Development Director

Pro Search, Inc | ME

Posted Date 9/13/2018
Description

Our Client Maine Seacoast Mission has stayed a trusted friend along the Maine coast for more than 100 years.

"We have always been committed to our work for the long haul, and island and coastal residents know they can rely on us. While our presence is steady, we are responsive to the needs of individuals and communities, and our programs adapt to meet changing conditions.

We are deeply attentive to those we serve and are guided by their input and participation. We believe in the capacity of individuals and communities to determine their own futures. The Maine Seacoast Mission was founded by two Congregational ministers, but receiving the Mission’s services has never been dependent on someone’s beliefs or church membership. We honor a spiritual center that values wholeness and respect of persons and communities, and we do our work with a shared passion based on our various personal and religious beliefs."

We are seeking on behalf of Maine Seacoast Mission a Director of Development to lead and manage all functions of the Maine Seacoast Mission that relate to resource development, including marketing and communications. The development director is a key member of the senior management team and reports to the president.

The successful candidate will have the skills and experience to meet the criteria of the job description below, as well as the demonstrated leadership skills to successfully and sustainably support these rural Maine communities.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Set fundraising priorities, in concert with the president and development committee leadership
  • Develop and monitor fundraising strategies, annual plans of work and budgets
  • Oversee marketing and public relations plan, including print communications such as the Bulletin and program-specific material, website, social media, media relations, external events and appearances
  • Identify, cultivate, and steward key donor relationships
  • Work to increase unrestricted gifts
  • Manage and execute the Annual Fund program including all mediums, from direct mail to social media to fundraising events such as the Sunbeam Award Gala and EdGE Tennis Tournament
  • Works to increase unrestricted gifts and identify major gift fundraisers.
  • Provide progress and summary reports, e.g. board reports
  • Seek counsel from development committee members, who support and guide development efforts
  • Lead and supervise development staff and contractors
  • Develop relationships with foundations, corporate and governmental funds, procuring foundation and government grants that support operations and special projects
  • As future plans and resources allow, build out deeper plans to secure planned gifts and bequests

CORE COMPENTENCIES:

  • Demonstrated organizational management skills, including: financial management, budget preparation and oversight, staff oversight and supervision.
  • Ability to think strategically and to effectively implement strategic goals and objectives
  • Nonprofit fundraising experience including: demonstrated ability to interact positively with a sophisticated donor base.
  • Understanding of Rural Maine culture

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced degree
  • 5+ years successful development / philanthropy experience leading fundraising efforts in an organization (preferably non-profit with a similar mission)
  • Experience and success in securing financial and other assets for a nonprofit organization, including annual and major fundraising
  • Poise and comfort with social exchanges, both one-on-one and in groups
  • Ability to write well
  • Understands research and its relation to plans and outcomes
  • Knowledge of methods to track, analyze and report data
  • Tech savvy
  • Knowledge about data management, especially development software, e.g., Abila Fundraising 50
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including valuing working as teams
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of the Maine Seacoast Mission.

JOB SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • In- and out-of-state travel
  • Asset development is often deadline driven, which sometimes requires flexibility schedules and longer work days.
  • In addition, the position includes attending external events related to the position that are often ‘after hours’, either the Mission’s own or those of others that would benefit the Mission.

COMPENSATION:

Compensation will be determined by a number of factors including demonstrated fundraising experience, industry experience, internal equity and skills brought to the job.

Interested applicants please submit your resume to Pro Search, Inc. for consideration.

Our Client Maine Seacoast Mission has stayed a trusted friend along the Maine coast for more than 100 years.

"We have always been committed to our work for the long haul, and island and coastal residents know they can rely on us. While our presence is steady, we are responsive to the needs of individuals and communities, and our programs adapt to meet changing conditions.

We are deeply attentive to those we serve and are guided by their input and participation. We believe in the capacity of individuals and communities to determine their own futures. The Maine Seacoast Mission was founded by two Congregational ministers, but receiving the Mission’s services has never been dependent on someone’s beliefs or church membership. We honor a spiritual center that values wholeness and respect of persons and communities, and we do our work with a shared passion based on our various personal and religious beliefs."

We are seeking on behalf of Maine Seacoast Mission a Director of Development to lead and manage all functions of the Maine Seacoast Mission that relate to resource development, including marketing and communications. The development director is a key member of the senior management team and reports to the president.

The successful candidate will have the skills and experience to meet the criteria of the job description below, as well as the demonstrated leadership skills to successfully and sustainably support these rural Maine communities.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Set fundraising priorities, in concert with the president and development committee leadership
  • Develop and monitor fundraising strategies, annual plans of work and budgets
  • Oversee marketing and public relations plan, including print communications such as the Bulletin and program-specific material, website, social media, media relations, external events and appearances
  • Identify, cultivate, and steward key donor relationships
  • Work to increase unrestricted gifts
  • Manage and execute the Annual Fund program including all mediums, from direct mail to social media to fundraising events such as the Sunbeam Award Gala and EdGE Tennis Tournament
  • Works to increase unrestricted gifts and identify major gift fundraisers.
  • Provide progress and summary reports, e.g. board reports
  • Seek counsel from development committee members, who support and guide development efforts
  • Lead and supervise development staff and contractors
  • Develop relationships with foundations, corporate and governmental funds, procuring foundation and government grants that support operations and special projects
  • As future plans and resources allow, build out deeper plans to secure planned gifts and bequests

CORE COMPENTENCIES:

  • Demonstrated organizational management skills, including: financial management, budget preparation and oversight, staff oversight and supervision.
  • Ability to think strategically and to effectively implement strategic goals and objectives
  • Nonprofit fundraising experience including: demonstrated ability to interact positively with a sophisticated donor base.
  • Understanding of Rural Maine culture

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced degree
  • 5+ years successful development / philanthropy experience leading fundraising efforts in an organization (preferably non-profit with a similar mission)
  • Experience and success in securing financial and other assets for a nonprofit organization, including annual and major fundraising
  • Poise and comfort with social exchanges, both one-on-one and in groups
  • Ability to write well
  • Understands research and its relation to plans and outcomes
  • Knowledge of methods to track, analyze and report data
  • Tech savvy
  • Knowledge about data management, especially development software, e.g., Abila Fundraising 50
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including valuing working as teams
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of the Maine Seacoast Mission.

JOB SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • In- and out-of-state travel
  • Asset development is often deadline driven, which sometimes requires flexibility schedules and longer work days.
  • In addition, the position includes attending external events related to the position that are often ‘after hours’, either the Mission’s own or those of others that would benefit the Mission.

COMPENSATION:

Compensation will be determined by a number of factors including demonstrated fundraising experience, industry experience, internal equity and skills brought to the job.

Interested applicants please submit your resume to Pro Search, Inc. for consideration.

Industry
Information Technology | Management | Software

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