100 W. 10th Street
POSITION: DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT & PARTNERSHIPS, DELAWARE
REPORTS TO: NATIONAL DIRECTOR, DELAWARE & CENTRAL FLORIDA
PROPOSED SALARY: $60,000
ABOUT THE JEFFERSON AWARDS FOUNDATION
Founded in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Senator Robert Taft, Jr. and Sam Beard, the Jefferson Awards Foundation (JAF) is America’s longest standing and most prestigious organization dedicated to activating and celebrating public service. Our mission is to power others to have maximum impact on the things they care about most. Through celebration, we inspire action. Our programs and partnerships drive Americans to change their communities and the world. Since our founding, JAF has honored over 61,000 grassroots unsung heroes and trained over 25,000 young people to become service leaders in their own communities.
Our national success is built through impactful programming and strong Leadership Communities across the country. Each Leadership Community is led by a Regional Executive Director and expected to be self-sustaining. Delaware has had great success in this regard and, in an effort to make this success enduring, we are seeking a dynamic, proactive Director of Development and Partnerships to work closely with the National Director Delaware & Central Florida, Founder, and local Board to scale its resources through partnerships with NGOs, government, and private and corporate foundations and through stewardship of high net worth individuals. Secondarily, the organization is looking to increase the reach of its story through public relations and outreach. The Director of Development and Partnerships will report to the National Director Delaware & Central Florida, and is responsible for interfacing with our partners and programs in the following ways:
LOCAL DELAWARE FUNDRAISING
Manage donor cultivation and fundraising so that local Delaware funding is self-sustaining. This includes raising new money, working with the local Delaware Board to raise money, overseeing donor communications and seek to keep all existing donors active and engaged.
DELAWARE BOARD MANAGEMENT & BOARD DEVELOPMENT
Manage and oversee the Delaware Board. The Director of Development and Partnerships will work with the Delaware Board Chair to schedule meetings and assure that the Board is active in strategic planning and fundraising.
Oversee and be responsible for two major Delaware fundraising events
o Delaware Salute to Service Excellence and fundraiser in the spring; and
o The fall fundraiser/ and or Guest Bartender event
Cultivate partnerships with NGOs, government, and private and corporate foundations and through stewardship of high net worth individuals for the purpose of raising funds and promoting the JAF brand.
Regions work collaboratively with the National office to recruit, develop and maintain strong contact with local Media Partner(s). The Director of Development and Partnerships will work with the News Journal and WBOC-TV to ensure that each runs its program smoothly and on time, and has sufficient quality nominations for local unsung hero awards
o Identifying and pursuing grant/funding opportunities
o Identifying and maintaining relationships with organizations that further the mission including professional sports teams, universities, non-profits and businesses
o Providing assistance in producing the National Ceremonies in Washington, D.C.
o Collaborating with all members of the organization with good will, transparency and kindness
o Managing the Delaware budget
o Travel as needed
o Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
o Minimum of 7 years of results-oriented work experience
o Significant donor cultivation and organizational development experience
o Demonstrated grant writing success
o Event planning experience
o Strong written and oral communication skills, including presentation and facilitation abilities
o Solid organizational, project and time management skills
JAF offers a generous benefits package, including health, dental and vision coverage, 401K and paid vacation.
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please send cover letter and resume to JAF Managing Director, Robin Adelson, at email@example.com.