Posted on July 18, 2012
Chief Advancement Officer
National Council on Family Violence
National Council on Family Violence - Chief Advancement Officer
General Position Purpose Statement
The Chief Advancement Officer reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for providing vision and strategies that ensure adequate financial support for the National Council on Family Violence (NCFV), which encompasses the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH), the National Dating Abuse Helpline (NDAH) and the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV).
The Chief Advancement Officer will oversee fundraising, marketing, public-relations and communications strategy for the entire agency.
The Chief Advancement Officer will provide leadership and administrative oversight for the communications & development teams. And directly supervises the Associate Director of Development and the Director of Design & Interactive Communications as well as the PR & Media Relations contracts.
- Demonstrates the highest level of integrity and supports the organization’s values and missions.
- Responsible for executing a broad-based development strategy to secure financial support through individuals, corporations, foundations, volunteers and government.
- In collaboration with Chief Executive Officer, plans, coordinates and assures implementation of strategies to develop donors and contributions that support the entire organization.
- Responsible for executing marketing and public relation strategies that promote a positive and compelling image of the organization.
- Leads fundraising efforts by personally cultivating and soliciting portfolio of major donor and top prospects.
- Directs major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors. Formulates and implements innovative major gift strategies.
- Directs foundation and government grant programs including strategies for grant submission, proposal writing and submission of foundation reporting requirements.
- Supervises Associate Director of Development and Director of Design & Interactive Communications.
- Oversees online giving program, donor prospects and donor research.
- Establishes strong, constructive and appropriate working relationships with CEO, executive leadership, board members, staff, donors, media and the general public.
- Establishes and strengthens relationships with national and statewide corporate and foundation partners.
- Works closely with agency governing boards, advisory board and other key volunteers in identifying, cultivating and soliciting prospects and donors.
- Oversees marketing and promotional plans for TCFV, NDVH and NDAH initiatives.
- Oversees Raiser’s Edge database, tracking systems and donor acknowledgments.
- Oversees organization branding.
- Oversees fundraising events.
- Oversees marketing, promotional materials, media relationship and leads public awareness campaigns when appropriate.
- Works collaboratively with executive leadership to determine agency spokesperson assignments as opportunities arise. At times acts as agency spokesperson nationally, statewide and in highly visible range of situations
- Performs other related duties as requested by the CEO.
- This description only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
- Minimum of 5 years supervising and managing a team of 3 or greater.
- Minimum of 5 or more years of nonprofit fundraising experience in positions of increasing responsibility and complexity, realizing annual fundraising goals of $3 million or greater.
- Ability to articulate with passion the missions, programs and purposes of the agency.
- Proven track record in personally cultivating and soliciting major gifts and have national corporate and foundation fundraising experience
- Ability to formulate and implement innovative major gift strategies and develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan;
- Ability to collaborate with and lead senior management, the Board of Directors, volunteers, staff and other constituents and stakeholders in driving philanthropic directions and priorities forward;
- Ability to oversee foundation and government grant programs including strategies for grant submission, proposal writing and reporting requirements;
- Ability to oversee marketing and public relations strategies for the entire organization;
- Evidence of being a self-starter, able to succeed with minimal supervision and oversight;
- Ability to build a team, work collaboratively within a “team management” model, providing support and constructive feedback in interpersonal interaction with staff and colleagues;
- Ability to organize and maintain efficient operational procedures including financial management and reporting, donor development and tracking systems, etc.;
- Proven record in goal setting and the achievement of established goals using consistent, growth-oriented, and quantifiable measurements;
- Availability to travel extensively.
- Ability to read, write and converse in English.
Other Requirements /Working Conditions
- Must maintain the standards of confidentiality related to agency information, funders and other constituents.
- Must have emotional and physical stamina to tolerate prolonged sitting or standing and to deal with a variety of stressful situations, including responses to complaints and internal and external interactions.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and minimum level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position. The employee will be required to perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, the Chief Executive Officer and mission and philosophy of the organization. This description does not modify any employee’s at-will status and is not a contract for continued employment of any duration.
Please visit www.tcfv.org/jobs and select Apply to download an application and complete in its entirety. Send the completed application along with a copy of your resume via email to email@example.com or fax to 512.306.9887. A resume without an application will not be accepted.
To see a full job description, please go to www.tcfv.org/jobs and select download under the Chief Advancement Officer posting.