Vice President of Resource Development

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio - Columbus, OH4.4

Position Vision

To position Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio in the marketplace as a preferred non-profit of choice in giving and volunteering and to secure the immediate and future financial and volunteer needs of the agency.

Essential Duties:
Collaborate with the Board of Directors and CEO to create a fund development plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization
Implement the fund 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 and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary
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, implement and maintain policies and procedures for the development department which reflect ethical fundraising practices
Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events as specified in the fund development plan to generate funds for the organization
Identify and cultivate 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
Ensure accurate and timely input of gift and related information into donor CRM platform; ensure timely production and dissemination or gift acknowledgements and tax documentation, as set by department guidelines.
Recruit, interview, and select well-qualified fund development staff
Collaborates with Finance, Marketing and Public Relations, and Program staff and volunteers to increase overall giving to BBBSCO to further its vision and goals
Collaborate with the Marketing & Public Relations staff in preparation of materials for use in the annual campaign and other requests for funding; implementing donor engagement and recognition events; appropriately recognizing financial support by companies and donors; and providing ongoing communications to donors and prospects on the impact and value of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio.
Provide guidance and direction with subsidiary agencies and county offices in fundraising opportunities.
Works with Finance to assure the accuracy of data base information, pledge recording and processing, and that relevant billing notices are accurate and timely.
Supervises and leads the Resource Development work of the organization, which includes developing strategy and direction of the annual campaign.
Stays abreast of resource development trends, giving patterns and best practices; is the subject matter expert for the organization and guides the RD team and BBBSCO in implementing best practices as appropriate for this community, its needs and our donors.
Assists senior management to cultivate relationships with community leaders in order to involve these individuals in key volunteer or board positions within the organization.
Manages and coaches RD staff, including goal setting, performance planning and review, and professional development of staff.
Serves in the absence of the President and CEO on Resource Development matters. Provides President and CEO with comprehensive reports, as requested on all Resource Development matters.
Develop annual budget for Resource Development department.

Must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, and five to ten years of successful fund development or sales experience. Development or sales management experience preferred.
Superior verbal and written communication skills; an effective listener and presenter.
High energy, results oriented.
Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to influence and persuade key stakeholders.
Strong degree of integrity. Highly ethical approach to all aspects of assigned responsibilities.
Strong executive presence; professional with personal confidence and maturity.
Demonstrated ability to participate in and develop teams.
Strategic, creative, progressive thinker.
Well organized, strong on the follow-through.
Innovative, creative and strong interest in executing new strategies to exceed revenue goals
A supportive leader of organizational change
Must be willing and able to work some evenings and weekends
Must be willing and able to travel when necessary