Director of Development & Marketing

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LINCOLN CHILD CENTER
Lincoln Child Center enables vulnerable and emotionally troubled children and their families to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

JOB DESCRIPTION:      Director of Development & Marketing
PROGRAM:        Administration
ACCOUNTABILITY:        President/Chief Executive Officer

JOB SUMMARY:
The Director of Development & Marketing designs and implements the plan for fundraising activities with an annual targeted goal of $1,000,000+; develops and manages community relations; and manages the Office of Development, Marketing, and Volunteer Resources for Lincoln Child Center.  A member of Senior Management Team who will work with the President/CEO and other key staff to set the strategic direction for the organization within the parameters of the organization’s strategic plan. Supervises an office of professional staff and produces data for strategic decisions.

EXPERIENCE:    
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree with advanced education preferred.
  • Five to seven years experience in fundraising with a non-profit organization.
  • Experience in managing staff and working with volunteers on fundraising; excellent interpersonal skills; high integrity; ability to work independently and with flexibility; ability to make direct solicitations of donors; knowledge of the East Bay community.
  • Experience/knowledge of capital campaigns; knowledge of fundraising software.
  • Experience stewarding major donors.
  • Experience soliciting gifts of $50,000 and over.
  • Experience soliciting corporate sponsorship.
  • Experience/knowledge of running marketing campaigns and promoting branding activities.
  • Demonstrated awareness of, sensitivity to and competence in dealing with cultural and socioeconomic diversity of client population.
  • Valid California driver’s license, a clear driving record and personal vehicle insurance coverage.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Development Planning:
  • Develop the fundraising plan, which will identify, implement, and evaluate the fundraising strategy as growth and future focused enterprise.
Fundraising:  
  • Develop and manage a major gifts program.
  • Create annual and long-term fundraising plans and develop and manage fundraising activities of LCC, which include annual campaign, special events, planned giving and the development of a strong diversified base of support with special emphasis on increased individual gifts.
  • Work with the President/CEO and Board of Directors on strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual major gifts prospects.
  • Work with the Board Resource Committee and report to the Board on fundraising progress.
  • Motivate and coordinate volunteer fundraising efforts of the Board, and LCC’s auxiliary groups.
  • Supervise the management of the grants submission process and maintain grants calendar.
  • Build and maintain a system of stewarding gifts to the organization.
  • Work to identify, cultivate and solicit corporate donors for general and sponsorship support.
  • Manage and motivate a team towards the completion of goals and activities outlined in the strategic plan.
  • Ensure that department activities abide by Council of Accreditation standards.
  • Manage and further develop the computerized software.
  • Develop strategies that identify current needs; design a strategy upon which future fundraising can be based.
Community Relations/Marketing:
  • Promote community awareness of Lincoln Child Center, its programs and its mission through the development of a community relations and marketing program that features:
    • Materials and brochures promoting LCC activities;
    • Published media articles and presentations;
    • Speakers bureau;
    • Annual Report of Giving and agency activities; and
    • Publication of a newsletter.
    • Website, e:collateral and social media platforms.
CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, non-union, exempt, benefited.

COMPENSATION:    Commensurate with background and experience.

BENEFITS:     Competitive benefits package available.
 
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