The Vice President of Development will provide strategic and energetic guidance for all fundraising activities at Restoration. Working in close partnership with senior management team and Board of Directors, this position will oversee: foundation relations; corporate sponsorships; individual giving; event fundraising; and communications.
Currently, the preparation of government grant proposals, as well as the cultivation of government relationships is undertaken by the heads of the Restoration Art, and the Centers for Personal Financial Health, Community Asset Building and Center for Healthy Neighborhoods. The Vice President of Development will participate in determining the best long-term placement of this public sector fundraising, and the best strategies for maximizing public sector fundraising impact.
Additional specific responsibilities include the following:
- Thoroughly understand Restoration- its mission and values, history, culture, programs, funding partners and key stakeholders, operations and potential;
- Grow fundraising to meet organization's strategic goals;
- Foster relationships of trust and cooperation with Restoration's Chief Executive Officer, Board Chair, Development Committee, senior management, and staff, forging partnerships that continue to bring forth everyone's best effort;
- Assume leadership of Restoration's fundraising strategies; establish specific and realistic fundraising goals and benchmark in consultation with the senior management team; affirm strategies for diversifying income sources; establish personal relationships with current Restoration lead donors (both individual and institutional) to encourage ongoing support;
- Build and regularly asses Restoration's development department; strategically hire staff to scale up the organization's fundraising capacity; supervise and motivate the development staff, providing coaching, training and guidance regarding professional development opportunities, as needed;
- Serve as one of Restoration's primary fundraising liaisons to private constituencies, including corporations, foundations, major donors, etc. Develop external alliances and collaborations to achieve fundraising goals;
- Leverage the organization's diverse board, staff, volunteers and friends to help achieve contributed revenue goals;
- Enhance the Board's role in fundraising . Work with board members to develop individual fundraising plans and goals. Work with board members to host special cultivation events, as appropriate.
- Reorient the Development and External Affairs Committee. Restoration's current board has an external affairs committee which focuses on the organization's annual benefit. The proposed fundraising committee will look beyond the benefit with an eye towards developing funding opportunities year-round;
- Enhance Restoration's annual benefit, and organize the development department's annual planning, goal setting and budgeting process;
- Diversify corporate fundraising. The banking and finance sector accounted for a significant percentage of Restoration's private fundraising over the past ten years. Given the ongoing trend toward consolidation in banking sector, new sources of support must be identified and secured;
- Institute a formal individual giving campaign, which may include (but not limited to): an expansion of the year-end appeal; exploration of bequest gifts targeting Restoration alumni; and instituting a Facebook and online giving campaign;
- Enhance Restoration's brand identity to raise the organization's visibility locally and nationally;
- Oversee execution of all aspects of private development process from stewardship to proposal development to grant reporting;
- Revisit the feasibility process to determine the potential, scope and scale of capital campaign in support of the new strategic plan.
- As a senior manager of the organization, work with the executive staff to develop and execute the institution's budget, strategic plans and operating priorities. Personally representing the interests of the development department within the context of the organization-wide issues;
- Direct efforts to develop and improve systems and procedures that track the cultivation and acknowledgment of gifts/grants, manage prospect research and monitor grant reporting.