The Development Officer is a key member of NCSY and is responsible for the growth of the annual campaign in the Midwest Region. This position will manage a portfolio of donors, with special attention given to those who $500+. He/she will focus on securing gifts for the campaign and relationship management.
The Development Officer will report to the National Director of Development for NCSY, and have a “dotted line” reporting relationship to the Midwest Regional Director.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Create relationships with donors and prospects; strengthen current relationships and solicit gifts
· Enhance programs designed to secure both short- and long-range fundraising objectives
· Develop plans to identify donors attending events who are capable of increased gifts
· Develop individually tailored face-to-face, one-on-one cultivation and solicitation meetings; work with appropriate lay leaders to strategize and manage their cultivation and solicitation of targeted donors when applicable
· Maintain existing fundraising recordkeeping procedures in order to identify potential donors, track existing donors, and acknowledge, record and report all gifts
· Track and report relationship management of donors and prospects
· Attend meetings, events and conferences within Midwest NCSY (e.g, 2 Regional Conventions) and outside agencies/organizations deemed appropriate to the furtherance of responsibilities
• Run four – six fundraising events (such as Breakfasts or Parlor Meetings) per year
· Three+ years of proven success in cultivation and solicitation in a not for profit environment, especially with the growth of individual gifts
· Exceptional interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, oral and written
· Willingness to roll-up sleeves to do whatever it takes to get the job done
· A result focused individual
· Demonstrated ability to motivate, lead and collaborate effectively with fundraising team, volunteer leaders and volunteer cultivators/solicitors
· A college degree, with a preference for master’s degree
· Effective interactions with all levels/types of volunteers, donors and staff
· Personable, energetic, self-starting nature
· Ability to work in a team environment
· Excellent organizational skills
Compensation is commensurate to professional experience and development track-record.
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