Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 20-Aug-2020 to 19-Sep-2020
  • - IndyGo
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time
  • comprehensive benefit package

Under the direction of the Board of Directors of the Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation, the Executive Director manages and administers the operation of the Foundation and development/fund-raising efforts, responds to inquiries from IndyGo departments, government officials, the community, and/or external agencies.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To be successful in this role, an individual must have a detailed understanding of fundraising, planned giving, communication and cultivating relationships.  Delivering major infrastructure projects, strong project management skills, understanding of finance and grant management, staff management skills, and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of project stakeholders, including elected leaders.  The role also is responsible for planning, budget management, implementing and evaluating activities to raise, acknowledge and distribute gifts from the private sector to the Foundation and its programs.  The following are day-to-day duties essential to the position:
• Develops and oversees the implementation of short-range, long-range and strategic planning and related performance measurements and tracking processes for the Foundation in collaboration with the Foundation Board and IndyGo and others as needed.
• As a spokesperson for Foundation, relays the institutional messages of IndyGo effectively and persuasively to different groups and in varied forms.
• Develops, recommends, and administers policies, procedures and processes in support of Foundation goals and operations, in accordance with relevant legal parameters, and implements and monitors compliance with approved policies, procedures and processes.
• Supports the Foundation Board and designated Board committee operations; develops agendas, related documentation and minutes for meetings.
• Participates in/on a variety of meetings, committees, taskforces and/or other related groups to communicate information regarding the Foundation and its initiatives.
• Directs the implementation of private fundraising in coordination with the Foundation Board of Directors and IndyGo.
• Manages campaign and solicitation strategy for the Foundation Board, committees and development staff. Develops and oversees multiple fundraising initiatives to meet annual revenue goals.
• Responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual major donors to the Foundation.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
At this time, none.  In the future, may oversee a team of project managers dedicated to the individual fundraising projects.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience.
• Graduation from an accredited college, or university with a degree in a field conducive to fundraising success communications, public relations, public administration, journalism, and government affairs.
• Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.
• Ten years of professional level fundraising experience, preferably at the director level; experience in Foundation Board development, annual giving, foundation and corporate relations, personal solicitation of major gifts, capital campaign planning and implementation, volunteer training and estate planning is required.
• Valid driver's license is required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The company will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.
• Leadership and management principles;
• Fundraising, marketing and research strategies and techniques;
• Foundation Board development principles and practices;
• Annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, personal solicitation of major gifts, capital campaign planning and implementation, volunteer training and estate planning principles and practices;
• Nonprofit and foundation operations;
• Governance and board operations;
• Applicable local, state and federal laws, codes, rules and regulations;
• Policy and procedure development and administration principles and practices;
• Strategy development principles and practices;
• Strategic management principles and practices;
• Program management principles and practices;
• Budget administration principles and practices;
• Marketing principles.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those an individual must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
• Ability to work in fast-paced, deadline-orientated office environment and multi-project environment;
• Ability to work in an office environment with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and rely on other team members;
• Ability to work abnormal and occasionally long hours;
• Ability to speak clearly and concisely;
• Ability to travel when necessary or to accompany the Foundation Board and the President/CEO for official business;
• Ability to work in a stressful environment due to the constant need to manage multiple priorities, projects, staff and schedules.

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