Lutheran Family & Children's Services of MO
  • 01-Nov-2018 to 26-Nov-2018 (CST)
  • Development
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Full Time



Manager of Annual Giving and Special Events

Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri (LFCS)

St. Louis, Missouri


Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri (LFCS) is a not-for-profit social services organization serving the state of Missouri.   We  provide counseling, adoption, crisis pregnancy assistance, foster care, child care, youth mentoring services, disaster relief and advocacy (on behalf of children and families) services and programs reaching out to more than 46,000 individuals and families annually.  Building upon a tradition of excellence for 150 years, LFCS is fulfilling its mission to help families, children and individuals experience greater hope and wholeness of life. 

LFCS is looking for a dynamic Annual Giving and Special Events Manager to coordinate and manage efforts that impact the annual operating fund of the Foundation. Develop and implement the strategic plan for annual giving programs including direct mail, electronic campaigns and planned giving communications. Work across donor segments to generate critical funds and meet income goals through the pathway of special events. Responsible for the managing logistics, planning, execution, solicitation, vendor relationships and contract negotiation.  Ensure regular reporting and analysis to demonstrate progress toward goals, identify areas of concern, and revise strategies as needed. 

As the Annual Giving and Special Events Manager, you will:

  • Strategize, plan and manage implementation of Annual Giving Efforts to meet budgeted income goals.
  • Strategize, plan and manage implementation of Planned Giving Marketing and Communication efforts.
  • Develop, plan, and provide project management for all events from start to finish in order to meet budgeted income goals, thereby generating approximately 20% of gross revenue for the LFCS Foundation.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with and directly solicit support from donors, participants, volunteers and vendors.
  • Provide direction and assistance to Development team members as requested as it relates to annual giving, special events and planned giving communications.
  • Contribute to the success of the LFCS Foundation's Business Operations.



Required Minimum Education/Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, public relations or related field required.
  • 2 - 3 years of experience in the fundraising field.


  • Proven experience directly asking for financial support from a variety of constituencies.
  • Proven experience in working and negotiating with outside vendors.
  • Experience managing and support fundraising activities
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software programs, including but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Proficient in the use of a donor database software program
  • Experience with Auction Tracker event software a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to build, maintain relationships, and work well with a variety of constituencies.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects effectively.
  • Detail oriented; with strong organizational, communications (including public speaking), problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Proven ability to successfully motivate, engage, support and manage donors, team members and volunteers.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; climb up to two feet; balance; stoop, knee, couch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee is required to access, enter, modify, and retrieve data on a personal computer.  The employee is also required to read, write, and speak the English language. 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 essentials functions.


We are an equal opportunity employer. All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, pregnancy, creed, genetic information, gender identity, status as protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

In addition to federal law requirements, LFCS complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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