The successful candidate will be a seasoned fundraising professional with demonstrated experience in annual giving, major gifts, corporate and foundation giving, grant writing, planned giving, event related fundraising and capital campaigns. In addition to planning and executing this comprehensive fundraising program in support of the agency's needs, this person will also integrate and guide community engagement activities in order that they are in support and compliment the overall organizational and resource development vision and goals.
Community engagement activities include, but are not limited to, public relations, communications, volunteer services and in-kind support. This person will work closely with the President and CEO, board members and trustees in communicating the mission and vision of the organization and in securing financial and other resources that will enrich and sustain current programming and advance long-term sustainability.
In addition to a strong background in fundraising and community relations, the successful candidate will be an efficient and effective communicator who is well-versed in verbal and written communication. This person will have demonstrated financial management skills and experience supervising others. Strong planning and organizational skills, initiative and comfort with a results/goal driven focus balanced with the interpersonal skills necessary to forming and maintaining relationships is important.
A Master degree in public administration, philanthropy, finance, management or related field is preferred, as well as five to seven years of fundraising experience with demonstrated results in annual giving, foundation and corporate solicitations, major gifts, planned gifts, communications and special events. The ability to juggle multiple priorities, manage deadlines and be flexible in hours worked to fulfill responsibilities will be essential and leads to pride and satisfaction in knowing that the lives of children and families are better because of the opportunities, hope and healing available to them through Children's Square programs and services.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Design and execute an annual comprehensive organizational development program and marketing strategy.
Identify, develop and acquire funding resources to fulfill the resource needs of Children’s Square U.S.A. and the development of resources for the Christian Children’s Home Foundation.
Develop and grow an appropriate sized portfolio (150) of annual individual donors, corporate donors and foundations; increasing the value of that portfolio to the organization year after year.
Develop and implement strategies for all fundraising activities, aligned with organizational goals.
Work collaboratively with staff members to identify avenues of economic support for ongoing programs and projects.
Work closely with the Foundation Board of Trustees to increase private and public sector funding for the Agency.
Maintain a strong knowledge of the external environment as it relates to home healthcare.
Responsible for growing the donor database annually from its current records. Additionally, responsible for the accuracy and “health” of the Agency’s donor database.
Growing the mode annual individual gift from its current (May 2018) $100 mode.
Internal Number: 257907
About Children's Square USA
Children's Square U.S.A. is a 136 year old child and family services agency based in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Over 1300 children and families are served each day in western Iowa and the Omaha, Nebraska metropolitan community through a variety of child welfare, education and behavioral health programs and services.
Children’s Square U.S.A. is a private, not-for profit organization and has a rich history of caring for children from birth to 21 and their families, instilling hope and helping restore lives. Our mission is: “To teach, every day, the values and life skills essential to a successful life – one full of caring, contribution and commitment - Empowering each with: The Vision to See–and the value of setting an ideal for which to reach; The Courage to Try–and the value of accepting each obstacle as a challenge to meet; and The Will to Succeed–and the value of making the commitment to persevere.”
Candidates may submit a resume with salary requirements to email@example.com and continue with the online application process.
Children’s Square U.S.A. is an Equal Opportunity Employer