Manager of Individual Giving - StarVista

To develop, strengthen, and maintain StarVista’s capacity for individual and private fundraising, and to serve as the strategic and operational individual fundraising expert. The Manager also works closely with the Board of Directors, Board Fundraising Committee, major donors, and senior staff, to foster a culture of philanthropy across the organization.


About StarVista

StarVista is a non-profit agency in San Mateo County with a unique and diverse portfolio of over 30 programs offering counseling, skill development, and crisis prevention services to over 40,000 residents annually. We are seeking an accomplished relationship builder to fill the role of Manager of Individual Giving. As Manager of Individual Giving, you will report to the Director of Development & Marketing, work closely with other members of the Development team, and engage donors through direct mail, in-person solicitation, and digital strategies.


  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors, senior staff, and volunteers to develop a strategic approach to individual donor development

  • Cultivate and solicit individual and corporate donors

  • Develop and maintain an active prospect pipeline

  • Maintain an active schedule of solicitations, cultivation visits/events, and stewardship activities

  • Ensure accurate, up-to-date donor records are maintained in the database with other

  • Development staff


  • Excellent networking and relationship building skills

  • Energetic and innovative

  • Strategic thinker with experience implementing new approaches

  • Collaborative team player

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong project management skills

  • Familiarity with standard office computer programs and donor databases

  • Deep understanding of and ability to communicate StarVista’s mission and values

  • Well-organized, able to prioritize deadlines, attend to details, and evaluate results

  • Provide thorough analysis and appropriate recommendations

  • Able to produce clear, positive internal and external communication materials


  • At least two years of fundraising and direct solicitation experience in a nonprofit environment.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume, subject line: Manager of Individual Giving, to Robin Rudikoff, at

All full-time employees receive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits, accrue three weeks of vacation and two personal days in their first year of employment, and are eligible to participate in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and a 401K retirement plan. The agency recognizes 13 paid holidays annually. Flexible scheduling and telecommuting are possible. Reduced schedule can also be considered.

It is our belief that staff diversity promotes appropriate responsiveness to community needs, provides representative role models for all clientele, and improves the quality of our services in a host of ways.

Employment decisions and services provided to clients are not based on race, color, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. StarVista fully supports the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and applicable state disability law.