The development director is responsible for development, implementation, and monitoring of strategies to ensure funding to Caroline Center to include the annual fund, grants, planned giving, and capital campaigns. The development director will work to ensure ongoing identification, cultivation, gift request, closing, and stewardship of new potential sources of philanthropic support. The development director reports to and works closely with the executive director and the board of trustees, and is a member of the leadership team.
JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES |
- Accountable for leading mission-driven campaigns and annual campaigns; e.g. capital campaigns, major gifts ($1,000 and above), corporate and foundation support, planned giving, grants, and fundraising/awareness events and mailings.
- Develops and leads donor cultivation and solicitation efforts and ensures readiness for and completion of comprehensive campaigns, strengthening donor giving, and increasing the stature of Caroline Center as a outstanding, worthy and meaningful cause in the community.
- Engages in gift requests from higher-level donors and in identifying, cultivating, requesting, and stewarding high-level prospects.
- Maintains gift-recognition program.
- Participates in the strategic planning process and translating strategic initiatives into measurable, achievable goals in the Development Department. Establishes annual written goals for all areas of development to include annual, mid- and long-term goals.
- Ensures all development activities comply with established policies, procedures, and legal requirements (including relevant tax law).
- Oversees fundraising database.
- Coordinates with the marketing and communications director on special events and other relevant Caroline Center messaging, ensuring alignment with ministry and mission.
- Oversees grant-seeking including research, proposal writing, and annual reporting requirements.
- Supervises the position of grant coordinator.
- Schedules and staffs the board development committee and attends all board of trustees' meetings.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS |
Must embrace the ministry and mission of The Caroline Friess Center, Inc. and be committed to the values and policies of Caroline Center and the School Sisters of Notre Dame.
- Bachelor's degree
- Minimum five (5) years of development experience, with a least three (3) years of increasingly responsible management experience.
- Minimum three (3) years event planning experience.
- Understands and embraces fully mission-based organizations, either by having worked in such organizations or supporting such initiatives.
- Must have a proven track record of successful development, having created, implemented, and operated capital campaigns.
- Proven experience conducting charitable gift planning.
- Must be an outstanding communicator, with the demonstrated ability to inspire through verbal and written communications and present a professional image.
- Proven success in building and maintaining long-term relationships with individual, charitable foundations, corporate donors, and financial prospects.
- Must be socially adept at initiating conversations.
- Must demonstrate the ability to request, secure, and steward gifts and pledges.
- Must have experience using fundraising software.
- Ideal candidate will have some degree of familiarity with the work and impact of Caroline Center.
- Proven leadership skills, including the ability to motivate staff, board members, and volunteers.
- Desire to build external relationships outside of the office environment.
- Be a self-starter, goal-driven, with a desire to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.
- Demonstrate strong organizational skills and an ability to follow-through.
- Strong interpersonal and writing skills.
- Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense, and engaged listening.
Job Type: Full-time
- Fund development: 5 years (preferred)
- Event planning: 3 years (preferred)
- Leadership: 3 years (preferred)
- Bachelor's degree (preferred)