Individual Giving Manager

Positively Partners

About the organization


Potential is equally distributed; opportunity is not. A major driver of healthy development and opportunity is who you know and who’s in your corner.
30 years ago, MENTOR was created to expand that opportunity for young people by building a youth mentoring field and movement, serving as the expert and go-to resource on quality mentoring. The result- more than 10x increase in young people in structured mentoring relationships, from hundreds of thousands to millions.
Today, we activate a movement across sectors that is diverse and broad and seeps into every aspect of daily life. We are connecting and fueling opportunity for young people everywhere they are from schools to workplaces and beyond.


MENTOR seeks a motivated, dynamic, and passionate Individual Giving Manager to join its 5-person development team in Boston, MA. Reporting to the Director of Development and Donor Engagement, the Individual Giving Manager will play a central role in growing MENTOR’s individual giving program. The Individual Giving Manager will be responsible for cultivating, developing, and overseeing relationships with existing donors and new prospects, managing MENTOR’s annual appeal and donor communication strategy and securing new and increased unrestricted gifts from individuals to support MENTOR’s strategic objectives.


Strong and authentic passion for MENTOR’s mission and growing the youth mentoring movement
3-5 years of professional experience, particularly with non-profit/community-based organizations
Experience running a successful annual campaign, cultivating and closing individual gifts, developing donor strategies and stewarding donor
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, comfort interacting with donors at all giving levels and partnering with staff and volunteer leaders
Experience using donor databases and donor search tools
Self-starter with ability to function in a fast-paced, high volume, multi-faceted, collaborative, results-oriented work environment and to analyze issues, identify priorities, manage projects and make decisions expeditiously with little oversight
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred
Occasional travel, evening and weekend hours


Starting at $60,000

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