Director of Development and Advancement
The Women’s Safe House
Do you have a demonstrated background cultivating relationships, increasing funding and promoting an agency that you passionately support their mission? Have you been commended on your attention to detail along with your planning and organization skills allowing for efficient time management, while also providing a high level of support to both external and internal stakeholders? If so, continue reading to see how you may help us promote our development and advancement department at The Women’s Safe House!
The Director of Development and Advancement is responsible for developing, managing and increasing our revenue streams, which allow our agency to achieve our mission and maximize our impact in our community. The Director will plan, organize and manage funding programs for the agency, including annual and capital campaigns, planned giving and endowment programs. The Director is responsible for planning, developing and executing strategies for increasing private donations. Identifies, cultivates and solicits major gift prospects (individuals, corporations and foundations).
Primary Responsibilities Continued:
- Manage all aspects of agency advancement including setting budgets, goals and plans for advancement activities.
- Develop a comprehensive development plan to grow fundraising annually.
- Implement move management initiatives to increase donations from current donors.
- Seek out and court new donors.
- Implement stewardship plan for all donors.
- Establish Planned Giving initiative.
- Provide oversight and management of special events and direct mail campaigns.
- Supervises and works collaboratively with the Grants and Communications Manager and the Volunteer and Donations Coordinator to enhance marketing activities, and to build external relationships with a variety of constituencies: work with volunteers and stakeholders to identify linkage and interest of major gift prospects.
- Oversees the Raiser’s Edge program and ensure staff are adequately trained
- Oversee creation of Annual Report and quarterly newsletters.
- Administer Domestic Violence Tax Credit Program.
- Recognize donor philanthropy.
- Serve as the primary conduit of all internal and external gift information.
- Maintain accurate accounting and interfacing with Finance relative to restricted and unrestricted income and its sources to fulfill information requests and maintain reporting accuracy.
- Identify opportunities to link agency programs and services with development efforts.
- Oversee coordination of a wide variety of support and administrative services within the Development Department, including donation pick-up; acknowledgement letters to donors; weekly/monthly development activity reports.
- Work in partnership with the Executive Director, agency leaders, Board of Directors and all departments to drive towards results for the agency.
- Occasional evening and weekend work required.
- Other duties as assigned.
Desired Qualifications and Skills:
- Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Minimum 5-6 years of progressively responsible experience in a similar development and advancement capacity, including at least 1 year in a position with leadership responsibilities.
- Demonstrated experience as a front line fundraiser with a proven track record of donor cultivation and solicitation experience which increased funding for the organization.
- Strong familiarity with donor database applications; Raiser’s Edge software experience strongly preferred.
- Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
- Experience with Microsoft Office products, including Microsoft Project.
- Demonstrated experience with implementing a strategic development program which includes setting policies and planning budgets.
- Preferred experience within the nonprofit community; Ideally in the area of domestic & sexual violence against women & girls.
The Women’s Safe House is the oldest and largest provider of emergency services to women and children experiencing domestic violence. We also work with women and families experiencing sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking. The Women’s Safe House is a 24-hour facility. We are an active member of the State of Missouri and National Coalitions Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.
Please submit resume to Mary Ann Owens, Executive Director at email@example.com
Comprehensive benefits package included.
The Women’s Safe House is an equal opportunity employer.