Development Director - Jackson County United Way
- 29-Jul-2019 to 15-Aug-2019
- - Jackson County United Way
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- Full Time
- Health Insurance & Retirement Plans Available; Paid Leave
Serves as a member of the senior management team and is directly responsible for developing and executing projects designed to increase Jackson County United Way's fundraising and relationship management strategies. This involves, but is not limited to, the annual community/employee resource drive, business solicitations, developing year-round giving programs, donor recognition, planned giving, and other strategies designed to build giving relationships with new and existing donors.
Jackson County United Way is changing the way our county works to fix complex social problems. We assess needs, secure resources and strategically invest those resources to create measurable, lasting change in the areas of education, health and financial stability. JCUW's workplace is fast-paced, friendly, adaptive and grounded in our core values: compassion, approachable, trustworthy, innovative, results oriented, engaging, and dynamic. We offer competitive compensation including a benefits package, paid time off, and flexible schedules. People with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Join us in changing our corner of the world to give everyone in our community the opportunity to live their best life.
50%- FUNDRAISING: Oversees all aspects of revenue generation including the annual community/employee resource drive, year-round development, and grant-writing. Recruits and trains sufficient volunteers to implement a repeatable process to engage workplaces in communication of the United Way mission and subsequent resource drive. Annual emphasis to attract/retain new business and donors. Includes development and implementation of a donor-thanking program, as well as, coordination and scheduling of recognition events.
20%- CROSS FUNCTIONAL LEADERSHIP: Support Senior Management Team in 1. co-developing and supporting communications and marketing efforts; 2. developing meaningful donor engagement opportunities; 3. researching, writing, and reporting on grants; 4. developing, selling and marketing community impact products; 5. developing and overseeing meaningful, impactful volunteer engagement opportunities.
10%- DONOR MANAGEMENT & SEGMENTATION: Manage and oversee all donor segments with current primary emphasis on leadership donor growth, identification and engagement of retirees, and effective means to minimize lapsed donors. Oversees appropriate maintenance and input of donor records using the in-house Donation Tracker database. Ensures database accuracy as well as sufficient training to allow data extraction and analysis.
10%- EVALUATION & MEASUREMENT: Evaluate and measure fundraising results through an analytical process that defines the desired outcome measures, incorporates organizational needs and provides ongoing reports for measuring progress toward goals and reduces donor churn.
5%- STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT: Builds business relationship strength by effectively conveying UW's value proposition, mission and priorities to the general public, businesses and community leaders.
5%: SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Fulfills supervisory responsibilities including but not limited to planning, scheduling, delegating, appraising, coaching & job performance reviews, counseling, and teaching; supports business policies, procedures, and practices relative to supervisory responsibilities.
High School Diploma or equivalent degree required.
Bachelor Degree in appropriate field such as business, social work, human services, or community development, preferred.
Minimum of three-years of United Way or fundraising/sales with customer service positions with progressively increasing responsibility, preferred.
Proven, demonstrated track record for success in fundraising and/or sales.
Understanding and application of best practices for fundraising and volunteerism.
Experience working with and supporting volunteers.
ATTENTION: Be Prepared - To assist you and the search committee in discerning your match for the position, we suggest you prepare your responses to these questions prior to hitting "APPLY" to make your application. Applications will not be considered without question responses.
• Share about how you have successfully engaged reluctant board members in sharing your organization's story and taking ownership for raising funds?
• What questions would you ask of a potential employer to determine if their expectations of a new development officer are realistic?
• Explain how you have used program evaluation to:
o Improve program effectiveness,
o Attract funding or equip your organization to better tell its story
• What process would you use to review our current work and determine what needs to end and what needs to be created?
• What do you see as the keys to building and sustaining a high performing staff culture?
Click the APPLY button for application information by August 15th.
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