Director of Development
Salary Commensurate with Experience/Qualifications
FLSA Status: Exempt
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is seeking an experienced Director of Development to design and execute a comprehensive and sustainable development program for the organization. The NCJFCJ is a national non-profit organization headquartered in Reno, NV, with an 80-year history of improving courts and systems’ practice and promoting national policies that improve the lives of our nation’s children and families. The mission of NCJFCJ is to provide all judges, courts, and related agencies involved with juvenile, family, and domestic violence cases with the knowledge and skills to improve the lives of the families and children who seek justice.
The Director of Development is responsible for all aspects of creating and implementing the organization’s development plan. The Development Director will work in collaboration with the CEO, Board of Directors, Executive Team, and Members to implement fundraising efforts from a variety of sources including individuals, foundations, and corporations through direct mail and Internet-based solicitations, grant proposal writing, corporate sponsorship, major gifts, planned giving, and special events to achieve annual operating revenue goals and identified benchmarks. This position will also ensure coordination of development, communications, and membership strategies in alignment with the NCJFCJ’s mission, values, and goals.
Responsibilities for this position include:
- Prepare and implement a comprehensive development plan to achieve revenue goals
- Provide leadership for and conduct individual, corporate, and foundation fundraising, including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
- Achieve and maintain comprehensive, proficient understanding of the organization structure, governance and substantive work
- Facilitate donor engagement/cultivation opportunities for Executive Team and Board members
- Coordinate efforts of individuals/organizations interested in hosting awareness or fundraising events and in-kind donation drives
- Perform all aspects of grant writing and management, including identification of potential funders, research, writing, submission, and adherence to proposal requirements, deadlines, and reporting requirements
- Strategically evaluate funding streams across the organization to ensure grant proposals are written to support cross-organizational objectives
- Conduct research of funding sources and trends, with foresight to help position the NCJFCJ ahead of major funding changes or trends
- Plan, coordinate, implement, and evaluate donor/development activities including major gifts solicitations, planned giving, special events, corporate partners, and individual gifts or foundation grants
- Monitor and report regularly to the CEO and Board of Directors on the progress of the development plan
- Participate in NCJFCJ's engagement with related associations, coalitions, and other organizations related to policy and advocacy to advance the NCJFCJ’s policy objectives
- Ensure coordination of development, communications, diversity, and membership outreach strategies to achieve development goals
- Maintain accuracy and completeness of donor database with assistance from staff who perform data entry and gift processing
- Acknowledge all donations in a timely manner
- Coordinate with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and accounting staff to prepare and monitor department budget, and reconcile accounting and donation records
- Perform other duties as assigned
The NCJFCJ offers a comprehensive salary and benefits package that includes medical/dental/vision/prescription coverage for full-time employees and their dependents, life insurance, and retirement savings plan with employer match.
This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer and will be located in the Reno, Nevada office.
Applicants for this position should submit a letter of interest, NCJFCJ application form, and current resume to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00 p.m., January 16, 2017.
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