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Development Director: Warriors' Ascent

Warriors' Ascent
Job Description

Posted 01/10/19
Job Purpose

The Director of Development creates and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach

to fundraising which may include major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitation, and in-kind

resources.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Directors of Development perform the following duties:

Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director (ED), the Development Director

(Director) will spearhead development efforts as Warriors’ Ascent continues to grow.

• Develop and execute Warriors’ Ascent annual fundraising/resource development plan

• Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations

• Identification, cultivation, solicitation, and appreciation of prospective donors

• Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors

• Creating and executing a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors

• Overseeing organization of special events

• Developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate

fundraising

Plan fund development activities

• Collaborate with the Board of Directors and Executive Director to create a resource

development plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the

organization

• Implement the resource development plans in accordance with ethical fundraising

principles

• Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are

being achieved

• Monitor trends in the community or region and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary

Organize fund development activities

• Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans

and critical fund raising processes are carried out in a timely manner

• Develop policies and procedures for the development department which reflect ethical

fundraising practices

• Prepare and submit grant applications as outlined in the fund development plan to

generate funds for the organization

• Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events as specified in the

fund development plan to generate funds for the organization

• Identify and develop corporate, community and individual prospects for the

organization's fundraising priorities

• Oversee the administration of a donor mailing list and database which respects the

privacy and confidentiality of donor information

• Coordinate in-kind donations and make decisions regarding the issuing of receipts

Staff fund development activities

• In consultation with the Executive Director, recruit, interview, and select well-qualified

fund development staff.

Engage volunteers for special fund development projects using established volunteer

management practices

Manage fund development budget

• Develop and gain approval for an annual income and expenditure budget for the

resource development program

• Prepare regular reports on progress, budgets, receipts and expenditure related to

fundraising and the management of the fund development activities

• Monitor expenses and analyze budget reports on fund development and recommend

changes as necessary

Promote the organization

• Foster an understanding of philanthropy within the organization

• Develop a comprehensive communication plan to promote the organization to its donors

and maximize public awareness of the fundraising activities of the organization

• Coordinate the design, printing and distribution of marketing and communication

materials for development efforts

• Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising

goals of the organization
 

The development director’s principal charge is to create numerous, efficient, and compelling

opportunities for donors to support an organization and to make the experience of giving

satisfying and rewarding.

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