The Development Director is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of USA Care’s fundraising activities; including but not limited to corporate giving, major gifts, annual fund, planned giving, direct mail, special events, and capital campaigns. The Development Director also supervises the development staff and effectively manages the department.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Meet prospective corporate leaders, donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them and develop revenue streams.
Grow all revenue streams.
Build donor data base.
Oversee client research including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
Build the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies.
Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives.
Direct capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives.
Coordinate fundraising special events.
Direct employee fundraising drives.
Oversee prospect research.
Work closely with the President/CEO and Board of Directors.
Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about USA Cares.
Attend and participate in Board Development Committee meetings.
Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems.
Supervise and collaborate with all fundraising staff.
Oversee creation of publications to support fun raising activities.
Maintain gift recognition programs.
Demonstrate professional conduct at all times.
Perform other related duties as requested.
Skills & Qualifications:
Highly proficient in oral/written communication.
Proficient in a variety of software programs relevant to the position.
Organized work methodology accompanied by the ability to prioritize.
Managerial skills relevant to motivation and retention of all personnel.
Education & Experience:
A bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communications or other related degree is required.
5 years’ minimum experience in professional fundraising highly desired.
Strong interpersonal and writing skills.
Knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques with corporate development, direct mail, major gifts, estate planning, grants, special events, and cause related marketing.
Work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers.
Build external relationships
Self-starter and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.
Additional Salary Information: Negotiable based on experience
About USA Cares, Inc.
For many military service members, the battle doesn't end once their service is over. Adjusting to life as a civilian can be difficult. USA Cares understands these challenges and has made it our mission to give post-9/11 veterans and military families "a hand up." We help restore financial stability and instill a sense of self-sufficiency. Whether that's through programs, skills, resources or financial assistance, we're here to help veterans and families overcome tough transitional periods and rediscover their purpose.