Family and Children’s Association (FCA) seeks a Chief Development Officer/VP for Strategic Advancement to serve as a member of the organization’s executive team and lead its ambitious fundraising efforts. Reporting to the President/CEO, the CDO/VP works closely with senior staff and the Board of Trustees to provide strategic vision and oversight of the organization’s advancement and fundraising initiatives, assuring that FCA’s culture, activities and communications support the revenue growth needed to maintain and expand critical programs and operations.
As a key member of the executive team and important liaison to the Trustees, the CDO/VP will help set the strategic direction for the organization; help leadership identify and address organizational development issues that challenge and support the short and long-term strength and effectiveness of FCA; ensure that fundraising efforts are carried out in a way that reflects FCA’s values, mission and vision; and, evaluate the effect of internal and external forces on the organization and its fund development.
The CDP/VP will provide vision, inspiration and direction to development and communications staff, with 5+ direct reports who oversee event planning and execution, mail/email solicitations, major gifts, foundation relations and planned giving programs. The CDO/VP will maintain a balanced funding mix of donor sources and solicitation programs that attract, retain, and motivate donors. Additionally, the CDO/VP will establish performance measures and monitor results, while helping the President/CEO and agency Trustees evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s fund development program.