Posted on July 19, 2012
National Council on Family Violence
National Council on Family Violence - Development Officer
Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Development (ADOD), the Development Officer has the responsibility of supporting/assisting the development team with the planning, directing and coordinating the overall success of the annual giving program for the National Domestic Violence Hotline, the National Dating Abuse Helpline, and the Texas Council on Family Violence. She/He will be responsible for managing direct mail efforts, donor recognition and stewardship, leveraging corporate support, encouraging a culture of philanthropy within the organization, and managing the organization’s involvement in workplace giving initiatives. Works closely with ADOD to identify, cultivate, and solicit major annual gift support.
Regular duties include the following.
- Works with ADOD to develop annual budget for annual giving
- Works with the development team to set realistic monthly revenue goals for annual giving
- Coordinates the collection of all expenditures necessary to reach targeted monthly revenue goals
- Monitors the monthly activity of the annual giving budget
- Manages direct mail solicitations
- Works with Communications team to develop effective fundraising direct mail and email materials
- Works with Development Database Specialist to create proper segmentation for solicitation
- Analyzes each mail drop/email drop and makes suggestions about future mailings based on results
- Ensures proper donor recognition and stewardship
- Helps manage any donor recognition and stewardship efforts
- Develops a plan to involve volunteers in thanking donors
- Works with ADOD and Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) to Coordinate special development events
- Works with outside vendors on events
- Manages event volunteer involvement
- Coordinates with ADOD and CAO for on-site event management
- Evaluates results of special development events
- Assists in cultivation events
- In conjunction with the ADOD, identifies, cultivates and solicits major gift support
- Develops realistic solicitation strategies for each prospect
- Coordinates with Development team on “moves” strategy for each prospect
- Works with Development Database Specialist to prepare weekly, monthly, and annual reports on all annual campaign activity
- Monitors monthly annual giving budget reports
- Prepares weekly reports on progress of goal to date
- Prepares written analyses of results of each mail/email drop to include costs of dollars raised, response rate, average gift size, etc.
- Manages the Combined Federal Campaign and Independent Charities of America participation for NCFV
- Attends trainings/online webinars to stay abreast of changes within these campaigns
- Works with Maguire/Maguire staff to ensure compliance and effective participation
- Other duties may be assigned.
- Responsible for gathering information to include in annual application for both the CFC/ICA campaigns
- Reports to ADOD on success of campaign initiatives
- Attends designated CFC campaign events as agreed upon by Annual Fund Manager and ADOD
- Works with Development Database Specialist to ensure compliance for charitable solicitation registrations in each state
- Works with Grants Manager to maintain relationships with current funding partners and identify new grant prospects
- Establishes awareness of fundable programs within organization
- Establishes network with funding agency administrators
- Works with Grants Manager to submit proposals that are within grantor standards/requirements
- Edits grant proposals in their final stage to ensure readiness for submission
- Works with ADOD to develop and implement an Employee Giving Program
- Works with staff of NCFV to develop plan for implementation of a robust, fun, and engaging way to encourage a culture of philanthropy among all NCFV employees
- Creates stewardship plan for keeping employees engaged throughout the year
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
- Proven track record in annual fund raising initiatives with knowledge of moves management.
- Ability to coordinate with peers to achieve desired outcomes
- Demonstrates initiative and actively seeks to strengthen current donor relationships and to identify and establish new ones.
- Demonstrates strong interpersonal, team building and management skills to effectively manage fundraising staff and activities and to elicit commitment to and advancement of agency missions and vision.
- Knowledge of, or a demonstrated commitment to learn about domestic violence issues and the circumstances faced by those experiencing domestic violence. Commitment to a nonviolent perspective and behavior and a willingness to work in such an environment.
- Ability to work effectively with others to reach common goals and objectives and to respond with sensitivity and awareness to those with diverse cultural, ethnic, social backgrounds, values, attitudes, and languages.
- Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work under tight and/or changing timelines; disciplined time management skills to coordinate and prioritize own activities
- Working knowledge of Windows Operating Systems and Microsoft Office applications.
- Working knowledge of a Donor Database, preference given to Raiser’s Edge
- Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing/Public Relations, human services, journalism, or related field. Or any combination of related education and experience with a documented record of the ability to perform duties and responsibilities of the position. (Equivalency formula: two years of experience is equal to one year of education.)
- A minimum of 2 years progressively responsible experience in fund development for not-for-profit organizations, preferably national or national in scope
- Must be willing to live in Austin, Texas.
Other Requirements/Working Conditions
- Must maintain the standards of confidentiality related to agency information, funders and other constituents.
- Ability to read, write and converse in English. Occasional public speaking and/or media work may be required.
- Availability to travel extensively and tolerate prolonged sitting or standing.
- Must have emotional and physical stamina to deal with a variety of stressful situations, to effectively work long and at times odd hours, while maintaining a sense of humor.
- Works in a normal office environment, with minimal exposure to dust, noise, or temperature extremes, assuming incumbent observes all policies, procedures, safety precautions and regulations.
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 Advancement Officer and the mission and philosophy of the agency. This description does not modify any employee’s at-will-status and is not a contract for continued employment of any duration.
To Apply: Please visit www.tcfv.org/jobs and download an application and complete in its entirety. It can be emailed to email@example.com or faxed to 512.306.9887. A resume without an application will not be accepted.