Director of Development
Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), and in partnership with the ED and the Board of Directors,the Development Director (Director) will effectively implement existing funding plans to ensure organizational health, and will spearhead development efforts as BorderLinks continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to build on current development procedures, and to expand and execute a fundraising strategy to broaden organizational capacity according to strategic plan goals.
The desired candidate will have demonstrated skills in the following:
Strong interpersonal and writing skills to solicit donors, help in branding the organization, and engage the public on Borderlinks mission and value to the community locally and nationally
High level communication skills to effectively work with staff members, leadership within the organization and volunteers for the organization in a management capacity.
Consistent attention to detail and an ability to execute tasks, short-term plans and long-term goals
BA (required), MA (a plus), especially in business, finance or program administration
Knowledgeable and experienced in fundraising techniques, including community outreach, relationship building with donors, staff, volunteers, and past program beneficiaries, and grant writing and major gift fundraising
Experience in fund development, preferably in the nonprofit field
Knowledge of donor databases and other fundraising technology to use in daily job duties. Knowledge of and experience with Little Green Light a plus
Develop and execute an annual development/fundraising plan for BorderLinks, to include
Growing a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of donors
Securing financial support from foundations and allied institutions
Cultivating and maintaining relationships with all major donors
Creating and executing a strategy for a large and sustained base of individual donors
Developing and nurturing relationships with past program beneficiaries
Overseeing creation and promotion of organizational publications
Securing speaking opportunities to share information about the organization with the community
Planning and executing fundraising activities for the organization
Plan and implement a planned giving program
Oversee fundraising database, including data entry and gift processing
Overseeing organization of fundraising research, events and activities
Developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundation, institutional and individual fundraising
Produce materials geared towards fundraising and train volunteers in fundraising efforts
Work closely with staff, volunteers and Executive Director and Board of Directors
Perform other related duties as requested
Competitive/commensurate with experience and other qualifications.
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