Under supervision of the Executive Director, the Development Manager will develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders defined as individuals, families, groups and corporations to secure financial and in-kind support. Related tasks including, but are not limited to:
Researching, identifying, cultivating, and retaining stakeholders;
Developing and expanding the general membership program, individual major gifts, planned giving, and corporate support;
Serving as liaison to selected community and regional support groups; and
Serve as the senior staff member coordinating the annual appeal campaign.
The Development Manager will also:
Assist the Executive Director and Advancement Team with other development areas, such as fundraising events;
Collaborate with all staff for special funding needs of all budgeted projects and activities;
Train, supervise and retain volunteers and student intern to assist with development support activities;
Oversee budget accounts for related activities;
Maintain all physical files, digital files and databases of the development activities, including, but not limited to, lists of donors and members; and
Complete other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
At least three (3) years of successful experience with stakeholders relations, including individual major gifts and planned giving programs; corporate relationships, including sponsorship programs; and membership program management;
Basic knowledge of customer relationship management (CRM) systems and tools, such as Patron Manager;
Superior written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills;
Outstanding analytical skills, problem solving skills, and presentation skills;
Proven project-management skills with the ability to achieve results with nominal supervision;
Excellent attention to detail;
A team player with a strong work ethic who can develop a positive and highly productive work environment while maintaining flexibility;
Ability to successfully interact and collaborate with key stakeholders to achieve results;
Ability to prioritize, multi-task efficiently and respond to a high volume of ongoing requests in a timely fashion to meet deadlines;
Ability to continually develop skills related to use of rapidly changing technology and communications best practices;
Ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic work environment;
Demonstrated success in working with a culturally diverse community;
Proficient computer skills, including e-mail, internet, and Microsoft Office, such as Word and Excel;
Physical ability to lift objects weighing up to forty pounds (40 lbs.) and to sit up to ninety percent (90%) of the work day;
Must be available for a flexible schedule that includes some evenings and weekends; and
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in a related field required.
Additional Salary Information: Medical and dental insurance provided; vision insurance available; paid time off, including vacation, sick days and flex time.