Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 11-Aug-2017 to 10-Sep-2017
  • - White’s Residential and Family Services
  • Wabash, IN, USA
  • competitive
  • Full Time
  • exceptional benefits package

White's Residential and Family Services, a Christ-Centered non-profit organization, is seeking a Vice President of Advancement to broaden its fundraising capacity and, subsequently, enable our programs to reach success at new levels.  Since establishing its fundraising program in 1994, White's has successfully completed three Capital Campaigns; established an endowment; created an annual fund program and created a Communications department. With the addition of this key position, White's will expand its reach and restore, rebuild, and redirect the lives of more children, teens, and families through its programs. 

Organization Overview
White's Residential & Family Services is a nonprofit social services organization that works to redirect, rebuild and restore children, teens and families through emotional healing, personal development and spiritual growth. For more than 160 years, White's has helped families in crisis, in transition and in need of support through its accredited and comprehensive continuum of home-based services, foster care, adoption support and residential treatment programs.
Between its regional offices, residential campuses and Compass Rose Academy, White's employs approximately 220 Hoosiers and prides itself on being more than a place to work - it's an organization where employees can grow in their careers and faith while contributing to the restoration of families and children in need.

Position Duties

Fundraising / Development:
• Highest priority is placed on the ability to engage and interact with major and leadership level donors in all phases of the identification, cultivation, solicitation, closing of gifts and stewardship processes. 
• Support and partner with the Executive Director, Sr. Leadership, and  Board Members on all major fundraising initiatives and strategies, including the development of annual fundraising and annual / capital campaign goals
• Develop a highly effective team of Development professionals and supporting staff; lead initiatives that enable Sr. Leaders and Board Members to take on more active fundraising roles.
• Collaborate with the Chief Operating Officer (COO) to assess financial needs for programs and set budget proposal related to fundraising needs; work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives.
• Expand and diversify White's donor base/pipeline; manage and expand current sources of funds and develop new sources of income from foundations, individuals, events and governmental grants, corporations, and others.
• Oversee the development and execution of all proposals and grant-writing efforts.
• Lead the implementation and optimal utilization of systems and processes that lead to excellence in stewardship and acknowledgement practices; trending and statistical analysis; and donor record-keeping.
•         Ensure the effective and efficient planning and execution of White's events such as the annual golf outing, the annual open door dinner, and other advancement activities both on and off campus.

Marketing / Communications:
•         Oversees strategic planning processes for marketing and communication and provides guidance to department on critical issues as needed.
•         Oversees the relationship with external consultants and serves as final authority over terms of contracts, evaluation of performance against stated objectives, and budgetary matters.   
•         Implement strategies that protect, promote and enhance White's image and reputation and contribute to the achievement of White's goals.
•         Ensure that internal and external communications and marketing strategies include a solid and sustainable infrastructure and an integrated approach to ensure that all departments are accurately represented and that messaging is consistent with the agency's vision, mission and goals.

Position Qualifications
Previous Experience and Education:
* A bachelor's degree is required; a Masters is highly desirable.
* 7+ years of fundraising experience with 2+ years of major gift fundraising in particular is highly desired. Other relative experience – such as in marketing and/or sales - that requires similar skillsets, extensive face-to-face interaction with others, and strategic relationship management will be considered.
* A minimum of 2-5 years of experience managing people and leading a department is required.

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