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Regional Development Officer

Employer
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, USEWP
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
May 27, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Special Events, Programs, Community Outreach, Other Programs, Program Administration and Management, Administrative, Other Administrative, Public Relations and Communications
Fields
Advocacy, Community Development, Community Foundations, For-Profit Companies, Philanthropic Advisors, Social Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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POSITION SUMMARY:

The Development Officer assists the East-West Director of Development in advancing the mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur by being a key member of the Development Department who manages a portfolio of individual donors and prospects. This is a dynamic position that includes front-line relationship building and working in a team-oriented environment. The Development Officer spends a majority of time in direct interaction with donors to solicit and close increased annual gifts and special transformational gifts; helping donors fulfill their passions and interests through their giving to the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

• Collaborate with the East West Director of Development to develop and manage a prospect pool of donors
• Cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of 85-150 donors and prospective donors for major gifts utilizing moves management philosophy, conducting a set number of visits per month
• Identify new prospects, qualify and develop cultivation and solicitation strategies for each
• Serve as the primary frontline fundraiser understanding the mission of the SNDdeN
• Maintain up-to-date information on donors and prospects
• Write proposals and guide the development of other written materials used for donor solicitation
• Conduct discovery calls to those individuals who have a relationship with SNDdeN and the capacity to make a gift, with the purpose of engaging them and educating them about their impact of philanthropy
• Understand the funding opportunities and inform potential prospects of ways they can “partner” with the Sisters
• Coordinate with Development team to keep donors up to date on their gifts and impact
• Track and record all donor actions, interactions, goals, metrics and KPI’s, using development software system
• Complete face-to-face meetings with prospective and current prospects to educate, engage and cultivate them to consider giving or giving at increased levels
• Engage key volunteers and effectively utilize events and other activities to move solicitations forward
• Qualify prospects for potential major gift capacity and interest
• Exercise good judgment and the highest professional standards in donor relations and interactions
• Maintain composure and professional demeanor in the workplace
• Assist in other tasks as appropriate, and work as a team member in achieving Development goals

EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE/REQUIRED SKILLS:


• Ability to represent and communicate the vision and mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, and a desire to make a significant difference for them
• Minimum of five years successful experience in fundraising
• A familiarity with fundraising software
• Bachelor’s degree
• Ability to interact easily and effectively with a variety of people
• Confidentiality, Good judgment and maturity
• Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
• Organizational skills
• Must be willing to travel locally to meet with donors

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