Job Summary: The Manager of Special Gifts and Planned Giving will lead efforts to raise funds from individuals with the inclination and capacity to make significant gifts and planned gifts to support Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s (CLP) mission of literacy and learning. The prospective candidates will administer a gift planning and donor relations program that supports the Library’s long-term sustainability, including priorities outlined in CLP’s Realize: Our Power, Our Potential campaign and Planned Giving program. This individual will ensure that Library supporters can have a major impact in our community and a meaningful donor experience.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Design and manage the Library’s special gifts and planned giving programs in order to meet the Library’s programmatic and financial goals;
Support Library’s leadership team and board members in building relationships with donors and prospective and donors in order to meet philanthropic objectives;
Manage a portfolio of special gift and planned gift prospects, designing and implementing creative solicitation and stewardship strategies for all aspects of the gift cycle;
Personally solicit or accompany volunteers to solicit prospects for contributions;
Manage the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Circle, the Library’s planned giving society, and other recognition societies as required;
Track progress toward established goals and prepare regular reports on progress toward goals and strategies;
Remain current with planned giving techniques and fundraising best practices;
Adhere to the highest ethical standards;
Supervise support staff and volunteers; and,
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in related field;
Three years of experience with progressive responsibility for donor cultivation and solicitation, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
MLS/MLIS and/or previous library experience desirable;
Knowledge and aptitude in areas of fundraising and planned giving;
Excellent interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills;
Ability to work effectively with donors, professional consultants, volunteers and staff;
Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
Proficient in problem solving and demonstrates good judgement;
Possess a passion for literacy and learning;
Retains a high level of motivation and confidence and the ability to be resilient and adaptable in a changing environment;
PA State Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI Fingerprint Criminal Records Check, Mandated Reporter Training upon offer of employment.
Note: The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job.