Collaborate with Executive Director, Board of Directors and development team members to create an annual fund development plan that establishes goals and strategies to increase revenues to advance the agency's mission.
Develop policies and procedures for the Development Department which reflect ethical fundraising practices and principles.
Hire, train and supervise Development Department staff and interns
Engage with SSFS management team and Board of Directors in strategic planning, communications, community outreach, and public relations planning.
Oversee and manage the grant proposal development and submission process; ensure that proposals, reports and other documents are well written, strategic, and submitted on schedule.
Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fundraising processes are carried out in a timely manner.
Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being achieved, and modify as needed.
Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events as specified in the fund development plan to generate funds for the agency.
Develop a comprehensive communication plan to promote SSFS to its donors and maximize public awareness of the agency’s mission, accomplishments, and fundraising activities.
Coordinate the design and distribution of marketing and communication materials for development efforts to include both print and electronic media.
Identify and develop individual, community, corporate, foundation, and governmental support for SSFS’s fundraising priorities.
In conjunction with the Executive Director, build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the agency.
Engage in direct cultivation of major prospects, including individuals, corporations, foundations, and government entities that support the strategic direction of the agency.
Identify partnering opportunities to leverage existing grants and develop complementary grant proposals.
Oversee the administration of a donor mailing list and database which respects the privacy and confidentiality of donor information.
Monitor trends in the community or region and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary.
Prepare and submit financial and written reports to Executive Director as required.
Maintain knowledge of SSFS and a personal commitment to its mission and goals.
Attend regular Management Team and Administrators Team meetings.
Attend mandatory SSFS All Staff meetings and other meetings designated by the Executive Director.
Work with other SSFS staff to maintain open communication and develop a team approach.
Other development and programmatic duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum 5 years fundraising or resource development experience with demonstrated success in securing funding from new and returning funders
Demonstrated track record of cultivation, solicitation and closing of significant gifts
Ability to develop effective partnerships with external constituencies
Familiarity with government and foundation contract, grant proposal, and reporting processes
Experience writing and editing grant proposals preferred
Knowledge of best practices in gift processing, data management and donor relations – familiarity with Giftworks a plus
Excellent writing, technical, analytical, problem solving, conceptualizing, project management and research skills
Strong managerial, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently and within a team environment
Self-motivated, detail oriented, and highly organized. Demonstrated ability to effectively manage time and multiple projects, and meet deadlines
Ability to appropriately react and adapt to changing situations
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products
Willingness and ability to travel and to work nights and weekends as required
Complete 40 Hour Domestic Violence Training within one year of hire.