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Development Director (Part-Time) - Sacred Fire Foundation Relevant Educational Qualifications Job

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Job Summary

An experienced fundraising professional with 5 to 7 years of experience with all revenue types and at least 2-3 years of experience setting fundraising strategy. Has a history of accomplishment in fundraising, communications, and external relationship-building. Solid understanding of best practices and willingness to experiment with new ideas. High-energy person with vision, integrity and a passion for excellence who is able to mobilize staff, board and other stakeholders toward a common goal. Entrepreneurial person capable and comfortable growing and diversifying an organization’s revenue mix is a must. Understanding of digital fundraising platforms including text-to-give, peer-to-peer, and social media opportunities.

Reports To

Executive Director

Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

1. Resource Development

  • In conjunction with the Board and ED, develop, review, revise and execute the organization’s fundraising strategy, forming both short and long-term goals.
  • Develop actionable strategies to identify, pursue and secure expanded revenue base, especially recurring giving.
  • Build a strong individual donor pipeline and identify ways to diversify fundraising.

2. Departmental Management

  • Review and embrace departmental goals, and implement new strategies and changes as needed.
  • Oversee fiscal management of department to assure a balanced budget.
  • Track revenue and fundraising trends, using information to predict future opportunities and avoid downtrends.
  • Report regularly to the Executive Director regarding the department’s benchmarks and the organization’s fundraising performance.
  • Nurture a culture of evaluation to advance fundraising activities by measuring and reporting the organization’s impact.
  • Individual will be responsible for maintaining and updating CRM – currently Neon.

3. External Relations

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with donors, keeping them apprised of the organization’s achievements and the impact of their investment.
  • Develop and execute strategies to raise the organization’s visibility amongst a wide cross-section of potential supporters.
  • Build and nurture strategic relationships for the organization.
  • Collaborate with communications team on messaging for annual days of giving, GivingTuesday, year-end fundraising, special campaigns, etc

4. Organizational Leadership

  • Foster a culture of philanthropy across all departments of the organization to ensure fundraising success.
  • Be an active and valued participant of the senior leadership team.
  • Serve as the Executive Director’s advisor and partner on all matters relating to resource development.
  • Prepare Executive Director or Board Fundraising Committee members for meeting with donors and funders, as needed.

5. Board and Committee Relations

  • Nurture a positive, open and collaborative relationship with the board and Fundraising Committee.
  • Develop and implement strategies to optimize collective and individual board engagement, including advancing board member contributions and board member solicitations from their respective networks
  • Arrange opportunities for board education and engagement to enhance board members’ ability to serve as ambassadors of the organization.

Qualifications

Background of Ideal Candidate

An experienced fundraising professional with 5 to 7 years of experience with all revenue types and at least 2-3 years of experience setting fundraising strategy. Has a history of accomplishment in fundraising, communications, and external relationship-building. Solid understanding of best practices and willingness to experiment with new ideas. High-energy person with vision, integrity and a passion for excellence who is able to mobilize staff, board and other stakeholders toward a common goal. Entrepreneurial person capable and comfortable growing and diversifying an organization’s revenue mix is a must. Understanding of digital fundraising platforms including text-to-give, peer-to-peer, and social media opportunities.

Professional Characteristics

  • Demonstrated ability in all key areas of revenue development: foundations, corporate giving programs, corporate sponsorships, annual fund donors, major donors, and public sector support. Experience cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors is required.
  • Demonstrated ability setting an organization’s overall fundraising strategy is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization is required. Ability to build an organization-wide culture of philanthropy is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with systems change fundraising is preferred.
  • Skilled in working in a collaborative manner to build relationships with multiple external stakeholders, including capacity to understand the interests and motivations of other nonprofits, institutional funders, and public sector decision makers.
  • Proven experience working with diverse populations, including experience in building bridges to develop relationships, trust and credibility.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required.

Compensation

$20 to $25 per hour

How to Apply

To be considered, send a cover letter detailing interest along with your resume, to Executive Director Kim Lang Becker at klangbecker@sacredfirefoundation.org. Please include “Development Director” in subject line.

Sacred Fire Foundation

(http://www.sacredfire.foundation)

Company Description
To ensure the continuance of Indigenous wisdom traditions and to expand awareness of how and why these worldviews and their embodied values are crucial to modern society