****The Director of Development provides leadership, strategic direction, oversight, coordination and priority setting for the Resource Development team to execute the resource development plan/strategies and monitor progress toward those goals. The Director of Development is responsible for fundraising efforts, including cultivating relationships, grant management, special events and supporting the President/CEO and the Board to cultivate and solicit major gifts and conduct the annual campaign to increase awareness of the program, resulting in increasing donations.
The ideal Director of Development will be a sophisticated relationship-builder who is able to adapt his or her communication style to work effectively with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders with multiple priorities, including the President/CEO, Development Team, Board of Directors, members of the senior management team and a diverse group of existing donors and developing prospects.
Identify new funding prospects in order to increase the number and size of donations, expands the Club’s pool of discretionary funds, and diversify and expand the relationship base.
Secure major gifts and cultivate and steward donors.
Resource Development Leadership
Develop strategic alliances with funders, community leaders and local officials.
Provide leadership and direction to the President/CEO, Board of Directors and Development Staff in planning and executing effective development activities required to grow funding for Club operations.
Develop and monitor strategic goals and objectives for resource development to ensure appropriate, organizationally effective and timely accomplishment of BGCD efforts and mission.
Create and lead the resource development strategy for individuals, corporations, and foundations, including major prospect cultivation, planned giving and resource development events.
Communicate a positive image of the BGCD to build confidence and trust with stakeholders and the public. Work to build and maintain support for the organization at the highest levels through collaborative partnerships and visible leadership.
Oversee the Club’s gift acknowledgement and donor recognition programs.
Understand the interests of current donor advisors and the workings and focus of the Club’s competitive grant program.
Represent the Club at public events and partake in presentations to donor groups, community groups and at special events.
Grant Proposal Writing and Reporting
Oversee the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundations and other sources.
Participate in organizational planning, development and assessment activities.
Participate in developing the annual operating budget, oversee and report on the progress of meeting budget projections.
Manage employees in a positive manner, working in areas that need improvement through training and counseling with a goal of developing more capable staff.
Responsible for the management, training, orientation and annual evaluation for staff under her/his supervision.
Interpret and share BGCD’s core values, mission and strategies.
Assist the Board and the President/CEO as necessary in other tasks that promote the visibility and reputation of the Club in the community.
Attend required Board meetings and relevant committee meetings
Proven individual with the ability to drive agenda forward by building strong internal partnerships with diverse group of constituents.
At least five years of experience at the Director level leading development efforts in a nonprofit environment, including senior management and supervisory experience.
Demonstrated success in networking to build creative and mutually beneficial business relationships within the corporate, public and nonprofit sectors.
Proven experience and knowledge of the full spectrum of development, including planned giving, gift solicitations, stewardship, donor recognition and administration.
Track record of working with corporate, foundation, individual, and government sources; proven ability to expand and cultivate donor relationships over time.
Excellent judgment and initiative; strategic thinker; enthusiastic and entrepreneurial.
Strong organizational skills, excellent writing skills and good public speaking skills.
Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree and/or CFRE desirable.
Passion and commitment to BGCB’s mission.
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