The Development Director reports directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for creating, implementing and evaluating an annual development plan designed to secure philanthropic support to achieve Integrity’s organizational and financial goals. The Development Director supports the fundraising efforts of the Executive Director and Board of Directors by preparing them for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities, while maintaining a manageable portfolio of their own. This role works collaboratively with the Executive Director, Board of Directors and key staff to plan and execute fundraising activities and to monitor progress against set goals.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan with short and long- term goals in conjunction with the Executive Director, Board of Directors and key staff.
- Maintain an annual fundraising calendar that includes deadlines for submission and reporting as well as stewardship plans.
- Write and submit grant applications, foundation appeals, and, repoorting as required by donors.
- Collaborate with key staff to support the planning and implementation of special eventsto ensure fundraising targets are met.
- Establish and maintain effective relationships with corporate and individual donorsand personally solicit gifts, as needed.
- Manage the effective use and maintenance of donor records within organization’s database(Salesforce).
- Support the fundraising efforts of the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and key staff by researching and identifying major corporate, foundation, and individual donors and overseeing and participating in the preparation of proposals.
- Create and implement a donor benefit program and recognition plan inconjunction with key staff.
- Manage development administrative needs, including gift processing, donor acknowledgement, collection and tracking of pledges, ensuring that donor restrictions and specifications are honored, communicating with donors and the public, and maintaining donor records.
Budget & Financial Goals
- Manage the annual fundraising budget, and provide periodic analysis and trackingreports to the Executive Director and Board of Directors.
Board and Staff Support
- Responsible for identifying board members and staff to attend donor solicitation meetings.
- Provide training, guidance, support, and materials, needed for donor solicitation meetingsto board members and staff.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required.
- CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) preferred but not required.
- Minimum of four years job specific/work related experience in nonprofit fundraising.
- Annual Campaign experience required, including direct experience with donor stewardship, cultivation and solicitation.
- Experience working with fundraising software, required.
- Must possess strong oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, boardmembers, and volunteers.
- Personal, approachable and warm personality.
Physical and Mental Requirements
- Must be detail-oriented, have good analytical abilities, high energy level and becomfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities.
- Ability to get along with diverse personalities, while displaying tact, maturity, andflexibility.
Environment and Work Conditions
- Maintain regular contact with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, colleagues, and volunteers for the purpose of exchanging information, providing progress reports regarding activities and programs, and coordinating activities.
- Maintain confidentiality internally and externally as it relates to donor relations.
- Occasional weekend and evening work to support fundraising and marketing activities.