Straz Center for the Performing Arts
  • 29-Jun-2017 to 28-Aug-2017 (EST)
  • Tampa, FL, USA
  • Full Time

The Straz Center has begun it's search for Manager of Individual Giving, reporting to the Director of Individual Giving. The Manager of Individual Giving leads fundraising efforts to secure leadership annual gifts of $1,500+ from individuals for unrestricted and designated support to meet the objectives of the Straz Center. The manager develops and implements an annual plan that includes identification, cultivation, and solicitation strategies and tactics for renewing current donors and acquiring new gifts through personal solicitation.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Works with Director of Individual Giving and other development officers to develop overall strategy and tactics for annual individual fundraising program and integrates with department-wide efforts.
  • Develops and implements strategy for renewing current individual donors with attention toward upgrading gifts and increasing renewal rates. Strengthens donor relationships through regular personal contact, focusing on $1,500 + giving levels.
  • Plans, develops and implements ways to identify, cultivate and solicit probable leadership annual donors, focusing on personal solicitation and coordinating with annual acquisition plans.
  • Identifies and implements effective stewardship practices to strengthen relationships with individual donors.
  • Builds relationships to move donors along the giving continuum and create a prospect pipeline for major gifts, endowment and planned giving.
  • Engages trustees, volunteers and non-development staff to assist with cultivation, solicitation and stewardship efforts for current and prospective individual donors.
  • Maintains a thorough and efficient system for tracking renewal progress of all individual gifts at $1,500+, as well as solicitation of new donors. Provides weekly status reports to Director of Individual Giving.
  • Works within current budget to accomplish fundraising objectives related to individual giving.
  • Serves as an ambassador of the Straz Center and an active prospect identifier by attending Straz Center events and community activities.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with various constituencies, including volunteers and donors.
  • Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills.
  • Strong supervisory skills.
  • Self-starter, results-oriented and committed to working as part of a team.
  • Must feel a commitment to the mission, goals, and programs of the Straz Center.

Education and Work Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • Five years' experience in fundraising or related environment and a demonstrated track record of achievement.  


Please visit our website at to learn more about the Straz Center.

The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

M/V/D/F encouraged to apply.

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