Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Volunteer Management
4 Year Degree
The Vice President of Resource Development role provides strategic and personnel leadership to the organization’s effort to obtain financial and other support. Provide strategic direction for AMIkids affiliated program leadership and boards through training and guidance on developing strategic fundraising plans. Serve as a member of the leadership team and represent AMIkids to donors, prospects, board members, development committees and other community members. Work directly with AMIkids Foundation Board assisting them to reach fundraising goals and identifying contacts to open doors and secure major gifts for the organization.
Essential Job Duties
Develop, manage and coordinate comprehensive fundraising strategies for the home office and assist AMIkids programs in implementing fundraising plans, ensuring efforts support AMIkids’ strategic initiatives and all revenue needs,
Develop and implement stewardship plans for major donors at the home office and programs,
Establish and meet annual fundraising and engagement objectives and goals,
Coordinate and participate in meetings and site visits with grantors/donors,
Establish and maintain positive relationships with board members, affiliates and regional/program staff,
Responsible for department administration and budget, planning, implementing and overseeing fundraising programs which include planned giving, special events, corporate and foundation relations, annual campaign and major donor gifts,
Function as the top major gifts officer in the organization,
Foundation Board meeting planning, scheduling, to include content and activities,
Provide information, as needed, about current prospects, past donors, foundation profiles, etc.,
Provide complete and accurate activity reports, revenue forecasts and situation analysis as required by the President/CEO,
Partner with the AMIkids finance department to prepare and format grant budgets and to reconcile donation records in Raiser Edge to the finance system,
Conduct presentations related to resource development during program leadership meetings and Board of Trustees meetings,
Consult with executive directors on priority resource development opportunities – including strategy, proposal development and implementations. Develop proposals and other materials to secure new commitments and upgrade existing donor commitments,
Provide leadership, support, direction, and supervision to the Resource Development and Boat Program departments,
Develop and manage the budgets and operating plans for the Resource Development and Boat Program departments,
Hire, train, and manage the Resource Development staff; dedicate time and energy to develop staff to work together productively as a team, and to build effective partnerships and alliances, both internally and externally,
Work in conjunction with the Resource Development staff on the following initiatives:
Assist with the development/management of a Planned Giving program,
Assist with the development/management of the AMIkids Advocacy program,
Assist with board development for AMIkids affiliated programs,
Work closely with the Director of Communications on the promotional material and events,
Actively research, develop, manage and cultivate relationships and contacts with foundations, corporations and individuals,
Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education, Training and Experience
Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree is preferred,
5-10 years of professional experience in fundraising and community outreach,
Tangible experience expanding and cultivating existing donor relationships; ability to engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships,
Experience working with Major Gift donors
Experience with Raiser’s Edge Fund Raising software helpful,
Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) a plus,
Travel is required,
Possess and maintain valid driver’s license in the state of employment
There is potential born into every child and even troubled ones have the potential to become great people. For nearly 50 years, AMIkids has empowered 135,000+ kids across the country by helping them discover their full potential and guiding them on their paths to a positive future.
judgeIn 1969, Judge Frank Orlando, Chief Juvenile Court Judge in Fort Lauderdale, was frustrated at seeing the same young men come before his court time and again. His only option at the time was to send them to what was then called reform school where they would stay for a time then end up right back in front of him in court. He knew from his own experiences as a camp counselor and teacher that, for these boys to turn their lives around, they would need more than to be simply locked away.
His determination to make a difference for the children who came before his court led him to contact a friend from high school and college, Bob Rosof. At the time, Mr. Rosof was the director of a research program in Boca Raton, Florida for Florida Atlantic University, called the Florida Atlantic Ocean Science Institute (FAOSI).
Judge Orlando saw an opportunity to send some of the boys he was seeing in court to... FAOSI where they would be given the opportunity to work hard and be rewarded for their efforts and appropriate behavior. He asked Mr. Rosof if he would take a couple of boys into the program and put them to work on the research vessel. The staff at FAOSI provided role models for the boys and built relationships with them that helped them to see a different future than the one they were previously headed for. Mr. Rosof asked for more boys and, as a result of his and Judge Orlando’s initial experiment, today 125,000 young men and women have been given an alternative to incarceration through the programs of AMIkids.
From their early beginnings in Boca Raton, additional programs were added in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Jacksonville, Florida. As the organization grew, Associated Marine Institutes (AMI) was formed as a non-profit organization and more programs were added in Panama City and Dade County. Through the continued efforts of Judge Orlando and Bob Rosof as well as others including then Director of Florida Division of Youth Services, Ollie Keller and Senator Louis de la Parte, residential programs were added as well as more structure educational components. Eventually, in 2009, AMI became AMIkids, highlighting the core value of putting kids first and better representing the wide range of services offered, far beyond original marine instruction.
Close to 50 years later, the experiment begun by two men to help kids has evolved into a national, non-profit leader in providing kids with a troubled past the guidance and support they need to discover their potential, strengthen their community, and make a lasting impact on generations to come. AMIkids’ unique combination of education, behavior modification, and treatment in a family atmosphere with caring staff help children with a troubled past turn their lives around to become productive citizens. Each of AMIkids’ programs has a local board of trustees made up of local community leaders who help to make their program make a difference in the lives of the youth they serve. AMIkids staff and board members work together to put kids first and make their communities safer by positively impacting as many youth as possible.
OUR MISSION — AMIkids is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping youth develop into responsible and productive citizens. AMIkids' mission is to protect public safety and positively impact as many youth as possible through the efforts of a diverse and innovative staff. AMIkids works in partnership with youth agencies, local communities and families.
OUR VISION — Separating a troubled past from a bright future.
OUR FINANCIALS — As part of our dedication to financial responsibility and putting kids first, the vast majority of our budget goes directly to program expenses. Our donors and supporters have comfort knowing that their investment goes to improving the lives of our kids and strengthening our communities.