Director, Development

Falls Church, VA
Dec 07, 2018
Dec 10, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time
Position Overview: The Director, Development is responsible for developing and implementing state events, securing foundation and/or grant opportunities and the managing of local advisory boards and associated committees. Job Requirements - Qualified applicants must have: At least four to seven years progressive experience in fundraising including a record of success in expanding a donor base through cultivation and stewardship, grant writing, event planning/implementation, and/or board management Superior persuasive writing and presentation skills with the ability to exert influence, inspire others, and articulate the mission, goals, and activities of Best Buddies with passion and enthusiasm Proficiency with Microsoft Office, and familiarity/comfort with database management systems (ie Kintera, Auction Pay, Raisers Edge) Superior project management skills - including planning, analysis, decision making, and problem solving - and willingness to multitask Superior initiative, drive for results, and self-assessment skills, and ability to lead individuals and teams in setting and achieving challenging goals Must be comfortable engaging with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) Must travel, use personal cell phone, and work evenings and weekends as necessary in order to accomplish job responsibilities Bachelor's degree or at least 4 years' relevant experience in addition to above experience Access to an automobile with applicable insurance Job Duties include, but are not limited to: Fund Development Develops and implements comprehensive statewide strategy for securing sustainable funding and works with advisory boards and volunteers on its implementation Assumes overall operational management responsibility for all fundraising activities statewide, including, but not limited to, foundation and corporate giving, individual giving, major gifts, special events, annual giving, and alumni/parent relations Develops and implements major fundraising events to meet revenue goals-must utilize local event committees and follow BBI event committee benchmarks/structure, working with their Director, State Expansion Researches grant opportunities, develops proposals to foundations, maintains accurate records and submits reports as required by funders with support from their Grant Writer, State Development Manages government grants/contracts, including reporting, maintaining relationships with key agency officials and testifying if necessary Manages local and/or statewide advisory board(s), including recruitment, training, and retention of committee and board members in keeping with BBI Advisory Board guidelines Identifies, cultivates, and develops volunteers capable of making personal commitments and becoming directly involved in the solicitation process on behalf of Best Buddies - develops and manages stewardship process of all donors, including processing gifts and thank you letters Marketing Develops a comprehensive statewide public awareness strategy, and works with volunteers on its implementation Creates a strong presence for Best Buddies in the local area through public speaking, community involvement, public service announcements, social media, special events, news releases, and other media initiatives Develops relationships with local graphic artists, public relations professionals, and advertising agencies to support local needs Contributes to the organization of content and images for updates on expansion state website and utilizes Kintera database appropriately to communicate with participants and the community Contributes to the creation and distribution of statewide and local newsletters/annual reports and Kintera e-newsletters Administrative Maintains communication with the Director, State Expansion with timely reports and other information as directed Uses the online reimbursement system to effectively track and manage reimbursement requests Develops, monitors and balances the expansion state development budget, including reviewing monthly financial statements, tracking all expenses and revenue, and adjusting spending/fundraising plans as needed Oversees timely and accurate processing of all revenue and invoices, and maintains accurate records of all donations and donor information through Raiser's Edge