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POSITION TITLE: DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT - INDIVIDUAL GIVING
REPORTS TO: Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: Bachelor Degree from an accredited college/university. Minimum three years of nonprofit fundraising experience or business sales experience combined with general nonprofit experience. Proven track record of achieving financial goals.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
· Strong interpersonal and communication skills
· Strong writing skills, including a thorough command of proper grammar
· Ability to establish rapport with high-level donors and members of the Board of Directors
· Ability to work independently and cooperatively, with efficiency
· Ability to collaborate with colleagues within the department and across the organization
· Public presentation capabilities for both small and large groups.
· Demonstrated strategic thinking abilities and strong analytical skills
· Attention to detail
· Knowledge of the mission and function of Special Olympics New York, including sports training and athletic competition programs
· Experience working with a relational database, preferably Raiser's Edge NXT
· General computer proficiency and competence with the full Microsoft Office Suite
· Strong knowledge of and experience in a metropolitan NY market, preferably NYC.
· Experience with planned giving strategies preferred
· Flexibility and patience with changing priorities and deadlines
JOB SUMMARY: Implement and manage a comprehensive strategy to significantly increase individual giving state-wide. Execute short and long-term plans for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a pipeline of prospects, including a portfolio of high-level donors. Grow the annual giving society with a goal to increase the number of annual unrestricted gifts in the range of $1,500-$100,000. Collaborate with staff in all regional markets to increase visibility and awareness of Special Olympics, particularly among high-level donors.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Grow the annual giving program for annual donor gifts of $1,500 and above
· Implement a strategic and aggressive moves management program to upgrade support from current donors
· Manage a portfolio of high-level donors for annual fund support and major gifts
· Incorporate planned giving strategies into the overall individual giving effort
· Develop and implement a plan to reach new prospective donors
· Prepare and execute asks, proposals, and reports for targeted major gift priorities
· Collaborate with the offices of Development, External Relations, and Strategic Initiatives on unique engagement opportunities to steward current donors and cultivate new donors
· Fundraise for other priorities as identified by Senior Leadership
· Liaise regularly with giving circle volunteer support and oversee the communication and scheduled meetings of those volunteers
· Inclusion, Unified Sports and the Unified Champion School programming are present and prioritized in the foundation of our core elemental movement, found embedded in our seasonal and annual calendar, and activity. All staff members hold responsibilities collaterally and fundamentally for inclusive mission and the Unified programming
In addition to the responsibilities identified above, may be requested or required to perform other duties and/or responsibilities, by management on a non regular basis.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Position requires working both standing and sitting. Must be able to lift and carry light loads (5-30 pounds for short distances)
WORK HOURS: Regular business hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Travel assignments may be assigned.Weekend/evening duties required.
Please submit cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements to Special Olympics New York, Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference job code “NYCDDIG” in subject line. No phone calls please.
About Special Olympics New York, Inc.:
Special Olympics New York, Inc. provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities, including mental retardation giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of skills and friendship with their families, Special Olympics athletes and the community. Through their participation in Special Olympics New York athletes gain confidence and build a positive self-image, which carries into the classroom, the home, the workplace and the community.