Annual Giving Manager

Job title: Annual Giving Manager
Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Industry: parks, conservation, environment

Job Description

Position Overview
Great Parks of Hamilton County is currently accepting applications for a Full Time Annual Giving Manager. Join a team of dedicated and passionate people working toward a mission you can believe in—preserving and protecting natural resources and providing outdoor recreation and education in order to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations. This position is part of the Philanthropy Division team that exemplifies the organization’s core values of integrity, sustainability, inclusivity, and fun. The Philanthropy Division also supports Great Parks Forever, the philanthropic partner of Great Parks of Hamilton County, translating an early conservation promise into everyday experiences and lasting legacies.

This position is based at Winton Centre in Winton Woods.

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Job Skills / Requirements
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Develops a plan to grow annual giving by identifying, prospecting, segmenting, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual donors.
  • Creates and executes all aspects of annual giving campaigns such as direct mailings, appeal letters, email solicitations, print and email newsletters, annual thank you postcard, annual report content, and other correspondence. Responsibilities include writing, managing supplies, printing or production, first-class or bulk mailing, creating segmented donor lists, exporting donor information, and managing volunteers.
  • Maintains, updates and manages fundraising database and online email database. Ensures high data quality of all record types in both databases. Utilizes fundraising database to create queries and run reports.
  • Researches, builds, and maintains prospect and donor profile records.
  • Creates and implements processes to document notes and conversations with all prospects and donors.
  • Records and processes all cash, credit card, recurring, and in-kind donations in fundraising database and prepares gift acknowledgements in timely manner.
  • Leads Legacy Program including managing inventory, responding to inquiries, collaborating with Conservation & Parks staff, and communicating with donor throughout the process.
  • Assists in solicitation and stewardship for major giving, capital, and planned giving campaigns by identifying prospects from annual giving base, running donor reports, and collaborating in drafting correspondence.
  • Performs administrative tasks related to board and general operations of Great Parks Forever.
  • Supports major initiatives of the Philanthropy division outside the annual giving program, including grants, sponsorships, and cultivation and fundraising events.
  • Manages effective communication of division goals and objectives with other departments, leadership, and peers.
  • Performs job duties in accordance with Great Parks of Hamilton County’s policies, procedures, and performance expectations.
  • Represents Great Parks at appropriate networking and information exchange opportunities including conferences, training sessions and seminars.
  • Accounts for cash transactions. Complies with all cash handling policies and enforces cash control procedures.
  • Manages expenditures, submits purchase requests, and approves invoices and purchasing card transactions in accordance with agency standards.
  • Maintains confidentiality of confidential and sensitive information.
  • Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and punctual attendance and works outside of normal schedule as required.
  • Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and punctual attendance and works outside of normal schedule as required.


  • An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of an acceptable qualification is:
    • Associate’s degree with 5 years of professional fundraising and database experience; or Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of professional fundraising and database experience. Experience in fundraising for public agencies is a plus.
  • Ability to document identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of original appointment as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements.

Salary Range: $24.75 to 30.94 Hourly

Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; membership in Ohio Public Employees Retirement System; and free or discounted use of many Great Parks of Hamilton County recreational activities.

Great Parks is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or any other classification protected under applicable law.