FY13-05-DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT:
SALARY RANGE STARTING AT:
$60,000 – $75,000, including generous benefits, depending on experience
Reports to the CEO
Supervises the Fundraising Associate, Media Coordinator, Development Coordinator
Regular, Full Time, Exempt
Responsible for developing and implementing fundraising, marketing, and communications strategies to increase fiscal support of the educational and social enterprise initiatives of AYW. Act as the primary fundraiser, while providing team leadership, management, and coordination of the Development Department.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:
Work closely with Executive Managers, AYW Board of Directors, and Program Managers to assess funding needs and priorities; develop a strategy to raise that revenue.
Lead and coordinate team efforts to develop effective giving programs including direct mail, planned giving, major gifts, donor acquisition, foundations, corporations, churches, special events, donor engagement, recognition, and acknowledgement;
Event planning: Plan and execute an annual gala event for 500+ guests and various smaller fundraising events throughout the year.
Demonstrate ability to develop relationships between AYW and the foundation community.
Support efficient business practices within AYW that create revenue streams in support of social investment efforts.
With the CFO, develop, implement, and manage annual departmental budget.
Facilitate a consultative work environment with shared decision-making and strategic priorities.
Oversee the grant writing staff in developing a strategic approach for the effective selection and submission of pertinent grants;
Manage and develop departmental job skills through guidance and training.
Supervise volunteers and interns as needed.
Fully utilize the donor database to create useful reports, analyze the data, and guide donor relationship building strategies.
Create and manage a prospect portfolio utilizing donor cultivation strategies for direct solicitation and cultivation of prospects.
Ensure donations can be accepted easily and securely through the AYW website and explore other online giving platforms.
Ensure development activities are positively linked with public relations and traditional/online marketing.
Act as a AYW’s liaison between marketing professionals, including board members, or an outside Marketing Firm to develop and implement a coordinated marketing strategy and tools to increase public awareness and visibility of AYW;
Ensure consistent messaging and branding across all fundraising and public relations avenues;
Monitor social, economic, and political trends that affect the need for services;
Represent AYW at community events;
Effectively communicate AYW’s internal and external goals and objectives;
Enlist the support of potential partners and allies in improving the quality of life for At-Promise Youth;
Work closely with Executive Managers, Program Managers, and AYW Board of Directors, on public policy issues– interfacing with the Texas Education Agency, the Governor’s office, the Tx Legislature, and Federal/State/Local government agencies in policy creation and publications;
Oversee public relations and media strategy:
Edit and disseminate written materials such as press releases and media packages;
Identify and pursue media opportunities that promote AYW Programs’ goals;
Act as point-of-contact on matters that require an official response to the internal / external community.
Develop and implement a plan to market AYW’s website in an effort to enhance AYW’s visibility locally, state-wide, and nationally;
Ensure that all public awareness activities convey a consistent message and branding;
Perform other duties and projects as required;
Minimum Required (To qualify for consideration an applicant must possess the following skills. Possession of these skills is a prerequisite for employment.)
EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION:Bachelor’s Degree in related field;
KNOWLEDGE:Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, computers and general office equipment; Donor database software;
EXPERIENCE:5 years or more in fundraising; 3 -5 years management; Strategic Planning; Project Management; Grant Writing; Marketing; Public Relations; Gala Event Planning; Small event planning; Donor Cultivation and Engagement; Board Development; Contract Negotiation, Social Media, Volunteer Experience;
SKILLS:Excellent team leadership ability; Exceptional communication, writing and presentation; Strong organization and time-management; Ability to manage outside contractors and projects; Website management;
BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES:Ability to work well with a wide range of people; evaluate, analyze and interpret information; Ability to thrive in a lean and fast-pace work environment; Possess a pro-active “can do” attitude and out-going personality; Cooperative and willing to assist others; Self- motivated, creative and able to work with minimal supervision;
Preferred (The following skills are considered important to this position, but may be learned on the job. Applicants will not be eliminated from consideration if they do not possess these skills)
EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION: Masters Degree or Higher in public relations, business, marketing or related field; CFRE Certification;
EXPERIENCE: eTapestry Database and Constant Contact; Non-Profit Board Member Experience; Corporate Sponsorship;>
REGULAR: Monday – Friday, Flexible working hours 6:30am to 5:00pm; one hour unpaid lunch break;
OCCASIONAL: Evenings and weekends to meet deadlines/special projects or as needed;
REGULAR: Frequent off site meetings and tours of job sites;
OCCASIONAL: Trainings, offsite meetings or conferences as requested or needed;
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS:
REPETITIVE MOTIONS: Walking; talking; frequent and regular movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers;
PHYSICAL STRENGTH: Active work; sitting half of the time; standing half of the time; occasionally lifts and carries up to 50 pounds;
TALKING: Must frequently convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately; some talking in front of groups;
AVERAGE HEARING: Hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information;
AVERAGE VISION: Average vision to read papers and books and to operate audio-visual and office equipment;
NONE: No hazardous working conditions
OCCASIONAL: May be required to work to work in hot, wet, cold or other significantly unpleasant conditions;
HOW TO APPLY:
Qualified applicants should forward their resumes to our jobopp email address at, email@example.com, to the attention of Eliza Montana, Human Resources Coordinator. All resumes should have the Job ID “FY13-05 Director of Development” in either the subject line or body of the email.
EOE: American YouthWorks is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons because of age, race, color, religion, disability, gender, ethnic or national origin, or veteran status.
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Please direct all other inquiries to the Human Resources Department, either via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone, 512.744.1900.