Development Director

Boy Scouts of America
Bethesda, MD
Jun 16, 2021
Jun 20, 2021
Full Time
Development Director (Special Events Coordinator) Position : Development Director (Special Events Coordinator) National Capital Area Council (NCAC), Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is a 110 year-old youth-serving organization with a solid foundation of annual event-based fundraising; individual giving efforts through executive board efforts, volunteer involved "ask" campaigns, direct mail, product and project sales; and significant corporate and foundation gifting. NCAC is seeking an entrepreneurial professional with demonstrated sales and fundraising experience to build on its solid gift base, adding and developing annual support for operating, capital and endowment funding. General Position Description As part of the Development Department team, the Development Director will be the primary person responsible for day-to-day management of his/her assigned fundraising activities and for hands-on implementation and conclusion of his/her assigned fundraising plans and initiatives. S/he will be expected to develop prospective donors leading to successful "asks." Reporting directly to and working closely with the Director of Development, the Development Director will develop and execute a fundraising strategy for his/her initiatives that support NCAC's Strategic Plan. The Development Director will provide staff support to the Council's development committee, assigned special event committees and other volunteers and staff involved with fundraising. S/he will oversee all applicable fundraising administrative considerations and ensure the accuracy, as well as timeliness, of all prospect, donor and volunteer communications, lists, reports, etc. that pertain to his/her initiatives. Responsibilities In conjunction with the Director of Development, assist in the creation and implementation of an annual and longer-term fundraising plan with dollar goals, objectives and strategies for identifying, cultivating and soliciting major individual gifts, foundation grants, corporate gifts and sponsorships. Working with the Council development committee, execute the Council's annual giving program to secure the required operating funds and meet the annual goals approved by the Board. Working closely with volunteer committees, develop and execute Council special events to secure required annual operating funds. Working closely with the Council endowment committee, give leadership/assistance to the normal (non-campaign mode) expansion of the Endowment Fund and endowment operations, including achieving growth goals in the various gift recognition levels. Participate in the coordination, execution of the Council's direct mail program. Assist as needed in the management and growth of the Council's foundation grants program, including the identification and cultivation of appropriate potential funders. Assist as needed in grant-writing efforts. Assist in the development (as needed) and implementation of gift acceptance and donor recognition policies. Assist in maintaining accurate, up-to-date development files and records regarding current and prospective contributors on all levels and ensure that all other necessary records are available as needed for smooth development and auditing operations. Understand and/or establish administrative systems and procedures to track, record, report, acknowledge, and recognize all contributions and ensure the accuracy and timeliness of all fundraising, prospect, donor and fundraising volunteer communications. As directed by Director of Development, provide support and guidance to the Council's operations personnel by working through and with the Chief Operating Officer in the areas of fundraising, including Gift-in-Kind (project sales); individual giving campaigns; community giving campaigns; online giving; and other applicable efforts. Assist in the development of a program of public information related to the financial needs of the Council in order to facilitate the achievement of all development goals, including brochures, event sales pieces and programs, information pieces, annual reports, reports to investors and other development support materials. Participate meaningfully in local community activities, enhancing community awareness of the Council and enhancing the Council's awareness the community. Continue as/become an active member of a local professional and/or development association. And other duties as assigned by the Director of Development and/or the COO and/or the CEO. Education Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university Qualifications 5 years minimum successful fundraising experience in a comparable non-profit. Development management experience highly desirable. Proven track record in cultivating and developing prospective donors leading to successful "asks." Face-to-face experience in closing individual major gifts and foundation gifts is required. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Highly motivated and able to work independently. Ability to garner the respect and trust of the CEO, the Board, various fundraising committees, and donors. Self-confident, flexible, adaptable and able to work collaboratively with a variety of volunteer leaders and staff. Superb relationship builder. Undergraduate or advanced degree preferred. (Successful major individual giving/planned giving experience may be acceptable in lieu of degree.) Ability to understand and work within a variety of fundraising software and database functions. Ability to pass a criminal background check prior to employment. Valid driver's license. Have and maintain a good driving safety record (verified by a DMV report at hire and at least yearly thereafter); a reliable vehicle; proof of liability insurance. Proficiency in MS Office applications including Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint required; experience with CRM software expected. The Boy Scouts of America is an equal opportunity employer. In addition to your salary, the Boy Scouts of America offers benefits to include major medical, prescription coverage, dental, vision, life-insurance, long-term disability, accidental death, a retirement plan (403b thrift plan with employer match for contributions) plus compensation for authorized and approved business-related expenses to include phone and mileage reimbursement. We also offer generous vacation policy and eleven holiday observances.

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