Director, Development

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Nonprofit



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Position Overview: The Director of Development will collaborate with the State Director to secure revenue for statewide programs and to promote the mission of Best Buddies. Specifically, the DOD is expected to ensure the success of state fundraising events and to work in partnership with the State Director to steward foundation and grant relationships. Job Requirements Two to five years of fundraising or related experience, including a record of success in expanding a donor base through cultivation and stewardship, grant writing, and/or event planning/implementation Experience recruiting, managing, training, and motivating volunteers Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office, and familiarity/comfort with database and donor management systems (i.e. Raisers Edge) Strong initiative, drive for results, and self-assessment skills, and ability to lead individuals and teams in setting and achieving challenging goals Superior persuasive writing and presentation skills with the ability to exert influence, inspire others, and articulate the mission, goals, and activities of Best Buddies with passion and enthusiasm Superior relationship building skills, and ability to work directly with senior level positions, high wealth donors, and corporate executives Superior project management skills - including planning, analysis, decision making, and problem solving skills –with the willingness to multitask Must be comfortable engaging with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) Must be comfortable with frequent local/regional travel, use personal cell phone, and work evenings and weekends as necessary in order to accomplish job responsibilities Access to an automobile with applicable insurance Job Duties include, but are not limited to: Development Manages Development initiatives and special events as assigned by State Director Expands Development initiatives based on goals Recruits and trains volunteers to form committees for all events Serves as staff partner for the Advisory Board and event committees as appropriate Oversees event planning and implementation logistics, including assuming responsibility for meeting or exceeding revenue goals for events and for complying with event best practices, benchmarks and timelines Stewards donors and manages donor relations as appropriate Works with State Director and committee volunteers to research, identify and secure event sponsors Collaborates with State Director to create sponsorship proposals and event materials Establishes and maintains effective relationships to develop new sponsorship and donor opportunities Works with State Director to research opportunities and develop proposals to foundations, maintains accurate records, and submits reports as required by funders Marketing / Public Relations Creates strong presence for Best Buddies locally through public speaking, community involvement, special events and other media initiatives Creates and distributes press releases to media for events or fundraising initiatives as appropriate Submits monthly website updates, including event listings, promotions, sponsor listings and awareness article Creates and maintains web pages for all state events Programs Serves as a resource to state Programs staff to support their fundraising efforts Ensures that program participants, parents, and staff are appropriately integrated into statewide fundraising efforts Ensures that all fundraising events and initiatives are in alignment with program objectives and integrates program awareness and education into all fundraising activities Administration Manages solicitation and stewardship processes for donors as assigned, including tracking relevant information, processing gifts, and sending thank you letters Maintains and updates the donor tracking system. Manages local matching gifts process and serves as relationship manager for partner corporations Develops and maintains an efficient system for tracking information regarding event benchmarks, revenue/expenses to-date, task designation, and other logistics – provides regular progress reports to State Director and HQ Development Team Ensures that each event maintains an appropriate revenue/expense ratio per Best Buddies standards

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