Donor Relations/Stewardship, Major Gifts, Special Events
4 Year Degree
Our mission is to help people move out of homelessness and into housing in the community. As a leader in the field of homeless and housing services, The Road Home is a strong, vibrant organization continuously seeking to grow and deepen our impact by further developing our programs to end homelessness. Our goal is to approach to every client from a Trauma Informed Care perspective, and our objective is follow the Housing First model as we use our knowledge of resources and relationships with community partners to move our clients into housing.
The Development team plays a vital role in funding these programs. In conjunction with the Executive Director and Board of Trustees, the Director of Development will be responsible for oversight of all fundraising, community relations and volunteer functions of the agency.
We seek team members that are highly motivated, compassionate, willing to be challenged, and committed to make a difference in the lives of others!
Duties and responsibilities
Fundraising: 1. Responsibility for managing activities and participating in solicitations to achieve agency fundraising goals and annual budget requirements. 2. Maintain current relationships, develop new strategies for deeper engagement and expand portfolio of new donors for individual giving, major gifts, planned giving, and corporate donations. 3. Review strategies to strengthen donor relations. 4. Implement strategy to cultivate and maintain major gifts. 5. Prepare pertinent communications for outside constituents and prospects as needed. 6. Provide tours for major donors and planned giving donors/prospects and public speaking where required.
Community Relations: 1. Coordination of all media relations, to accommodate media requests including press releases, interviews, and media events. 2. Active participation in speaking engagements and tours. 3. Collaboration with community leaders to broaden support for The Road Home, including participating in community meetings and presentations to various community groups.
Supervision: 1. Supervision of a development staff, responsible for coordinating government and private grants, all fundraising events, agency marketing efforts, volunteer coordination, donations, and donor relationships, and database management. 2. Oversight of highest quality of data entry and reporting. 3. Development of staff growth, through regular coaching and mentoring. 4. Leadership of weekly staffing meetings and other meetings as required or desirable. 5. Hold regular one on one and team meetings with direct reports to strategize and track goal achievement. 6. Develop overall annual team action plans, performance reviews, and budget with staff.
Education and Experience 1. Bachelor’s degree in communications, liberal arts, business or related field required. Advanced degree preferred. 2. Three years of supervisory experience required. 3. Three to five years of fund raising, PR, or other public communications experience preferred. 4. Experience in major gift fundraising for a minimum of $15 million in private contributions. 5. Must have the ability to identify, solicit and close major gifts. 6. Secure $15 to $18 million of revenue in private and public contributions annually.
Skills and Requirements 1. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. 2. Ability to communicate effectively and handle difficult situations with professionalism, compassion and from a Trauma Informed Care perspective. 3. Strong computer skills, with a knowledge of database management; experience with Bloomerang and Authorize software is a plus. 4. Ability to multi-task, project growth, plan strategically, and be detail-orientated. 5. Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, including public presentations, media interactions, etc. 6. Dynamic leadership skills and the ability to motivate staff members. 7. Ability to delegate and accomplish goals through volunteers. 8. Commitment to diversity. 9. Must pass pre-employment background check and drug screen.
Additional Salary Information: Dependent on Experience
The Road Home is a private non-profit social services agency that assists individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Salt Lake County and along the Wasatch Front. The mission of The Road Home is to help people step out of homelessness and back into our community.
The Road Home provides multiple services to help people overcome homelessness.
• Emergency Shelter – The Road Home provid...es emergency shelter for single men, single women, and families experiencing homelessness. Currently, The Road Home runs the Salt Lake Community Shelter which serves all three populations, and the Midvale Center serving families.
• Emergency Services – Our Client Engagement Team offers assistance to low-income and homeless individuals on a walk-in basis with obtaining documents, training, and supplies needed to transition back into the workforce, remain employed, qualify for housing, and more.
• Case Management – The Road Home’s Case Management team works tirelessly to help each individual who turns to us for assistance in identifying and overcoming the barriers causing them to become homeless. Case managers are also vital in connecting clients to community resources that help the individual leave shelter and live successfully in our community.
• Housing – The Road Home believes that housing is the solution to ending homelessness. We provide an array of housing programs including Rapid Rehousing for families and veterans, and Permanent Supportive Housing. Each housing program is designed to help with the housing and case management support needed to successfully overcome homelessness.
Our Core Values:
• Equal Treatment - We are committed to providing equal treatment to all who come to us in need.
• Compassion - We will nurture our love for humanity within each of our relationships & interactions.
• Respect - Respect will be the cornerstone of our conduct.
• Dignity - We value the innate human dignity of every person.
We envision people moving seamlessly from the cold streets into warm housing; from despair and alienation toward home and inclusion. We envision a community that recognizes the inherent dignity of those who live in poverty and homelessness. The Road Home will work with all of our partners to realize this vision.