If you enjoy building strong relationships and can see yourself promoting an organization dedicated to serving others, this may be the job for you!
Rawhide’s Development Team has an opening for a Development Manager - Major Gifts. This role cultivates and secures major gifts from new and existing individuals, foundations, and corporations. The Development Manager must display exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills.
This role will work with a Development Team of 9 professionals, reporting directly to the Director of Development. Responsibilities include cultivating donors and sharing the Rawhide story through inspired writing and in-person meetings. This role will be promoting an organization with documented success in changing the lives of at-risk teenage boys for the last 50+ years. The success stories are endless. Not only does a Rawhide youth have direct care workers and house parents helping him every day, he also has therapists and case managers helping him process his prior trauma to build him into a man who can positively impact those in his sphere of influence.
The ideal candidate is someone who is mission driven with excellent organizational skills and thrives on the ability to inspire and build strong relationships both internally and externally. The candidate would be self-reliant and independent yet also a team player who is highly collaborative. Attention to detail as well as strong written and verbal communication skills are essential. This position will focus on our SE Region so regular travel will be part of the job as well as occasional evening and weekend work.
Duties and Responsibilities
Major Gifts: Identify potential donors and seeks to make a personal connection which could lead to a major gift in the future. Often, several meetings take place before making “the ask.” Seek to connect with individuals, foundations, corporations, etc.
Fundraising Events: Assist with the implementation and planning of fundraising events.
Community Events: Attend appropriate community events to build relationships in the Wisconsin public and private sector.
Corporate: Oversee implementation of fundraising goals for corporate and foundation giving.
Presentations: Direct the preparation and presentation of gift proposals and negotiate agreements for major gifts.
Record Keeping: Develop and enhance record keeping practices for previous, current, and potential donors.
Budget: Operate within the constraints of the budget established by the Director of Development.
Attend meetings and training as required.
Participate in staff committees as requested or necessary.
Work cooperatively with the supervisors of other departments at Rawhide.
Manage multiple priorities and implement strategies for complex situations.
Minimum of 3-5 years of development experience
Major donor contact experience
Bachelor's degree in a related field
Excellent communication skills
Ability to work independently
Public relations experience
Grant writing experience
Annual fund experience
Raisers Edge database experience
CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) designation
Non-profit experience highly preferred
Superior organizational skills
A professional demeanor
A commitment to the mission of Rawhide
About Rawhide, Inc.
Rawhide is a faith-based nonprofit organization founded in 1965 by businessman John Gillespie and his wife, Jan. They had a vision for a better way to reach out to troubled teenage boys. Former Green Bay Packer quarterback Bart Starr, and his wife, Cherry, joined the Gillespie’s to help start Rawhide's first home.Currently Rawhide has six boys’ homes on campus, with up to 10 at-risk boys in each home. Boys' ages range from 13-19 years. Rawhide provides counseling for the boys and their families, plus innovative academic and work experience training, and a strong staff commitment to help boys gain self-respect and a better way of life. More recently, Rawhide has added outpatient counseling centers in Green Bay, Milwaukee, and Appleton to meet the needs of youth and their families. Rawhide employs more than 170 employees and offers a competitive benefits package.