The Director of Development designs and executes a comprehensive fund development plan insuring an increasing level of community support for Fred Finch Youth Center. The Director of Development manages all aspects of fundraising efforts including individual giving, corporate and foundation support, planned giving and special events. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, and as a member of the Executive Team, the Director of Development ensures that fund development activities are integrated with the mission and strategic plan of the organization.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Creates, updates, revises and implements a strategic, sustainable fund raising program that includes goals, benchmarks and metrics for evaluation; and ensures that appropriate systems and procedures are in place to support fundraising activities and goal.
Develops an annual Fund Raising plan that is comprehensive, feasible and supportive of current and planned agency operations and goals. The plan will include at least the following areas:
Identifies potential government, corporate, foundation, business and service group grant opportunities; coordinates with various agency work groups and individuals to assess the request for proposal, letter of intent, etc and if the decision is to submit, produces significant parts of the required material, provides support to staff who have the technical information needed to develop the content and/or intent of the proposal, manages completion of the final product and submission independently or with assistance from other staff.
Manages development functions and staff; obtains, supervises and retains volunteers for development activities. Works under the direction of the CEO or CFO to develop, monitor, and comply with the development functional budget.
Communicates with individual and groups within the community, prospective funders and others to promote agency activities and key role in the community. Markets and promotes the organization's goals and objectives in order to develop grass-roots support within the community. Coordinates and supervise media and public relations activities. Assist in developing Fred Finch Youth Center’s web content and overall Fred Finch Youth Center’s visibility.
Other Duties: Carries out other duties necessary to the Agency assigned by the CEO
Three years related experience in cultivating major gifts and donations, grant research and writing required. Ability to manage all aspects of the proposal preparation process. Knowledge of fundraising principles and the process of institutional grant seeking, including methods and resources for grant research.
BA/BS degree required (MA Preferred), preferably in English, Journalism, PR, or Marketing or other writing-intensive field. Familiar with fundraising programs for human service agencies preferred.
Successful track record in fundraising for a nonprofit organization, including foundation, corporate, and individual-donor fundraising.
Excellent communication skills and comfort cultivating relationships with funding sources, donors, and board members. Ability to work well with people from varying backgrounds.
Strong time management, organizational, planning, and administrative skills, with ability to manage multiple priorities and meet strict internal and external deadlines.
Self-starting, entrepreneurial, and creative, with ability to recognize opportunities and communicate goals and objectives clearly.
Must be computer proficient including Microsoft Office Suite, CRM,Social Engagement Plarforms and Foundation Search a plus. Graphic or web design experience a plus.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, as a team member, and work independently.
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet and, at all times is within safe OSHA standards.
Communicates clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with co-workers, supervisors, and youths.
Must be able to comprehend, follow, and clearly convey instructions to others.
Must be computer proficient and be able to work on a computer for up to 40 hours per week.
Must be able to handle or manipulate objects, tools, and operate controls.
Must be able to reach for stacked products, store and retrieve file boxes on high shelves.
Must be able to push, pull, lift and/or carry as much as 10 lbs.
Must be licensed and have the ability and skill to drive a vehicle.
REQ NUMBER ADM-18-00003
LOCATION FFYC - Oakland
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION For over a century, Fred Finch Youth Center has brought hope and healing to vulnerable youth and their families. Our clients are children, teens, and young adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities or emotional disorders that may be transitioning from foster care or homelessness, recovering from abuse, or underserved by traditional service providers. We provide over 3,000 youth each year with residential care, special education, vocational training, transitional housing, homeless youth programs, school-based counseling, and in-home support on residential campuses in Oakland and San Diego and in homes, schools, and communities in over several counties throughout California. Join us in making a difference in the lives of others.
Internal Number: ADM-18-00003-150
About Fred Finch Youth Center
Fred Finch Youth Center offers unconditional care, support and opportunity to children, youth, young adults, and their families who face complex challenges from one or more of the following: mental or emotional impairment; developmental disability; trauma and abuse, some at a very young age; alcohol or other drug use; poverty; exclusion; discrimination and stigma.
Because each person has different needs and needs change over time, services are available in several configurations and many locations including residential treatment, public school, non-public school, homes, community settings, specialized independent and shared housing. All mental health, educational and social services are professional, culturally competent, innovative, individualized and based on the strengths, hopes and aspirations of each person and family. The goal is always to support the individual and family on their journey to a healthy, satisfying, productive life in the community.