Posted April 1, 2019
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR (Full Time)
The Development Director will strategize, coordinate, manage, and execute development, public relations, and marketing activities for The St. John’s Boys’ Choir, allowing the organization to achieve the financial sustainability necessary to meet the artistic, cultural, and educational needs of the community. Essential to the role is the cultivation and nurturing of new and lasting donor relationships. A new and full-time position in our organization, the Development Director will have the opportunity to help build our development functions. This position reports to the Executive Director.
Developing an annual fundraising plan with Executive Director and Board of Directors that includes defines goals and strategies for fundraising activities including major giving, grants, special events, direct mail appeals, and corporate partnership initiatives
Managing the implementation of DonorView (cloud-based database management software) and overseeing staff responsible for data entry and gift processing
Taking a lead role in grant preparation, filing, tracking, and reporting
Planning and coordinating major gifts in support of endowment fundraising
Cultivating a diverse portfolio of donors and fostering donor relationships through personal meetings, phone calls, direct mailings, and presentations
Working with Alumni Association in fostering long-term relationships with alumni and their families
Establishing and implementing donor recognition and stewardship activities
Overseeing the development of media, public relations, and marketing materials related to development activities
Serving on the Board of Directors as a non-voting ex officio member and providing regular reports on fundraising activities
Other duties as assigned
The ideal candidate will have:
A baccalaureate degree (Master’s preferred)
Minimum of four years’ experience in development, fundraising, public relations/ marketing or a related field
Proven track record of raising funds from diverse sources, including major gifts from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies.
Experience in donor cultivation and grant writing
Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment
A desire to work in a highly collaborative office environment and be willing to help in all aspects of SJBC’s operations
An enthusiasm for meeting others, a passion for the arts and arts education, and the ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission and vision to others
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with donor tracking / CRM systems
Experience with QuickBooks preferred, but not required
This position requires:
Occasionally working nights, weekends, and traveling
A valid driver's license
The ability to lift 40 lbs
A background check
How to apply: Send cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references by email to email@example.com. Please, no phone calls.
Review of applications will begin on May 1 and continue until the position is filled.