The Senior Director of Development (SDD) works directly with the Executive Director and Senator Elizabeth Dole to sustain and grow the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s fundraising program. The Senior Director of Development for the Foundation should be an experienced, entrepreneurial, articulate and highly motivated professional with at least seven years of experience in the non-profit fund development field. The SDD will foster relationships with key funding organizations and influential/philanthropic individuals to create enduring partnerships with The Elizabeth Dole Foundation. He/she will be held accountable for cycling those relationships inside a moves management system toward new sponsorships, grants and individual philanthropic gifts to the Foundation.
Develop and execute fiscal year 2018 Fundraising Plan, to include donor acquisition, prospect research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies to increase revenues in support of The Elizabeth Dole Foundation and its mission
Create annual giving programs to support all of the Foundation’s revenue streams: Major Gifts (Individual, Corporate Sponsorships, and Foundation Giving); Mid-level: Moving small gifts to larger gifts (i.e. monthly donor program); and Broad-based support: Direct Mail, Online Giving, and fundraising campaigns through Social Media
Formulate/maintain VIP cultivation, communications, solicitations, and follow up strategies, to include the Foundation’s Board of Directors and other key legislators and public leaders
Work with the Board of Directors to maximize their personal and professional fundraising contributions
Sustain and expand the Foundation’s in-kind revenue opportunities
Lead the Foundation’s solicitation and implementation of any fundraising executables in conjunction with EDF’s 2018 signature fundraising event.
Augment current Salesforce fundraising system capabilities, and develop and maintain a prospect profile, strategy and tracking/priority system
Develop financial ask projections and dates by prospect, implementing external fundraising and wealth prospecting systems
Support the CEO and Executive Director in any development and fundraising activities and donor follow up
Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure plans and critical fund raising processes are carried out in a timely manner
Identify grant opportunities and coordinate with other members of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation team to draft the grant application
Develop and gain approval for an annual income and expenditure budget for the fund development program
Monitor development expenses and analyze budget reports on fundraising; recommend changes and adapt as necessary
Prepare regular reports on progress, budgets, receipts and expenditure related to fundraising and the management of the fund development activities
Education: Minimum Bachelor’s Degree – preferably in marketing, public affairs, fund development or related discipline
Experience: Minimum seven years of non-profit fund development
Proven track record of achieving fund development goals; in-depth knowledge of fundraising management systems, major gift cultivation and stewardship, and grant proposal processes
Communication skills: excellent written and verbal communications skills, with demonstrated ability to create clear and persuasive communications in both traditional and digital formats
Software Proficiency: Adept at Microsoft Office products, and experience with Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge, or similar CRM/Development databases
U.S. military veteran or extensive experience and familiarity with military culture preferred
Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation is an asset
Location and Compensation
Position is based in Washington D.C.
Full-time salaried position, based on experience and qualifications
Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is the preeminent organization empowering, supporting, and honoring our nation’s 5.5 million military caregivers; the spouses, parents, family members, and friends who care for America’s wounded, ill, or injured veterans. Founded by Senator Elizabeth Dole in 2012, the Foundation adopts a comprehensive approach in its advocacy, working with leaders in the public, priva...te, nonprofit and faith communities to recognize military caregivers’ service and promote their well-being.