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Director of Development
Summary
Title:Director of Development
ID:890
Department:Foundations
Division:President
Location:Main Campus
Closing Date:N/A
Description

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

 

Division: President

Department: Foundation

Job title: Director of Development

Reports to: Chief Marketing and Outreach Officer

Supervises: None

Position type: (FT requires some evenings and/ weekends)

FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Purpose:  Responsible for fundraising
 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Director of Development is responsible for setting the charitable fundraising goals and strategies for the Foundation and leading the activities that engage individual donors and funders. This position is responsible for all aspects of fundraising, including the Mid-America Education Hall of Fame Awards and Scholarship event, capital initiatives, major donor cultivation and solicitation, donor cultivation, sponsorships, and the procurement of foundation, institutional and government support. The Director of Development meets or exceeds budgeted goals, develops the skillset of individual team members and works collaboratively with other leaders in the organization to proactively identify funding that supports the organization’s community and programmatic work.

The Director of Development reports to the Chief Marketing and Outreach Officer, and also works directly with the Foundation Chair and members of the Foundation Board of Directors, reviewing progress against goals and ensuring the strategies will meet the needs of the organization so it can better serve its constituencies.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Development Strategies

  • Leads the fundraising to support the Mid-America Education Hall of Fame Awards and Scholarship event, ensuring it meets or exceed goals. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, driving strategies, meeting with prospects, attending events and communicating progress.
  • Develops and implements long and short-term plans that build sustainable contributed revenue funding from individual donors and institutions for the Foundation.
  • Identifies new funding opportunities and solutions and executes appropriate strategies to achieve them.
  • Advances the organization’s culture of philanthropy by engaging staff in donor-focused activities and demonstrating the organizational growth possible through successful, strategic fundraising.
  • Serves as the lead staff person for the Board Development Committee, Event Sponsorship Committee and as the primary contact for Board members on development-related inquiries; prepare and make Board presentations, including regular progress reports on fundraising.

Development Operations

  • Manages the annual planning process for the development team, including but not limited to, identifying revenue goals, annual giving, event/campaign activities, and sources for institutional giving.
  • Continues to improve on operational and measurement systems that increase organizational efficiency and effectiveness in annual giving, campaign, donor stewardship, donor events and institutional grant applications.
  • Oversees the day-to-day activities of the development function.
  • Provides oversight and staff direction for the Foundation’s alumni program.
  • Promotes a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning, teamwork, and a commitment to excellence.
  • Models the Foundation’s values, ethics, and performance standards for the team.
  • Actively works to establish a positive and productive work environment.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Successful track record leading and developing a team of fundraising professionals
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interact with senior management, board, and staff
  • Demonstrated skill and comfort in proactively building relationships with diverse groups of stakeholders; experienced at working with vendors, consultants, and other related external partners
  • Experience working across teams with the spirit of collaboration and partnership
  • Excellent judgment and problem solving skills, including negotiation, and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to operate as strategic thinker and an effective tactician; anticipates future needs and make decisions in a changing environment
  • Possesses high level of business acumen; able to create and manage budgets and revise financial forecasts
  • Results-oriented, with experience and interest in accomplishing aggressive goals and using measurement tools to track and report progress to team, leadership and board
  • Flexible and willing to adapt to change
  • Detail oriented, with keen analytical skills
  • High level of integrity and able to keep confidential information private and secure
  • Skilled at project management and time management
  • Proficient in MS-Office

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) with a minimum of 5 years of experience related to major initiatives/capital campaigns, major gifts, and donor cultivation

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit.  Occasionally the employee will bend or twist at the neck more than the average person.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift items.  The employee is directly responsible for safety, wellbeing, and work output.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as the ability to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.

SALARY:   $75,000 - $80,000 annually 

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of position given this title and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job related duties through their hiring department. Specific job related duties assigned by hiring department shall be consistent with the representative essential functions listed above and shall not be expanded in role or scope.

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