The Cato Institute seeks applications for a Director or Manager of Sponsor Services, a full-time position located in Washington, DC, to manage Cato’s Benefactors Program. The position will be responsible for implementing and executing a plan to deliver an excellent experience to the nearly 500 Cato Benefactors, sponsors who donate $5,000 to $24,999 annually. You will work closely with Cato’s development team to build relationships with Benefactors, communicate Cato’s impact, manage the annual renewal and thank-you processes, and ultimately increase giving. The Benefactor giving level plays a very important part in Cato’s annual budget and in cultivation toward major and planned gifts.
Additional responsibilities will include but are not limited to copywriting and editing for Cato’s development department; management of special projects and internal processes; research coordination; customer service management; as well as avidly consuming Cato’s activities, communications, and research.
Candidates at the manger level should have at least three years of successful non-profit fundraising or equivalent sales experience while candidates at the director level should possess five to ten years of experience.
The successful candidate will have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, an entrepreneurial spirit, a strong writing capability, the ability to balance shifting and competing priorities, the capacity to adjust strategies and tactics quickly in response to new information, the discipline to keep meticulous records, and a willingness to travel.
The successful candidate will have command of the public policy applications for libertarian philosophy and a strong affinity for Cato’s mission. Knowledge of “moves management” is a plus.
Compensation package will be competitive for a director-level or manager-level nonprofit position in the Washington, DC area, depending on experience.
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF with your name in the file:
- Cover letter detailing:
- your sincere interest in this position and your alignment with Cato’s mission,
- your salary requirements, and
- A development/sales oriented writing sample
Please include “Sponsor Services, Cato – Your Name” in the subject line of your email. Materials should be emailed in one PDF to Lauren Skiver with Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: firstname.lastname@example.org.
While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.
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