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Director of Development, Nonprofit High School

Employer
Cristo Rey Miami High School
Location
Florida, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Mar 26, 2024

Job Description

This is a unique opportunity to work alongside a visionary founding team and grow an innovative organization. A strong entrepreneurial spirit, incredible relationship-building skills, and the ability to work toward the big picture while connecting various moving pieces are must-haves.

The Development Director fosters a culture of philanthropy within the organization, ensuring that the organization’s culture, systems, and procedures support fund development strategy. The Director is responsible for designing and implementing the school’s fundraising development plan, including capital, annual fund, major gifts, grants, and special events. Also responsible for championing the organization’s community engagement strategy, including communications, event management, public relations, and volunteer engagement, that leads to strong community awareness of the organization’s brand.

The Development Director is a full-time, salaried position and reports to the President. This position works with various campaign volunteers, the board of directors, consultants, and donors and provides reports to all stakeholders. Additionally, the Development Director will maintain a portfolio of major donors and is responsible for the cultivation and stewardship of this portfolio.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Design, implement, and direct the school’s development plan, including capital campaign, major gifts program, and annual fund.
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit major donors to meet capital campaign goals.
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit major donors to grow the major gifts program.
  • Direct the annual fund program, including mailings, annual fundraising drives, and employee and board fundraising.
  • Direct stewardship and cultivation programs for current and prospective donors to establish effective relationships and communications.
  • Engage each board member and volunteer to give his/her best fundraising, personally and professionally.
  • Oversee grant seeking, including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
  • Sustain and expand the agency’s in-kind revenue opportunities.
  • Lead and direct the coordination of fundraising special events.
  • Attend community fundraising opportunities by making public appearances/accepting speaking engagements to share information about Cristo Rey Miami
  • Integration with school programs and activities to connect donors/prospects to real-time experiences.
  • Participate in Board and Development Committee meetings.
  • Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems.
  • Supervise and collaborate with other fundraising staff.
  • Oversee the creation of publications to support fundraising activities such as annual reports and newsletters.
  • Develop the annual operational budget for the Development Department, track the financial performance, and manage objectives with operational expenditures.
  • Perform other related duties as requested.

Leadership Responsibilities

  • Passion for the mission of Cristo Rey High School Miami.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively and appropriately with staff, board, donors, volunteers, and prospects.
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills and sound judgment.
  • Ability to function as a collaborative team member.
  • Must be organized, have strong attention to detail, and be able to accept direction and work independently.
  • Must maintain utmost discretion concerning donor confidentiality and privacy.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.
  • Some travel is required. Some night and weekend work is required.
  • Attend all events to support other staff and volunteers to ensure exceptional execution of special events. Participate in post-event activities, including stewardship and evaluating successes and challenges.
  • Be dependable, flexible, and highly sensitive to and supportive of the mission of Cristo Rey Miami.

Management Responsibilities

  • Leads and supervises the Development Coordinator
  • Maintains and optimizes all donor, prospect, and gift management systems and informational reports.
  • Coordinates the sound fiscal operation of the development function, including timely, accurate, and comprehensive assistance with charitable contributions, income and expense budgets, reporting, monitoring, and implementation.
  • Facilitates and supports development resources in such a way as to maximize quantity and quality to obtain a set of results.

Public Relations, Marketing, and Communications Responsibilities

  • Drive strong Cristo Rey brand awareness in the South Florida region.
  • Targets and cultivates new mission-aligned audiences.
  • Implements website, social media, and program marketing strategies.
  • Assists and advises on all public outreach events.
  • Represents Cristo Rey as needed. Be willing to collaborate with other staff in all aspects of the Cristo Rey mission.
  • Generates and utilizes all fundraising materials, board solicitations, annual fund appeals, annual reports, reports to donors, major donor cultivation materials, and donor acknowledgments.

School Culture

  • Commitment to the mission and values of the school
  • Sensitivity to the students' various ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Catholic, urban education
  • Demonstrated ability to connect with low-income, urban students and families
  • Ability to effectively communicate and build relationships with families and students

Relevant Work Experience

  • 5-7 year track record of successful major gifts fundraising. Experience should include campaign management, donor stewardship, prospect research, and knowledge of donor management systems.
  • The position description is for informational purposes and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Additional duties that are consistent with the responsibility level of this position.

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