The Director of Development creates and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to engage new donors and expand our support base. This position will include managing our development program, identifying, cultivating, and soliciting prospects, and engaging with our Board of Directors. While working with the entire team, the Director of Development reports to the President & CEO.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Collaborate with the President & CEO to create a multi-channel fundraising plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization
Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that goals are being achieved
Monitor trends and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary;
Generate new ideas that increase revenue and donor loyalty
Manages the development database and donor records which includes gift and pledge processing
Prepares and updates, as required, notes/reports and other summary items showing the development office’s progress in achieving the fundraising goals over the course of a fiscal year
Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fundraising processes are carried out in a timely manner
Prepare and submit grant applications to generate donations for the organization; maintain grant schedule and other development calendars
Oversee the planning and execution of donor engagement events
Coordinate with the Communications Director to create effective materials to support development efforts
Manage and direct outside vendor(s)
Other duties, as assigned
Better Markets is looking to hire a Director of Development who has the following minimum qualifications, experience and skills:
A self-starter that can confidently and professionally take ownership of all development matters
Excellent written and oral communications skills
A problem solver that can multitask, juggle multiple projects and work under pressure
A team player with a good sense of humor
At least 4 years of non-profit fundraising experience
Must be able to effectively convey Better Market’s story, have the ability to properly prepare for and meet deadlines, and collaborate with staff, President & CEO and Board of Directors
Solid understanding of development operation fundamentals and how to improve and enhance existing systems
Expert in using database systems, including those to track fundraising efforts
Exceptional prospect screening and research skills
Expert in running reports and extracting information from the reports
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
Willing and able to travel
Better Markets is an equal opportunity employer.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package including health insurance (dental and vision included), 401K and tax-deferred flexible spending accounts.
About Better Markets
Better Markets is the public’s voice in the fight to reform and strengthen our financial system so it never needs a taxpayer bailout or threatens to plunge our economy into chaos again. We’re non-profit, non-partisan, and independent. We’re the Wall Street watchdog with a point of view.
The biggest economic collapse since the Great Depression was triggered by a combination of wild speculation and risky bets on Wall Street. The big bankers pocketed billions in bonuses while their recklessness crippled our economy and cost millions of working and middle-class Americans their jobs, homes and savings. To prevent Wall Street from ever doing that again, Congress passed a financial reform law to clean up the way Wall Street works and hold its CEOs and bankers accountable for breaking the rules. Now, the same mega-banks that caused the collapse are spending millions of dollars to lobby regulators and other parts of the government to destroy financial reform and create loopholes so they can take the same dangerous risks that caused the economic crisis.
Our job is to do everything we can to make sure the mega-banks don’t get their way and we have real, strong financial reform that prot...ects our people and the economy by requiring transparency, demanding accountability, and ensuring oversight.