Capital Campaigns/Endowment, Development – General, Planned Giving
4 Year Degree
Are you someone who would thrive on creating a brand-new development strategy and fundraising programs? The ACI Foundation has recently defined fundraising as one of its strategic pillars. Be a part of this new endeavor for the Foundation and work to grow the future of the concrete industry while inspiring a world full of ACI Members to honor the heritage of the world’s most used form of infrastructure.
We are looking for a dynamic individual to design and execute the overall fundraising strategy including the following core initiatives: annual fund, major gifts, events, corporate partnerships, and planned/endowment gifts.
You’ll have the advantage of working with a large and passionate support team including event planning, marketing and communication services, publishing, and IT.
Job functions include but are not limited to:
Responsible for meeting annual fundraising financial target goals, including monthly key performance indicators (KPIs) associated with these goals.
Responsible for all donor cultivation, solicitation, and recognition, including development of an annual donor recognition event.
Responsible for the development of a planned giving program, including the creation of an advisory committee, related policies and procedures, program events, and marketing and educational material.
Specific to campaign support and volunteer leadership roles, build relationships with board and staff members, volunteers, community partners, and donors. Develop systems to encourage board members’ involvement in annual fund solicitation, personal giving, and donor recognition.
Create, plan, and coordinate major fundraising events. Work closely with assigned volunteer committees.
Attend all events and be active in relevant community initiatives.
Act as staff liaison to the Board’s Development Committee.
Maintain records of all past and current donor activity. Oversee stewardship effort including preparation of acknowledgments of giving, thank you notes, and tax documentation.
Create an effective and efficient system for sharing of information, case successes, and financial/outcome data.
Working with the Foundation’s leadership, advance and grow an internal culture and commitment to philanthropy.
Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations, laws, and standards of professional conduct for fundraising professionals.
The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree and five years of demonstrated fund development
Proficiency in database programs and all Microsoft Office programs is essential. Knowledge of and experience using donor software is also necessary.
The position requires domestic and international travel.
The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:
Demonstrate the willingness and ability to align with the ACI Foundation’s mission and vision.
Adept at developing and maintaining effective professional relationships with all stakeholders, including employees, volunteers, and the general public.
Proven management skills and strong business acumen, including: problem solving, vision, ability to manage multiple programs, efficiently plan and implement activities within policies and procedures, accept accountability, respond to inquiries in a timely manner, meet deadlines, and deliver strong, measurable results.
Ability to speak and write clearly, concisely and persuasively using correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with aptitude to communicate one-on-one or in group settings.
Must be self-directed, organized, flexible, and creative, with the capacity to work independently and perform with poise under pressure.
Recently named one of Crain's Detroit 2017 Cool Places to Work, we offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, and flexible spending accounts, a 403(b) Plan with generous match and base contribution, a friendly work environment, flex time, and training & development opportunities.
About American Concrete Institute
The American Concrete Institute's subsidiary, the ACI Foundation, is committed to promoting progress in the concrete industry through scholarship, research, and innovation, and is seeking to expand its programs through increased community support.