Director of Development

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: Provides leadership for the organization’s efforts in fundraising and development. Leads with passion and vision. Should be highly creative and an ongoing generator of ideas. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to grow Emerald’s visibility, impact, and funding. The Director of Development will also help build and implement a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual and philanthropic support. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Develop, diversify, and manage a comprehensive strategy for building a large sustained base of annual individual donors, designed to broaden the donor base of Emerald Youth Foundation, Emerald Charter Schools and increase overall giving participation needed to support the infrastructure of an identified budget. Develop coordinated solicitation strategies designed to retain, elevate, and recruit individuals, companies, and organizations to be part of donor pipeline. Work closely with advancement team to secure funding for new initiatives. Design and oversee implementation of the organization’s donor stewardship plan, including developing and maintaining ongoing relationships with annual donors utilizing tools such as ministry tours to do so. Personally, solicit and secure individual donations, event sponsorships, sports program sponsorships, and facility sponsorships for the Sansom Sports Complex, Emerald Youth sports, and annual fundraising events, including recruitment of event hosts. Work collaboratively on organization of special events, especially fundraising events Develop, mentor, and manage an advancement team. Partner across the organization to achieve department objectives. Instill and encourage spiritual disciplines for team and help each to grow and become better through high standards, discipleship, and modeling the teachings of Jesus Christ. Oversee and work collaboratively with the Grants Leader in growing and supporting federal, state, public, and private grants to support the organization. Work with supervisor in developing and maintaining advancements budgets and ensure budget compliance with direct reports. Provide needed data and/or report outcomes and measurements as requested. Manage additional projects and tasks as assigned, participate with any assigned groups or committees, and participate in area ministry network and organization events as requested, including working outside normal schedule as needed. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Dedicated Christian with clear knowledge of the Gospel and a passion for the mission of Emerald Youth Foundation; connected to a church community; possesses a strong reputation for honesty, integrity, and high moral standards. Bachelor’s degree Minimum 7-10 years’ experience in non-profit fundraising strongly preferred A strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to "manage by influence" High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all stakeholder groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives Willingness to work extended hours Ability to work efficiently in a collaborative setting Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Company: Emerald Youth Foundation
Category: Ministries
Education: Bachelors Degree
FT/PT: Full-Time