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Resource Development Director

Communities In Schools of Nevada Las Vegas, NV

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description: IT TAKES A COMMUNITY.Our Story, Our MissionIn Nevada, approximately 6 out of 10 children under the age of 18 live in poverty – and shoulder more than they should. Communities In Schools works directly inside schools, building relationships and coordinating services that empower students to succeed inside and outside the classroom. Affiliated with a national organization founded more than 40 years ago, Communities In Schools is the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization. Now in 26 states, CIS helps students in elementary, middle school, and high school stay in school and achieve academically and throughout their lives. We bring resources, services, parents, and volunteers together to meet the needs of students by overcoming barriers to success.In Nevada, CIS is a single non-profit with three dependent affiliates serving over 75,000 high poverty students at 75 sites across the state. Our mission: To surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life, and to grow quickly. The OpportunityWe are seeking a Resource Development Director who will actively represent the CIS State office in the community on behalf of our students and families we serve. Someone who is passionate about our mission to radically improve the ways kids live, learn, and achieve success in school and in their communities.Scope of Work The Resource Development Director is responsible for personal cultivation and solicitation of gifts as well as donor stewardship and recognition. The Director works closely with the CEO/State Director, Director of Finance, and Development Team to implement the fundraising strategy which incorporates communications, events and ongoing fundraising programs for CIS. This role is instrumental in designing and implementing innovative strategies to build and maintain donor relationships throughout the State of Nevada. Job Purpose/Summary Major Gift Research, Cultivation, Solicitation and ManagementStatewide Partnerships and Resource DevelopmentState Office, Affiliate and Board RelationsManagement of Development Staff to Design and Implement Special Events Management of Development Activities and Infrastructure Duties and Responsibilities Major Gift Research, Cultivation, Solicitation and ManagementProspect Research & Cultivation: Conduct research to identify Major Gift donor prospects. Develop a cultivation and solicitation plan which involves building relationships with prospects through personal visits and events. Identify and cultivate prospects with potential for planned gifts including endowment and charitable gift annuities. Solicitation & Donor Strategy: Develop strategies designed to solicit and cultivate new donors. Establish a strategic and systematic focus on closing five and six-figure commitments from high net-worth individuals. Research target communities and potential donors. Donor Relationship Management: Create cultivation and stewardship materials including progress reports, updates and proposals. Create involvement opportunities for major gifts donors, such as site visits, volunteer events, annual luncheons and special events. Track all interactions with donors and prospects in the customer relationship management system, Donor Perfect. Statewide Partnerships and Resource DevelopmentWorks with the CEO, Director of Finance, Affiliate Executive Directors and State Board to execute a broad- based, diversified Resource Development Strategic plan that addresses the resource needs of each of the affiliates and the state office. Executes on the development plan which includes multi-tiered funding efforts, which include corporate giving, individual giving, major gifts, and event fundraising. Oversees and supports the Development & Event Manager to plan, coordinate and executes all fundraising events, fundraising activities and donor relations.Provides ongoing facilitation and follow up support to Affiliates to ensure an equitable allocation of potential resources between affiliates and the state office to meet each affiliate’s needs.Cultivates, solicits, manages and retains an expanding cadre of donors throughout each fiscal year. Provides training support to State Affiliates to ensure opportunities for prospect engagement are maximized.Assist in organizing, supporting, identifying and training a core group of board member volunteers and non-board member volunteers to assist in this and other aspects of development.Play a key role in developing marketing messages and campaign materials for effectively communicating call to action through printed materials, website, media relations, social networking and other platforms. State Office, Affiliate and Board RelationsWorks closely with the State Board Resource Development Taskforce to ensure coordination of activities; provides support to Affiliate Executive Directors as needed to develop and implement resource development strategies. Works with CEO, Director of Finance, Resource Development Taskforce Committee board members, Affiliate Executive Directors and State Staff to ensure that the state office budget is met each year and that a mutually agreeable amount is passed through the state office to each affiliate. Special Event Design and ImplementationManage and support the Development and Event Manager in the creation, design and execution of State Office fundraisers as outlined in the development plan. Oversees all areas of fundraising events, ensuring events are organized and executed with success. Oversee the provision of special event conception and design implementation support to State Affiliates. Management of Development Activities and InfrastructureWork with CEO and Director of Finance to create development department infrastructure; implement systems to support development projects and operations. Other dutiesFrom time to time, other duties may be assigned that are out of the purview of this position description. These duties will not be outside of the scope of core competencies expected for this position. CIS anticipates that the incumbent will function as an important member of the overall CIS management team, and in this regard, may be asked to assist on allied projects or assignments to assist the team in reaching established goals. Qualifications and Competencies Accomplished management professional with a minimum of 4-6 years of development experience. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required.Demonstrated ability to generate large scale financial and other commitments, a plus.Experience building long term relationships with persons who may be considered prospective high-end donors.Ability to convene small groups of business/community leaders and entertain such groups with the intent of soliciting major gifts or contacts for major gifts.Superior interpersonal and communication skills are required.Work experience must demonstrate the ability to strategically and to successfully guide/execute special events.Proficient in Microsoft Office products, experience with donor software.Well-connected in Nevada’s education, social service and/or business community.Excellent organizational, training, coordination, fundraising, marketing and leadership skills.Sensitivity to needs of youth and diverse ethnic populations.This position will be required to travel across the State of Nevada. Work Environment & Physical Demands Ability to sit, use hands and fingers, talk or hear continually. Ability to stand, walk, reach, push, pull regularly and for extended periods of time. Ability to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch regularly. Must be able to lift, push, pull, etc. efficiently and on a regular basis.Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.Close vision required to see computer monitor, read documents, and operate copy and fax machine. Distance vision required to drive an automobile, if driving is a requirement of the job.Work environment is indoors and climate controlled. Maybe exposed to outdoor weather conditions.Moderate noise levels as found in a business office and classroom setting. This is not an exhaustive document and is subject to change when necessary by Communities In Schools Nevada (CISN). Other duties may be assigned as required.Each of the items listed is considered an essential function of the position. However, the duties, responsibilities and requirements presented in this job description are intended to be broad-based and high level and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities for the position. CISN reserves the right to alter the duties and responsibilities of the position..It is CISN policy to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, including by providing reasonable accommodations that do not constitute an undue hardship on CISN. Employees or applicants should direct requests for accommodation to the Director of Human ResourcesOur Commitment to Diversity Communities In Schools is committed to a workforce that is representative of the varied communities we are privileged to serve. We provide a work environment that does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable law.Communities In Schools prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories

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