We have been retained to find the Northern California (CA) Director of Development. This person will identify, cultivate, solicit, secure and steward individual prospects and donors, targeting gifts in the $5,000-50,000 range on behalf of the CHP 11-99 Foundation. Actively participate in the 11-99 Foundation’s funding activities involving volunteers, local CHP, Board of Directors, and members. Responsibilities include interacting with and soliciting donors for annual gifts, major gifts and planned gifts as appropriate. Work directly with the CEO, staff, Board of Directors, members and volunteer leadership. Manage a direct report – the Northern CA Events Manager, working closely with this person to produce successful annual fundraising, cultivation, and stewardship events. Manage the overall operations of the San Jose office and its staff, interns, and volunteers.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) 11-99 Foundation was founded in to provide emergency benefits and assistance to CHP employees and their families and scholarships to their children.“11-99” is the radio code used by CHP officers and dispatchers, meaning “officer needs assistance”. Since its inception, the 11-99 Foundation has provided over $37 million in support to CHP families, including more than $30 million in vocational and academic scholarships to dependents of CHP employees. This has been made possible by the generosity of many individual donors and volunteers and by institutional grant funding. The commonality among supporters of the 11-99 Foundation is a great respect for law enforcement and a recognition of the dangers, demands and difficulties CHP employees face on a daily basis.
Required qualifications are as follows:
Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university and / or four to six years related experience and / or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
A minimum of three to five years fundraising, sales or related experience, including significant experience in personal solicitation; however, applied for-profit experiences, such as sales, may be considered.
Familiar with Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT and experience with CRM databases a plus.
Understands mission and goals of the CHP 11-99 Foundation.
Strong interpersonal skills and comfort working with donors; experience working with high-level volunteers, donors and program staff on collaborative activities.
Detail-oriented with a strong focus on quality and accuracy.
Able to manage confidential information with discretion.
Self-directed and proactive.
Comfortable with public speaking.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About CHP 11-99 Foundation
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) 11-99 Foundation was founded in 1982 to provide emergency benefits and assistance to CHP employees and their families and scholarships to their children.