The Communities In Schools (CIS) of Washington State Office is a small, high energy agency which provides technical assistance and support to independent affiliates and expanding communities across the state to support students through the proven CIS model of Integrated Student Services.
The successful candidate will bring 7+ years of relevant nonprofit resource development expertise to elevate this high performing agency. The state office has a history of strong operations and successful resource development, built upon a culture of philanthropy supported by committed board members and dedicated staff.
The Development Director is responsible for developing a multi-year strategy and supporting annual plans that enable us to achieve our ambitious resource development goals. In addition to cultivating and developing their own resource development efforts, they will effectively leverage board member efforts to meet the revenue goals of the state office which are bench marked and evaluated annually. This position also provides leadership and expertise to help strengthen fund raising capability and capacity of Washington’s network of CIS affiliate offices.
Develop and implement a comprehensive fund development plan to meet strategic objectives and financial goals.
Develop, retain and deepen corporate and foundation relationships; coordinate event sponsorships and identify other potential avenues of corporate support.
Collaborate with the Board Resource Development Committee Chair to lead and support activities of the state board; inspire, develop and leverage board member talents and connections through coaching and mentoring, to maximize resource development support.
Implement, coordinate, and optimize an annual individual giving program with customized cultivation plans.
Lead and provide managerial oversight and support for the Development Manager; support the annual grants calendar and client relationship manager database to achieve agency objectives and legal requirements.
Oversee the development and implementation of friend raising and fund raising events in alignment with the resource development plan; coordinate our annual Mardi Gras Event to leverage agency capacity and secure contracted support to meet established goals.
Provide guidance, consulting, and leadership to local affiliate executive directors and boards to strengthen fundraising skills and capacity within their local communities.
Develop and lead collaborative fundraising strategies through an affiliate network resource development committee; provide opportunities to increase state-wide interactions and capacity of affiliate development staff.
Demonstrate leadership and customer service in alignment with the state office values and belief in local empowerment.
Actively contribute to a culture of team work with the state office and affiliate network.
Represent Washington on national CIS initiatives and partnerships.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, business or other related areas required; Master’s Degree preferred.
CFRE a plus.
Minimum of seven years fundraising for nonprofits and/or community organizations with increasing responsibilities; work with a federated organization a plus.
Development and implementation of a successful resource development plan with a range of clearly defined fund development strategies.
Use of a client relationship manager database for donor cultivation and stewardship.
Direct engagement with Board members to cultivate prospective supporters and evidence of successful solicitation of gifts $5,000 or higher.
Supervision and oversight of staff to support agency goals.
Public speaking and presentations for small to mid-sized audiences.
Exceptional relationship skills to foster team work aligned with strong leadership qualities to motivate staff, network leaders and board members.
Highly entrepreneurial, multi-tasker with a solution focus.
Competency with computer software including Microsoft Office Suite and a client relationship manager database.
Comfort in dealing with a variety of personalities, positions and skill levels.
Organized, efficient, detail and process oriented.
Excellent written, oral, presentation, and professional skills.
Pass criminal background check.
Ability to work evening and weekends as needed.
Access to reliable transportation and ability to travel to meet with donors and affiliate leaders across Washington in various settings.
Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.
To apply for this position, please email a cover letter with resume clearly detailing work experience and qualifications related to this position by 5:00 PDT on May 28, 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Qualified applicants will be scheduled for an initial interview to be held on June 4th.
Selected finalists will be asked to participate in several scheduled activities between June 6th and June 18th with board and affiliate leadership to provide insight into the agency culture and job expectations which will inform the final selection.
Additional Salary Information: Salary range starts at $90,000 and may be negotiated based on commensurate experience. Medical/Dental, Vacation, Sick, and Holiday pay. (Retirement after 1 year)
About Communities In Schools of Washington
We are part of the nation's leading dropout prevention organization, working in public schools to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
In Washington last year, our site coordinators helped 81,000 students overcome barriers to success, stay on track to graduate, and aim for a brighter future.