Annual Giving, Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship
4 Year Degree
NAMI Virginia seeks an experienced, part-time Development Manager to work with our staff and Board of Directors to advance the organization’s individual, corporate and foundation fundraising strategies. The Development Manager plays a key role in the successful growth of NAMI Virginia’s ability to provide free-of-cost education, support and advocacy programming to individuals and families in Virginia affected by mental illness by ensuring optimum fundraising performance through planning, developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating donor engagement and communications. In collaboration with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director and staff, the Development Manager will:
Evaluate, design and implement all fundraising programs and the organization’s development plan and calendar, including annual giving programs and NAMIWalks Virginia.
Identify and cultivate prospects.
Maintain contact with corporate sponsors and major donors.
Cultivate new contacts.
Promote planned giving opportunities.
Maintain a relationship with Board of Directors for purpose of fund raising opportunities.
Maintain NAMI Virginia’s fundraising dashboard.
Work with staff to identify foundation and other grant funding.
Assist the Executive Director in staffing the Board’s Fundraising and Development Committee.
Collaborate with full-time Development Associate/NAMIWalks Manager to ensure all functions of development, including the annual NAMIWalks event, are carried out.
The ideal candidate for this position will have the following qualifications:
Commitment to the mission and vision of NAMI Virginia
Experience with fundraising and development, grant-writing, and donor relations
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communications skills
Excellent organizational skills
High-level knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and Publisher
Familiarity with donor database systems
Ability to focus on details and to be a self-starter and independent worker
Ability to consistently meet deadlines and to handle multiple tasks and competing priorities
Ability to undertake occasional travel in Virginia, and occasional evening and weekend responsibilities as needed
Team player, excellent work ethic, and positive attitude
Preferred: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a human service field; experience with Little Green Light donor management system; advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel functions.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include employer-matching retirement after two years.
About NAMI Virginia
NAMI Virginia is the Virginia state office of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, a nationwide alliance with a mission to improve the quality of life of individuals and families affected by mental illness through support, education, and advocacy. Through a network of local affiliates across the state, NAMI Virginia offers public education and information to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness, family and individual peer support groups to offer hope and support to those affected, and public policy advocacy to ensure Virginia has fully-funded, high-quality, accessible and available public mental health system where people can get the help they need. NAMI Virginia's website (www.namivirginia.org) includes resources and information about mental illness, affiliate contact information, and information about our toll-free HelpLine, which fields calls from people throughout Virginia who are seeking information and resources related to mental illness. All NAMI Virginia services are offered free of cost to the public.