Director of Fund Development

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $67,000
Maximum: $82,000

Published

09/10/2018

Start Date

10/29/2018

Application Deadline

09/26/2018

Address

134 Thurbers Avenue
Providence
RI
02905
United States

Description

THE COLLEGE CRUSADE OF RHODE ISLAND

JOB SPECIFICATION


TITLE:                      Director of Fund Development


REPORTS TO:        President and CEO


SALARY:                  $67,000 to $82,000


OVERVIEW


The Director of Fund Development at the College Crusade is responsible for helping the organization meet annual fundraising goals through individual contributions, corporate sponsorships, and special events. The Director will work in partnership with College Crusade leadership (staff and board) to identify potential financial champions and ambassadors for the organization and lead cultivation and solicitation efforts.


The Director will serve a critical role in managing donor engagement and stewardship, as well as ensure that systems are in place to manage effective and timely communications with donors and prospects.


We are looking for a self-starter who is a strong internal and external collaborator and who has the skills required to significantly expand the College Crusade’s current donor base, cultivate major gifts, and develop other stewardship opportunities.


Our Mission: The mission of the College Crusade of Rhode Island is to increase high school graduation, college and career readiness, and college completion for youth in Rhode Island’s low-income communities.


The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to:


SPECIFIC DUTIES

·      Identify new individual giving strategies, delivery channels and market segments, and develop goals and campaigns to capitalize on those opportunities.


·      Develop a plan with clear benchmarks to expand individual giving


·      Lead donor research, create a prospect list, and determine solicitation strategies


·      Lead efforts to plan and execute giving campaigns, using direct mail, online giving and social media, and work with cross-functional teams to develop materials and messaging to support each campaign/communication.

                    

·      Build an alumni donor base and work with staff to create meaningful alumni engagement opportunities within the organization. 


·      Identify a new donor management system and work with the Data Administrator to integrate data from current systems.


·      Develop a strategy for managing ongoing communication efforts with individual donors and other stakeholders.


·      Drive process improvement around our management of donor communications.


·      Develop stewardship plans for leadership gifts and other types of donor engagement.


·      Partner with the Director of Grants to identify opportunities to expand current giving. 


·      Represent the College Crusade at events as needed


REQUIREMENTS


Education/Experience: Candidates must have a track record of success in individual giving/major gifts fundraising, with a minimum of six years of applicable experience. Knowledge of donor management systems is desired. Bachelor’s degree is required, master’s preferred.


Skills: Candidates must possess a high degree of creativity and a collaborative spirit; a demonstrated ability to think and act strategically; strong communication and interpersonal skills; exceptional written and verbal communication skills; a proven ability to engage stakeholders in a clearly defined vision of organizational success; high attention to detail; and demonstrated ability to operate in a flexible, entrepreneurial environment. Knowledge of the barriers and obstacles that low-income families and first-generation students encounter in the journey to higher education is preferred.


How to Apply

Applications are due by Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications should include a cover letter describing your qualifications and a resume. Please send materials to hr@thecollegecrusade.org. More information about The College Crusade of Rhode Island may be found at www.thecollegecrusade.org.


Equal Employment Opportunity

The College Crusade of Rhode Island is committed to recruit, hire, and promote individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability or veteran status. This policy applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment including recruitment, hiring, orientation, training, placement and employee development, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, layoffs, termination, and retirement. The College Crusade complies with all applicable state and federal regulations regarding hiring.



Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

hr@thecollegecrusade.org
https://www.thecollegecrusade.org

How to Apply

Applications are due by Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications should include a cover letter describing your qualifications and a resume. Please send materials to hr@thecollegecrusade.org. More information about The College Crusade of Rhode Island may be found at www.thecollegecrusade.org. 


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