Director of Fund Development
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
FLSA Status: Salary/Exempt
We are looking for a dynamic personality – an individual comfortable speaking with and meeting new people and building meaningful relationships to round out our senior leadership team at Girls Inc NH. Passion for the mission to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold is a must! Are you a strong communicator with solid writing skills and creative ideas on how to write and present partnership concepts and funding requests that speak to the importance of empowering girls and young women in our society? We change lives at Girls Inc. so if you are looking for a new challenge and can relate to raising funds and building success through businesses, individuals, foundations and events – please get in touch and consider joining our experienced team of professionals at Girls Inc. NH.
The Director of Fund Development is a senior level position that oversees all activities related to the raising of charitable dollars for the agency including: annual giving, foundation research and grant writing, capital campaigns, legacy gifts and endowment building programs. Develops corporate partnerships and sells sponsorships for fundraising events.
Job Summary: The Director of Fund Development is a senior level position that oversees all activities related to the raising of charitable dollars for the agency including: annual giving, foundation research and grant writing, capital campaigns, legacy gifts and endowment building programs. Develops corporate partnerships and sells sponsorships for fundraising events.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Fund Development – develops, sustains, and evaluates short and long-term development goals and efforts for revenue growth that align with organizational priorities and objectives:
• Develops and implements a written measurable fund development plan that includes annual fundraising goals, donor retention, event sponsorships and auction item attainment.
• Sets goals, develops, and implements a multi-year approach to identify and grow the major giving programs (i.e. Champion for Girls), participates in the annual fund campaign, planned and corporate giving and volunteer retention.
• Engages Board and Fund Development committee and/or AD HOC committees in fund development activities throughout the fiscal year. Develops a culture of philanthropy among the Board and committees; working to equip and support members in meaningful roles to increase revenue/gifts, sponsorship, networking, and cultivation.
• Maintains the donor database to facilitate timely gift entry and acknowledgments, effective seasonal appeals and accurate donor and revenue reporting.
• Sets goals, develops, and implements strategies, and tracks progress by funding streams (i.e. individual giving, grants, corporate partnerships, foundation, sponsorships, auction items, etc.).
• Monitors fundraising activities and goals relative to budget throughout the year and adjusts strategies as needed to reach annual funding goals.
• Recruit and cultivate strong business partnerships to provide corporate funding. Offer tours and volunteer engagement where appropriate to deepen relationships with Girls Inc. Work closely with VP HR/Admin so that donors, grantors and customers are receiving integrated and appropriate messaging along with all appropriate sponsor benefits.
Grants Program – oversees short and long-term development goals and efforts for our grant profile that align with organizational priorities and objectives:
• Works in collaboration with CEO, COO, and Director of Programming & Athletics to create grant narrative, program design, and oversees grant related obligations.
• Oversees a grant dashboard that includes grant requirements, timelines, points of contact, reporting, and granted related obligations.
• Oversees grant opportunities both locally and nationally. Understands current grant cycles and future opportunities to pursue.
• Ensures timely submission of narrative, reports, and any other granted related obligations.
Leadership – Build internal and external relationships, maintain a positive attitude, assist with professional development and support to staff, Board/committees and stakeholders that align with organizational priorities and objectives:
• Works with the Director of Programming, Chief Finance Officer and CEO to ensure grant timelines and goals are met.
• Supervise Advancement Manager
• Serves as a brand ambassador for Girls Inc. of New Hampshire
• Supports Board of Directors’ successful engagement with existing and future donors, volunteers, and stakeholders through Girls Inc. of New Hampshire messaging.
• Works closely with the CEO to fulfill and advance the mission of Girls Inc. of New Hampshire.
• Represent Girls Inc. of New Hampshire at meetings, workshops, and conferences in the community
• Attend all scheduled staff meetings, applicable board meetings, and committee meetings, as required
• Provide administrative and logistical support to executive and board committees
• Participate in special projects and take on additional tasks as needed
• Serve as a member of the management team, staying abreast of organization-wide issues and contributing to the overall management of the organization
• Other duties as requested
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Works with a sense of urgency to achieve organizational goals and to overcome obstacles, challenges and constraints that arise in fulfilling those goals
• Maintains a positive, “can do” attitude in the face of challenges
• Energetic and passionate about the mission, the organization, and the community
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent database and computer skills and experience using technology to streamline processes
• Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all board, staff, senior management, and stakeholders
• Ability to demonstrate a high level of ethics, integrity, respect, and initiative
• In partnership with the CEO, create an annual strategic plan for fundraising activities inclusive of revenue goals.
• Minimum 4 years of experience in non-profit fund development and marketing
• Minimum Bachelor’s degree in non-profit, public administration, marketing, business management, or related area preferred
• Robust knowledge of fund development and a proven record of fundraising success
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Suite and donor database software
• Must have reliable transportation
• Supervisory experience preferred
• Medical, Dental insurance
• Company paid Short-Term Disability Insurance and Life Insurance
• Simple IRA with 3% match
• 13 paid holidays
• Accrue 3 weeks vacation per year, one sick day per month
• Tuition reimbursement: $1,500 per year
• Flexible Savings Account
Girls Inc. of New Hampshire provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Interested parties are asked to email a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of professional references to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. E-mail submissions are preferred.