The Development Director creates and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising which may include major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitations, and in-kind resources. The director creates, coordinates, and cultivates giving programs including event sponsors, grants, corporate giving, annual fund and any others identified by the Executive Director and Board of Directors. The Development Director reports to the Executive Director.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Collaborate with the Board of Directors and Executive Director to create a fundraising plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization
Implement the fundraising plan in accordance with ethical fundraising principles
Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that goals are being achieved
Monitor trends in the Meso community and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary; Generate new ideas that increase revenue and donor loyalty
Manages Development Office administrative, clerical, and donor stewardship functions, including processing, preparing, and sending thank you letters for all donations
Manages the Meso Foundation’s development database and donor records which includes gift and pledge processing and reminders
Prepares and updates, as required, notes/reports and other summary items showing the development office’s progress in achieving the fundraising goals over the course of a fiscal year
Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fundraising processes are carried out in a timely manner
Prepare and submit grant applications to generate donations for the organization
Oversee the planning and execution of fundraising events; Engage volunteers and ambassadors for special fundraising projects
Coordinate with the Communications Director to create effective marketing materials to support development efforts
Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization
Other duties, as assigned
The Meso Foundation is looking to hire a Director of Development who has the following experience and skills, at a minimum:
4-5 years of non-profit fundraising experience
Ability to develop and maintain relationships across all levels of the organization with a broad spectrum of stakeholders
Solid understanding of development operation fundamentals and how to improve and enhance existing systems
Expert in using database systems to track fundraising efforts
Exceptional prospect screening and research skills
Expert in running reports and extracting information from the reports
Proven knowledge of efforts related to donor outreach, mailings, personal solicitations, internet fundraising and special events/programs
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
Superior written and verbal communication
Willing and able to travel; Time given back for attending weekend events
To apply, please send a cover letter, salary requirements and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
The Meso Foundation is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: We cover 100% of health care benefits. We also offer a 403b with 6% match. Paid holidays, vacation and sick-leave.
About Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) is the nonprofit collaboration of patients and families, physicians, advocates, and researchers dedicated to eradicating the life-ending and vicious effects of mesothelioma. We believe in a cure for meso.
The Meso Foundation actively seeks philanthropic support to 1) Fund the highest quality and most promising mesothelioma research projects from around the world through our rigorous peer-reviewed process; 2) Help mesothelioma patients connect with national mesothelioma experts and obtain the most up-to-date information on treatment options; 3) Advocate in Washington, D.C. for federal mesothelioma research funding to stop this national tragedy.