Chief Development Officer/VP for Strategic Advancement

Strategy and Planning: 

  • Provides a clear, compelling, and inspirational vision and strategy for FCA's multifaceted fundraising program that creates pathways for sustained revenue growth.
  • Leads, develops, and manages a highly capable development and communications team who ensures that all fundraising objectives are aligned with organizational initiatives and priorities.
  • Designs and implements fund development programs, including special events, that produce solid ROI, while helping to set and manage appropriate expectations with the President/CEO and trustees.
  • Assures proper planning including goal setting, strategy development, benchmarking, and evaluation to support fund development growth.
  • Researches and establishes new public and private revenue streams to diversify and expand FCA's funding base.
  • Adheres to the highest ethical standards in management, governance, and fund development, ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations and laws and maintaining accountability to donors.

Board of Trustees/Leadership Council Management:

  • Manages and helps lead the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees, working with them to increase board engagement in fundraising activities.
  • Serves as a fundraising liaison to the Board of Trustees, working with the President/CEO and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to prepare presentations/reports and ensure the Board is up to date and informed.

Fundraising & Stewardship:

  • Researches, evaluates, and establishes new revenue streams with a goal of continuing to diversify and expand FCA's funding base.
  • Participates in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual and corporate donors as appropriate.
  • Sustains and expands a robust donor base by developing and maintaining long-term relationships with funders through community outreach, media, accurate and regular reporting, and branding and marketing activities.
  • Builds fundraising capacity, systems and processes through technology, training, and talent management.

Staff Management & Collaboration:

  • Supervises all development and communications staff and serves as the primary liaison to relevant outside consultants.
  • Encourages a culture of high performance and accountability that values learning and a commitment to quality.

Required Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Bachelor's Degree is required; Master's degree or related certification is highly desired.
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive development experience in the non-profit sector is required.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of development, including all aspects of fundraising, with a strong background in securing major gifts, planned giving, special events, online campaigns, and foundation relations.
  • Demonstrated success increasing development revenue through strategic planning, effective leadership, and the integration of multiple revenue streams with clear metrics and goals; specific experience growing and strengthening a monthly giving program preferred.
  • Experience directly cultivating and stewarding major donors along with deep knowledge of the major donor funding landscape and trends. Experience with personally soliciting and securing six and seven figure gifts is a plus.
  • Excellent management and leadership skills with an ability to provide clear direction and hold staff accountable for ambitious, attainable goals as well as a genuine interest in coaching and developing team members.
  • Superior supervisory skills and proven ability to effectively manage both onsite and remote staff/consultants is required.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with senior leadership teams, non-profit boards, and other organizations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a track record of engaging and persuasive public speaking and the ability to produce/edit compelling printed publications.
  • Strong data and analysis orientation with a proven ability to use data to drive fundraising decisions and planning.

 Benefits Include:

  • Medical, dental, life, supplemental life, STD/LTD insurance, and (403)b plan with generous employer match.
  • Accessibility to other voluntary benefits such as TDA, flexible spending account, AFLAC cancer care, personal accident, and supplemental dental insurance.
  • 20 vacation days, 12 sick days, 4 personal days, 11 holidays and 2 floating holidays per year.       

  Family and Children's Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran