Director of Development and Institutional Advancement
- Job posted by The National Center for Children and Families
6301 Greentree Road
The Director of Development and Institutional Advancement (DDIA) is responsible for all fund raising initiatives and activities of the agency. He/she is directly responsible for the development and implementation of the annual giving plan including cultivating and maintaining relationships with new and existing donors and supporters, developing and building a Major Gifts Program and researching and writing grant proposals providing evaluation reports as required. The Director is responsible for development and management of NCCF’s development plan and strategy, cultivating and maintaining donor relationships, internal and external communications, team development and leading the team to success. The Director is also responsible for managing special NCCF functions, providing direction to the development team and supporting third party fund raising initiatives. As a member of the Executive Management Team, the Director participates in strategic planning and budgeting initiatives in addition to problem solving. He/she works within guidelines, policies and mission of the agency and will be accountable and responsible for specific projects as assigned. Current overall annual fundraising goal: $1.5 million.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Designs, implements and manages a comprehensive, Board approved development strategy and plan to address the immediate and long term needs of the Agency.
- Meets weekly with the expanded Executive Team to ensure that needs are being met and planning for future events and functions take place.
- Identifies, cultivates and solicits current and prospective donors, including Board members, individuals, corporations, community organizations and governmental agencies.
- Oversees accurate maintenance of NCCF donor database (Sales Force); Evaluates effectiveness of software and technology systems, including Mobile Cause (online giving) and Constant Contact,(e-blast host), and makes recommendations for needed upgrades or improvements.
- Supervises the development team in a manner which defines responsibilities and assures that department budget, goals, objectives and agency strategic plan goals are met in an efficient and effective manner.
- Sets development priorities and opportunities to successfully service all NCCF programs.
- Maintains constant contact with the Executive Director in providing status for all development or volunteer projects.
- Creates and processes Development and Volunteer Department protocols through the approval and implementation process.
- Reports progress of fundraising efforts and donor trends to the Executive Director.
- Provides staff leadership for the Board of Trustees, Development and Marketing Committees, and supports Public Policy initiatives with Committee on Programs.
- Works with Communications Director to ensure production and maintenance of all promotional items and educational materials including brochures, fact sheets, annual reports, newsletters, direct mail pieces, e-blasts, t-shirts, pens and website.
- Participates in community public relations events and solicitation of volunteers.
- Serves as a member of NCCF’s Executive Team for agency-wide decision making, problem solving, planning and evaluation of programs and policies.
- Ensures cultivation of and collaboration with various media contacts to promote Agency visibility.
- Supports Board of Trustees fundraising activities by providing skills, training and coaching, as needed.
- Impact reporting to donors/foundations/event management.
- Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Position Requirements:
- Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, business or related field. Masters’ degree or fundraising certificate preferred.
- At least 5 years of fundraising experience, including significant proposal development, grants management and management of staff and volunteers.
- Initiative, self-starter and motivator, ability to motivate others and work with a team approach.
- Demonstrated ability to create, develop, write concept and grant proposals and promotional materials.
- Effective communicator who possesses a clear, concise and interesting style.
- Ability to sell prospective donors the organization’s vision, mandate, program and mission as it relates to serving vulnerable children and families.
- Evidence of successful management skills.
- Experience in matching organizational needs to the benefit and goals of funding organizations.
- Competence in word processing and database analysis.
- Possesses an attitude compatible with the mission and vision of the National Center for Children and Families.
Health, dental, vision, life and long term disability insurance, 403(b) retirement contribution, Flexible Spending Accounts, Pet Insurance, Legal Services Plan, generous leave package, and more!
Minimum Education Required