LOCATION: Boys & Girls Clubs of Story County – 210 South 5th Street, Ames, 50010
PROFILE SOURCE: Executive Professional
SALARY: Commensurate with experience
JOB TYPE: FTE Exempt
REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer
The Development Director works with the Chief Executive Officer and Board to plan and execute resource development strategies and monitor progress toward goals. The Development Director supports the Chief Executive Officer in positioning the board to cultivate and solicit major gifts and grants from individuals, corporations, foundations, United Way, government agencies and others and is responsible for providing leadership and direction to staff, as needed, in their role of supporting the resource development and marketing efforts
KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):
Provide leadership and direction to the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors in the effective operation of all development activities required to fund Club operations and deliver programs within the community.
In collaboration with Chief Executive Officer and Board, develop and implement a strategic plan for single and multi-year resource development efforts:
Researches and analyzes agency, corporate, individual and foundation donor base and recommended solicitation strategies.
Prepares and presents for approval proposals for corporate and foundation support of the Club, using current cultivation and solicitation materials.
Oversees planning of logistics for special events, including obtaining sponsorships and solicitation of gifts and preparing related printed materials and publications.
Designs and implements direct mail programs.
Provides support for various fundraising projects/initiatives assigned by Chief Executive Officer, such as endowments, major gifts, and planned giving.
Ensure the evaluation of development activities and identify opportunities to improve results.
Identify, recruit, and train Board and committee members to participate in solicitation and other income development activities.
Encourage and support board committees responsible for planning and implementing development activities.
Participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of the Club’s annual budget, controlling expenditures within budget and maintaining donor and financial records in accordance with standards.
Ensure productive and effective performance by all development staff.
Develop strategic alliances with community leaders and local officials. Develop collaborative partnerships with other youth serving organizations, members, parents, families, funders, and community organizations.
Increase visibility of Club development activities and maintain good public relations.
Ensure design and development of public relations documents for use in the promotion of fundraising, and education of the public, including press releases.
Ensure the development and distribution of marketing documents.
Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required or as assigned.
Internal: Maintain oral and written contact with the Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors, staff peers, and volunteers for the purpose of exchange of information, to provide progress reports regarding activities and planned programs, and to coordinate events.
External: Maintain oral and written contact with other agencies, business leaders, community groups, boards of directors of such organizations, and the media for the purpose of exchanging information and ideas and for the purpose of fundraising.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
A minimum of five years work experience in non-profit agency operations, specifically in the fund-raising field, sales/marketing, or equivalent experience.
Considerable knowledge of fund-raising techniques, and sources of funding for nonprofit agencies and organizations.
Knowledge of: the mission, objectives, policies, programs and procedures and of the principles and practices of non-profit organizations, youth development services preferred.
Demonstrated ability to organize and coordinate fund-raising operations.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Club staff, Board members, volunteers, community groups, and other related agencies.
Knowledge of accessing and managing donor data base.
Lifting (25 lbs)
Carrying (25 feet)
Manual Dexterity Tasks
Extremes of Temperature/Humidity
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work requires ability to function in both an administrative office and youth program areas. Some lifting and physical activity required.
All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.
Additional Salary Information: commensurate with experience
Provides afterschool and summer programming for youth ages 6 to 18. Well-trained staff and volunteers provide safe, affordable supervision and fun programs to enhance the development of your child.
The Club strives to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential by:
Nurturing their talents
Helping them develop friendships
Building their self-esteem
Conne...cting them with caring adult role models
By reaching children at an early age and providing positive activities and encouragement, the Club provides a safe and nurturing place once school lets out and during the summer months.