The Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties is committed to empowering all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Consistent with our values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, and Passion for Youth; we provide a broad range of programs and activities focused on our priority outcomes of Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Good Character and Citizenship. Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties began in 1996 and now serves over 2300 club members each year at 14 club locations with an average daily attendance of more than 600 youth. Our annual budget is $3.4 million. The Club is currently working with community partners to establish additional club sites in underserved communities.
About the Area
Tri-Cities is a community of over 250,000 residents located in the Columbia Basin, less than 200 miles from the Metropolitan areas of Seattle and Portland. Tri-Cities is a growing and stable community with major industries of agriculture, science/technology, and healthcare. Schools are highly rated and it continues to be recognized as a great place to live, work, and raise a family. Our area enjoys 275+ days of sunshine annually, with less than 10 inches of rainfall. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy easy access to boating facilities, hiking trails and more.
The Director of Development will provide clear coordination and leadership of our Development Department, currently consisting of two long-tenured staff members. The Boys & Girls Club is currently poised, following successful completion of a Capital Campaign, to increasing visibility and donor perception in our community. Our Development team is incredibly successful, and we hope for this position to better equip and support the great work of a highly successful team. Development functions include increasing investment in Clubs through campaigns targeting individual donors, foundations, corporations, and civic groups within the community.
Develop and implement a comprehensive Resource Development Plan that meets or exceeds goals for the following: Individual Giving, Corporate Donations, Special Events, Planned Giving, Capital Fundraising, Direct Mail, Strategic Alliances, Sponsorships, and Major Gifts.
Organize and direct the special events and other fund raising strategies including; A Dinner with Friends, Raise a Glass, Eerkes Memorial Golf Tournament, Great Day for Kids and other initiatives.
Work to solicit major gifts and planned gifts to assist in the creation of an organizational endowment.
Ensure implementation of a Stewardship Plan that proactively engages community members to inspire support for the work and mission of Boys & Girls Club, as well as recognizes existing donors for their investment in Clubs.
Create strategic alliances and partnerships with the business community to effectively support volunteerism and financial support of our work.
Oversee a volunteer engagement program including recruitment, onboarding, and recognition. Engage program staff to assess needs and evaluate volunteer effectiveness.
Develop and implement a system of donor development and management that includes: Prospect Research, Database Integrity, Acknowledgement, and Recognition.
Serve as staff liaison, along with the Executive Director, to all resource development committees/task forces.
Develop and monitor the annual fundraising budget and goals to ensure 5% growth in revenue on an annual basis.
Assist in other areas as needed.
B.A. or B.S. in a field related to the mission of the organization is preferred. A combination of work experience and education may be substituted.
Demonstrated experience in leading people and teams to success by focusing on strategic objectives and maximizing the potential of key staff members.
Development experience is not required, but may be preferred. Of critical importance is strong organizational experience, strategic planning, and effective employee and team leadership. Applicants with out-of-industry experience are encouraged to apply.
Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines while maintaining a positive attitude. 4. Strong computer skills required.
Strong verbal and writing skills.
Enthusiasm for mission and motivation to learn new skills on the job.
Must be able to lift and move objects as heavy as 40 lbs.
DO NOT APPLY ON BGCA WEBSITE.
Application Process: Position inquiries via phone and e-mail are acceptable. Please submit a cover letter, full resume and references to **** or via mail to Brian Ace, PO Box 1322, Pasco, WA 99301.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties is an Equal Opportunity Employer.