Donor Relations Specialist

Manchester Bidwell Corporation

Pittsburgh, PA, USA


US$52-56k (annually)


Full time


Aug 23


Under the direction of the Senior Director of Development, the Donor Relations Specialist works to develop, manage, and implement comprehensive giving strategies that build and sustain Manchester Bidwell Corporation’s base of supporters. 


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not strictly limited to, the following:

  • Uses donor data, insights, and research to inform the creation of donor prospect pipelines and cultivation plans.
  • Proactively develops relationships with current and potential donors, managing a portfolio of prospects with the goal of increasing gift level and/or frequency.
  • Creates plans for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities, including promoting planned giving opportunities.
  • Has primary donor services responsibilities, including management of department CRM (currently Salsa), recording and acknowledgement of gifts, and other constituent-related information.
  • Executes all direct mail and online fundraising appeals.
  • Supports the Senior Director of Development in annual Board of Directors solicitation.
  • Manages digital donor communications and solicitations in cooperation with Communications staff.
  • Assists in the planning and execution of special events, including Day of Giving activities.
  • Exhibits understanding and internalization of company values: influence, respect, listen, shape, and embrace.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Must have a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; 3-5 years of relevant fundraising experience, including an understanding of developing and cultivating donor relationships, successfully securing gifts, and related support processes. Experience with fundraising CRM software is strongly preferred. MS Office skills are required. 



  • Writing – Uses correct vocabulary, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Composes clear, direct, concise, complete messages.
  • Speaking – Presents information clearly, concisely, and logically. Focuses on key points.


  • Analysis/Reasoning – Examines data to grasp issues, draw conclusions, and solve problems. 
  • Researching Information – Knows where and how to access the right data for the assignment.

Personal Effectiveness:

  • Accountability & Dependability – Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and achieves results with little oversight. 
  • Attention to Detail: Performs tasks with care; is thorough. Makes few if any errors. Checks work to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Self-Management – Manages own time, priorities, and resources to achieve goals. Prioritizes tasks by importance and deadline.
  • Tact – Diplomatically handles challenging or tense interpersonal situations.

Interaction with Others:

  • Teamwork – Encourages team unity through sharing information or expertise, working together to solve problems, and putting team success first.
  • Valuing Diversity – Helps create a work environment that embraces and appreciates diversity. Sees the value of cultural, ethnic, gender, and other individual differences in people.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time, understand the speech of another person and speak clearly so listeners can understand. The employee frequently is required to use fingers to grasp, move, or assemble very small objects and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. 

Please submit a resume and cover letter to be considered.


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