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Director of Development

Employer
Inner-City Scholarship Fund
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Sep 15, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Donor Relations, Major Gifts
Fields
Education, Youth
Employment Type
Full Time
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Inner-City Scholarship Fund changes lives for the better by providing families with demonstrable financial needs the opportunity to give their children a quality, values-based K-12 Catholic education within the Archdiocese of New York. Inner-City exists to ensure that the gift of an excellent Catholic school education continues to be a viable option for students of all faiths today and for future generations to come.

Inner-City seeks a Director of Development who is is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing Inner-City Scholarship Fund’s fund raising as relates to the major gifts program, Be A Student’s Friend program, and planned giving. The Director works closely with the Executive Director in all development and fund raising endeavors

Responsibilities

  • Manage a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors with a portfolio of 100 discreet constituents
  • Oversee the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest and charitable gift annuities
  • Direct the Be A Student’s Friend program, including mailings, sponsor acquisition and annual appeals
  • Collaborate with others on strategic initiatives to advance the fund raising results of the organization
  • Assign primary relationship manager portfolios and develop a fundraising matrix to track performance
  • Work closely with the Executive Director to cultivate major gift prospects
  • Make public appearances to share information about Inner-City’s mission
  • Oversee the proper entry of donor gifts and donor acknowledgment
  • Supervise and collaborate with other fundraising staff
  • Participate in the creation of publications to support fund raising activities
  • Perform other related duties as requested

 Performance Standards

  • Always demonstrate professional conduct
  • Renew 90% of portfolio
  • Meet the Be A Student’s Friend programs funding goals
  • Effective oversight of the major gift program
  • Demonstrate ability to think strategically

 Position Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience: Five to seven years of major gift fundraising
  • Excellent communication and computer skills

 Personal Characteristics

  • Ability to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers
  • Self-starter with initiative relative to donor visits and fundraising calls
  • Demonstration of concern for people and community
  • Ability to carry out multiple and diverse tasks concurrently and work independently
  • Initiative to constantly seek ways to improve department results

Salary is commensurate with experience, and a full benefits package is offered.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to jill.lloyd@archny.org.

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