Position Summary and General Description of Duties:
The Director of Development, reporting to the Vice President of Development, is a vital component to the health, safety, and well-being of Marbridge – providing support and collaboration with the Development team. This position will have up to three people as direct reports such as a grant writer, marketing and communications, and database management.
This position is responsible for the overall implementation of our fundraising model, and the goal is to create a culture of philanthropy with donor cultivation, major gifts, pledged gifts, and a legacy of funding that outlasts the lives and tenure of any one individual or group. A strong passion for individuals with intellectual challenges and the mission of Marbridge is crucial.
- Identify, engage, and develop existing relationships and seek financial support from new prospects.
- Help recruit, train, and coach, passionate volunteers/ambassadors for community outreach and bring to monthly JAM Sessions.
- Grow an existing multi-year giving program.
- Complete oversight of annual appeals and campaigns including end of year appeal, Amplify Austin, Giving Tuesday, etc.
- Expert in database management while maintaining updated, accurate information.
- Assist with managing the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts.
- Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements.
- Research, prepare, and submit grant proposals as applicable.
- Prepare fundraising, giving society, and grant reports for the Board of Trustees.
Events (including 3rd Party Events)
- Assist organization with annual fundraising events and coordinate large 3rd party events.
- Develop and seek sponsorship opportunities and ensure adequate recognition.
Other Development Responsibilities
- Very active in oversight of all marketing materials through the Communications and Marketing Coordinator including design and management of website, graphic design, layout and design of a 16-page magazine, digital, and social media.
- Financial Analysis to include tracking and reporting of donor gifts, invoices, and pledges
- Attend various networking groups.
- Travel when necessary to cultivate and seek financial support.
REQUIREMENTS, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
- Bachelors’ degree from a four-year college or university with 4 years supervisory experience; or 8 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Proven ability to successfully solicit and secure grants of $100,000+ at the local and national level.
- Proven ability to successfully provide oversight of a fundraising program raising $1.5 million+ annually.
- Proficient user of Microsoft Suite, Outlook365, Adobe Creative, and a CRM and/or donor database.
- Proficient in word processing, database management, and computer skills.
- Demonstrated accuracy in record and budget keeping.
- Ability to potentially spend part of the work week working remotely, with occasional travel.
- Valid and current auto insurance and TX driver’s license is required. Reliable transportation a must.
- Experience fundraising for a special needs population, healthcare, human services or the like.
- Experience and/or training in fundraising, finance, journalism, public speaking, special education, editing, and/or special event planning.
- Successful solicitation of grants and funding at the local, state, and federal level.
- Planning and oversight of budgeting and finance at some level for a non-profit.
- Knowledge of the Benevon Model of Fundraising and bloomerang donor database.
- Knowledge of the needs of those who have cognitive or intellectual impairments, elderly, and/or people with disabilities.
- Should have a broad-based education/experience that will facilitate communication on a variety of topics.
- Exceptional attention to detail.
- Strong commitment to the mission, vision, values, and programs of Marbridge and the ability to convey that information.
- Must be self-motivated.
- Financial Aptitude – Ability to understand, report, and explain basic accounting and non-profit accounting information.
- Conflict resolution – Ability to deal with others in a difficult situation.
- Work with end users to gather requirements or data pulls and reports.
- Display strategic, common sense, and creative thinking skills.
- Exceptional knowledge of fundraising policies and procedures and applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
- Effective at managing time and multiple projects at the same time.
If this sounds like the position for you, please submit your resume and cover letter to HR@marbridge.org.