Director of Development
The position is a professional full time position. Compensation is commensurate with experience. The position works in collaboration with the Executive Director (ED) and the board of directors, and is supervised and evaluated by the ED. On-going educational and professional development opportunities will be provided.
Specific Responsibilities, Fund Development:
- Shape, manage and drive the implementation of successful fundraising strategies to support organizational and project development, including:
- Develop and implement cost-effective fund development program involving individuals, businesses and private foundations
- Develop and implement specific campaigns for tax-credits, estate planning, charitable trusts, endowments, and project capital in collaboration with ED.
- Direct the production of annual fundraising events and year end appeals
- Work in collaboration with Director of Communications to develop calendars, plans, and marketing material for fundraising events and appeals
- Identify, cultivate, recruit, and organize fund development leaders and volunteers in collaboration with the IHT Board and the ED
- Establish recognition, acknowledgements, and incentives and new platforms for involvement (i.e. IHT Leadership Council) for purposes of donor stewardship, increased giving and connections to other potential donors 6-figure donors
- Utilize and enhance Donorperfect workflow management system to plan, implement, and evaluate specific fund development programs and campaigns in collaboration with the Development Associate
- Implement and manage a Wealth Engine (WE) rating system to segment donor pool by WE ratings and known giving
- Develop a dynamic major gifts portfolio of 100 -150 donors rated at giving levels of $100,000+ via 1-1 meetings and targeted proposals
- Conduct 75 donor visits on an annualized basis whether by phone call visits or in person
- Create customized proposals to move major gifts giving forward.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Demonstrate excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills;
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
- Ability to manage timelines and project budgets effectively;
- Capacity to mange multiple projects simultaneously;
- Excellent computer skills. Regular use of Word, Excel and Donorperfect or similar database;
- Interest in and commitment to affordable housing, sustainable economic development and healthy island community;
- Ability to work well with diverse individuals and balance a variety of needs.
- At least 3-5 years of fund development experience;
- College degree or equivalent;
- Candidates selected for interview will be requested to provide references.