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  • Development Director

    Sparrow's Nest NW MT
    Job Description
    Position Description
    Functional Title: Development/Outreach Director
    Supervisor: Executive Director
    Status: Non-Exempt
    Position Summary: Development Director performs supportive services for the basic and intensive needs of a 501 {c} {3} nonprofit organization. This position is responsible for overseeing volunteer coordination, external affairs, fundraising, and development.
    Position Outline and Requirements: Sparrow’s Nest of Northwest Montana provides a paid wage for full-time position starting at 14-17/ hour DOE. The Development Director will work full time Monday-Friday normal office hours. Office staff may be required to provide emergency coverage and work after hour events from time to time.
    Essential Job Functions: The candidate must have strong communication skills, both in writing and verbally. Strong organizational skills and grant writing skills are required. Must possess a valid Montana Driver’s License, proof of personal automobile insurance, and must meet insurability requirements for agency automobile insurance policy. The employee must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee must be proficient in computer use and filing. This position requires ably communicating with community stakeholders, foundations, private donors, youth, other staff, representatives from other organizations through talking and listening. Must have the ability to work with youth and their families with an objective, non-judgmental attitude.
    Major Duties and Responsibilities
    •  Collaborate with the Board of Directors (Fund Development Committee) and Executive Director to create a fund development plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization
    •  Implement the fund development plans in accordance with ethical fundraising principles
    • Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being achieved. Monitor trends in the community or region and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary
    • Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fundraising processes are carried out in a timely manner
    • Develop policies and procedures for the development department which reflect ethical fundraising practices. Submit for review through Executive Director, Fund Development Committee and Governance Committee.
    • Prepare and submit grant applications as outlined in the fund development plan to generate funds for the organization. Work collaboratively with the grants subcommittee and be the point of contact.
    • Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events as specified in the fund development plan to generate funds for the organization.
    •  Identify and develop corporate, community and individual prospects for the organization's fundraising priorities
    •  Oversee the administration of a donor database which respects the privacy and confidentiality of donor information. Work collaboratively with the Administrative Assistant in achieving 100 percent accuracy.
    • Ensure all donors receive an adequate “thankyou” in a timely manner.
    • In consultation with the Executive Director, recruit, interview, and select well-qualified fund development staff
    • Engage volunteers for special fund development projects using established volunteer management practices
    • Develop and gain approval for an annual income and expenditure budget for the fund development program
    •  Prepare regular reports on progress, budgets, receipts, and expenditure related to fundraising and the management of the fund development activities
    • Monitor expenses and analyze budget reports on fund development and recommend changes as necessary
    • Foster an understanding of philanthropy within the organization and promote the organization
    • Develop a comprehensive communication plan to promote the organization to its donors and maximize public awareness of the fundraising activities of the organization. Including social media and email marketing management.
    • Coordinate the design, printing and distribution of marketing and communication materials for development efforts
    • Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization
    • Develops administrative staff by providing information, educational opportunities, and experiential growth opportunities.
    Volunteer Coordination: Development Director will create specific volunteer roles and bolster the organization’s network of supporters. These responsibilities include working with the house staff to identify specific community supported resources that improve the resident experience and success, scheduling volunteers with community partners to lead workshops in the new drop in center, and continue providing service learning volunteer opportunities for high school and college students in Flathead County.
    External Affairs Specialist: Development Director will assist the executive director and case manager on monitoring the issue of unaccompanied high school homelessness within the homeless service providers, educators, and state agencies networks. Serve as the lead agent tracking local, state and federal policy developments on the issue McKinney-Vento; and work with partner organizations across the state to develop the framework for a statewide youth action board that addresses the legal barriers unaccompanied homeless high school students face.
    Development Assistant: Development Director would serve as the primary grant writer, contact to foundations, and staff member on the board of directors Fund Development Committee. They would help identify programmatic costs and help to establish financial goals with the intent of providing a thorough franchise model addressing the potential replicability under different community conditions
    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Associates degree or higher in Business Administration, Communications, or related field. A combination of education and experience is acceptable to meet the requirements of the position. Experience working within a nonprofit setting is preferred.
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES: Knowledge of fundraising management, federal and state legislation affecting charities, special events planning and management, management of volunteer resources, ethical fundraising and financial accountability, fundraising software, word processing, databases, spreadsheets, e-mail, and internet.
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