CommonBond Communities

Director of Development

Location
St. Paul, MN
Posted
Apr 21, 2021
Closes
May 21, 2021
Ref
DIREC01646-2
Contact
CommonBond Communities
Category
Other
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time
\u003cp\u003eThe Director of Development is responsible for planning and implementing development strategies to carry out the organization's mission. The Director will personally focus on prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of 75 to 100 individuals capable of major, principle, and planned gifts. Further, the Director supervises other development professionals across major gifts, volunteer management, and events. This position is an important, visible leader in the community, responsible for effectively communicating the mission, vision, values and impact of CommonBond Communities.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\u0022text-decoration: underline\u0022\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND ASSOCIATED TASKS\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePlan, implement, and manage a comprehensive strategy for individual major giving.  \u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDevelop an annual work plan, including specific fundraising goals for gift officer. Identify and qualify prospective individual donors.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eConduct visits to qualify individual donors in matching the organizations needs and the individuals' interests.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDirectly solicit individual gifts at the five and six figure level. Develop annual and planned giving proposals, agreements and other written correspondence and documentation as needed.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMaintain accurate and timely records of all donor/prospect interactions in The Raiser's Edge.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEstablish and build long term relationships built on a firm understanding of donors' interests, passions and values, with the objective of increased giving over time.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProvide direction to team members that are responsible for individual solicitations, events, and general appeals.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePlan, implement, and manage the annual giving fund\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePlan and implement annual fundraising including direct mail, e-appeals, online giving, stewardship communications and events, and donor acquisition.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCollaborate with the Database Administrator to continuously improve database utilization.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCollaborate with Director of Marketing and Communications to leverage digital communications tools in fundraising and brand promotion\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWork with other CommonBond departments to maximize donor engagement opportunities.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eProvide leadership in areas across resource development  \u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSupervise the Development Associate in support of all department activities.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAttend fundraising events cultivating relationships with individuals.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAttend all cultivation and stewardship events.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWork with Resource Development and other CommonBond staff to ensure communication, annual giving, funding need, initiatives and timelines are adhered to.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAssist Resource Development leadership with donor strategies and special projects as requested.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eParticipate fully in the planning and ongoing operations of the Resource Development department.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAct as an ambassador of CommonBond both internally and externally.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e Ensure CommonBond utilizes fundraising events to maximize support of the organization\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSupervise the Associate Director of Development\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEnsure the creation of an annual fundraising events plan that maximizes corporate and individual contributions and sponsorships\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEnsure collaboration with communications and branding efforts to maximize the promotion of CommonBond's value proposition and increase awareness of mission impact\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e Ensure effective volunteer management initiative\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSupervise the Volunteer Manager\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePartner with Volunteer Manager on the creation and implementation of an individual volunteer engagement plan that addresses clearly defined organizational needs\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCollaborate with organizational leaders to ensure positive cross-departmental work towards shared goals\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEvaluate the volunteer base for prospective leadership annual gift donors and transition them to the appropriate individual giving work flow\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAs appropriate, work with the volunteer manager, resource development team members, and other organizational leaders to facilitate group volunteer opportunities\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMINIMUM REQUIREMENTS\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBachelors Degree.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFive+ years development/fundraising experience, preferably in individual giving.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDemonstrated ability to identify, cultivate and solicit annual, leadership and planned gifts, manage a large portfolio and achieve aggressive fundraising goal.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eExcellent communication and interpersonal skills, professional attitude, and a proven ability to work cooperatively with others.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComputer literate with Microsoft Office programs and database management experience, preferably Raiser's Edge.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHigh level of success working independently, as well as in a team setting.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eKnowledge of the Twin Cities philanthropic community, established relationships with donors a plus.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDemonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDemonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and details simultaneously.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAbility to work evenings and weekends when needed.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAbility to sit for extended periods of time.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAbility to type data into a computer.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAbility to lift up to 15 pounds.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAbility to travel/access to vehicle. \u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c/p\u003e

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