The Greater Milwaukee Committee is seeking a director of resource development who will work with the GMC team and consultants to prospect and secure local and national funding and other resource opportunities. This position reports to the GMC president. The director will work with the GMC team and consultants to prepare resource narrative materials and budgets, develop lists of prospective donors, coordinate and consolidate funding requests, schedule meetings with potential funders, draft follow-up proposals and track outcomes and maintain donor files. He or she will work to maintain a database of the GMC membership and track and document their funding interests. The director will work with the GMC team to develop the strategic vision around the best ways to communicate the full vision of GMC programs to potential funders.
The GMC is a team-oriented organization with a collaborative culture. Team members work together in parity to achieve the organization’s goals. We strive for a culture of open communication and trust.
Relationship building with local and national philanthropic organizations
Management of contacts and leads
Research sources for potential grants
Funding lead generation
Coordinate and consolidate funding requests
Write grants for potential funding
Track funding requests
Monitor funding cycles of local philanthropic organizations
Work with the GMC team on scheduling donor and funder meetings
Maintain an ongoing relationship with donors including regular communication
Work with the appropriate GMC team member/s to prepare required reports to funders.
Will supervise the Communication and Membership Director and oversee membership engagement and interests.
Skills / Qualifications:
Very strong customer service and communication skills and the desire to go above and beyond for every customer.
Ability to keep information confidential.
Must possess strong organizational ability and the ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Prior experience in fundraising.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; familiarity with database management required.
Must have strong writing skills.
Demonstrated organization skills and attention to detail and accuracy and the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work with frequent interruptions. Must have the ability to professionally respond to variations in schedules and plans. Strong analytical skills are highly desirable.
Capacity to manage multiple projects.
Self-directed, team player; strong problem-solving skills including the ability to develop innovative approaches and ideas and meet challenges with resourcefulness.
Requires willingness and ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours.
Requires valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
Requires the ability to freely move throughout the building. The employee is frequently required to sit. Must be able to talk and listen/hear. Must have the ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision.
Additional Salary Information: Performance is reviewed each year.
About Greater Milwaukee Committee
The Greater Milwaukee Committee is a private sector civic organization whose mission is to contribute to the cultural and economic base of the Milwaukee Metropolitan area. The organization was formed in the late 1940s and is comprised of leaders in business, the professions, labor, education and philanthropy, nonprofit community development.