The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) seeks an experienced and energetic fundraising professional to work with the ACPA Board of Directors on its growing development program.
The ACPA Director of Development is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position located in Chapel Hill, NC. Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director, the Director of Development will lead development efforts. The Board has identified the implementation of a Development Plan as a primary goal for the organization. This position is responsible for planning, organizing and directing all of ACPA’s fundraising activities, including: the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special events and capital campaigns. The Director will work closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in all development and fundraising endeavors. The Director will be expected to achieve revenue goals set forth in the plan. A new position in the organization, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to build the development functions. Attendance at the week-long ACPA Annual Meeting is required, as is occasional evening and weekend work at local meetings.
The Director of Development must be a skilled fundraiser with excellent interpersonal skills, self-motivated and goal-oriented, and have experience building a small program into a thriving one. Former non-profit experience, personal connection to the organizational mission, and familiarity with donor management or customer relationship management software are a plus.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Communications or related field.
At least 5 years’ increasingly responsible experience in fundraising, including major gifts.
Experience in appropriate and effective communication with diverse populations.
Proven fundraising competencies and experience, including major gifts.
Exceptional interpersonal skills and history of maintaining positive relationships with business contacts.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to convey information clearly, succinctly and effectively in various forms.
Ability to work proactively and manage multiple priorities to successfully achieve goals.
Ability to coach and support senior leadership, including volunteers, in fundraising and communications.
Team player with an ability to work with individuals both within and outside of the organization including volunteer leaders, individuals and families in the cleft-craniofacial community, professional members of ACPA, and other employees.
Experience using technology solutions, survey tools, databases, and other office communications technology. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include Medical and nonmedical fully paid by employer. Retirement, vision, dental, short and long-term disability, life insurance and paid vacations
About American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is a registered nonprofit (501c3) organization. The national association is comprised of 2,500 professionals from multiple health-related disciplines who provide care and conduct research toward optimizing the well-being of individuals affected by cleft lip and palate or other craniofacial conditions. It includes ACPA Family Services, which provides informational and educational resources, support and connections to multidisciplinary care teams to those affected by cleft and craniofacial conditions. The organization also underwrites patient and family services, research and scholarships in the field. For more information about the association including the mission, vision, and values of the association please visit WWW.ACPA-CPF.ORG