This is an exciting opportunity for a self-starter to get on the ground floor of a major capital campaign and gain significant fundraising and campaign expertise.
The Director of Resource Development and Marketing has primary responsibility for raising funds to support the operating budget for our non-profit organization. In addition, the Director will support the President & CEO in a number of ways to advance a capital campaign. A Blue Ribbon Committee of prominent community volunteers has been recruited to help advance and raise funds for the capital campaign. An outside consulting group has also been retained to help us successfully implement the campaign.
We are seeking someone to fill this post that is proactive, thoughtful and who wants to hold a position that makes a real difference in the lives of youth.
The following is an overview of this key position.
The Director of Resource Development and Marketing is responsible for raising funds from a variety of income sources utilizing various fundraising techniques. The major sources are: personal major gift solicitations, special events and foundations. The organization also raises funds through direct mail, a Board campaign, and other miscellaneous sources.
The fundraising goal for Fiscal 2016 is $1,046,000. The Director is responsible for ensuring that the goal is met each year.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (Essential Job Responsibilities):
Capital Campaign: Assists the President and CEO in all aspects of structuring and implementing a major capital campaign. The Director will also assist staff and other key campaign volunteers in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gift prospects for the capital campaign.
Annual Fund: Develops, conducts and manages the annual unrestricted and restricted fund campaigns.
The Director is tasked with creating an annual fundraising plan and is responsible for ensuring that the plan increases the number of donors and meet annual fundraising goals.
Major Gifts: Develops, implements and manages strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts prospects alone or in collaboration with other volunteers and/or the CEO. The Director will be assigned a personal portfolio of major gift prospects to cultivate, solicit and steward each year. The Director is also tasked with monitoring and motivating the CEO and other volunteers so that they complete their calls on a timely basis.
Special Events: Design, implement and manage the special events. The Director will oversee planning of all event logistics including recruiting and overseeing event volunteers; soliciting event sponsorships; and preparing related printed materials and publications.
Stewardship: Oversee the acknowledgement process for all gifts and pledges and draft acknowledgement letters. The Director is charged with writing personalized acknowledgements for all gifts and pledges of $500 or more and all gifts and pledges from current and former Board members.
Budget Management: Develop, monitor and oversee an operating budget to meet annual fundraising goal. The Director will also evaluate fundraising results on an annual basis to maximize the fundraising strengths and to identify future revenue opportunities.
Board and Volunteer Management: The Director works closely with the Board Resource Development Committee to help committee members identify, cultivate and solicit key prospects. The Director also attends all Board meetings. Additionally, the Director works closely with the Resource Development Committee and the Committee Chair.
Marketing and Public Relations: Create and write press releases.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferred.
- A minimum of three years’ work experience in non-profit agency operations, specifically in the fund-raising field, sales/marketing or equivalent experience.
- Considerable knowledge of fund-raising techniques, and sources of funding for non-profit agencies and organizations.
- Knowledge of the mission, objectives, policies, programs and procedures and of the principles and practices of non-profit organizations, youth development services preferred.
- Ability to organize and coordinate fund-raising operations.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, Board members, volunteers, community groups, and other related agencies.
- Knowledge of accessing and managing donor databases.
The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.