Director of Advancement Responsibilities
“I Have a Dream” Oregon (IHD) seeks an energetic, passionate, and talented Director of Advancement to lead our fundraising and marketing enterprise. This position is critical to accomplishing IHD’S strategic goal of increasing unrestricted funding while continuing to grow our efforts to diversify our donor base, fulfilling both annual and long-term income goals.
The Director of Advancement is responsible for the management of fundraising and marketing efforts, including supervision of three staff members. This position reports to the President/CEO and will also play a key role in the overall leadership of the organization. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Ø Work with President/CEO, leadership team and board to develop comprehensive multi-year advancement plan;
Ø Oversee and lead comprehensive fundraising strategy, including identification and cultivation of prospective donors, and solicitation, stewardship of donors and event management;
Ø Lead a dynamic Advancement Team including three other staff members. Supervision includes but is not limited to: hiring, setting and overseeing goals and performance, developing personal growth opportunities, assigning and monitoring work, gathering resources needed and providing ongoing feedback about employee’s performance, as necessary.
Ø Oversee and lead comprehensive marketing and communications strategy including all online and print messaging and design, website and social media, and public/press relations;
Ø Facilitate and monitor Advancement budgets.
Ø Direct the President/CEO’s major gift fundraising work, including new partnerships, existing relationships, solicitations and stewardship;
Ø Grow corporate and individual giving relationships, make annual solicitations, and run annual giving campaigns;
Ø Oversee department activities including all fundraising, grant writing, and donor database management and maintenance;
Ø Manage all fundraising events and marketing and communications
Ø Represent IHD in the community, effectively communicating organizational mission, policy, practices, and values to wide range of constituencies and to the community at large;
Ø Other duties as assigned.
Ø A demonstrable commitment to and willingness to engage in ongoing equity, diversity and inclusion work;
Ø Bachelor’s degree from an accredited higher education institution;
Ø Strategic and innovative thinker;
Ø Demonstrated understanding and experience in marketing, including online, print, events and public/press relations;
Ø Solid understanding and experience in fundraising, including individual major gifts, legacy gifts, foundation grants, and corporate giving;
Ø Proven persuasive communication skills; strong editing and research abilities; excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Ø Resourcefulness as a professional with demonstrated initiative, discipline, and ability to perform under pressure and meet deadlines;
Ø Successful experience leading a team, with effective management skills and talent development;
Ø Goal-oriented mindset and approach – requires a leader who takes personal responsibility for achieving ambitious outcomes and an organized self-starter who will be proactive and creative in solving problems and realizing opportunities in an entrepreneurial and fast-paced environment;
Ø Passionate advocate for the mission and goals of IHD;
Ø Thrive working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and able to work on multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously;
Ø Commitment to teamwork, positive attitude, strong work ethic, flexible and self-directed;
Ø Ability to build on “I Have a Dream” strengths and help lead changes in structures, methods, and relationships required to achieve goals;
Ø Bilingual in Spanish is preferred but not required.
Salary and Benefits:
Ø Compensation commensurate with experience
Ø 100% employee premium paid for medical/dental/vision insurance
Ø Employer-paid life, long- and short-term disability insurance
Ø Flexible Spending Benefit Plan and Employee Assistance Program
Ø 15 days of accrued vacation, 12 days of sick and 10 holidays
Ø Simple IRA retirement plan with employer matching program
For full job announcement visit: http://www.dreamoregon.org/careers
Please send a cover letter and resume to Sharon Mayo at: SharonM@dreamoregon.org.
Review of applications will begin April 3, 2017. Position will remain open until filled.
An Equal Opportunity Employer