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Manager, Stewardship and Communications at Save the Children

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Fairfield, Connecticut

Job Description:


The role of Manager, Stewardship & Communications is critical to the cultivation and retention of high-value donors in the Individual Philanthropy Group (IPG). She/he supports donor relations and outreach to supporters who give at major and principal gift levels annually to the organization. Working with the Associate Director of Stewardship & Communications, this position is responsible for writing and managing a variety of donor communications to maximize private donor interest and sustain partnerships with Save the Children. This position also coordinates with the writing team, program experts and across departments to ensure consistency in content and approach.


What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

  • Write private donor communications, primarily custom thank you letters and emails from the Office of the President, including new business outreach, special program profiles and other donor stewardship materials. Work closely with IPG fundraisers to personalize correspondence. Collaborate with Acknowledgements team to develop templates for a variety of program priorities and emergencies. (60%)


  • Support IPG salon events (small gatherings of 20-40 donors), midsize events (100-150 donors) and the annual Gala with writing deliverables that include program copy, talking points and post-event custom acknowledgements from the Office of the President to VIP’s. (25%)


  • Contribute to the creation of published reports (Mission Support, Year-End Highlights and topline program profiles) that leverage contributions for undesignated support and inform donors and supporters about Save the Children’s mission. Work with the marketing division, writing team, program staff and country offices to develop and deliver final products. (10%)



  • Coordinate with Stewardship, Acknowledgements and IPG fundraisers to ensure that all communications reflect current giving, past support and interactions as recorded in BBEC and other agency records. Also, perform other duties as may be required. (5%)


Required Qualifications

  • You have a minimum 3-5 years' experience as a writer/editor

  • High School or Technical/Vocational Degree

  • Must be able to research, synthesize extensive information and exercise critical thinking ability.

  • Need to be organized and capable of multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment.

  • Detail-oriented and ability to meet high standards essential.

  • Understand global development issues and relationship to agency’s programs and priorities

  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills needed

  • Able to describe technical programs, complex initiatives and impact for children in ways that resonate for individual donors and motivate them to continue/increase their support.

  • . Must be able to work closely with supervisor and collaborate across the agency.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office essential.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree, English, Communications, Journalism or related degree

  • Writing/editing experience within a national/global agency and/or non-profit organization

  • Knowledge of non-profit fundraising



What’s In It for You

  • Meaningful work, with a knowledge that you are changing the lives of children all around the world

  • A family friendly work environment

  • Highly collaborative and innovative teams

  • Generous paid vacation days, holidays, family leave days, and sick time

  • Healthcare plans including medical, dental, and life insurance

  • Retirement savings account with matching company contributions

  • Structured and formalized management development and coaching programs for mid and senior level managers

  • Extensive e-learning opportunities on a variety of topics offered through our affiliation with several prestigious universities as well as language learning opportunities



Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.  We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share. 

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited 

from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue. 

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.