The Opportunity | InterAct Family Safety
and Empowerment Center
Dedicated to ending the cycle of domestic and sexual violence,
InterAct saves lives, rebuilds lives, and secures safer futures for
victims and survivors, and their families. InterAct operates 3
programs 24/7/365: crisis lines, emergency shelter, and the Solace
Center, a community-based sexual assault forensic examination
center. Our free and confidential wrap-around services include
physical and mental health referrals, group and individual
counseling, children’s services, case management, rapid rehousing,
court and hospital advocacy, and violence prevention education and
outreach. Our goal is to help stabilize individuals and families in
times of crisis, and to help them continue to build safe,
self-sufficient lives. Annually, InterAct reaches over 7,000 direct
victims and their children.
The Position | Chief Development
The Chief Development Officer is responsible for leading
InterAct’s resource development program and implementing and
evaluating strategic and tactical resource development plans as
adopted by the Board of Directors to support for InterAct’s short-
and long-term needs. S/he must be a motivated professional and
effective communicator with the ability to champion and share the
values, mission, services, and impact of InterAct with members of
the public and organizational stakeholders. Specifically, the
person in this position is responsible for increasing revenue from
a diversity of sources to include public support, private support
and foundations and government grants to address the growing needs
and demand for InterAct’s critical services in Wake County, NC.
This individual will report to the Executive Director, serve as
part of the senior leadership team, directly supervise development
staff, volunteer services and outreach services, and work closely
with board members to increase participation and engagement in
resource development programs and initiatives, resulting in
sustainable revenue growth.
Duties and Areas of Responsibilities
Planning and Executing for Financial Sustainability
- In partnership with the executive director and board, evaluate
current public support/contributed income and identify a
sustainable revenue model based on sources of revenue with greatest
potential for growth.
- Increase the organization’s resource development capacity,
resulting in a broadening of the organization’s base of support,
diversification of revenue streams, and an increase in targeted
revenue streams including major gift donors and planned
- Creates specific, measurable, and timed public
support/contributed fundraising goals in the context of a broader
fundraising plan and tracks progress on goals working closely with
the executive director.
- Design and implement all fundraising plans for annual giving,
capital giving, planned giving, special events and projects, and
all other solicitations for public support/contributed income.
- Lead development team, and monitor and report on team’s
progress weekly, monthly, and annually to ensure that all financial
goals are achieved.
- Maintain a depth of knowledge of current and best practices,
policies, guidelines and procedures related to fund development
activities, and ensure that all development office conduct,
activities, systems, and procedures strictly adhere to the highest
ethical, accounting, reporting and other applicable standards.
- Oversee fund development office systems and procedures to
support all fund development projects and operations, including but
not limited to the following:
- Supervision of donor and gift record-keeping
- Coordination of prospect research activities
- Oversight of database management and all records, files, and
- Oversight of pledge reminders and acknowledgement
Board of Directors and Development Committee
- Develop and implement fundraising training for Board,
Development Committee, and other leadership volunteers, as well as
- Works closely with the Sustainability Committee on fund
development ideas, strategies and implementation.
Leadership Team and Cross-Functional
- As a member of the Leadership Team, responsible for
institutional and community relations and relationships; serve as a
community liaison and agency representative when indicated;
participate in agency operations, and budget planning and
management; and work collaboratively to identify programmatic needs
and alignment with funding resources.
- Ensure the identification, recruitment, appropriate training,
support, and appreciation of a core group of volunteers to assist
in fund development activities, including special events and other
fundraising programs as needed.
- Develop public relations, advertising, marketing and
communications strategies, plans, and collateral that support
- Work throughout the agency to create and nurture a “culture of
philanthropy” and an awareness that securing the resources
necessary to fund the organization is “everybody’s business.”
Communications/Marketing, Public Relations, and
- Oversee communications/marketing function and outreach function
as it relates to resource development.
- Oversee the production of all fund development-related
publications and collateral, including (but not limited to) direct
mail campaigns, electronic and print newsletters and other
communications, the Annual Report, and website content to support
InterAct’s fund- and friend-raising goals and activities.
- Create and implement communication and promotional plans for
campaigns and appeals, including (but not limited to) annual
campaigns, as well as special facility or programmatic
Candidate | Requirements &
- A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field.
- A minimum of five years of professional fundraising experience
with increasing levels of responsibility. Proven experience in
managing all aspects of fund development programs.
- Proven and consistent track record of exceeding aggressive
fundraising goals required.
- Knowledge of and experience in goal-driven sales environments
preferred leadership-level experience in strategic and tactical
- Knowledge of financial planning, budget development and
analysis in a not-for-profit environment.
- Must have experience and demonstrated success in major gifts
solicitation and grant writing.
- Previous special events and planned giving experience
- Proven experience in developing and maintaining professional,
productive working relationships with board members, donors,
volunteers, and community stakeholders.
- Willingness and availability to work a flexible schedule as
needed, including nights and weekends.
- Reliable transportation, and willingness and ability to travel
- Satisfactory background check, including but not limited to
criminal background and driving record screening.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Strong business acumen and knowledge of best business
- Strong leadership skills; ability to influence others in
- Strong supervisory skills, with ability to mentor, motivate,
and mobilize staff toward goal attainment within a specific
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent organizational skills, and ability to prioritize
duties and multi-task within a complex, fast-paced, rapidly
changing work, and funding environment.
- Computer proficiency, including the Microsoft Office suite,
fundraising databases, internet searches, website navigation, and
- Ability to work effectively with and value people of all
- Ability to grow and nurture relationships within the
- Familiarity with or commitment to becoming knowledgeable and
fluent regarding issues of domestic and sexual violence.