Required Experience: Knowledge of The Salvation Army mission, philosophy, culture, protocol, and organization structure. Knowledge of fundraising management. Knowledge of moves management systems. Knowledge of foundation grant writing. Knowledge of special events planning and management. Knowledge of the management of volunteer resources. Skill in setting priorities, developing a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities. Skill in understanding ethical behavior and business practices and ensure own behavior and the behavior of others are consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization. Skill in assessing problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem. Ability to understand and follow Salvation Army fundraising policies. Ability to proficiently use Fund raising software, Microsoft Office products. Ability to develop new and unique ways to improve the finances of the organization and to create new opportunities. Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization. Ability to speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques. Ability to anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of donors to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters. Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problem, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness. Ability to positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization. Ability to assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization. Ability to determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; AND three years of experience in a comprehensive development program with progressively responsible experience and demonstrated success OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Valid State Driver’s License is required
Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation is an asset