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Chief Development Officer

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Norris Square

Community Alliance (NSCA) is a mission-driven community development corporation located in the Norris Square section of North Philadelphia. We provide comprehensive services to families in the areas of pre-school, afterschool, counseling, housing, and workforce development. We thrive on empowering, improving and promoting the self-advocacy of our economically diverse residents to bring about sustained improvements in their quality of life. After 35 years of services the founder CEO retired, and we underwent a change in executive leadership in 2020. We are excited about our strategic direction and are currently looking to expand our team to help accomplish our vision. We are looking for passionate individuals who are committed to fighting poverty and inequality to join our team. We value employees who take pride in what we do and play a role in helping transform our organization and neighborhood each day.

Reporting to the Executive Director, this position is responsible for all fundraising and development activities to build visibility, impact, and financial resources through the solicitation of major gifts, federal and state grants, special events, corporate and foundation support.  This position will also have the opportunity to build a full development department and set a fundraising agenda that aligns with the organization’s overall strategic initiatives.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Provide leadership and direction in the effective operation of all development activities required to fund operations and deliver programs within the community.
  2. Form and development department of 4 employees and ensure productive and effective performance by all.
  3. Develop and implement a strategic plan for single and multi-year resource development efforts to assure the funding goal of the organization.
  4. Researches and analyzes agency, corporate, individual and foundation donor base and recommended solicitation strategies.
  5. Prepares and presents for approval proposals for corporate and foundation support, using cultivation and solicitation materials.
  6. Oversees planning of logistics for special events, including obtaining sponsorships and solicitation of gifts and preparing related printed materials and publications.
  7. Provides support for various fund-raising projects/initiatives assigned by executive leadership, such as endowments, major gifts and planned giving.
  8. Ensure the evaluation of development activities and identify opportunities to improve results.
  9. Identify, recruit and train board members to participate in solicitation and other income development activities.
  10. Encourage and support board committees responsible for planning and implementing development activities.
  11. Participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of annual budget, controlling expenditures within budget and maintaining donor and financial records in accordance with standards.
  12. Develop strategic alliances with community leaders and local officials. 
  13. Ensure design and development of public relations documents for use in the promotion of fund raising, and education of the public, including press releases.  Ensure the development and distribution of marketing documents.

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:      

  • Bachelor's degree required. Master’s degree preferred in nonprofit management, business administration, public administration or public policy from an accredited college or university preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years work experience in non-profit agency operations, specifically in the fund-raising field, sales/marketing or equivalent experience. A track record of closing gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations. Experience closing transformational gifts a plus.
  • Considerable knowledge of fund-raising techniques, and sources of funding for non-profit  agencies and organizations.
  • A minimum of 1 year management experience and demonstrated ability to lead and develop a department and department staff members.
  • Must have demonstrated history in leadership, project management, public relations, group facilitation, or event planning.
  • Knowledge of organization mission, objectives, policies, programs and procedures and of the principles and practices of non-profit organizations, youth development services preferred.
  • Possess strong business knowledge and ability to think in a variety of business environments.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate fund-raising operations. Knowledge of accessing and managing donor data base.
  • Public speaking skills are required for speeches at fundraising events, presentations to donors and meetings. Strong oral and written communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide variety of potential donors and supporters.

DISCLAIMER:

The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification.  It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

Competitive compensation based on experience. A comprehensive benefits package includes health insurance, life insurance, short term disability, ten paid holidays, personal time off (PTO), spring and winter break periods, compensatory time, and 403(b) retirement plan.

Norris Square

Community Alliance (NSCA) is a mission-driven community development corporation located in the Norris Square section of North Philadelphia. We provide comprehensive services to families in the areas of pre-school…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Executive

Salary

$100,000 - $120,000

Benefits

Competitive compensation based on experience. A comprehensive benefits package includes health insurance, life insurance, short term disability, ten paid holidays, personal time off (PTO), spring and winter break periods, compensatory time, and 403(b) retirement plan.

Competitive compensation based on experience. A comprehensive benefits package includes health insurance, life insurance, short term disability, ten paid holidays, personal…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

Location

On-site
174 Diamond St, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA

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