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Annual Giving Program Manager

Annual Giving Program Manager


Job Number: 088-15 

Department: Advancement

Classification: Regular, Hourly, Exempt, 37.5 hours per week


The Annual Fund Program Manager works as part of a team of development officers and other personnel responsible for the comprehensive fundraising efforts at The Huntington.  Specifically, this position is focused on program management, membership development, and stewardship of the Society of Fellows, the Huntington’s premiere philanthropic group of donors, which currently includes 550 families making gifts of $2,500 to $600,000 annually. In total the Society of Fellows contributes in excess of $4.5 million to support core institutional programs annually. Under the general direction of the Director of the Society of Fellows, duties include planning programs and events for the Society. Collaborates with Special Events, Communications, and other departments to produce events and programs that are exclusive to the Society of Fellows. Assists the Director with special projects and other duties as assigned. Acts in place of the Director as needed.


Essential Functions:
Alongside the Director, the Annual Fund Program Manager plans and coordinates prospective Fellows events, a wide range of programming exclusive to existing Fellows that emphasizes links to Huntington collections and programs, and the annual Huntington Ball, The Huntington's major annual fundraising event.


Additional Duties:


  • In consultation with Fellows Director, coordinates aspects of event and program production, including scheduling, promotion, collateral design, expenditures, print and mailing, and post event evaluation.
  • Coordinates all aspects of the annual Society of Fellows fundraiser, The Huntington Ball, collaborates with other Advancement staff and staff from other departments. Works closely with Special Events staff who are responsible for event production, vendor management and catering coordination.
  • Is a consistent presence at Fellows events and is seen as a key Huntington contact
  • Supports two volunteer committees as assigned regarding programs and events.
  • Assists with donor and prospect strategies as assigned.; attends regularly scheduled prospect meetings.
  • Manages a donor prospect portfolio as assigned.
  • Maintains records of event expenses, including summary reports.
  • Shared supervision of one support employee.


This position requires outstanding interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills, the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and superior organizational abilities. Must have proven success working under pressure to meet deadlines and must also thrive within a collaborative team oriented environment. Must also have experience in planning, coordinating and evaluating programs. Bachelor’s degree is required. Proficiency with computer application skills, particularly Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) and with social media. Proven experience working with database programs such as Raisers Edge is required.


Preferred Experience:
Any combination of skills and experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance. Typically a minimum of three years of experience in a fundraising setting with emphasis on program planning, annual giving, membership, or other related function. Prior experience in face-to-face donor interaction is preferred.


How to Apply For Employment

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In order to be considered for employment at The Huntington, you need to submit an employment application by email, mail, or in person. Refer to the posted job listings for any additional materials that may be required for consideration of your application. In your correspondence, please include the job number that corresponds to the position for which you are applying. Only one set of application materials is necessary, unless you are applying for more than one position. 

Employment applications are available online or in The Huntington's Visitor Reception area from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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By Email
Email completed applications to: Include the job number in the subject line. 

By Mail
Send your resume or completed application to: 

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens 
1151 Oxford Road 
San Marino, CA 91108
Attention: Human Resources, Job # 088-15 

By Fax
626-449-2306. Include the job number on your cover sheet.

In Person
You are welcome to complete an employment application and submit your resume and other materials to the receptionist in the Visitor Reception area adjacent to the Entrance Pavilion during regular business hours. Unfortunately, we are unable to conduct on-the-spot interviews. 

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Annual Giving Program Manager

Date Posted:  03/30/2015
Experience Level:  Experienced
Career Group:  Development/Fundraising
Cause Type:  Arts & culture

1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108

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