The Maryland SPCA (MD SPCA) is dedicated to improving the lives of the greater Baltimore area’s pets and people. Each year, the organization raises approximately $4 – 5 million in operating funds through a comprehensive annual development program. The Development Director is responsible for leading all aspects of planning, organizing, and implementing the development program, including grants, major gifts, annual fund, direct mail, planned giving, special events and capital campaigns. The Director works closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in all development and fund raising endeavors. The Director is a key member of the MD SPCA senior leadership team and reports to the Executive Director.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead all fundraising efforts, including preparation of annual development plans and corresponding financial projections, for the approval of the Executive Director and the Board.
Supervise, lead, mentor and motivate a fundraising team of four.
Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
Oversee the annual fund campaign, including a $1 million direct mail program.
Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.
Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish relationships and effective communications with them.
Build the planned giving program.
Oversee fund raising special events, working closely with the Events Manager and Communications Director.
Direct periodic capital campaigns and other major gift fundraising initiatives.
As the representative of the senior leadership team, work closely with the Board’s Development Committee to plan and implement the development program. Provide guidance, support, and regular reports on progress toward annual fundraising goals and strategic goals as outlined in the SPCA’s Strategic Plan.
Oversee preparation of periodic development progress reports, including financial projections.
Oversee fundraising database, tracking and reporting systems, and prospect research.
Oversee and closely monitor donor stewardship, cultivation and MOVES management plans, ensuring that the top 100 prospects have individual annual plans.
Perform other related duties as requested.
Must have 7-10 years minimum experience with a track record of success in closing major gifts of $25,000 or more.
Must embrace the mission of the Maryland SPCA.
Have knowledge and experience in fundraising strategies and tactics, particularly annual fund and major gift fundraising.
Possess a strong business acumen.
Possess the interpersonal and leadership skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers.
Strong interpersonal and excellent writing skills.
Be a “self-starter” and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.
Be extremely organized, detail-oriented, and exhibit “follow through” on tasks.
Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability.
Have knowledge and experience with Raiser’s Edge.
A bachelor’s degree, with an advanced degree or CFRE certification a plus.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is primarily performed in an office setting.
Frequent sitting, use of computer keyboard and telephone with some bending, stooping and walking.
Will occasionally work in setting-up, staffing, and breaking down special events.
Cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies are routinely present.
APPLICATION and SEARCH PROCESS:
Our fundraising counsel, Carter Global, is conducting this search. Please refer any questions to them (email@example.com).
To be considered, please E-mail by January 12:
Cover letter with required salary range
While the application deadline is January 12, the position will remain open until filled.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience and other qualifications. Please specify your desired salary range in your cover letter.
The Maryland SPCA’s mission is to improve the lives of pets and people in the community. We are dedicated to helping both pets and people and to saving the lives of animals in the community.
Our adoption center adopts out more than 3,500 needy and unwanted pets each year. There is no time limit for an animal to stay in our care until he is adopted. Our staff and volunteers provide excellent car...e to the dogs and cats in need. Each pet receives medical care including neuter surgery, vaccinations, treatments, as well as TLC. Enrichment is also provided so that the animals have positive activities to reduce stress. The facility provides warmth and comfort while the pets await new homes.