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Development Officer

Community LINC
Job Description

Who we are:

For over 30 years, Community LINC has been a game-changer in serving and housing the most vulnerable families in our community. As such, we have demonstrated innovation by creating new housing programs that increased our capacity to serve more families; strengthened our programming to ensure that we are ending homelessness for this generation and the next; and transformed our service delivery model to one that has a broader community focus. With the aim of attracting good people who possess the confidence and drive to get the job done, we are now accepting applications for a Development Officer. 

 

Our culture:

Community LINC staff share a common competency framework which guide our approach to services, inform our practices, and create our values of trust, integrity, transparency and mutual respect. Our goal is to drive communal change from homelessness to homefullness through innovation, creativity, strategic thinking, and flexibility. We are a team of like-minded fun loving individuals who truly believe that together we can create a home, a place, a community for everyone.

 

What you will do:

SummaryThe Development Officers responsibilities include but are not limited to: sponsorship research and solicitation to individuals and corporations, and planning, coordinating and execution of the annual Rent Party Event and other small agency events. This position also works closely to cultivate relationships with volunteer committee members, donors, and event sponsors and Chairpersons. This position is also responsible for providing marketing and design support for agency marketing functions that include newsletters writing directing and managing direct mail communications and agency thank you letters.
 
SummaryThe Development Officers responsibilities include but are not limited to: sponsorship research and solicitation to individuals and corporations, and planning, coordinating and execution of the annual Rent Party Event and other small agency events. This position also works closely to cultivate relationships with volunteer committee members, donors, and event sponsors and Chairpersons. This position is also responsible for providing marketing and design support for agency marketing functions that include newsletters writing directing and managing direct mail communications and agency thank you letters.


Major Responsibilities:
1.   Event Management

  • Provide leadership, professional expertise, and direction in the planning and execution of high-quality agency events and functions.
  • Research and secure new sponsorship opportunities.
  • Maintain current event sponsors.
  • Provide leadership and direction in the planning and execution of events for donor cultivation, stewardship, reporting, and recognition.
  • Collaborate with Development colleagues to maximize potential and meet event goals and objectives.
  • Develop and/or maintain highly professional standards and procedures for production of events in keeping with the image and reputation of Community LINC.
  • Create and manage yearly event budget.
  • Prepare pre- and post-event calls, analysis, to assess opportunities and make recommendations for improving service to internal and external constituencies.
  • Prepare post-event analysis and report, including recommendations for future improvements.
  • Oversee invitations, program development and make recommendations on program content and organization, and/or facilitate coordination and of speakers/presenters, develop program agendas, determine order of speakers, etc.
  • In partnership with key staff, develop and/or ensure utilization of technology to automate elements of event planning, tracking, and production.
  • Ensure accuracy and efficiency in event software programs.
  • Act as the event liaison for any event contractors.
 
2.   Marketing Support:
  • Provide support for Community LINC’s Marketing strategies.
  • Provide Design Support for Newsletters, Flyers and Print Materials
  • Assure that Community LINC’s brand communicates the desired image and position; assure consistent communication of image through the organization and to all constituencies.
  • Help solicit stories from staff, residents, and graduates for marketing materials and blogs.
  • Write and edit the Direct Mail letters
  • Manage Direct Mail List and timeline
  • Measure and analyze the success of direct mail program
3.   Fundraising:
  • Identify and help cultivate Funding Sources for sponsorships, grants, in-kind and volunteer resources.
 
4. Financial and Facility:
  • Maintain sound financial practices, and assist the Fund Development Director in the development of the annual event budget, and operate within budget guidelines.
 
5. Assist and support other areas of Community LINC functions as required.
 
 
Education/Experience:
  • Exhibits the behavior that supports the mission, vision and values of Community LINC.  Must possess a   strong commitment to working with homeless and/or families in poverty.
  • Experience managing a special event with a proven track record of success.
  • Experience in direct mail with a proven track record of success.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse people and attitudes, possess a personal belief that others can be successful.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required.
  • Training and/or experience in fund development and/or experience in the Kansas City philanthropic community.
  • Proficient in InDesign, Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook), publishing software programs, and comfortable using the internet. 
  • Enthusiasm for face-to-face and telephone fundraising, enjoy working with a team and be driven to motivate others, achieve goals and get results. 
  • Strong analytical and strategic skills; detail focused; demonstrated record of meeting deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work creatively and effectively with a wide variety of people and interest groups, and network successfully.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively represent the organization when speaking with funders, volunteers and the general public.
  • Ability to be flexible and work in a continuously changing environment.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of integrity with internal and external audiences.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.
 
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