Director of Development

Non Profit Organization
Washington, DC
May 07, 2018
May 21, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time
Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Development serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions that meet the overall mission of NCL. In partnership with the Executive Director, this position is responsible for all fundraising and development activities. This individual will help forge new relationships to build NCL's visibility, brand, impact and financial resources. The Director of Development will also use and implement a comprehensive development plan for establishing key external alliances by cultivating individual, corporate and philanthropic support. The Director of Development will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow NCL's $3 million budget through the solicitation of major gifts, grants, special events, corporate partnerships and foundation support. Responsibilities Work closely and collaborate with the Board of Directors and Executive Director to create a development plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization Manage one full-time staff member and a team of fundraising and event management consultants for annual Dinner Collaborate with Managing Director on NCL's financial strategy and ensure reconciliation on a regular basis Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being achieved Support and partner with the Executive Director on all major fundraising initiative to develop and implement a strategy for significantly expanding corporate support to include prospecting, networking to explore connections to funders, and relationship building Conduct research on individuals, corporations, and foundations for prospect activity and maintain integrity of data Develop a strategy for cultivating existing and potential sponsors and informing them on a regular basis of activities associated with NCL's activities and achievements Oversee and manage the deadlines for applications to corporate foundations to meet agreed income target goals and reporting Work with senior staff, board members, host committee and event consultants to set goals for NCL's Annual Awards Dinner including incremental revenue, renewal, upgrade revenue and lapsed sponsors Oversee and manage logistics for a variety of NCL events, large and small to engage funders, including fireside chats, receptions, membership meetings, breakfast briefings etc. Develop and manage all income and expense budgets for Development and Development related events Collaborate with the Communications team to strategize appropriate marketing and public relations efforts and outreach Oversee the administration of a donor mailing list and database which respects the privacy and confidentiality of donor information Oversee the administration of lists for email campaigns, event invitations, semiannual bulletins and annual reports Skills Five to eight years' experience in development, fundraising, and major gifts and/or foundations Extremely detail-oriented and proven ability to work well under deadline Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and complete work independently Superior program and project management experience Exceptionally strong writing, editing, and oral communication skills Demonstrated direct responsibility for raising and expanding significant funds for other non-profit organizations Understanding of foundation and individual philanthropy and demonstrated record of achieving results Ability to balance the needs of multiple internal and external stakeholders Experience with event planning and/or client services Ability to interact positively with colleagues, board of directors and donors, especially in challenging situations Bachelors degree required, Master's preferred High energy and passion for NCL's mission is essential Outgoing personality and a good sense of humor

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