Development Director - Immigrant Welcome Center
- 19-Oct-2020 to 06-Nov-2020
- - Immigrant Welcome Center
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- Full Time
- Robust benefits package, including health insurance, available
The Immigrant Welcome Center is growing fast and is ready to add a savvy development professional to the team. This leader will focus on strategizing individual giving (annual fund and major gifts) in close partnership with the CEO; designing and executing individual campaigns; and handling all gift processing.
The Immigrant Welcome Center (IWC) has garnered significant individual, corporate and grant support over its 14-year history. As the organization expands its work supporting immigrant success in our community, a savvy fundraising professional will be a key leader for the organization's forward momentum.
This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual who excels thinking about how to build strong relationships with the community and supporters, engage supporters as donors, and providing authentic stewardship experiences.
The mission of the Immigrant Welcome Center is to empower immigrants by connecting them to the people, places, and resources that enable them to build successful lives and enrich our community. The organization is laser-focused on moving Indianapolis forward as a city where all residents can thrive in a rich and equitable environment. We have robust services providing counsel and connections to immigrants and refugees, assisting with the completion of applications for citizenships, helping other organizations advance their services for immigrants and refugees, and more.
IWC currently has a $600,000 budget with 7 full-time employees as a corps of volunteer as well as part-time Natural Helpers.
IWC team members enjoy a collaborative, ambitious, mission-focused culture; flexibility for home and office-based work; supportive benefits (including health insurance); flextime and time-off arrangements that support healthy integration of work and life demands.
As the 8th full-time employee and the only dedicated fundraising staff, the Development Director for IWC will have ownership of the strategy, systems and delivery of fundraising activities, especially those tied to individuals. Areas of responsibility along with approximate time allocation are shown below.
Individual Giving (60%)
• Establish Annual Fund plan (cultivation, solicitation and stewarding) with involvement of CEO and Development/Marketing committee
• Lead execution of all annual fund activities including strategizing specific campaign activities, segmenting audiences and writing copy
• Identify potential major gifts ($1,000+) from the current base of supporters and from outside the based. Work closely with CEO to strategize their cultivation, solicitation and stewarding.
• Strategize and execute supporter communication channels including newsletters (digital and/or print) and social media
Corporate Giving (15%)
• Establish non-event corporate sponsorship packages
• Work closely with CEO on identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding sponsors
• Participate in annual planning of large fundraising event (Live Local Think Global) with a focus on leading sponsorships
• Write smaller grant proposals ($10,000 and under) per direction of CEO
Gift Management (10%)
• Maintain a highly functional donor database (currently Bloomerang)
• Process funds received, including gift entry and generation of thank you letters/calls
General Organization Support (5%)
• Work closely with Marketing Director to branding and website strategy
• Staff the Development/Marketing Committee
Success in this role is indicated by the following:
• Achieving agreed upon fundraising goals by at least 90%.
• Meeting project deadlines.
• All materials produced reflect well on the organization.
• Records are clean and organized such that meaningful data can be pulled from them.
• Displays a positive attitude about the rights and opportunities for immigrants.
• Fosters feelings of confidence and collegiality with colleagues, board members and volunteers.
• Must be a fervent supporter of the rights and value of immigrants in our community
• At least 2 years of experience executing annual fund activities raising at least $100,000. Preference for individual with experience planning annual fund.
• At least 2 years of experience with donor database management. Preference for experience with Bloomerang.
• BONUS: Success with securing corporate sponsorships ($1,000+) and grants ($5,000+)
• BONUS: Graphic design skills used in designing meaningful graphics for social media posts and newsletter layouts (digital and/or printed), including experience in InDesign
• Personal experience as an immigrant/child of an immigrant preferred
• Highly professional and clear communication skills
• Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook; internet search skills
• Authorized to work in the United States
ATTENTION: Be Prepared - To assist you and the search committee in discerning your match for this 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.
1) What about this opportunity is most exciting to you?
2) Please list your top 3-5 success related to fundraising.
3) What do you see as necessary for an organization to effectively raise money?
4) In your ideal job, what would be the balance of time working independently, time collaborating with team members, and time engaging with supporters/the public?
5) Please submit a writing sample connected with cultivation, solicitation or stewardship. Describe your level of involvement with it. Did you conceptualize it alone? Write it per the direction of someone else?
Click the APPLY button to submit cover letter, writing sample and resume by Nov 6.