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Director, Development

Posted on Nov 5, 2020 by Best Buddies

New York, NY 10001
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Position Overview: The Director, Development is responsible for developing and implementing state events, securing foundation and/or grant opportunities, and the managing of local advisory boards and associated committees.

Job Requirements - Qualified applicants must have:

At least four to seven years progressive experience in fundraising including a record of success in expanding a donor base through cultivation and stewardship, grant writing, event planning/implementation, and/or board management
Superior persuasive writing and presentation skills with the ability to exert influence, inspire others, and articulate the mission, goals, and activities of Best Buddies with passion and enthusiasm
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, and familiarity/comfort with database management systems (ie Benevolence, Auction Pay, Raisers Edge)
Superior project management skills - including planning, analysis, decision making, and problem solving - and willingness to multitask
Superior initiative, drive for results, and self-assessment skills, and ability to lead individuals and teams in setting and achieving challenging goals
Must be comfortable engaging with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD)
Must travel, use personal cell phone, and work evenings and weekends as necessary in order to accomplish job responsibilities
Bachelor's degree or at least 4 years' relevant experience in addition to above experience
Access to an automobile with applicable insurance
Job Duties include, but are not limited to:

Fund Development

Develops and implements comprehensive strategy for the metro New York City area for securing sustainable funding and works with advisory boards and volunteers on its implementation
Assumes overall operational management responsibility for all fundraising activities statewide, including, but not limited to, foundation and corporate giving, individual giving, major gifts, special events, annual giving, and alumni/parent relations
Develops and implements major fundraising events to meet revenue goals-must utilize local event committees and follow BBI event committee benchmarks/structure, working with their Director, State Development
Researches grant opportunities, develops proposals to foundations, maintains accurate records and submits reports as required by funders with support from their Grant Writer, State Development
Manages government grants/contracts, including reporting, maintaining relationships with key agency officials and testifying if necessary
Manages metro New York City advisory board(s), including recruitment, training, and retention of committee and board members in keeping with BBI Advisory Board guidelines
Identifies, cultivates, and develops volunteers capable of making personal commitments and becoming directly involved in the solicitation process on behalf of Best Buddies - develops and manages stewardship process of all donors, including processing gifts and thank you letters

Develops a comprehensive statewide public awareness strategy, and works with volunteers on its implementation
Creates a strong presence for Best Buddies in the metro New York City area through public speaking, community involvement, public service announcements, social media, special events, news releases, and other media initiatives
Develops relationships with local graphic artists, public relations professionals, and advertising agencies to support local needs
Contributes to the organization of content and images for updates on expansion state website and utilizes Benevolence database appropriately to communicate with participants and the community
Contributes to the creation and distribution of statewide and local newsletters/annual reports and Benevolence e-newsletters

Maintains communication with the Director, State Operations with timely reports and other information as directed
Uses the online reimbursement system to effectively track and manage reimbursement requests
Monitors and balances the metro New York City development budget, including reviewing monthly financial statements, tracking all expenses and revenue, and adjusting spending/fundraising plans as needed
Oversees timely and accurate processing of all revenue and invoices, and maintains accurate records of all donations and donor information through Raiser's Edge

Reference: 995140308

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