KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, FOUNDATION DEVELOPMENT
In this role, you will manage the fundraising efforts of all foundational grants and build a sustainable revenue stream. This role will require you to collaborate with the Chief Development Officer and the Director, Center for Best Practices to ensure NGA’s foundations revenue goals and objectives are met.
Other important responsibilities of the Associate Director, Foundation Development include:
Oversee the day-to-day operations of the foundation giving program;
Spearhead all fundraising efforts in support of policy programs and grants;
Cultivate and maintain long-term relationships with donors and donor networks by demonstrating the NGA’s role to organizational policy areas;
Steward existing foundation partners to increase participation and giving;
Increase visibility in policy and programs community by attending community events that are directly policy focused and philanthropic organizations;
Formulate strategies and identify additional funding sources and opportunities that embrace the organization's goals
Submit quarterly and annual reports to Chief Development Officer and evaluate success of fundraising efforts;
Oversee the data input and accuracy of the Microsoft Dynamics database system to track donor contact information and key touch points;
Communicate effectively in verbal and written forms; and
Be committed to NGA’s mission and goals to constructively serve the needs of all governors.
Ideal candidates should have a master's degree preferable in Business or a related field. Ten plus years working in areas of fundraising for foundations. Experience working with governors, working in federal or state agencies or non-profit organizations is preferred.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability to:
Effectively communicate, convene, and manage projects;
Design and implement successful strategies for seeking, obtaining, and stewarding current and potential donors;
Strong interpersonal and communications skills are required. Ease and competency in listening, conversation, and group presentations, as well as the ability to write with clarity is necessary;
Engender trust in others and be an effective collaborator;
Excellent organization skills as well as exacting attentiveness to details are required;
Exhibit foundational knowledge of state governments and subject matter expertise in policy focus areas;
Represent NGA in a variety of ways including, but not limited to forums that require public speaking and presentations;
Have commitment to the highest professional and ethical standards; and
Ability to travel up to 30%.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should apply online through NGA’s career site. NGA uses Clear Company and all information is kept strictly confidential. An application is considered when all required fields are completed. Please include:
Your resume highlighting your education, experience, and direct transferable skills
A portfolio of your best work (attach to your candidate profile via Clear Company)
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY DEMANDS
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. NGA is committed to providing a productive and safe environment. To achieve that goal, we conduct background and reference check investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Equal Opportunity Employment M/D/F/V.
WORKING AT NATIONAL GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION
NGA staff proudly serve our nation’s governors’ daily and it’s our mission to ensure we offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package designed to support the needs of NGA employees.
Additional Salary Information: More information will be available once application is successfully submitted.
About National Governors Association
Founded in 1908, the National Governors Association is a bipartisan organization of governors from the 55 states, territories and commonwealths whose mission is to share best practices, speak with an informed voice on national policy and develop innovative solutions to improve citizens’ lives through state government and support the principles of federalism.
Through NGA, governors identify priority issues and deal with matters of public policy and governance at the state and national levels. Our policy and research arm, NGA Center for Best Practices, helps states find collective answers to common issues and assists in developing and implementing innovative solutions to public policy challenges. Our Government Relations team ensures that states are a strong voice in Washington, DC. NGA also provides total consultative services, including management and technical assistance to both new and incumbent governors, their senior executive staff and trusted advisors.