Posted on February 16, 2013
Development Officer (Part-Time)
Beyond OCD - Development Officer (Part-Time)
Beyond OCD, founded in 1994, is the leading provider of consumer-friendly resources designed to help people cope with and ultimately conquer Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). We serve adults and children with OCD, their families and the mental health professionals who treat them. We are located in Chicago. To learn more, visit our web sites, www.BeyondOCD.org and www.OCDEducationStation.org.
Overview of Position
Secure philanthropic contributions from all sources, focusing primarily on individuals, to support the general operating budget of Beyond OCD and special projects as identified by the Board of Directors. Special attention is given to building the Beyond OCD pool of donors and further engaging current donors to increase contribution levels.
The Development Officer will provide strategic vision, leadership and creativity in building and implementing a comprehensive and successful development plan that is focused on new and current donors. The Development Officer will develop a matrix of communication and solicitation strategies involving email, direct mail, telephone, face-to-face meetings, events and volunteer engagement, all focused on shaping a sustainable tradition of philanthropic support and progressing donors through the major gifts pipeline. The Development Officer must meet assigned goals and increase the percentage of participation and level of giving. The candidate for the newly created Development Officer position will be an outstanding leader who is self-motivated and can think in new paradigms, and has the ability to inspire others including donors, Board members and volunteers. The successful candidate will have a proven track record and be driven to succeed.
- Identify new prospective donors and work with the Board and the Executive Director to develop strategic plans for their involvement.
- Develop an annual stewardship plan for Beyond OCD donors.
- Plan and implement periodic appeals.
- Conceptualize, provide strategic vision for, and manage the production of fundraising materials and appeal letters.
- Demonstrate the ability to effectively ask for donations.
- Track, engage and tailor solicitation efforts. Maintain a calendar of regular donor communications.
- Understand and represent to prospective donors the full array of gift vehicles, including outright gifts, trusts, bequests, gifts of property, stocks, etc.
- Prepare an annual development budget and monthly development reports for the Board of Directors.
- Become well-informed about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and its treatment.
Prerequisites & Experience
- Proven track record in producing results in previous job
- Bachelor’s degree
- Five years of progressive fundraising experience
- Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
- Experience in direct mail, social media, grant writing, special event leadership and constituent stewardship
- Computer proficient, with special emphasis on Microsoft Office Pro 2010 software
- Strong organizational skills
- Time and project management orientation
- Strong knowledge of individual donor acquisition and annual giving
- Must be comfortable in an entrepreneurial environment
Compensation & Position Structure
Salary will be commensurate with background and experience. The position is part-time (20 hours per week). Fifty percent of the time may be remote. Schedule flexible. Occasional weekend or evening meetings required.
Please submit cover letter with salary requirements, writing sample and resume by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Part-Time Development Officer” in the subject line. No phone calls please.