Manager, Engagement & Philanthropy

Manager, Engagement & Philanthropy

Manager, Engagement & Philanthropy 150 150 Jessica Shatzel
SHRM Foundation
June 13, 2022
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About SHRM Foundation:

Founded in 1966, the SHRM Foundation is the 501(c)(3) philanthropic arm of the world's largest HR professional society, SHRM. SHRM represents more than 300,000 HR professionals across the globe, impacting 115 million workers and their families. The SHRM Foundation mobilizes the power of HR for positive social change in the workplace. Its robust resources, meaningful partnerships, and evidence-based programming educate and empower HR professionals to hire diverse talent, build inclusive workplaces, prioritize workplace mental health and wellness, develop, and support the next generation of HR professionals, and help employees find purpose at work and beyond.


The Manager, Engagement & Philanthropy (Manager) is a key member of the department. The Manager will be responsible for planning and implementing strategies for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual donors and will focus on strategically expanding the organization’s planned giving program with a goal of significantly increasing this base of support.


  • Build and maintain positive relationships with community stakeholders
  • Secure new, renewed, or increased funding from individuals through online giving, direct mail campaigns, special events, proposals and face-to-face solicitation
  • Oversee moves management process and support existing Leadership Circle portfolio
  • Oversee and manage prospect research, including working with Specialist to organize CRM database (Salesforce)
  • Plan and execute steps for donor identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship for donors and funding partners to establish a pipeline of continued support
  • Design and manage a comprehensive planned giving program and alternative giving strategies; analyze data from incremental results to refine and increase ROI
  • Work closely with Director to develop and manage consistent messaging to donors and prospects that aligns with solicitation and donor-specific stewardship strategies


  • 7-10 years of experience in a frontline fundraising and development role with demonstrated track record of developing and executing successful strategies
  • Ability to collect, organize and analyze data related to donor giving
  • Comprehensive knowledge of gift processing and acknowledgement practices
  • Proficient in Salesforce or comparable donor database
  • Excellent organizational, writing and verbal communication skills
  • Strategic and forward thinking; goal-oriented with ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Positive attitude and passion for playing a role in fulfilling the organization's mission

How To Apply