As one of the nation's premier humanitarian organizations, **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity.
We are seeking a Chief Development Officer in the Michigan Region to serve our community and support our lifesaving services. The position will sit in our Detroit office.
This highly visible, external-facing role represents this region in establishing, reinforcing, and growing private philanthropy efforts to meet critical financial goals. You will be expected to promote a resilient, revenue-oriented culture centered on market-driven targets, supporting the Regional Executive in cultivating high-capacity donors on a consistent basis. You will lead your development team—including a sizable company of leadership volunteers—in blueprinting and executing impactful fund development strategies for Michigan's individual donor base, corporations, and foundations.
Develop and execute fundraising strategies in close partnership with the Regional Chief Executive, Divisional Fundraising Vice President, and regional Board(s), attaining significant annual growth in the short term and diversifying the funding base towards long-term sustainability
Meet or exceed regional minimum fundraising targets of $8.2m for the current fiscal year, adjusting as necessary in the event of major domestic disasters
Fulfill national and regional fundraising metrics via a personal portfolio of major donors and prospects and in-person solicitation skills
Collaborate with national headquarters' development staff to identify and maximize fundraising opportunities
Lead focused growth in major gifts areas and prospects, coordinating efforts with regional Major Gifts Officer(s); oversee professional development of Major Gifts Associate(s)/Officer(s) as necessary
Collaborate with leadership to determine reporting structure for regional Fundraising Development staff, instituting best practices in moves management and performance measurement
Oversee implementation of regional organizational campaigns (e.g., Holiday Campaign, Disaster Relief, and March is Red Cross Month)
Act as a regional senior leader, directing the Regional Development team in carrying out strategic decisions and adhering to all reporting requirements
Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree highly preferred
Minimum of seven years of fundraising leadership experience with an established track record of proactively growing philanthropic revenue from diverse constituencies; progressive sales leadership may substitute for fundraising experience
Minimum of five years of supervisory experience
Demonstrable experience in developing and implementing broad fundraising programs from inception to successful closure of major gifts
Significant expertise with the Detroit funding community highly desirable
Knowledge of Microsoft Office and fundraising database systems (e.g., Raiser's Edge or Salesforce.com)
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is a nonprofit organization that offers employees growth and development; team spirit; a competitive salary; and a comprehensive benefits package.
Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is a diverse nonprofit organization offering its employee's professional development and growth opportunities, a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a collaborative team spirit environment.
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