Capital Campaigns/Endowment, Development – General, Foundation
4 Year Degree
The Executive Director will serve as the chief development officer for the Delta Gamma Foundation and in this capacity will work with the Board of Trustees and staff to develop, implement and supervise a variety of development initiatives designed to create and/or enhance favorable and responsive attitudes which will strengthen the support and maximize giving to the Foundation from each of its potential publics. The Executive Director is responsible for providing leadership and vision, directing daily operations, and furthering the long-term goals of the organization while maintaining a regular schedule of travel throughout the United States and Canada to steward existing donors as well as to build and cultivate new donors.
CFRE and/or ACFRE certification
Familiarity and/or experience with a similar type of membership organization
Team player, highly motivated, self-directed and achievement-oriented with superior interpersonal skills
Previous experience managing direct reports including hiring, training, developing, coaching, mentoring and performance management
Proven success in designing, implementing and leading successful and progressive fundraising activities, including annual fund, major gift, and planned gift programs, and capital campaigns
Evidence of commitment to the profession and to philanthropy through volunteer service and financial support to his/her foundation or organization
Delta Gamma membership
Bachelor’s degree in business, public relations or related field; an MBA or equivalent
Requirements of Executive Director Position:
Provide strategic leadership to advance the mission and business of the Delta Gamma Foundation while working in concert with the Delta Gamma Fraternity
Maintain a healthy and positive relationship with the Foundation Board of Trustees, Fraternity Council, NPC leaders and partner organizations
Cultivate relationships with individuals, collegiate chapters and alumnae groups to develop interest and increase support of the Foundation
Coordinate and manage activities of the Foundation staff to ensure efforts and projects are concentrated on our three signature programs: Service for Sight, Grants to the Fraternity for Leadership and Educational Programming and Grants to Individual Members
Lead, coach and mentor Foundation staff to deliver outstanding performance, service and professional development
Conduct, manage and control the operations of Delta Gamma Foundation, including overall program effectiveness, fund development, budgetary controls, volunteer relations, Board of Trustee relations, public relations, and personnel administration
Select, supervise and evaluate the performance of the Foundation staff, developing a staffing structure to meet goals, including interviewing, hiring and training of Foundation staff personnel; propose budget increases for salary adjustments and determine promotion within Foundation staff
Work with director of finance on matters relating to policy, budgeting and investments; report findings to Board of Trustees
Travel as a major gift officer for development, as a speaker for Founders Day and other events and as a representative at all highly visible conferences and seminars
Recommend, develop and direct Foundation activities; develop strategies and processes to identify and solicit gifts from potential donors; maintain records related to Foundation activities and results
With the help of assistance of legal counsel, ensure that all requirements for registrations for solicitations, renewals, and reports are current in states requiring such registration
Stay abreast of changes in solicitation laws and other legislation affecting fundraising
Engage in donor prospecting, research, cultivation, and recognition
Work with volunteers, staff, board, and other constituents to ensure that fundraising goals are met and lead solicitation strategy as necessary
Serve on the Foundation Financial Committee as a voting member overseeing key financial staff in preparing and presenting an annual budget to the Board of Trustees; file Foundation reports and maintain fiscal responsibility
Work with Board of Trustees to design and implement special events created for fundraising, cultivation and/or donor recognition purposes
Attend and prepare Board of Trustees meetings; attend Officer Training Seminar, leadership conferences and Convention
Please submit cover letter, including salary requirement, and resume to contact email included.
Additional Salary Information: Delta Gamma Foundation offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience to attract the right candidate. The organization offers stimulating work and professional development opportunities, encouraging all Delta Gamma Foundation team members to generate innovative ideas to further the goals of the organization. Delta Gamma Foundation also provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and life as well as supplemental insurance options; 401(k) with employer matching; and generous holiday and vacation paid time off.
About Delta Gamma Foundation
About Delta Gamma Foundation: Incorporated in 1951, the Delta Gamma Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization formed as a complement to the Delta Gamma Fraternity, creating a vehicle for members to promote the educational interests and social responsibility referenced in Article II of the Fraternity Constitution. The Delta Gamma Foundation
fosters lifetime enrichment for members, promotes Service for Sight and partners with the Fraternity to ensure the future of our sisterhood.
Delta Gamma Foundation comprises a professional staff of 14, including the Executive Director, and is governed by a nine-member elected Board of Trustees. We are one Delta Gamma, but in accordance with Internal Revenue Code, the Foundation and Fraternity are two separate organizations. Each entity offers unique opportunities for our members to “Do Good.” The Foundation has net assets of over $30M. In FY 2018-2019, Delta Gamma Foundation awarded more than $1M in scholarships and fellowships and made grants to the Delta Gamma Fraternity of almost $1.2M. For more information, please visit www.deltagamma.org/foundation or www.deltagamma.org.
About Delta Gamma Fraternity:
Delta Gamma Fraternity was ...founded in 1873 at the Lewis School in Oxford, Mississippi. The objects of the Fraternity shall be to foster high ideals of friendship among women, to promote their educational and cultural interests, to create in them a true sense of social responsibility and to develop in them the best qualities of character. Today we have more than 250,000 initiated members, 153 collegiate chapters and 200 alumnae groups. Delta Gamma Fraternity Executive Offices is in Columbus, Ohio.