Reporting to and working in close collaboration with the Executive Director and Board of Directors, the Director of Development creates and executes the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising which includes major gifts, annual appeal, corporate giving, and special events.
Essential duties and responsibilities
• Provide leadership and management of all fundraising efforts. • Provides direct staff support to the Board Development Committee in partnership with the Executive Director. Provides staff support to all other fundraising sub-committees. • Creates and executes strategies in order to retain and grow the support base, which includes individuals, corporations, charitable foundations, and additional sources. • Builds a major gifts program including identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major donors, with gifts to annual, capital, and endowment efforts included in the organization's strategic plan. • Creates and establishes relationships with prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications. • Directs and grows the annual fund program, endowment, and planned giving, including the establishment of giving levels, solicitation mailings, and annual fundraising drives. • Spearhead development of special events. • Makes public appearances and attends networking events to spread awareness and share information about BEAM’s work in the community. • Supervises the work of the Development Coordinator and Administrative Assistant to assure maintenance of donor database, production of correspondence, creation of marketing materials, submission of press releases, and other duties as contained in each position's job description.
• Commitment to the mission of the organization. • Effective at working with others to reach common goals and objectives. • Skilled at establishing and cultivating strong relationships with peers, across different levels of the organization and externally. • Have the desire to get out of the office and build external relationships. • Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals. • Show concern for people and the community, and demonstrate presence, self-confidence, and good listening ability. • Takes initiative and actively seeks to deepen current donor relationships and forge new ones. • Strong cultural competence: ability to build positive relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders including donors and volunteers for faith-based and grassroots organizations.
Education and Experience
A bachelor’s degree and five years minimum experience in professional fundraising. Master’s degree preferred. Proven success in development in the nonprofit sector. Experience in planning, leading, and managing development projects, including coordinating with staff and volunteers to achieve desired outcomes, tracking and reporting on progress to the Executive Director and Board of Directors.