FUNCTION: The Chief Development Officer will be the senior level development professional responsible to lead a successful Major Gifts and Planned Giving program; also responsible for planning, developing, and growing a comprehensive fundraising program for securing financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations to meet organizational goals.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES: (not all-inclusive)
• In conjunction with the President and Board leadership, establishes and executes a comprehensive development plan that meets the organizational needs for current and future sustainability.
• Works with the staff and board volunteers to identify, cultivate and successfully solicit gifts from individuals (generally five/six-figure gifts) including capital campaigns and endowments using a Moves Management system.
• Develops and markets a Planned Giving program. Works to ensure that program becomes an integrated part of the overall development effort. Works closely with Development Director in the integration of a Planned Giving program as it relates to endowment goals set by the Foundation.
• Oversees and manages all aspects of Major Gift campaigns, including Annual Fund gifts $10,000 or more and Capital Campaign gifts.
• Serves as the primary liaison with the Endowment Committee to develop prospect pool and implement strategies for successful solicitations.
• Prepares ongoing updates and productivity reports for management and Corporate and Foundation Boards. Remains fully accountable for reaching activity and productivity target goals.
• Meets with planned gift prospects and their advisors, prepare financial illustrations of proposed gifts, and drafts gift agreements for review by prospects and their advisors.
• Organizes and conducts seminars for prospective donors, professional financial and estate planners, and other constituencies.
• Works with development team to prepare materials that support Planned Giving and Capital Campaign efforts.
• Establishes and monitors policies and procedures for gift solicitation and acceptance, recording and reporting.
• Maintains frequent contact with estate planning counsel, financial planners, insurance agents, accountants and law firms to remain up to date on knowledge in field and discusses donor interests and appropriate giving methods.
• Plans and coordinates cultivation and stewardship events, including the support of volunteers who host events.
• Schedules and conducts regular face-to-face visits with current and potential major and planned gift donors and prospects.
• Manages recordkeeping for major and planned gift donors, assuring effective administrative and operational support functions are in place.
• SUPERVISION: Supervises Development Director.
• KEY RESULT AREA: Establishes and secures gifts through Planned Giving program; establishes and secures gifts through Major Gifts program; implements and manages a donor-centered Moves Management system.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS: (not all inclusive)
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in related field.
• A minimum of 7 years of progressive experience in fundraising with at least 5 years at a senior level of management, CFRE preferred.
• Knowledge of: the mission, objectives, policies, programs and procedures and of the principles and practices of non-profit organizations, youth development services preferred.
• Successful track record of accomplishment in fundraising abilities to include Planned Giving, Major Gifts, Capital Campaigns.
• Experience with Moves Management system.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Club staff, Board members, volunteers, community groups, and other related agencies.
• Knowledge of accessing and managing donor data base.
• Strong Organization, Time Management Skills and ability to set Priorities
• Obtain strong Work Ethic, Positive Attitude, High Level of Energy and Flexibility
• Strong oral and written communication skills, Interpersonal skills, and Attention to Detail
• Must be comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities.
• Valid State Driver’s License
• Must pass pre-employment background check and drug test
• Required to stand, walk, and sit. Able to use hands and fingers on a (computer) keyboard and other office equipment.
• Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
• Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
• The noise level in the work environment is medium, with minimal exposure to adverse environment issues, and local travel, including exposure to heat, cold, inclement weather conditions and occasional environmental hazards.
To apply, please email a PDF version of your cover letter and resume to CDOSearch@bgcmanatee.org. Also, indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line. Apply by August 15, 2017.
Principal applicants only, no recruiters; no phone calls or walk-ins accepted. This position is Full Time, based in Bradenton, Florida. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (072717)