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Development & Communications Director

Employer
Borderlands Restoration Network
Location
Arizona, United States
Salary
$60,000.00 - $67,000.00
Closing date
Nov 29, 2023
Summary Description

The Development & Communications Director is a leadership role responsible for both advancing Borderlands Restoration Network’s mission through the planning, management, and implementation of fundraising operations and strategy as well as raising awareness and building public trust through effective brand management and strategic communications planning to engage and build relationships with constituents, donors, funders, media, and the general public. The ideal candidate will have prior experience managing annual fund fundraising programs and campaigns including midlevel giving societies, monthly giving, special events, and major gift fundraising including implementing growth strategies.  Supervises:  Development Associate, Communications Specialist Geographic Location: This position is a hybrid/remote position. Candidate must be close enough to Patagonia, AZ for meetings, tours, events, and other needs.  Pay & Benefits: $60,000-$67,000, based on experience. Employee benefits include employer-paid health insurance for the employee, disability and life insurance, PTO and paid holidays, monthly cell phone stipend, and employee contribution retirement account with company match.   Required Skills/Abilities:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Strong supervisory and leadership skills

Intermediate to advanced knowledge of principles of donor CRM management software

Ability to prioritize tasks and delegate when appropriate

Ability to function well in a fast-paced environment

Discretion and excellent judgment in handling sensitive and/or confidential information


Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or directly related equivalent skills and experience. Minimum of five years of directly related experience in a similar role, including working at a senior level. Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) preferred.
 

Development - 40%

Grow and execute a multi-channel fundraising program and annual plan including direct mail, online giving, major gifts, giving societies, and planned giving 

Cultivate and maintain long-term relationships with new and existing donors

Identify and build relationships with prospective donors

Together with the Development Associate, ensure high data integrity standards and timely gift acknowledgments through overseeing procedures and proper management of donor CRM system

Design and execute signature fundraising and donor stewardship events

Make direct, face-to-face solicitations

Recruit, train, and support key volunteers to assist in development efforts

Communicate fundraising goals throughout the organization and equip team members and volunteers to help, creating a culture of philanthropy 

Generate new ideas that increase revenue, donor loyalty, and retention

Evaluate and report on program progress to senior management and the board 

Maintain and create applicable policies for development as needed

Write or contribute to grants as needed

Stay abreast of evolving technologies and trends

Communications - 40%

Maintain organization-wide plans that maintain brand identity and integrity across networks and stakeholders

Serve as chief editor of organizational materials and communications providing accurate, grammatically correct, error-free communications

Track and monitor communication KPI’s including engagement, media impressions, email list size/open rates, social media followers, etc.

Draft communication plans for grants and mentor program staff regarding communication needs

Maintain and oversee annual communications calendar supporting six program areas 

Build and track emarketing campaigns with the Communications Specialist for Borderlands Nursery & Seed and BRN

Provide oversight and serve as primary editor of social media content on three brand channels by working with staff and Communications Specialist

Oversee the creation of all marketing materials and external facing program materials to ensure brand standards and error-free publications

Oversee and maintain four organizational websites ensuring error-free and current content

Serve as editor for all BRN publications and outward-facing communications including enewsletter, print newsletters, brochures, annual reports, blogs, social media, signage, etc.

Maintain media contacts on the regional, state, and international level

Draft and distribute media releases and PSA’s while maintaining relationships with reporters and other media outlets

Manage ad buys and placements 

Evaluate and report on program progress to senior management and the board

Stay abreast of evolving technologies and trends

 

Administrative & Supervisory Responsibilities- 20%

Recruit, interview, hire, train, and mentor department staff including the Development Associate and Communications Specialist positions

Onboard and train all BRN staff regarding internal marketing and communications procedures and maintain training materials

Oversee the workflow and schedules of both Development and Communications programs

Provide constructive and timely performance evaluations and corrective actions as needed

Draft and oversee the Development and Communications budget 

Download the full job description here.
TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume in one .pdf with your name in the file name to Rodrigo Sierra Corona at info@borderlandsrestoration.org by EOB on Friday, November 10, 2023 for initial application review. Position open until filled.  Borderlands Restoration Network is an equal opportunity employer that works in the culturally diverse, multinational borderlands. We invite and support strong voices from diverse groups of people to join us as board members, staff members, and volunteers. As an organization, we will consider all applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, economic circumstances, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. For more details on how we practice equity, inclusion, and justice in our work, please click here. 

 

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