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Director of Development
Volunteers Of America Inc in Sheridan, Wyoming
 
 
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Date Posted 05/24/2022
Category
Nonprofit-Senior/Executive Management
Philanthropy-Administrative-Non-profit
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Director of Development

Full Job Description

Summary/Objective

The Director of Development manages a diverse group of donors and implements strategies to effectively recruit, cultivate, solicit, and steward organizational partners. This position is responsible for managing a major donor portfolio and working with the team to elevate donors through the giving funnel. This position aims to raise funds necessary to meet the organization's budget needs.


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Manage major-level donors

  • Work with the team to identify donors that can be elevated

  • Secure and advance corporate and event sponsors

  • Analyze donor data to provide insights into giving activity

  • Work with the grants department on grant and foundation requests

  • Maintain database of assigned donor records, used to track donor engagement and gift history

  • Work within the established annual fundraising plan

  • Advance Volunteers of America Northern Rockies across the region

  • Other duties as assigned


Competencies

  • Effective communicator, both oral and written

  • Ability to effectively deal with diverse individuals and groups

  • Ability to organize/prioritize large volumes of information and calls

  • Must be self-motivated, innovative, and possess solid decision-making skills

  • Continuous demonstration of behaviors aligned with a posture of servant leadership and our cultural values


Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.


Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment and a remote home office. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptops, photocopiers, and smartphones.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here represent those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This job's specific vision abilities include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend, stand or stoop as necessary.


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time, exempt position. Days and work hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


Travel

This position requires travel within Wyoming, Montana, and Western South Dakota, working with prospective supporters and major donors, attending and seeking sponsors for fundraising events, and supporting fundraising volunteers in various communities.


Required Education, Experience, or Eligibility Qualifications

  • Associate degree

  • Three to five years of experience related to the development and the duties listed or in a closely related field

  • Solid ability in word processing and spreadsheet software required; database management, presentation, and planned giving software experience preferred

  • Proven ability to present professionally in writing, over the phone, and in-person

  • Must be comfortable in front of people and highly engaging with others


Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree

  • More than five years of experience related to the development and the duties

  • Previous work in planned giving, major gifts development, or fundraising is highly preferred. Relevant experience may include annual campaigns, direct mail, mid-level donor programs, sustainer donor programs, major gift programs, trust management, grant and foundation writing knowledge

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals active membership or Certified Fundraising Executive

  • Blackbaud's Raisers Edge software experience


EEO Statement

VOA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA).

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