Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 18-May-2019 to 17-Jul-2019
  • - St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf (SJI)
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

St. Joseph Institute is the only school in Indiana dedicated to developing spoken language skills in young students who are deaf or hard of hearing thru the use of cochlear implants.

Our services range from early intervention thru mainstream services.

The Director of Development is responsible for strategically planning and directing all fund development and public relations efforts to serve the organization's mission. The Director of Development supervises Development personnel, is a member of the Executive Team, and an ex-officio member and staff liaison to the Board Development Committee.

The primary responsibilities of this position is to ensure organization development revenue is raised, accounted for properly and closely monitored.  To ensure that short and long range development plans adequately support the financial needs of the organization.  To develop programs that meet or exceed budget goals.  To analyze and evaluate new strategies to advance fundraising and organization image.  To engage members of the Board of Directors, donors, trustees, volunteers, parents, students, and other constituents and to increase awareness of SJI programs and services, and expand the donor base

The Director of Development is also responsible for oversight of all aspects of the development program including major gifts, annual giving, individual and corporate foundation relations.  This position is also in charge of special events, planned giving and grant writing. 

The ideal candidate will have experience in advanced fundraising, targeted revenue forecasting, stewardship campaigns, development and adherence to budgets, oversight of volunteer program, development of annual public relations plan.  Experience serving with a Board of Directors and heading up a Development Committee.
Requirements for this position include a Bachelor's degree, preferably in non-profit management,
marketing or a related field.  CFRE certification is desirable. 

At least 5 years of experience in fund development, not-for-profit management, or related experience, including previous supervision experience. Major gift successful track record is essential as well as supporting colleagues and a Board of Directors

Other Skills and Abilities:
Strong management skills with a successful track record in attracting and retaining top talent and building a solid team. Service-minded self-starter who needs minimal supervision. Critical thinker who is able to come up with creative and innovative ways to connect with potential donors and constituents. Excellent oral and written communication skills, grant writing experience preferred. Superior interpersonal and relationship building skills both within and outside the organization. Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize workload. Knowledge of donor management software with Raiser's Edge is desirable. Social media experience is desirable. Awareness of highs/lows in budget and ability to speak succinctly regarding details of revenue variations. Respect for the clients, employees, Board members, and all other constituents, coupled with professional and ethical behavior at all times.  This position requires leadership, planning, management, execution, and evaluation of a comprehensive development program.

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