FOSNA (fosna.org) seeks a Director of Development to sustain and expand our institutional giving and visibility within the Palestinian Solidarity Network and serve as a member of collective management team. As a full-time Director of Development, you will join our team of remote staff located across the United States. The Director of Development will primarily be responsible for:
- Developing, implementing, and evaluating FOSNA’s fundraising and development plan.
- Engaging in direct fundraising via online and mail-in appeals, relationship management, and seeking institutional support from foundations, churches, and communities of faith.
- Serving as a member of FOSNA’s Leadership Team including responsibilities to provide operational leadership in the execution of FOSNA’s mission and achievement of its strategic goals.
- Representing and strengthening FOSNA’s unique voice within the U.S. and global Palestine solidarity movement;
- Reaching out to individuals interested in FOSNA's work to share vision and opportunities to be involved
Development Strategy (45%)
- Develop, implement, and evaluate FOSNA’s fundraising plan
- Assemble and manage staff and volunteers in the execution of the fundraising plan
- Assemble and manage board members to establish long term capital campaigns
- Seek out fundraising expertise including development training courses
- Work with Communication Manager on regular communication with constituency to build income and membership buy-in
- Infuse and utilize data and documentation for learning and reflection on development strategy and tactics
- Support staff members in understanding development best-practices and utilizing a development lens within their area of responsibilities
- Develop and implement onboarding process for new donors and supporters
Direct Fundraising (45%)
- Build relationships with high-level donors and foundation leaders
- Oversee thank you process for donor retention
- Arrange fundraising ‘home gatherings’ with local groups
- Manage and organize membership drives and fundraising appeals in coordination with Communication Manager
- Fundraise at churches during holiday seasons
- Coordinate with board members to meet fundraising goals
- Create relationships with leaders of foundations in order to create greater institutional support
- Research and apply to relevant grant opportunities
- Initiate and manage planned giving campaigns for the organization
Relationship Management (10%)
- Regularly interface with Board Development Committee
- Attend (as a public speaker) national gatherings that increase outreach opportunities and organizational visibility
- Reach out to individuals interested in FOSNA's work to share vision and opportunities to be involved
- 5-6 years past experience in non-profit fundraising
- Experience representing organizational mission and values via public speaking.
- Ability to persuasively communicate and develop lasting relationships with grassroots stakeholders
- Demonstrated success in expanding non-profit organization’s fundraising and revenue
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Extensive experience working in the Palestinian Solidarity Movement or Movement for Social Justice.
- Ability to design and direct one’s own work.
- ability to troubleshoot issues that arise and provide substitute labor for the organization in areas outside their core area of responsibility.
- Experience working in a non-profit environment, including best practices in institutional fundraising and support of the Board of Director's fundraising efforts.
- Passionate about ending the occupation of Palestine, opposing Zionism, understanding oppression from an intersectional lens, and advancing coalition-building between marginalized communities in the United States
- Past experience working within or mobilizing Christian communities.
- Ability to manage multiple projects, find creative means of solving problems, respond to current events, and work in a fast-paced environment
- Positive attitude and ability to work as part of a team
- A proactive approach to work; ability to notice what needs to be done and to develop a strategy for responding