If you are an organized, hardworking individual with drive, professionalism and able to learn processes quickly this may the position match for you. You will be working closely with the Executive Director, to help set the direction for fundraising opportunities with new and existing donors and execute a development program. This team member will coordinate efforts to grow the G.I. Joe Search and Rescue Foundation funding base and is responsible for managing the cultivation and solicitation of prospects for pledges and major gifts, annual campaigns, special events and other fundraising initiatives in support of the Foundation’s mission.
Individual donor management and communications while managing GIJ’s donor database
Creates and coordinates programs in order to add to the organization’s support base among individuals, corporations, and other additional sources.
Creates and implements strategy to seek non-donor prospects from other donors, volunteers and board members.
Provides leadership and manages all fundraising efforts.
Establishes long-term, highly visible partnerships with companies and other organizations that add value to the Foundation.
Creates and implements solicitation annual plan and timeline. Makes cultivation/solicitation calls on individual and corporate prospects and records contacts and touches and maintains records. With Executive Director, sets goals and metrics and monitors progress. Provides monthly/quarterly report.
Evaluates donor database for “giving” trends to identify potential pledge donors.
Develops and implements a “sales” strategy and materials for prospective partner relationships, e.g. “pitch books”.
Researches and investigates financial planning/advisor profession to identify new individual and corporate prospects.
Manages the endowment campaign activities and facilitates and supports volunteer activities to meet the overall fundraising goals.
Manages training for volunteer solicitors and development of support materials.
Develops and maintains relationships with key journalists and thought leaders to help propel Foundation’s mission forward.
Develops fundraising materials in conjunction with the appropriate committees.
Manages the everyday fundraising operations, including the Donor Relationship Management database and calendar.
Minimum of 3 years of experience in business, Marketing or related field preferred.
Experience/knowledge of the financial planning profession/industry is an asset. CFRE designation preferred.
Demonstrated experience in developing and delivering successful fundraising strategies and campaigns across a variety of initiatives.
Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team, to establish common goals, performance measures, and guidelines.
Excellent written, verbal, visual/presentation and interpersonal communications skills. High energy-level team player dedicated to excellent customer service for internal and external customers.
Strong managerial and strategic thinking skills. Skilled in creating win-win relationships and value-added partnerships.
Proficient with Office software and database management software (experience with Donor Perfect a plus).