Lead the development and active solicitation of prospects for various mid/major giving initiatives.
Devise and implement an individual giving plan. Create and manage action plans and guide overall strategy, including membership.
Development of a planned giving program.
Ensure regular contact (qualified and unqualified) and stewardship of donors utilizing management best practices and tracking correspondence.
Ensure integrity of donor records in donor database, including updating of relevant donor address and contact info, gift information, etc.
Ensure timely processing of donations into database and upkeep of donor files.
Oversight and management over all donor mailings, appeals, and regular communications for timeliness and accuracy.
Oversee ongoing moves management and cultivation of new and existing sources of institutional support, including foundation, corporate, and government sources.
Development of donor profile reports in the donor database.
Assistance with preparation for donor ask meetings as needed, including assembly of case and briefing materials.
Conduct research on new and existing donors to properly place them within the broader cultivation and stewardship activities.
Ensure integrity of donor records in database (including but not limited to updating of relevant donor addresses and contact and gift information, etc.
Supervise all event-related planning and implementation, including adherence to timelines and budgets.
Seek and obtain various levels of sponsorship for event and ensure viable sales strategy for tickets and tables.
On-site support (registration, auctions, etc.) for all development-related events, including donor cultivation receptions, fundraising galas, receptions, etc.
Ensure invitation/participation of key prospects to appropriate NCC events & performances.
Actively develop, implement, and evaluate progress of annual development plan to ensure resources for all areas of contributed income and key initiatives.
Serve as senior staff member participating and contributing to executive level planning and discussions, attending Board of Directors Meetings as requested, and serving as a public advocate for NCC in the community.
Produce ongoing activity and analysis reports highlighting contributions and fundraising efforts in comparison to performance goals. Responsible for presenting information to the Executive Leadership Board members on a reoccurring basis.
Supervision and management of administrative support staff and any future interns or staff assigned to the Development Department.
Continually ensure optimal evaluative tools for various artistic and educational programs, for the purposes of developing compelling cases for support and evaluative reports for donors and supporters.
Ensure the Development Department conducts monthly reconciliations with the Finance Team for all transactions.
Five or more years of development experience demonstrating success in multiple facets of fundraising (annual campaigns, major gifts, institutional giving, special events, etc.), preferably in a performing arts or other cultural environment
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Endowment or capital campaign experience highly desirable
Organizational skills: Strong capacity for organization, keeping sensitive donor information secure and filed appropriately.
Computer skills: donor database management; MS Office, Google Apps suite
Prioritization: Should be able to balance multiple projects simultaneously, using judgment to determine priorities, and successfully moving multiple high-priority projects forward together.
Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the best course of action.
Customer Service: Interfacing with NCC constituents with a focus on excellent customer experience and stewardship.
Presentation: Comfort with public speaking, fluency with mission, and ease and elegance in written communication.
Attributes and Expectations:
Ability to work independently
Director of Development is expected to be respectful and represent NCC in such interactions, maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information.
Results-oriented: Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment.
A passion for the education and social services with respect to children and adults with disabilities.
Ability to work nights and weekends, especially during the concentrated period of special events.
Personal transportation required.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience • Vacation, sick leave, and personal leave policy, • Medical, dental and vision and supplemental benefits plan • Optional 403(b) plan