New York City-based rare disease nonprofit seeks Regional Development Officer
The Regional Development Officer will develop and grow financial and volunteer resources in the assigned region. This is a fundraising-focused position with primary responsibilities including creating, executing and achieving budgeted goals for special events and associated activities throughout the region. Key activities include cultivating individual participation, securing event sponsorships, obtaining corporate and foundation grants, and expanding our ability to support families affected by this rare disease. Additionally, this position supports volunteer development for local Board and Committees to assist with succession planning and diversified program and event activities.
The position is full-time and NYC office-based. (Currently, NYC office-based staff are required to be in the office one day per week. The number of days in office will increase as COVID related risks decrease.)
- Develop and execute a multi-year plan for fund development, including expansion into new markets.
- Build and maintain effective relationships with volunteer leadership to ensure the strength and sustainability of local Boards and Committees, achievement of fundraising goals, and mission work.
- Secure financial support through direct fundraising outreach to individuals, foundations and corporations.
- Recruit, retain and motivate volunteers, with special emphasis on volunteer leadership of Chapters and Affiliates.
- Foster working relationships with schools/clubs/civic organizations/corporations to complement special event fundraising activities.
- Develop a grant-funding strategy to actively pursue community-based funding opportunities with volunteers.
- Utilize our event management platform to promote events through targeted emails, event metrics, and social media integration.
- Help update region-wide websites and social media networks to promote event support.
- Ensure all donor and volunteer information is maintained in the donor database and that all monetary donations, including in-kind donations, are tracked and acknowledged in a timely manner.
- Work in partnership with social workers, support groups, and related medical facilities to ensure family and patient needs are being met in a manner consistent with our mission.
- Support and maintain a working knowledge of organizational mission initiatives, including advocacy, community services, and education, research and awareness activities.
The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:
- Passion for our mission and demonstrated commitment to the non-profit sector.
- At least five years of experience in a nonprofit development setting.
- Professional success leading special event fundraisers, such as walks or galas.
- Demonstrated ability to coordinate a large, geographically diverse volunteer team.
- Ability to manage, direct and inspire colleagues, sponsors, and volunteers.
- Excellent communication, organization, and presentation skills.
- Superb interpersonal skills to achieve consensus and cooperation.
- Ability to successfully handle multiple projects at once and meet deadlines with flexibility and good humor.
- Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Donor databases, and peer to peer event platforms a must.
- Ability and willingness to travel (approximately 30 percent), work evenings and weekends as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree from accredited four-year college or university.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.