CommonBond Communities

Director of Individual Giving

St. Paul, MN
Mar 23, 2018
Apr 22, 2018
CommonBond Communities
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time
Director of Individual Giving
Central Office, St. Paul MN
Full- time (40 hours week)

As the largest provider of affordable housing in the Upper Midwest, CommonBond Communities has been building and sustaining homes with services to families, seniors, and individuals with disabilities since 1971. We combine affordable housing with on-site Advantage Services with a goal of helping residents achieve stability, advancement, and independence. We believe that all people, despite their economic status, should experience the benefits of a home. If you agree, and want to work in an exciting employee driven culture that values work/life balance, consider joining our team!

CommonBond is excited to announce an opening for a full time Director of Individual Giving. This brand new position is responsible for planning and implementing individual giving strategies to support a portfolio of donors up to the $10,000 level. The director will personally focus on prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of no less than 100 individuals.

• Develop an annual and leadership annual work plan, including specific fundraising goals for self and the Associate Director of Development.
• Identify, conduct visits, and build long term relationships with individual donors in matching the organizations needs and the individuals’ interests.
• Develop annual and planned giving proposals, agreements, and other written correspondence and documentation as needed.
• Maintain accurate and timely records of all donor/prospect interactions.
• Provide direction and support to the Associate Director of Development, who is responsible for both Events and a portfolio of individual donors.
• Attend fundraising and stewardship events cultivating relationships with individuals.
• Work with the department and other CommonBond staff to ensure communication, funding needs, initiatives and timelines are adhered to.
• Participate fully in the planning and ongoing operations of the Resource Development department.
• Act as an ambassador of CommonBond both internally and externally.

• Bachelors Degree.
• Five+ years development/fundraising experience, preferably in individual giving.
• Demonstrated ability to identify, cultivate and solicit annual, leadership and planned gifts, manage a large portfolio and achieve aggressive fundraising goal.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, professional attitude, and a proven ability to work cooperatively with others.
• Computer literate with Microsoft Office programs and database management experience, preferably Raiser’s Edge.
• High level of success working independently, as well as in a team setting.
• Knowledge of the Twin Cities philanthropic community, established relationships with donors a plus.
• Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and details simultaneously.
• Ability to work evenings and weekends when needed.


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