The Resource Development Director is responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive fundraising program that will sustain and increase Annual Fund giving for assigned Clubs in New Castle and Kent Counties. Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations; Develop and execute the annual fundraising plan with the goal of raising at least $500,000. This position is responsible for income generation, as well as board development, and community partnership development. This position works in a highly collaborative environment effectively interacting with Club staff, board members, the resource Development Team and others to help meet organizational goals.
Supports and articulates the Club’s mission, core beliefs, programs and services in a variety of settings and circumstances.
In support of current statewide strategic and resource development plans, leads the development of an income generation plan for identified Clubs in New Castle and Kent County.
Maintains long-term relationships with existing donors.
Identifies and builds relationships with new and prospective donors.
Manages systems and software to track and cultivate donors and prospects, including our donor database and wealth screening tools.
Administers cultivation and donor stewardship events.
Makes direct, face-to-face solicitations.
Communicates fundraising goals throughout the organization and equips volunteers to reach them.
Leads the identification and evaluation of opportunities for community partnership development.
Works closely with the Club’s resource development committee, as well as the statewide resource development team, to ensure a structured, coordinated process for all of the Club’s resource development initiatives.
Develops and follows an individual fundraising work plan that maximizes time and resources in targeting specific sources of income.
Gives special emphasis to individual giving in support of the Club’s Annual Campaign for Kids (Annual Fund drive).
Increases visibility of Club programs and services, and help ensure that the Club is positioned as the premier youth service organization in the community.
Helps ensure a productive working environment, providing staff support to corporate and Club management and volunteer leadership on fundraising issues.
Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.
Internal: Maintain close, daily contact with corporate and Club management to exchange information, seek and give assistance, consultation and direction. Maintain contact with financial staff and support staff. Maintain verbal and written contact with volunteers and volunteer committees.
External: Maintain contact with community and corporate leaders, schools, parents and local residents to seek financial support and provide information regarding Club activities and needs.
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of effective fundraising strategies and techniques.
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field from accredited college or university.
A minimum of three year’s work experience in a not-for-profit organization with an emphasis on fundraising, marketing, management, budgeting, community and public relations strongly preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Knowledge of accounting principles as they relate to fundraising issues.
Strong planning and organizational skills
Experience utilizing and leveraging donor management software
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Regularly speak clearly and hear the spoken word.
Meet multiple and concurrent deadlines.
Present oneself with professionally appropriate demeanor and attire.
Maintain high energy level. Travel throughout New Castle and Kent Counties using own vehicle is required
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30-5:00. Flexibility to work frequent evening hours is required
Please submit a cover letter with resume.
Note: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He/she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his/her supervisor.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware is an equal opportunity employer
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