|The Director of Fund Development serves as the lead strategist for agency fund development, to set and achieve annual and multi-year agency revenue goals. The primary objectives are to serve as the primary staff support in fundraising matters for the CEO and the Board of Directors, to manage the agency’s giving programs, including individual gifts, foundations, corporations, and endowment and planned giving. This position serves as the agency’s principal coordinator for the agency’s fundraising events and initiatives, including but not limited to the annual Benefit Dinner and the annual Fire & Ice Holiday Ball.
This position interfaces with a large number of high level community leaders, donors, and committee members, and represents the agency on a regular basis both internally and externally. The first year of the position will be spent in training with the Director of Corporate Operations and Benefit Dinner.
|ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES|
|EDUCATION & RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE|
(minimum & preferred educational requirements necessary to perform this job successfully)
Minimum 5 years’ experience in Fund Development and Event Management
|Years of Related Work Experience :
(minimum & preferred related work experience necessary perform this job successfully)
5 years related experience preferred. Experience in a supervisory role. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated community relations/partnership-building and leadership skills. Experience working with diverse populations. Extensive experience and/or skill training with fundraising and event planning; some fund development and grant writing experience beneficial.
Must have car, valid driver’s license, and meet state required automobile insurance minimums.
|Skills and Knowledge|
|Extensive management experience.||x|
|Demonstrated partnership, relationship, and solicitation success.||x|
|Knowledge of database software; proficient with computers, Microsoft Office including Excel and Outlook.||x|
|Strong organizational and time management skills.||x|
|Demonstrated strategic agility.||x|
|Excellent oral and written communications skills.||X|
|Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and handle multi-tasking/demands with staff, Board, community volunteers, donors, etc.||X|
|Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrating ability to establish a positive relationship with staff, Board, community volunteers, donors, etc.||X|
|Able to exercise judgement regarding matters of significance and priority.||X|
|Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.||X|
|WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The ability to travel and work outside regular business hours, including some evenings and weekends.
High Performance Indicators
|Process Management||Good at figuring out the processes necessary to get things done; knows how to organize people and activities; understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow; can simplify complex processes.|
|Relates well to all people inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; listens; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; truly values people; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably. Cultivate and build relationships with sponsor representatives and donors; ability to adjust own interpersonal approach/style to fit others’ needs, perspectives, cultures, etc.|
|Results||Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers. Very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results in an effective and appropriate style. Evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgement. Problem solving, project management and creative resourcefulness. Able to set, measure, and evaluate progress against goals for the organization. Able to adjust and adapt to shifting priorities and demands in a fast-paced environment.|
|Perseverance||Pursues everything with energy, drive, and completes work in a timely manner. Shows progressive demonstrations of increased responsibilities and adds personal value to the agency. Goes above and beyond the call of duty. Capable of reinventing their job to meet the needs of the position and the agency.|
|Provide for all staff a strong day-to-day leadership presence and an open door policy. Exceptional capacity for managing and leading people; a team builder; ability to connect staff and committee volunteers both on an individual basis and in large groups. Cultivate the values within the organization and be driven by the mission.|
Equal Employment Opportunity
BBBS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or non-disqualifying physical or mental handicap or disability.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Applicants as well as employees who are or become disabled must be able to perform the essential duties & responsibilities either unaided or with reasonable accommodation. The organization shall determine reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis in accordance with applicable law.
The above statements reflect the general duties, responsibilities and competencies considered necessary to perform the essential duties & responsibilities of the job and should not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. BBBS may change the specific job duties with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.
Submit a resume and cover letter describing your experience and fit for this position to:
Regina Miller, Administrative Manager
Big Brothers Big Sisters, A Community of Caring
3501 Covington Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
By email ONLY: email@example.com
Open until filled.