Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 14-Mar-2019 to 13-Apr-2019
  • - Little Red Door Cancer Agency
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

The Director of Development is charged with the responsibility of achieving Little Red Door's revenue goals.  This includes managing activities related to the analysis, planning, execution, control, and evaluation of fundraising and resource development. The Director of Development works with and through the Board of Directors and the Resource Development Committee on all fundraising programs and leads a development staff designed to enhance and support the overall mission of the Little Red Door.

The Director of Development also serves as the Agency's chief liaison with grantors, donors and sponsors. The  role requires an individual who is creative, motivated, outward focused, and can understand how developing resources all Little Red Door helps more people facing cancer.   He/She serves as a member of the leadership team, attending meetings as necessary for proper communication and coordination of responsibilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned to meet business needs):
• Identify, cultivate, solicit, and build relationships with donors and prospective donors. 
• Clearly endorses and communicates the vision of the organization with a focus on a strong giving program that cultivates sustainable growth.
• Oversees a team of dedicated staff members who are charged with developing resources to enhance mission of Little Red Door.
• Analyze the need and opportunity for fundraising events, working with volunteers, staff, and committees with an emphasis on peer-to-peer fundraising process.
• Create opportunities to enhance and advance the mission, goals, and objectives of the Agency; work with staff and volunteers to ensure that all fundraising and special events are consistent with the brand standards set for Little Red Door.
• Develop great stewardship practices that promotes giving and ensures that supporters feel valued and confidence in the gifts given to Little Red Door.
• Manage the implementation of approved special events and fundraising initiatives; serve as coordinator with outside consultants/contract services in the creation of specific projects;
• Creates detailed development plan that ensures maximum return on investment and adheres to  prepared budgets to support plan.
• Prepare content and materials needed for fundraising and special events as approved, including proposals to donors and prospective donors, gift recognition, acknowledgement materials, and appeal letters.
• Research potential donors (individuals, corporations, foundations) with the ability to translate these relationships into meaningful gifts.
• Keep up with current trends of fundraising, donor cultivation programs, practices, and procedures used in nonprofit sector; communicate with Board, volunteers, and other leadership on activities that would benefit the Agency.

Supervisory Responsibilities
• Manages a small team of three that works with the Director of Development to create opportunities to develop, cultivate and build relationships that allow individuals, corporations, and foundations to give. 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
• Ability to strengthen and expand fundraising efforts.
• Embraces creative solutions to developing resources.
• Outward facing individual who is will to create meaningful relationships with key stakeholders.
• Excellent organizational, written, oral and interpersonal communication skills required.
• Ability to develop and maintain interpersonal relationships.
• Ability to work well and collaboratively with a team.
• Identify, cultivate and solicit donations.
• Plan and manage fundraising events.
• Knowledge of fundraising software with emphasis of Salesforce Lighting.
• Ability to passionately embrace the mission of Little Red Door Cancer Agency.
• Ability to work nights and weekends as needed.

Education / Experience
• Bachelor's degree in a Related Field; and
• Minimum of five (5) years demonstrated experience in fundraising, special events, and cultivating donors.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The physical demands and working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk and talk or hear.
• The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
• Work is performed primarily in an office setting.
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.

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