Development Director

Full Time
Posted 2 months ago

Position Summary: The Development Director works in partnership with the Vice President of Philanthropy & Communications and the Philanthropy & Communications team to support the mission and goals of the organization through effective coordination and implementation of the annual fund, fundraising campaigns, memberships, sponsorships and fundraising events.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Oversee and direct the planning, implementation, administration, management and evaluation of fundraising events for the organization. • Manage and coordinate the annual appeals fund campaign. • Work collaboratively with the VP of Philanthropy & Communications to implement major donor and planned giving programs. • Work with the VP of Philanthropy & Communications to develop and implement the organization’s annual development plan, meeting department goals and budget. • Work collaboratively with the VP of Philanthropy to design a new membership program. Manage, promote, and coordinate a new membership program. • Create documentation of events and activities. • Manage the agency’s donor database (Bloomerang), including ensuring that its records are accurate and timely, running reports, conducting analysis and training other staff in its use. • Prepare and manage budgets and provide progress reports to the VP of Philanthropy & Communications and relevant committees. • Recruit, train and work with volunteers for events and other development activities. • Work with PCOA’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations to conduct a comprehensive marketing and visibility program for each assigned event and coordinate design and production of event materials. • Research and identify funding prospects including individuals, foundations, and corporations. • Provide staff support to relevant committees. • Maintain and enhance stewardship contacts with donors. • Enhance the visibility of PCOA by participating in community functions and associations. • Stay current on trends in nonprofit development and aging. • Maintain confidentiality.

OTHER DUTIES: • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a complete listing of activities, duties or responsibilities for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s degree, or education and experience commensurate with degree. • Demonstrated experience managing successful special events including cost ratios and ROI. • Nonprofit fund development experience with individuals, foundations, corporations, and annual campaigns. • Proficiency in Bloomerang or similar donor management systems at an intermediate to advanced level. • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite at an intermediate to advanced level. InDesign background preferred. • Successful fingerprint clearance and background check. • Possession of a valid Arizona driver’s license and current automobile insurance.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Strong commitment and enthusiasm for the mission and values of PCOA. • Strong interpersonal skills with a high level of professionalism, sensitivity and the ability to relate to a diverse community. • Excellent organizational skills. • Sets clear priorities related to the fund development plan and accomplishes tasks with little supervision. • Strong and collaborative team player. • Excellent communication skills, including writing, proof reading and speaking. • Reasoning ability to define and analyze problems and offer constructive solutions. • Ability to manage multiple tasks and make appropriate judgments and decisions. • Outstanding customer service ethic and high expectations for quality. • Proven success in meeting deadlines and working under pressure.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Direct duties will include occasional early morning, evening and weekend activities and periodic travel within Pima County.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Typically works in an office environment; noise level in the office is generally low due mainly to office equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand and occasionally climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and reach with hands and arms. The employee must lift and/or move up to 20 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Hearing requirements include ability to listen and respond appropriately to conversations in person and over the phone.

Pima Council on Aging is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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