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Director of Development

Company: Boy Scouts of America
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Under the leadership of the Greater Niagara Frontier Council CEO/Scout Executive, the Director of Development will be responsible for all aspects of the Council's donor solicitation program including annual and major gifts, foundations and grants, special events, and gift planning. Additionally, the Director will be responsible for implementing comprehensive stewardship strategies of donors at all levels. This position is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a highly motivated, energetic fundraising professional who is eager to participate in the evolution of the fundraising programs at the Greater Niagara Frontier Council. Responsibilities

  • Works closely with the CEO/Scout Executive to pursue a coordinated and strategic program of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of annual and major gift prospects and donors.
  • Implement a comprehensive annual giving strategy that includes: personal solicitation, direct mail and fundraising events management. This will include individuals in early stage cultivation and/or with whom the council has little to no relationship.
  • Executes approximately 125 donor meetings per year. Donor must be able to travel to donor meetings.
  • Recruit, train, inspire and staff volunteer committees of the fundraising events.
  • Documents contacts and strategies through the prospect tracking module of the Blackbaud CRM, the in-house database for gift recording/reporting and all donor/prospect information.
  • Adheres to the policies and procedures for accepting, recording and acknowledging gifts.
  • Participates as a full member of the council team, attending full staff meetings, professional development activities, and other staff meetings as appropriate.
  • Supports strategic operating plans for the council as directed by the CEO/Scout Executive; establishes coordinated goals and implements programs to meet goals, and development policies and priorities.
  • Provides staff support to the Executive Board for all development-related issues.
  • Participates in council events to cultivate relationships with donors, prospects, key volunteers, and all internal partners.
  • Pursues professional growth activities with the approval and support of the CEO/Scout Executive. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
    • A minimum of five years of fundraising or comparable revenue-generation experience, including personal solicitation and proven success in goal achievement;
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills; negotiation skills; and the ability to deal with complex concepts and ambiguity;
    • Demonstrated commitment to collaboration. The ability to work well both independently and collectively with other team members and in managing multiple projects and priorities;
    • Technical/digital competence, including data analytics and report generation;
    • Excellent and mature judgment;
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen and interact effectively with donors and high-level volunteers;
    • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time, including local and regional visits, and work evenings and occasional weekends.
    • Must be willing to accept and meet the Boy Scout of America's leadership and membership standards and subscribe to the Scout Oath and Law. A Scouting background is helpful but not required.
    • Offers for employment are subject to criminal, reference, and motor vehicle background checks. Preferred Qualifications:
      • Certified fund-raising executive;
      • Demonstrated experience in engaging volunteers in the development of meaningful and productive relationships with prospects and donors. The Greater Niagara Frontier Council is an equal opportunity employer. In addition to offering a competitive salary between $70,000 and $80,000, the position offers benefits to include major medical, prescription coverage, dental, vision, life-insurance, long-term disability, accidental death, a defined benefit retirement plan, plus compensation for authorized and approved business-related expenses including mileage reimbursement. We also offer a generous vacation policy and ten holiday observances.

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