Posted on November 25, 2012
Divisional Director of Development
Salvation Army: Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware
Salvation Army: Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware - Divisional Director of Development
The Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware Division has an operating budget of $89 million with $12 million+ in fundraising goals. Funding sources include government contracts, grants (foundations and other), and donations from businesses, individuals and churches, as well as other fund raising efforts that contribute to the individual budgets for local or program budgets. The 2011 the total direct public support received (inclusive of contributions, gifts in kind, and special events) was $30 million. Reporting to the Divisional Commander (equivalent to the CEO of the Division), the Divisional Director of Development will be responsible for the Division’s total development program, including the management of department staff, establishing and leading fundraising and communications strategies and goals across all fundraising disciplines; and supporting the greater Philadelphia operations, including social service programs, and all corps and service units throughout th e Division to achieve their fundraising, communications, and board development goals.
S/he will bear the primary responsibility for collaborating with and managing direct reports in the 25-member Development Department that includes: Associate Director of Development, Director of Direct Marketing, Director of Marketing and Communications, Campaign Consultant(s) and other Fundraising/PR Consultants, Resource Development Managers and other development staff working across the Division, and an Administrative Assistant / Office Manager.
The Salvation Army: Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware Division
The Salvation Army (The Army) is an International, Evangelical Christian Church dedicated to providing individuals worldwide with spiritual, physical, social and emotional support. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Its message is based on the Bible and its ministry is motivated by the love of God. William Booth, and his wife Catherine, founded The Salvation Army in 1865 to serve London’s worst poverty-stricken districts. Today The Salvation Army focuses on mission-driven programs and service delivery designed to meet the needs of each local community. These programs include human service programs including, homeless projects, feeding programs, pre-school and after school care programs, shelters, disaster relief, senior programs, as well as The Salvation Army ministerial activities.
The Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware Division is in the Eastern Territory, one of the four U.S. geographic service areas. The Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware Division Headquarters (DHQ) is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Division is the administrative unit that oversees 52 Community Centers, Social Service Programs, Emergency Disaster Services, and 163 Service units providing support and outreach to thousands of people annually throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, including the Greater Philadelphia area and Delaware. The Divisional Director of Development will be based at the Divisional Headquarters building located in Center City Philadelphia and will oversee the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Division’s strategic and annual fundraising operations.
This search is being managed by Heather Eddy, CFRE, President and COO, Alford Group Executive Search. Interested candidates should apply online at http://ag-es.kintera.org/applicant. No applications will be accepted via email. Questions may be addressed to Whitney Wade at firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.
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