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Director - Development

Company: Friends of Youth
Location: Kirkland
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

job description director - development The Director of Development will have leadership responsibility for developing and implementing Friends of Youth' comprehensive strategy to philanthropy. In this role, the Director of Development will work with the President & CEO, the Board of Directors and agency Program Directors to develop fundraising strategies including annual campaigns, major gifts, planned-giving, and endowment efforts, that support key programs. The Director of Development will be expected to work closely with the President and CEO, and the Marketing and Communication team, to develop ties with community organizations, corporations, and individual supporters, to uplift donor stewardship, acquisition, retention, and appreciation. FLSA Status: Exempt, salary Reports To: President and CEO essential duties Annual Campaign: 1. Develop and execute fundraising strategies that meet annual revenue goals across campaigns, inclusive of individual giving, corporate gifts, foundations, and special events. 2. Ensure effective use of CRM systems to achieve the overall objectives of the agency' annual campaign goal. Board Interaction and Support: 1. Attend Board of Directors meetings and prepare monthly development reports for Board members as required. 2. Work in partnership with the President and CEO to guide the Board's Development Committee on their chart of work. 3. Work in partnership with the President and CEO to train, motivate, and involve Board members in the development process, specifically, Donor Engagement process. 4. Work closely with the Chair of the Resource Development Committee on monthly meeting agendas, action items, etc. Community and Civic Giving: 1. In partnership with the President and CEO, assist in the cultivation of civic and community giving to the agency. 2. In collaboration with the Marketing and Communication division, develop presentation materials for agency representatives, and key stakeholders to use in representation of the agency. Foundation/Corporate Relations: 1. Identify, cultivate, and maintain relationships with key private foundations and corporations with vested interests in serving youth. 2. Provide ongoing stewardship and program progress to funders while developing updated information for prospective funders on programs of interest. 3. Successfully achieve the annual financial goal for corporate and foundation giving. Grants (Private Funders): 1. Working in partnership with the Grants team, supervise all private grant communication activities to ensure quality of presentation and continuity of information and eliminate any potential duplication of efforts. 2. Working in partnership with the Grants team, lead the identification and qualification process for new sources of private grants. 3. Achieve the annual financial goal for private grants. Major Gifts: 1. Work closely with Foundation Board, and Foundation Board Chair to develop and implement fundraising strategies consistent with the agency' goals. 2. Working in partnership with the President and CEO, be responsible for raising donations at the major gift level for capital and operating needs to optimize fundraising success and help fulfill Friends of Youth mission and strategic objectives. 3. Work collaboratively with internal/external stakeholders and volunteers to identify prospects. 4. Develop and implement short term and long-term cultivation and solicitation strategies. 5. Involve and train Board members and other agency volunteers in the acquisition of major gift support. 6. Implement acknowledgement and recognition systems for special donors. 7. Develop and oversee special procedures to monitor and evaluate major gift progress. 8. Successfully achieve the annual goal for major gifts. 9. Develop and maintain key major gift donor relationships. Planned Giving: 1. Introduce, cultivate, and steward relationships with established donors to planned-giving. 2. Coordinate planned giving efforts including bequests, trusts, and the development of gifts or securities, property, and other appreciated assets. 3. Work collaboratively with the Marketing and Communications team to develop appropriate recognition, engagement, and communication tools. Professional Conduct: 1. Maintain a high standard of ethics, integrity, and professional practice in development activities. 2. Keep abreast of development issues by attending conferences, seminars, professional organization meetings, networking and staying current on trends in philanthropy. Special Campaigns (Capital and Program): 1. Working in partnership with the President and CEO, develop the strategies, timeline, and structure for the implementation of special program and capital campaigns. 2. Direct the feasibility study, compose the case for support, organize special committees, organize prospect identification, and develop gift strategy phases, and assist in the solicitation process. 3. Working with the President and CEO and the Resource Development Committee, successfully raise the capital necessary to meet the annual financial goals of the organization. Special Events: 1. Work with Board members and the President and CEO to develop key signature events. 2. Develop special cultivation events as they relate to achieving agency goals. 3. Drive increasing attendance and average gift size. 4. Achieve the annual financial goal for special events. Supervision: 1. Supervise the Manager of Development and Assistant of Development. Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.job requirements a. Education and Experience 1. Bachelor's Degree in a human-service or business-related field. In place of a degree, minimum of 10 years of relevant experience can be substituted. 2. Minimum of 5 years of experience successfully managing major gifts, donor relationships/stewardship, corporate partnerships and sponsorships, and fund development. 3. Demonstrated experience in and understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion, and systemic antiracism, as it relates to Development and the strategic vision of an organization. 4. Experience utilizing donor databases and online fundraising tools. Working knowledge of Raiser's Edge preferred. b. Additional Requirements 1. Must satisfactorily pass criminal history check. 2. Must have reliable transportation and a valid Washington State driver's license (or be able to obtain one by date of employment). 3. Employees and volunteers who operate their own or Friends of Youth vehicles on Friends of Youth business, must have a safe driving record as defined by Friends of Youth. 4. Employees and volunteers who operate their own vehicle(s) on Friends of Youth business must carry auto liability insurance that complies with the requirements of Friends of Youth. 5. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required. There are no exemptions. c. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 1. Able to engage with diverse populations in a culturally responsive manner. 2. Demonstrate a commitment to the values of equity and inclusion by honoring and celebrating diverse characteristics and expressions of personal identity. 3. Strong commitment to Friends of Youth's mission, vision, and values. 4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 5. Able to work well with employees at all levels and across all departments and divisions of the organization. 6. Able to gain the trust of and inspire Board members and a giving community. 7. Well organized; able to perform multiple tasks efficiently with minimum instruction. 8. Strong analytical skills, detail oriented, organized, and adaptable. 9. Knowledge of budget preparation and administration. 10. Able to work as part of a team within limited budgets. 11. Must be proactive and enjoy working with autonomy. 12. Willing to work evening and weekend hours when needed. 13. Able and willing to travel to multiple local sites and other locations in personal vehicle (mileage reimbursement provided). 14. Committed to learning and implementing relevant COA standards and participating in our Performance and Quality Improvement Process. 15. Proficient skill set with MS Office Suite programs. d. Physical Demands and Work Environment The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time. In this position, you must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. e. Acknowledgment This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the only duties, responsibilities, and qualification for this job. Incumbents may be required to follow any additional related instructions, acquire related job skills, and perform other related job-related work. PI208158191

Keywords: Friends of Youth, Kirkland , Director - Development, Executive , Kirkland, Washington

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