- Manages the day-to-day operations of the development function under the direction of, and in coordination with, the Board, the Committee, and the LSC President. Coordinates with LSC staff.
- Oversees implementation of all private fundraising initiatives and reports on progress regularly. Ensures that the fundraising activities do not undermine the separate fundraising activities of LSC’s grantees.
- Works with LSC's Board Chair, President, and senior management team to identify specific projects to be supported with privately raised funds.
- Provides leadership and staff service to the Committee to aid it in effectively fulfilling its responsibilities. Develops an annual calendar to cover all crucial development issues in a timely fashion.
- Ensures compliance with all relevant regulations and laws, maintains accountability standards to donors, and ensures compliance with the code of ethics and standards of professional conduct for fundraising, as well as with the LSC Code of Ethics and Conduct. Works with the Comptroller to ensure compliance with the Protocol on Acceptance and Use of Private Contributions of Funds to LSC (“Protocol”) and other fundraising protocols approved by the Committee.
- Cultivates and nurtures relationships with actual and potential foundation, individuals and planned giving donors. Conducts research on potential donors and drafts funding proposals and relevant marketing, communications, and educational materials. Develops strategies for the cultivation of new foundation partners. Builds collaborative relationships with outside funding agencies, foundations and groups.
- Oversees the development and maintenance of an accurate and complete donor database and ensures the prompt and accurate processing of gift acknowledgements.
- Works with LSC’s Board Chair and President to facilitate relations with the LSC Leaders Council to ensure that members are informed and engaged through annual meetings, ongoing communication, and events.
- Drafts reports to foundations, sponsors and donors who contribute to or fund projects, as well as updates to the Committee, and monitor LSC’s progress in completing project deliverables as necessary.
- Understands the development operations of LSC grantees and develops best practices to maximize development operations across all LSC grantees. Provides training and assistance for continued improvements of grantees’ development operations.
- Develops strategies to educate and communicate the mission and work of LSC and its grantees to funders.
- Keeps informed of developments in philanthropy and development. Advises the Committee on current trends, issues, problems, and activities to facilitate policymaking concerning development operations.
- Manages the development and implementation of a planned giving program to secure gifts from donors through estate planning and other types of gifts and reports on progress regularly.
- Supervises the Institutional Advancement Associate.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Outstanding leadership and management skills; excellent written communication skills with demonstrated ability to produce professional, clear, well-written work product that requires minimal editing; excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to reach different audiences and manage conflicts; adaptable and able to manage multiple priorities with shifting and/or competing priorities and tight deadlines; strong commitment to principles of diversity; high degree of flexibility, capacity for self-management, and attention to detail; understanding of and commitment to organizational mission and goals; strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities; ability to influence, motivate, challenge, and inspire confidence among others; unimpeachable integrity and adherence to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism; ability to develop and lead high performance/high morale teams and to foster teamwork; ability to identify opportunities for growth for the development program, specifically with foundation partners; constant learner.
Technical/Specialized Skills and Experience:
A bachelor’s degree in a related field with a minimum of seven (7) years of progressive responsibility in the field of non-profit development, grant writing and administration, marketing, and planned giving; at least two (2) years of managerial experience that includes budgeting, management and staff development. An entrepreneurial spirit with a superb reputation among peers and co-workers for quality work and leadership and a proven track record of setting and achieving goals of development plans, including demonstrated success in closing gifts. Valid driver’s license. Proficient in Microsoft Office and knowledge of donor data base programs, Salesforce in particular; strong presentation skills.