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Chief Development Officer

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Green Our Planet
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Las Vegas, NV
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Published 11 days ago

Green Our Planet seeks a Chief Development Officer (CDO) to lead fundraising and development activities through a phase of rapid growth. The CDO will serve as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting Green Our Planet. We seek a dynamic, creative, and entrepreneurial development professional who wants to make a difference by joining this vibrant management team and providing strategic leadership across all areas of development.

Reporting to the Co-CEO, the CDO will be responsible for supporting external fundraising from foundations, corporations, and individuals as well as guiding operations for the department, including a grant writer and two Development coordinators, who will directly report to the CDO. Additionally numerous other staff and volunteers will indirectly report to the role.

The CDO  will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow an annual $3M+ budget through the solicitation and stewardship of corporate and foundation support, major gifts, and federal and state grants. She or he will expand and diversify Green Our Planet's donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives. In addition, the CDO will work closely with the board of directors as they take on a more active fundraising role.

The location for this position is flexible, though ideally based in the Western United States. Travel to Las Vegas will be frequent if not based in our Las Vegas headquarters.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide leadership to all facets of the development department including planning and analysis, major donor identification and cultivation, research and grant writing (with assistance from a grant writer), coordination BOD efforts, operations and special events. 
  • Partner with the Co-CEO to develop and execute a major gift program and strategy, including: identifying existing and potential major  donors, creating stewardship and solicitation plans, preparing for donor meetings, leading site visits and managing relationships.
  • Work with the grant writer and two coordinators to develop and manage project and event timelines and ensure all campaigns and events are on-track while providing guidance and troubleshooting support on any challenges.
  • Oversee the implementation and management of best practices in development infrastructure, including systems, processes and tools to ensure effectiveness and accountability across fundraising functions.
  • Research, cultivate and prepare grant proposal requests and reports from foundation funders in collaboration with the Co-CEO. With help from the grant writer oversee the grants calendar, ensuring proposals and reports are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Create plans to expand corporate partnerships, working with schools to develop packages for sponsorship, building relationships with corporate partners and coordinating engagement or volunteer activities related to obtaining corporate support.
  • With assistance from the grant writer and the coordinators oversee creation of donor communications and development materials, ensuring that all external materials convey a clear, consistent and effective message reflective of Green Our Planet’s core values and mission.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

● BS/BA degree or equivalent experience with at least 7+ years of direct fundraising leadership experience.

● Strong knowledge of development best practices and implementing necessary systems and processes to support an efficient and effective development operation.  

● Demonstrated success at securing grants and sponsorships, as well as cultivating, stewarding and soliciting major donors.

● Ambitious and entrepreneurial orientation; history of creating from scratch and/or professionalizing a development function within a fast-paced, high growth environment.

● Excellent oral and written communication skills with proven ability to tell a compelling story.

● Excellent planning and organizational skills, with particular attention to detail and the demonstrated ability to manage multiple ongoing projects from start to finish.

● Ability to develop trust and strong collaborative working relationships with parents, donors, volunteers, Board and staff. Commitment to building strong and invested teams.

● Demonstrated ability to think creatively and bring fresh ideas and approaches to development initiatives. Flexibility, drive, a sense of humor, and a “roll-up-your-sleeves” approach.

● Experience managing development operations and strong computer software and reporting skills. Experience working with development databases and crowdfunding platforms preferred. Familiarity with Neon a plus.

● Passion for conservation and education reform or issues related to social justice and educational equality. Alignment with the philosophy, mission and core values of the organization.

Green Our Planet seeks a Chief Development Officer (CDO) to lead fundraising and development activities through a phase of rapid growth. The CDO will serve as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Salary

Up to $90,000

Benefits

Green Our Planet offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • 401(k) 
  • Health/Dental/Vision insurance
  • 17 days Paid time off
  • 6 paid holidays + Christmas and Thanksgiving week 
  • Professional development assistance

Green Our Planet offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • 401(k) 
  • Health/Dental/Vision insurance
  • 17 days Paid time off
  • 6 paid holidays + Christmas and Thanksgiving week…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Las Vegas, NV
Associated Location
Las Vegas, NV, USA

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