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January 04, 2018


The Television Academy, based in the NoHo Arts District in North Hollywood, California, is a nonprofit organization devoted to celebrating and empowering storytellers to push the boundaries of what Television can be. The only major organization fully representing the television and broadband screen entertainment industry, it is made up of over 23,000 members, representing 30 professional peer groups, including performers, directors, producers, art directors and various other artisans, technicians and executives.

The Television Academy recognizes excellence among its peers with the Emmy award, culminating in the Primetime Emmy Awards telecast each fall. The Television Academy also produces several other awards shows and a variety of activities and events for its members throughout the year. These events are featured across the Academy's digital platforms and in its award-winning emmy magazine.

It is the Television Academy's policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. The Television Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are seeking qualified candidates for this position:

Manager/Senior Manager, Development

Summary of Position
The Manager/Senior Manager of Development and Stewardship reports to the Head of the Foundation's Development department, and works closely with all development staff to contribute strategies, leadership, and fundraising skills to advance the philanthropic investments of individual and foundation prospects and donors in Foundation programs.

The Manager/Senior Manager is a fundraising generalist with particular emphasis given to (1) discovery and research of individual and foundation prospects, (2) the cultivation and solicitation of annual support & major gifts from individuals & foundations, (3) and the strategic management of the donor database.

Duties and Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Execute year-round strategies to cultivate relationships and solicit individual contributions for all Foundation programs and funds (annual, capital, endowment), including but not limited to educational and archival programs, professional conferences and seminars, and special events and initiatives.
  • Manage prospect identification and research for individuals and foundations, and prepare briefing materials for staff and volunteers an required.
  • Develop and steward a portfolio of individual prospects at the $1,000 - $25,000 annual level through multiple gift vehicles, including event-based sponsorships, restricted giving, and endowment/capital funds.
  • Support philanthropic relationships by managing regular communications with donors and prospects throughout the year; ensure fulfillment and reporting for all donors.
  • Responsible for collection of all gifts and pledges for individual and foundation donors.
  • Strategic management of the Raiser's Edge database or other donor database to ensure optimal utilization, including training and management of staff on gift recording and recognition, updating donor records, and tracking all communication relevant to stakeholder engagement. Responsible for maintaining data integrity and executing updates and major data imports.
  • Responsible for researching, coordinating, and writing grant proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects, as well as accurate reporting for all confirmed grants.
  • Collaborate with other departments, including Event Production, Marketing, Design, and Finance on donor needs.
  • Provide high-level support to the Sr. Director, Strategic Partnerships and External Relations, as needed.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Outstanding candidates will possess:

  • Progressively responsible experience in donor cultivation and fundraising at a nonprofit organization.
  • Advanced organizational and prioritization skills with the ability to manage multiple projects effectively and exhibit grace and good judgment under pressure.
  • Demonstrated record of securing significant donations and/or partnerships.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and follow-through.
  • Excellent problem solving, writing and editing skills.
  • Collaborative spirit and ability to mobilize volunteers, colleagues, and superiors towards shared goal.
  • Ability to interact effectively with all level of Academy staff, Board representatives, sponsors and donors and represent the Television Academy and Foundation appropriately at all times.
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite and Raiser's Edge.

Final determination of classification (Manager or Senior Manager) will be based on level of experience.

Please send resume to

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updated 2.22.18

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