Donor Relations/Stewardship, Major Gifts, Special Events
4 Year Degree
The Development Specialist will be responsible for assisting the Development Coordinator with developing and implementing the fundraising strategy for Nebraska Families Collaborative. Under the primary supervision of the VP of HR and Community Relations, and/or the Development Coordinator. The Development Specialist will assist in activities to raise funds or otherwise solicit and gather monetary donations or other gifts for the organization and will work in partnership with the Development team to design and produce promotional materials that help raise awareness of the organization’s work, goals and financial needs.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES
Assist the Development Coordinator with implementing NFC’s overall fundraising strategies.
Work with the Development team to support fundraising activity plans that maximize participation and/or contributions to the organization, while minimizing costs.
Coordinate and promote fundraising activities, such as the annual giving campaign, direct mail program, and fundraising events that encourage new and/or increased contributions to the organization. Lead fundraising projects.
Support the cultivation and solicitation of donors, and volunteers, including writing and sending letters of thanks and other communications to donors and volunteers.
Collaborate and work with NFC teams, work groups and departments.
Solicit cash and in-kind donations and sponsorships from individual, business and government donors.
Secure commitments of participation and donations from individual, corporate, and government donors.
Support the progress of fundraising campaigns and drives.
Participate in and collaborate with fundraising committees, including the NFC Board development committee.
Manage donor database.
Recruit and train the volunteers and manage the volunteer program.
PREFERRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, marketing, fundraising, philanthropy, public administration, non-profit management, or other related degree preferred.
At least 3 years of involvement in nonprofit organizational development/fundraising initiatives/donor database management/volunteer management and tracking.
Graphic Design experience preferred.
Demonstrated proficiency with establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships.
Demonstrated proficiency in communicating with persons outside the organization, including representation the organization in a professional manner at all times to prospects, donors, volunteers, the public, businesses, government, and other stakeholders.
Strong motivational and persuasive skills.
Proven record of successful event planning and management.
Strong time management and organizational skills that demonstrate ability to handle multiple projects at once.
Ability to work independently and in teams.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to speak at public events.
Excellent active listening skills.
Ability to use critical thinking skills to effectively solve problems.
Ability to make decisions with input from supervisor and team members, as needed.
Proven record of initiative and self-motivation to meet deadlines and targeted goals.
Works well under pressure and is able to effectively manage stress on the job.
High level of attention to detail.
Experience in various computer programs: Microsoft Office Suite, Salesforce, Eventbrite, and MailChimp.
Every family will encounter challenges in life. We partner with families and our community so that children and families can thrive together. Whether a family is struggling with behavioral issues, facing foster care or exploring adoption, we deliver these services to families with dignity and respect.Nebraska Families Collaborative (NFC) is a private, nonprofit partnership composed of five Nebrask...a-based organizations with more than 400 combined years of experience caring for children and families.We are contracted by the State of Nebraska to provide child welfare support to families in Douglas and Sarpy counties. After children enter the state welfare system, we engage with children and families to develop life plans that will:*Build on child, family and community strengths so that all children and families are safe, healthy, and thriving.*Foster communities with strong families in which children are safe and thriving.*Support families’ voice and choice.*Allow for dignity in all aspects of families’ lives.