support to senior staff in preparation for solicitation or stewardship opportunities, including concise briefing materials in advance of meetings.
  • Qualify new prospects for assignment to the campaign portfolio. Work with the appropriate staff to secure project information and use this information to develop materials directed at individual donors/prospects, such as highly personalized proposals that are in line with donor interests and programmatic priorities, stewardship reports that detail progress made as a result of a particular gift
  • Develop and execute special cultivation and stewardship opportunities, such as small events for select donors/ prospects in the portfolio
  • Oversee planning and scheduling international travel program, and deepen donor engagement through trips connected to advancing WMF’s mission
  • Ensure donors receive timely and accurate acknowledgements and reports
  • Track all steps in process in database
  • Work collaboratively with WMF staff to gather materials such as images and program plans in support of proposals and funder updates 
  • Write compelling proposals, reports and correspondence in support of WMF’s strategic priorities
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Reports to:

  • VP of External Affairs 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (prefer major in Art History, English, or International Affairs) 
  • 10+ years experience in fundraising, direct solicitations, and prospect research

Skills:

  • Excellent communication and solicitation skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (including the ability to work well with staff at all organizational levels) 
  • Ability and desire to travel internationally.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and projects, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Results oriented
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Database experience a plus

Salary:

  • Commensurate with experience

Organization:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@wmf.org. Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please.

World Monuments Fund is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. WMF is an at-will employer.

World Monuments Fund’s mission is to preserve the world’s architectural heritage of significant monuments, buildings, and sites. In partnership with local communities, funders, and governments, WMF seeks to inspire an enduring commitment to stewardship for future generations.

World Monuments Fund (WMF) is seeking a qualified professional for the role of Senior Manager of Institutional Giving to contribute to our global, creative, and inclusive organization and office environment.

This individual will be responsible for building and stewarding the organization’s foundation, corporate, and government portfolios. Responsibilities include prospect research, writing and submitting proposals, grant reporting, and timely gift acknowledgements and other correspondence for both new and existing funders. The Senior Manager of Institutional Giving reports to the Vice President for External Affairs and works closely with the President and EVP/Chief Operating Officer on government grants and reporting.

Major areas of responsibility and related tasks include: 

  • In partnership with the VP for External Affairs, develop and implement a fundraising strategy to increase giving from foundations, corporate, and government agencies
  • Proactively research, build, and cultivate pipelines of prospective funders, matching their interests with the mission and strategic vision of WMF to support our highest priorities
  • Steward existing institutional funders and create meaningful ways to engage with the work of WMF
  • Act as the point person/relationship owner for foundation and corporate program officers 
  • Write and oversee the submission of compelling letters of inquiry, grant proposals, funder presentations, and other fundraising materials, including budgeting and financial reporting
  • Work collaboratively with WMF staff to gather information and materials for proposals, funder updates, and grant reporting
  • Prepare research and other materials for senior leadership in preparation for donor/prospect meetings
  • Manage institutional giving calendar, including oversight of reporting schedule, grant compliance, and deliverables
  • Maintain centralized and current file of key organizational data
  • Use NGOC database to track report deadlines and monitor stewardship activities
  • Communicate updates to senior staff on a regular basis
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree; Major in English, Art History, or Architecture preferred  
  • 7+ years of experience in fundraising, grant writing, and prospect research

Skills: 

  • Ecellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well with staff at all organizational levels
  • Experience in researching and preparing successful proposals for foundations and government funders
  • Highly organized and detail oriented, with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to compile, report, and analyze information succinctly
  • Results-oriented
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. General database knowledge required, familiarity with NGOC a plus

Salary:

  • Commensurate with experience

Organization:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample of no more than 1,000 words to jobs@wmf.org. Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please.

World Monuments Fund is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. WMF is an at-will employer.

World Monuments Fund’s mission is to preserve the world’s architectural heritage of significant monuments, buildings, and sites. In partnership with local communities, funders, and governments, WMF seeks to inspire an enduring commitment to stewardship for future generations.

World Monuments Fund Britain (WMFB) is seeking a qualified professional based in London for the role of Development Manager to contribute towards the mission of our global, creative, and inclusive charity: to champion and conserve extraordinary heritage in Britain and across the globe.

Working alongside the Executive Director, this individual will be responsible for building the Charity’s individual major gifts and institutional giving programmes, and for working with the Events & Membership Manager to plan and coordinate events to attract, inspire and retain those supporters. 

This staff member will have significant responsibilities for the management and stewardship of our existing program and a focus on creating relationships with new donors through proactive prospecting and soliciting new annual and transformational gifts to realise WMFB’s strategic vision. This individual will be responsible for building the charity’s foundation and corporate portfolios including researching, writing and submitting proposals, acknowledgements, and reports to both existing and new funders.

The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, energetic, goal-oriented development leader with demonstrated experience in running comprehensive individual giving campaigns. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator in verbal, written, and presentation forms. They will have good interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with colleagues here in the UK and abroad to create and support a busy year-round schedule. This individual will advise and set strategy for best practices in development, data management, and planned giving. The Development Manager will spend a majority of time in direct interaction with donors, both in and out of the office, helping donors fulfill their passions and interests through their giving to WMF/B as well as travel to international destinations, assessing next steps for increased engagement.

Major areas of responsibility and related tasks include:

  • Manage a portfolio of donors and prospects
  • Create individual goals for each person in the portfolio based on the donor’s history of giving and the organization’s knowledge of that donor’s potential and interests
  • Create a comprehensive plan for each donor/prospect in the portfolio and execute that plan so that individual donors are retained and upgraded
  • Directly solicit major and planned gifts, and partner with senior and program staff on donor engagement opportunities
  • Provide support to senior staff in preparation for solicitation or stewardship opportunities, including concise briefing materials in advance of meetings.
  • Qualify new prospects for assignment to the campaign portfolio. Work with the appropriate staff to secure project information and use this information to develop materials directed at individual donors/prospects, such as highly personalised proposals that are in line with donor interests and programmatic priorities, stewardship reports that detail progress made as a result of a particular gift
  • Develop opportunities for Corporate Membership
  • Design and execute special cultivation and stewardship opportunities, such as small events for select donors/ prospects in the portfolio
  • Ensure donors receive timely and accurate acknowledgements and reports
  • Track all steps in process in database
  • Work collaboratively with WMF/B staff to gather materials such as images and program plans in support of proposals and funder updates
  • Write compelling proposals, reports and correspondence in support of WMF/B’s strategic priorities
  • Work with WMFB and WMFs Board members to identify prospects and opportunities for proactive development
  • Liaise with the New York development team on a regular basis
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Reports to:

  • Executive Director
  • Attends the WMFB Board to participate in development items and reports formally to it once a year

Education and Experience:

  • Degree in a relevant subject (Art History, History, Archaeology, English, or International Affairs etc)
  • 5+ years experience in fundraising, direct solicitations, and prospect research
  • A successful track record as part of a relationship management and fundraising team
  • A good working knowledge of the charitable sector- social, cultural or environmental, but other relevant backgrounds will be considered on their own merit.
  • Previous experience of running bespoke and exclusive fundraising events.
  • A track record in achieving corporate support (desirable)
  • Experience of compiling and submitting successful applications to trusts and foundations. (desirable)

Skills:

  • Excellent communication and solicitation skills, both oral and written. You will be able to speak on your feet and write beautifully. Excellent interpersonal skills, both written and oral, and able to liaise confidently and diplomatically both internally and externally at all levels.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (including the ability to work well with staff at all organisational levels)
  • Ability and desire to travel internationally.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and projects, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. An ability to co-ordinate activities of varying complexity, including campaigns and fundraising events.
  • Results oriented: target and deadline driven.
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Experience of Raisers Edge
  • Demonstrable knowledge and interest in the heritage sector.
  • Willingness to travel: Our work takes us across Britain, and occasionally much further afield. Occasional long travel days and weekend working should be expected.

Salary: 

  • £35,000

About WMF Britain:

World Monuments Fund [WMF] was founded in 1965. WMF Britain [WMFB] was established in 1995 as an independent affiliate office of WMF. We are a British charity, registered with the Charities Commission, but since 2008 is also a Limited Company owned by WMF’s New York HQ. Our mission here in the UK is to advocate, raise funds for, and manage conservation and restoration projects, both in Britain and abroad in areas relevant to British history or cultural influence. We also support WMF’s greater remit and generate funds to be passed to WMF projects globally.

We’re a small team, working out of shared offices in Farringdon, London and comprising an Executive Director and an Events and Membership Manager, supported by Project staff and volunteers as and when needed.

WMF launched the biennial Watch programme in 1996: this global call to arms for endangered sites has been the major platform for WMF engagement to date; The 2020 Watch was announced earlier this year. Throughout 2019 we will be working with our colleagues in New York to identify the next selection of Watch sites for 2020, both here in the UK and across the world.

How to apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to john@wmf.org.uk. Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Closing date is January 31st, 2019, with interviews taking place in February. For more information please visit wmf.org.uk.

World Monuments Fund Britain is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.