DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Four Oaks - Cedar Rapids, IA3.4

30+ days agoFull-time
The Development Director is responsible to manage enterprise-wide annual giving and planned giving development, assist in the administration of campaigns, special events (as assigned), donor Communications, public speaking, grant writing (as assigned), and fund asset management.

Responsibilities:
Adhere to development budget and focus on meeting fundraising goals.
Manage and supervise staff and overall functions of Development Department
Plan and coordinate events, annual campaigns, capital campaigns, etc.
Remain current on fundraising trends, opportunities, challenges, issues and resources.
Ensure appropriate communication to donors and cultivate long-term donors.
Master the donor management system.
Monitor and research public and private funding source notices and publications.
Provide accurate and timely reports to internal and external constituencies regarding the sources, uses, and management of donated funds.
Create and maintain systems to assure that donor instructions are documented and followed.
Representative of the Agency to various constituencies, i.e. corporations, foundations, funding agencies, government agencies, community organizations, public events, as appropriate and requested by the President.
Identify, define, and acquire funding resources available to the Agency.
Design and implement a comprehensive development program and appropriate marketing strategies.
Design and implement a structured and successful fundraising program as an aspect of the Agency’s overall resource development.
Work collaboratively with staff members to identify avenues of economic support for programs/projects in partnership with the community relations manager and event volunteers.
Aggressively seek new corporate/foundation funding sources and maintain relationships with current/past donors through ongoing operations of past records and knowledge of the community.

Education/Experience:
A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications, Public Relations or Business-related field and with 2-3 years experience in non-profit Development OR a combination of related education & experience.

Other Qualifications:
Advanced verbal and written communication skills
Strong organizational and analytical abilities
Ability to lead a team of comprised of marketing and administrative professionals
Excellent time management and multitasking abilities
About Four Oaks

At Four Oaks, we believe that every child needs the opportunity to succeed. It’s more than our mission – it’s the passion that permeates everything we do. Four Oaks has grown to become one of the state’s largest agencies devoted to child welfare, juvenile justice and behavioral health. We recognize that children come to us from a variety of circumstances, which makes it important for us to reach kids and families where they are right now.

Four Oaks offers a comprehensive benefit package, excellent wages, and opportunities for growth & advancement!

Equal Opportunity Employer