The Director of Development works closely with the Executive Director, the agency’s Leadership Team and the Development Committee of the Board of Directors to develop the annual Development, Communication and Branding Strategies for the organization. She or he will be responsible for developing a vision and leading the overall fund development and communication efforts for RISE, building capacity through a diverse array of strategies.
The Director of Development is responsible for all development initiatives and activities of the organization. He/she is directly responsible for the development and implementation of the annual giving plan including cultivating and maintaining relationships with new and existing donors and supporters, developing and building a Major Gifts Program, establishing planned giving, and developing and implementing a branding and communication strategy and systems. The Director of Development is also responsible for the oversight and management of special events. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director of Development participates in strategic planning and budgeting initiatives in addition to problem solving.
As with all positions at our agency, it is the duty of the individual in this position to fully support the mission, vision and values of the agency, to work in a coordinated manner with other employees, and to demonstrate professional and personal confidence in the service delivery model and approaches taken by the organization.
Bachelor’s degree in fund development, marketing, communications, or business-related field
5 years of fund development experience, with demonstrated experience with major gifts and effective fundraising, 7-10 years preferred.
Experience facilitating teams and/or with project management.
Experience with strategic planning for development and communications, and demonstrated ability to implement activities.
Experience with digital marketing or social media coordination.
Ability to drive self and others via vehicle
Creative, strategic and visionary thinker
Ability to pay attention to detail
Commitment to quality and the timely completion of duties
Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team as well as engage and facilitate teams of people
Ability to plan and manage projects
Strong time management skills
Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
Proficient computer skills, specifically in current versions of Microsoft Office Suite and online tools (WordPress, social media platforms, MailChimp, creative software; and willingness to learn new skills as needed or required
Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team
Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) or other industry certification
2-5 years of public relations and marketing experience a plus.
Demonstrated experience leading development work with Board of Directors
Experience creating original marketing collateral and copy for blogging, social media content, and general communications that represent the organization.
Bilingual in Spanish, French, Arabic, Hmong, or another language as deemed necessary by program (in addition to English) as determined by ALTA test and within RISE’S acceptable range
Proficiency using Donor Snap database
Additional Salary Information: Excellent Benefits
About RISE Wisconsin, Inc.
RISE emerged in April 2017 from a merger between Community Partnerships, Inc. and Center for Families, two Dane County non-profits focused on community-based, strengths-driven services to children, families, and young adults. When Community Partnerships was established in 2000, the agency’s primary focus was providing mental health wraparound services to children and their families. Since 1976, Center for Families’ services and programs have focused on building strong, stable families and preventing child abuse. Together, the organizations have more than 60 years of experience providing services in our community, and serve more than 6,800 individuals (including children and families) annually.
RISE believes in the power of human connection and the resilience that exists within everyone. We embrace strengths-based, solutions-focused approaches to addressing the mental health and wellness needs of our community. Our services provide education, support, stabilization, and coordination of care to children, families, and individuals in our community.