Director of Development

Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Development will manage and expand all aspects of BCI development programs in order to effectively support its mission and strategic initiatives. Key components of the development program include: donor development including individual giving, corporate sponsorship, planned and major gifts, grants and special events.

Duties:

  • Develop a robust and sustainable development enterprise that is a recognized leader in developmental disability community 

  • Develop and execute a strategic plan aligned to accomplish key performance targets in support of BCI’s mission

  • Plan and execute all current and future special events and supervise event staff and lead volunteers with a focus on donor conversion 

  • Develop an approach to source and secure corporate partnerships and develop and implement a donor engagement and retention process that leverages the latest tools and data analytics

  • Maintain current grants as well as research additional grant opportunities in the public and private sectors; responsible for the grant content and deadlines; drawing content from the needs of the organization

  • Develop process for maintaining accurate reporting for tracking and recording of incoming and outgoing funds, including grant spend, in accordance with all ethical, confidential and legal obligations 

  • Maintain high level of donor stewardship through regular communication and relationship building  

  • Lead the presentation of proposals to potential donors, and lead negotiation process and manage the follow-through, monitoring and ensuring donor satisfaction 

  • Work with marketing to act as community liaison and spokesperson for the organization; Schedule and coordinate speaking engagements and on-site tours that will showcase BCI to existing and potential funders 

  • In collaboration with Marketing, develop collateral materials incorporating giving opportunities specific to each constituent: Corporate, Individuals, Foundation, Planned Giving/Major Gifts

  • Maintain donor relationship management platform implementing policy and procedure for all data entry

  • Develop and refine overall policies and procedures for the department 

  • Develop learning/coaching opportunities for team members to become educated and informed of fund development progress toward goals as well as general fundraising theory, practice and trends

  • Maintain Development budget as outlined by CEO, CFO and BOD

  • Other duties as requested by the CEO

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or higher in Communications, Philanthropy, Business or related field or commensurate experience.  Proven relationship building skills.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Self-starter, self-motivator, able to work with very little oversight.  Advanced computer skills, including Word, Excel, Power Point and donor tracking database systems.  

 

Experience:

Minimum five years of experience in fundraising, development, public relations and grant writing in non-profit organizations.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear; frequently is required to walk, stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Reports to:

CEO