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Senior Community Philanthropy Manager
The Trevor Project in West Hollywood, California
Date Posted 05/12/2022
Nonprofit-Senior/Executive Management
Philanthropy-Senior/Executive Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Senior Community Philanthropy Manager

Reports to: Director of Community Philanthropy

Location: Remote

Hours: Full-time

About Trevor

The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people. We are a non-profit that provides 24/7 life-saving support via phone, text, and chat. We also operate the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth and run innovative research, education, and advocacy programs. We’ve been saving lives every day for over 20 years.

Overview of the role

The Senior Community Philanthropy Manager will accelerate the development, implementation, and growth of The Trevor Project’s robust mid-level donor program. This role is an integral part of a lively, multidisciplinary Community Philanthropy team focused on developing the programmatic infrastructure to implement a large mid-level gifts program. In addition to developing the strategic vision for this initiative and program infrastructure, this role will also manage a portfolio of mid-level donors. This team is responsible for approximately $6M of annual revenue. The Senior Community Philanthropy Manager is responsible for bringing bold new visions to life in donor stewardship, cultivation, engagement and communications that inspire and inform as well as developing and executing fundraising strategies that attract new donors and increase mid-level donor contribution levels. This role will initially supervise two Manager level direct reports and grow their team over time .

Who you are

  • Action-oriented. You know how to get things done. You operate with urgency and efficiency. You know how to identify problems and love to develop plans informed by data to deliver and solve them.

  • Builder. You’re someone who thinks strategically. You’re excited about the opportunity to take the status quo as just a starting point, then implement best practices and continually innovate.

  • Collaborative. You understand that the best way to meet and exceed goals is through outstanding teamwork.

  • Detail-oriented. You’re aware that paying attention to small details can have a huge impact on the organization and you take steps to make sure your work is thoughtful and thorough Adept Fundraiser. You have deep knowledge of both the art and science of fundraising and have a proven track record as a fundraiser with individual gifts. You have a strong facility with fundraising software (Salesforce preferred) and a broad understanding of donor acquisition, digital giving, and moves management.
  • Passionate. You care about LGBTQ youth. You care about saving lives. You want to come to work and feel inspired every day. You want to change the world.

  • Fun. The work we do is very serious, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have fun. We know how to have a good time and you should too.

What you’ll do

  • Build the strategic vision for The Trevor Project’s mid-level & leadership donor program (individuals in the $1,000–$25,000 giving range) that includes plans for solicitation and cultivation calendars, engagement tactics, strategic donor segmentation and giving circle implementation

  • Manage a portfolio of mid-level donors, working to cultivate, solicit, upgrade, and steward their contributions to The Trevor Project

  • Collaborating across internal teams and with external partners, manage the production of annual appeals, renewals, and upgrade materials, as well as all other correspondence and stewardship initiatives specific to the mid-level program

  • In collaboration with the Development Operations team, create a donor acknowledgment experience for mid-level donor segment that aligns with Trevor’s values and mission Champion the mid-level audience’s needs in messaging, creative, and segmentation for all campaigns, consistently building consensus

  • Serve as the direct supervisor for the Leadership Giving Managers


  • Generous vacation and holidays (like a full day off to celebrate Harvey Milk Day!), including three half-day Fridays during the summer

  • Comprehensive health insurance (we pay 100% of your premiums for medical, dental, and life), including gender affirmation surgery

  • Flexibility to work from anywhere in the U.S. (we provide the technology, a monthly internet stipend and reimbursement to outfit your work-from-home space!)

  • Fun virtual office environment and passionate team

  • Online Subscription to Headspace, a digital meditation platform
  • Meaningful work at an organization that is saving the lives of LGBTQ young people across America every day

  • The Trevor Project is an equal opportunity employer

Your application

We’re excited to hear from you! To join Team Trevor, please upload a resume and cover letter. Applications without cover letters will not be considered - use this as an opportunity to convey why you want to be the next Senior Community Philanthropy Manager (Mid-level) at The Trevor Project!

Please note: Only applicants who apply through our search partner, Thinking Ahead Executive Search will be considered. To be considered, send your resume and cover letters to the contact information below. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

Heather Campbell

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Thinking Ahead Executive Search

Direct: +1-615-316-7089

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