Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 01-Oct-2018 to 30-Oct-2018
  • - Big Green
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

Big Green is a national nonprofit dedicated to building a nationwide network of learning garden programs to ensure all kids have a healthier future. We believe that real food has the power to improve the health and well-being of every person and create a more sustainable future. We're searching for a Development Director to provide on-the-ground leadership and management as we build connections, fundraise to install 100+ Learning Gardens in Indianapolis.
 
The ideal candidate is a social entrepreneur, able to exceed fundraising targets and someone who has deep connections with local education, nonprofit, community and philanthropic leaders. This person will roll-up their sleeves to lead the region, acting as the primary contact for both internal and external stakeholders.
 
Development
• Oversee creation and implementation of $1 MM regional fundraising plan; collaborate with National Development Team to meet fundraising goals for annual regional budget and support successful completion of annual organizational fundraising goals
• Build and maintain effective relationships with individual donors, corporate partners, and foundation staff
• Conduct successful fundraising events for the region to expand the organization's impact
• Guide and lead efforts to recruit and manage a Regional Advisory Board
• Create a strong and thoughtful donor retainment plan
 
Regional Team Management
• Develop and manage annual budgets
• Oversee the organization and implementation of the Program and Project Management plans in region
• Provide leadership and be a resource for intra-regional teams
• Communicate general organization and regional goals to team
• Communicate and work collaboratively with the National Development, Program, and Project Management teams around functional and organizational guidelines and goals
• Ensure timely information and reporting between the region and the National Office
• Advise and guide regional team on district relationships and strategic program partners
 
Abilities:
• You have experience in working collaboratively, and independently, to build a strong fundraising pipeline.
• You're able to execute work in a highly organized, analytical and data-informed manner
• You can think creatively to strategize, develop and launch local giving campaign
• You're highly motivated by our work and authentically represent this mission externally
• Demonstrate a sincere passion for enriching the lives of high need students and communities and embody Big Green's mission, core values and approach
• You're energized by working amid ambiguity and will bring a patient and solutionsoriented outlook to your work. You are a dedicated leader who is strategic and dynamic, with a track record of establishing meaningful and trusting relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.
• You're able to bring an understanding of how to partner with underserved schools
• You're able to establish deep relationships with internal and external stakeholders to open doors, make connections and generate revenue and support for Big Green
• You're able to position Big Green as a key partner committed to the local community
• You're able to Identify and build strong relationships with a diverse array of non-profit, government, community, private sector and high net-worth stakeholders
• You're able to serve as an effective communicator, natural connector and subsequently leverage experience of successfully increasing revenue and cultivating donors and community support
 
Qualifications
• Passion and enthusiasm for Big Green's mission
• Bachelor's degree from accredited four-year college or university. Master's degree preferred
• Proven ability to raise at least $1MM annually
• Five years of business development experience with demonstrated track record of success
• Intimate familiarity with and experience in the political and cultural landscape of Indianapolis metropolitan area
• Preferred knowledge of Indianapolis school districts and related education systems
• Proven management and leadership capabilities
• Experience working with senior level executives in a nonprofit or corporate environment
• High energy, positive attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative
• Strong oral and written communication, including public speaking; demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively
• Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations including youth and adults
• Superb interpersonal skills, professional demeanor, flexible and team-oriented
• Demonstrated ability to think strategically and thoroughly understand strategic development
• Strong partnership-building and event management skills
• Ability and willingness to travel
• Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; knowledge of Salesforce or CRM a plus
 
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