Safe Nest – Director of Development
Safe Nest, a 37-year old Nevada non-profit specializing in domestic violence services, is seeking an experienced individual to develop and secure major gift prospects, support the overall development program, and assist the Board in its fundraising efforts.
This position requires excellent communication skills, tact and diplomacy due to the nature of the mission, and an ability to work in a team environment. The candidate must be available to work week-ends or evenings, as needed. This position reports to the Executive Director and the Board and works closely with the Director of Community Relations and Safe Nest program directors.
- Maintain and implement a Fund Development Plan with comprehensive fundraising strategies which include identifying and securing donor prospects among individuals, businesses and the corporate community to enable sustainable growth and achievement of Safe Nest’s mission.
- Increase Safe Nest’s fundraising capacity by increasing major giving, planned giving, corporate giving, annual giving and event income in order to maintain current programs, enable future growth, and ensure financial stability for the agency.
- Partner with the Executive Director, Board of Trustees, and Safe Nest management team to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations.
- Oversee the maintenance and utilization of the donor database (Donor Perfect); assure the maintenance of donor/prospect records, gift management systems and informational reports.
- Oversee daily functions of gift solicitation, including development of materials and lists for direct mail campaigns, and oversight of execution and post-mailing analysis.
- Oversee performance measures, monitor results, and help evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s fund development programs.
- Respond to inquiries from individuals, groups, and businesses seeking to donate or sponsor third party events on behalf of Safe Nest, and act as agency liaison to facilitate the donation.
- Work closely with the Director of Community Relations and Grant Writer in coordinating the development and writing of proposals and solicitation materials.
- Work closely with the Director of Community Relations and Board Public Relations Committee in the development and circulation of agency collateral, including preparing compelling oral and written proposals for case statements, brochures, social media, public relations and website.
- Work closely with the Board of Trustees in organizing and implementing successful fundraising events, including organizing event details and acquiring sponsors.
- Ensure that philanthropy, fund development and communications are carried out in keeping with the organization’s values, mission, vision and plans.
- Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and laws; ensure confidentiality of client and donor information; maintain accountability standards in relation to donor data; and adhere to the code of ethical principles and standards of conduct for fundraising professionals.
- Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) required, with a minimum of 5 years of fund development experience in the non-profit arena.
- A minimum of 5 years experience in major gift and planned giving solicitations with individuals, corporations and foundations in a professional capacity.
- Exceptional financial, organizational and administrative skills.
- Strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing; excellent public speaking skills; adept at writing proposals, solicitation letters, donor correspondence, and other kinds of material to enhance fundraising.
- Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy and demonstrate sensitivity to the issues associated with Safe Nest’s mission.
- Demonstrated teamwork experience; ability to work effectively with and gain the respect and support of varied constituencies including staff, board members and potential donors.
- Ability to manage time, meet deadlines, and multi-task.
- Computer literate; knowledge of Word and Excel and experience with database software. Familiarity with the Donor Perfect database is preferred.
- Availability to work nights and weekends for meetings and events, as necessary.
- Ability to pass pre-employment background check and drug testing.
COMPENSATION: Salary and benefits including health, dental/vision insurance, 403B plan, and AFLAC, Colonial Life.
TO APPLY: Email cover letter and resume, including salary history, to email@example.com No phone inquiries please.
Title: Development & Mission Manager (fundraising, grants & education)
Reports to: Executive Director
Classification: Regular, full-time exempt position
The Development & Mission Manager is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive plan to maximize contributed income from Susan G. Komen Southern Nevada Affiliate constituents and resources through fundraising and event planning. Additionally, this position is responsible for administering all aspects of the Affiliate’s grant making process, community outreach programs, advocacy activities and oversight of education programs. These programs are critical for enhancing the organizations mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever.
Through previous background and experience, the candidate must demonstrate, without accommodation, the ability to perform the following essential job functions:
- Plan and implement the Affiliate’s philanthropic fundraising efforts. Develop and execute a comprehensive strategic plan for increasing revenue from individual and corporate donors, foundations, in-kind sources, special events and special opportunities
- Work closely with staff and volunteer leadership to shape and support all fundraising efforts, policies, and strategies to accomplish special events goals and objectives
- Ensure compliance to administrative, financial, fundraising, and program policies and procedures
- Develop strategies to evaluate, improve and increase high level volunteer activity and involvement in fundraising
- Ensure accurate donor record keeping systems; confidentiality of donor information; and timely acknowledgment of donations
- Identify, cultivate and steward donor prospects; lead solicitation of prospects; coordinate the Executive Director and Board of Directors in the cultivation and solicitation of prospects
- Develop and implement campaigns, outreach efforts and events for the cultivation and solicitation of prospects that will drive growth and sustainability for the Affiliate
- Create and maintain a major gifts program focused on developing long term major gifts
- Produce Special Events
- Manage Grant Process
- Coordinate and manage Komen Cares Bag program
Knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to be successful in this position:
- Bachelor’s degree and minimum of three years of successful fundraising, high level volunteer involvement and volunteer management experience
- Demonstrated ability to cultivate and solicit individual and corporate donors
- Ability to analyze and integrate information from diverse sources in planning, making decisions and finding solutions
- Ability to multi-task, is well-organized and detail-oriented
- Ability to respond to changing environment and priorities in a focused and flexible manner.
- Positive and professional interpersonal skills
- Ability to rally and organize volunteers and community members to achieve overall organizational goals
- Effective work performance in a team environment and in self-directed situations
- Superior verbal and writing skills; ability to comfortably speak publically
- Strong computer skills and competency with fundraising software or other relational database management software a plus
- The majority of work is performed in an office environment and a portion of time may be spent traveling regionally and nationally
Candidate will also possess:
- Access to reliable transportation and possess a valid driver’s license
- Ability to manage multiple events/program simultaneously
- Ability to do some travel and work some nights and weekends
- Bilingual (Spanish) a plus
Please send resume, cover letter and any additional pertinent information to Stephanie Kirby, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, by May 29, 2015.