Advancement Operations Manager

  • Full Time
  • Newark, OH
  • Salary Range: $55,000 - $65,000 Annually

Website Dawes Arboretum

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Advancement Operations Manager

Do you enjoy building relationships with others? Are you a skilled communicator? Do you
want to work towards a mission rather than just work a job? Then come be a part of our
growing Advancement team at The Dawes Arboretum! We are actively recruiting for a
full-time Advancement Operations Manager.

Your purpose is to lead a dynamic team who is responsible for developing and nurturing
relationships with members, donors, volunteers, and guests. You will champion our
mission by cultivating, building, and strengthening relationships while presenting
opportunities to invest in The Arboretum. Keen attention to detail, resourcefulness, and
exceptional communication abilities are just a few of the key skills essential for success in
this role.

Some of the specific responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:
Create, implement and execute an annual resource development plan that drives
increased organizational revenue, membership and admission in collaboration with
the Director of Advancement.
Create and execute a diversified annual revenue plan to support the strategic,
philanthropic direction of The Dawes Arboretum with the support of the Director of
Oversee and lead the Membership Coordinator through all member related
strategies to grow the membership program, enhance the member experience and
partner with the visitor population and staff to ensure success.
Oversee and lead the Senior Coordinator of Advancement Services on the
implementation of donor recognition, stewardship/cultivation strategies and
database activities including oversight and responsibility for data integrity,
research and reporting.
Oversee and lead the Assistant Manager of Guest Services to ensure The
Arboretum member, visitor and guest experience is satisfactory.
If the above speaks to you, please submit your cover letter and resume demonstrating the
Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, or a related field; or an equivalent
combination of education and experience.
Three (3) years of experience in a non-profit advancement function.
Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and interpersonal) with
demonstrated orientation toward quality customer service.
Demonstrated experience in how to influence and engage a wide range of donors
and build long-term relationships.
Ability to work independently without close oversight, but also function as a
collaborative team player who will take initiative and manage multiple tasks and
projects concurrently.

Organizational Culture
At The Dawes Arboretum our staff members are dedicated team players, determined
problem solvers, and resourceful stewards who are committed to an atmosphere of
respectful, honest and open communication. Our work environment is one of high energy,
high activity and mutual support. We provide opportunities for learning and professional
development, and a gratifying work experience.

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