Development Director

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $80,000
Maximum: $95,000
Details: Depending on experience and skills

Published

10/24/2018

Start Date

12/03/2018

Application Deadline

11/16/2018

Address

8414 Greenwood Avenue North
Seattle
Washington
98103
United States

Description

WHAT WE ARE SEEKING

We are looking for an experienced, goal-oriented Development Director who can spearhead

development efforts for the continual growth and sustainability of The Bureau of Fearless Ideas

(BFI). This person is inspired by the mission and understands what makes our organization

unique.


This person has succeeded at raising money and has the experience and skills to think

strategically, build and strengthen donor relations, solve problems, and achieve fundraising goals.

Equally important, this person must relish working with and fit into our eclectic team of creative,

hardworking, fun-loving world improvers.


ABOUT THE GREATER SEATTLE BUREAU OF FEARLESS IDEAS

The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas (BFI) believes that the power of words, well-written

and well-spoken, can open doors to important opportunities. Our tutoring, writing, and publishing

programs prepare young people, ages 6 to 18, for a successful future by developing strong

writing skills, championing diverse communication styles, and motivating young people to share

their stories. All programs are free and open to families from any socio-economic background.


WHO YOU ARE

The Development Director must share our passion for the work we do, our care and concern for

children, and our belief that strong writing and communication skills are important to everyone.

At the same time, however, this person should not take him or herself too seriously. Our staff is

characterized by an irreverent humor, with errant creative forces appearing when we least expect

them. We are looking for someone who is:

• Successful at nonprofit fund development and has at least three to five years of development

and fundraising experience.

• Skilled at thinking both strategically and creatively in developing fundraising plans and

achieving stated goals.

• Experienced at cultivating potential donors and procuring major gifts of $10,000-25,000 or

more.

• Experiences in implementing donor centered fundraising strategies.

• Experienced at overseeing grant applications and managing reporting requirements for grant

awards.

• Experienced working with Board of Directors and executive leadership.

• Knowledgeable about budgets and other financial documents.

• Knowledgeable about best practices in philanthropy.

• Able to thrive in a noisy, vibrant environment where multitasking is the norm.

• In possession of strong writing and presentation skills.


DAY-TO-DAY RESPONSIBILITIES

Reports to the Executive Director

• Devise a fund development infrastructure that includes internal controls for meeting

aggressive annual and long-term fundraising goals.

• Provide support to the Board of Directors through coaching and solicitation resources.

• Work closely with the Executive Director in developing relationships with foundations and

other funding sources.

• Serve as a member of the BFI leadership team.

• Oversee the development and execution of all fundraising events, including an annual dinner.

• Manage our donor and grant-tracking databases.

• Develop and manage fundraising communications, including engagement/online/mail

appeals, gift processing, and donor acknowledgements.

• Oversee the maintenance of donor-specific content on our website and social media

postings.

• Help ensure that all outgoing communication conforms to the BFI style, including our voice

and the look and feel of our visual identity.

• Provide Executive Director and board of directors with timely reports and updates as

requested.

Benefits

The job also includes health and dental insurance, flexible work hours, and 7 - 9 weeks of paid time off.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluent English

Professional Level

Executive

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

jobs@fearlessideas.org
http://www.fearlessideas.org

Please email your resume, along with a one-page cover letter and three references to jobs@fearlessideas.org. Your email’s subject line should read “Development Director.” We are accepting applications through November 16th, 2018. Please no phone calls.


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