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Regional Director of Development

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Iowa City, IA, United States

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Executive, Manager, Fundraising

Posted on
Aug 01, 2022

Valid Through
Nov 14, 2022

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The Regional Director of Development will be\u00A0responsible for overseeing giving to the Iowa City, Ames, and additional service areas through major and annual gifts that will strengthen ChildServe\u2019s mission. This individual will manage a portfolio of major gift and corporate prospects capable of making gifts at higher levels. The Director of Development will also lead campaign and special initiatives as assigned for growth in the regional and primary markets. In addition to identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors, the Director of Development will also play roles in securing event sponsorships and special initiatives as assigned and designed to generate gift resources necessary to implement organizational strategic plans. The Director will also serve as the primary liaison to the Iowa City and Ames Area Community Advisory Boards. Organizational Values We believe in caring for others with acceptance and love.We believe in building partnerships through trust, collaboration, and commitment.We believe in integrity, uncompromising standards of business, and the passionate pursuit of excellence.\u00A0 What You'll DoManage a portfolio of approximately 150 major gift prospects, builds personal relationships and creates individualized approaches for each prospect. Develop a comprehensive major and annual giving program designed to grow substantially the number of individuals/families who include the organization in their philanthropy. Maintain regular communication with donors and prospects through a personal visits program.Cultivate relationships with community leaders to promote ChildServe in regional markets. Steward existing donors and maintains accurate records of all gift commitments. In conjunction with the marketing/communications team, help write marketing materials and testimonials designed to raise awareness and generate more regional prospects. Set the pace with a focus on external visits by conducting meaningful personal calls with major gift prospects incorporating the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship phases.Working in tandem with the area Directors, provide leadership to the external relations effort in the Ames and Iowa City markets to include the Community Advisory Boards, growing the organizational presence through community activities and service club presentations and conducting an annual fundraising effort.Design and present compelling and customized proposals/gift requests to individuals, corporations and foundations that align with donor interests and organizational priorities; successfully close gifts that advance the mission and achieves annual and long-term fundraising goals. As assigned, is part of the solicitation team for ChildServe campaigns and special initiatives. Provide support to ChildServe special events through sponsorship calls and logistical support as assigned. Produce reports and provides support to periodic Trustee meetings and committee meetings as assignedWhat You'll NeedBachelor\u2019s Degree Required. Master\u2019s Degree Preferred.Minimum of five years of progressively more responsible experience in development with a demonstrated record of closing major gift commitments. Experience with capital campaigns. Demonstrated experience and understanding of donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship principles.\u00A0 \u00A0 \u00A0 \u00A0 \u00A0 \u00A0 \u00A0 \u00A0 \u00A0 \u00A0\u00A0Why ChildServe?ChildServe\u00A0has earned the title of Top Workplace every year since 2014. Here\u2019s why employees love working here:Our work matters.\u00A0We partner with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a\u00A0great\u00A0life.We\u2019re not your average non-profit.\u00A0We serve 5,200 children each year through over 30 specialty pediatric services in the Ames, Des Moines, and Iowa City areas. Many of our programs are one-of-a-kind.Our team members rock.\u00A0Our teams are filled with people who care about their coworkers, and who believe that collaboration is key to providing exceptional care to children.Our learning never stops. As a non-profit dedicated to innovation, we\u2019re proud to help many team members gain new certifications, continue their education, take their expertise to the next level, and find new opportunities to advance their career right here at ChildServe.We\u2019re\u00A0moving forward together. Experts across multiple disciplines work together to help kids get the best care possible.Ready to leave work every day knowing you\u2019ve made a difference for kids and families? Let\u2019s move Forward Together - apply today! ChildServe\u00A0is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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