Annual Fund Manager


Primary Function 

The Annual Fund Manager works with the Development Leadership Team to develop strategies and tactics and their subsequent implementation to ensure the meeting of the fundraising and friendraising goals of CAPA and our development management partnering companies. This position is primarily responsible for the management and fulfillment of mail solicitation campaigns and donor stewardship programs. The Annual Fund Manager also serves as the volunteer organization liaison for CAPA and our partnering companies.

Additional Information: This is a full-time, hourly position. The selected candidate will be eligible for CAPA’s full benefits package, including Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Life/AD&D/STD/LTD Insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with up to 5% company match after 6 months, 17 Paid Time Off days annually (pro-rated the first year based on start date), and access to complimentary tickets to shows.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Works with the Directors of Development to plan, develop, and implement Annual Fund activities and associated stewardship programs for CAPA and partnering companies including renewal and acquisition direct mail campaigns, development of related materials, and prospect research.
  • Observes timelines, design & print processes, and works with the Database Coordinator on the mailing lists.
  • Coordinates the distribution of board and annual fund committee campaign materials (call sheets, talking points, brochures, etc.).
  • Reconciles daily gift entry and proofs weekly donor acknowledgement letters for CAPA.
  • Oversees the individual/corporate benefits program, including accurate donor benefits allocation and recognition and the annual report.
  • Represents the development department at CAPA and select partnering companies development/marketing committee board meetings.
  • Works with the EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, Director of Development, and Database Coordinator to plan and execute donor events for both CAPA and partnering companies.
  • The Annual Fund Manager serves as backup for gift entry for CAPA and partnering companies.
  • Works with the Donor Records Coordinator and the Finance Department to reconcile income and expense reports to ensure accuracy.
  • Develops reports for strategic advancement of development initiatives.
  • Keeps the Directors of Development apprised of progress and challenges.
  • Works with communications and marketing departments to profile volunteers and promote volunteer organization activity.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills required as well as organizational, analytical, and computer skills.
  • Prior Fundraising experience.
  • Detail oriented and collaborative team player.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects.
  • Ability to adhere to a timeline.
  • Knowledge of fundraising software and database management is essential.

Credentials and Experience:

1-3 years’ fundraising experience preferred.
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communication, Business, Arts and Humanities, or related discipline.

CAPA’s EEO Statement 

The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CAPA does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, lactation status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

CAPA’s Diversity & Inclusion Statement 

CAPA believes in the power of diversity – we can only achieve our vision to make Columbus a destination for living, breathing art when we include everyone. CAPA is committed to presenting art that brings people from all backgrounds together to experience the transformative power of the arts. In the same spirit that we celebrate the many forms of performance art on our stages, we value, appreciate, and celebrate all human beings in our community.

CAPA recognizes that there are cultural and systemic barriers that prevent complete inclusivity and equity. CAPA’s Diversity and Inclusion commitment is to progressively and continuously work to identify those barriers and intentionally adapt our practices, demonstrate our efforts, and measure the results to promote inclusion and equity.

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