Donor Relations/Stewardship, Foundation, Major Gifts
The Vice President, Development is the primary fundraising professional for the ASAE Foundation. The VP provides leadership to all development programs, campaigns, and special events that support the foundation’s initiatives as well as managing donor and volunteer relations, and donor cultivations and recognition programs. Represents the foundation to key constituents and organizations within the association community.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Works closely with the President of the Foundation, the Foundation Board of Directors, the Development Committee, and other volunteers in the development and implementation of strategies and tactics to raise money to support all ASAE Foundation programs and research.
Serves as primary contact for donors and volunteers.
Working with the manager of operations, responsible for maintenance of accurate, complete, and up-to-date records on all donors, gifts, donor files, correspondence, etc., related to prospects, donors and development volunteers.
Oversees the mobilization of volunteer leaders for all fundraising activities.
Develops and manages campaigns for ongoing cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of key prospects and exercises initiative in identifying additional prospects through a systematic program of prospect research and evaluation.
Takes a leadership role in driving a collaborative process with staff and volunteer leaders that would result in the development of goals, objectives and operational plans for all fundraising and development programs.
Works closely with key internal departments including marketing, communications, social media, meetings & events, sponsorship, publications, research and website to accomplish the outreach and branding goals of the foundation.
With Meeting & Events team, develops plans for registration, logistics and on-site management of fundraising events associated with annual giving, Leadership and Legacy Societies, major gifts and grants, designated or restricted funds, capital programs, and special programs and/or events.
Initiates and cultivates relationships with individuals, associations, companies and foundations to build a stream of grant funding to support specific ASAE and the ASAE Foundation programs and initiatives.
With guidance from the ASAE Foundation President:
Determines fundraising goals and strategies for all development programs and campaigns.
Develops an annual operating budget for development programs, monitor financial performance against the budgets, and adjust operations, as appropriate, to insure the financial integrity of the Foundation.
Ensures that the Foundation conforms with all legal requirements of a 501(c)(3) organization, including financial management and reporting.
Ensures that all contributed gifts are received and processed in accordance with all applicable I.R.S. and accounting regulations. Maintains standards for donor confidentiality, stewardship, and use of funds.
III. Administration and Governance
Serves as senior staff liaison to the Development Committee.
Cultivates a strong partnership with the Foundation Board of Directors and Development Committee to direct development activities and volunteer engagement consistent with the mission of the Foundation.
With the Foundation President and Operations Manager, creates agendas and supports the meeting of the Development Committee and related subgroups.
Prepares all internal and external reports on the status of fundraising activities for the Foundation and any other reports as requested by the Foundation President.
This position supervises the Manager of Development Operations.
This job operates in a professional office environment.
No physical demands are requested for this position.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Job will require evening and weekend work, as necessary.
Travel is required and will vary depending upon campaign or project requirements.
Required Education and Experience
Undergraduate degree from accredited college/university.
Minimum 8 to 10 years of development/fundraising experience including development and implementation of annual giving campaigns, capital campaigns, planned giving, major gift solicitation, direct mail marketing, and donor cultivation/recognition programs and events.
Must be proficient in use of Microsoft suite of tools including SharePoint. Knowledge of integrated data base systems used in fundraising and donor management such as Aptify is a plus.
Preferred Education and Experience
CFRE and/or CAE credentials a plus.
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Additional Salary Information: Base salary commensurate with experience. Package includes incentive compensation plan. EOE.
About ASAE - The Center for Association Leadership
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 22,000 association executives and industry partners representing more than 11,000 organizations. Our members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world.With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the pr...emier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community.We believe associations have the power to transform society for the better. Our passion is to help association professionals achieve previously unimaginable levels of performance. We do this by nurturing a community of really smart, creative, and interesting people - our members. In short, we are the Center for Association Leadership.