The Development Director, in conjunction with the Executive Director and the appropriate committees, creates and oversees the implementation of Mission Heritage Partners strategic approach to fundraising, which may include major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitation, special events, legacy/planned giving, membership cultivation/stewardship, and in-kind resources. Goals and fundraising targets will be established at the outset of employment. The position reports to the Executive Director.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Plan fund development activities
Collaborate with Executive Director and Development Committee to create a development plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of Mission Heritage Partners
Implement the fund development plan in accordance with ethical fundraising principles
Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being achieved
Monitor trends in the community and region and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary
Organize fund development activities
Develop and manage timelines for fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fundraising processes are carried out
Ensure the development office follows ethical fundraising practices
Research, prepare and submit grant applications to generate funding for park projects
Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising and friendraising/membership events to generate funds and new members
Expand the corporate, community and individual prospects for better targeting of the organization's fundraising priorities
Oversee the administration of a donor mailing list and database
Coordinate in-kind donations and make decisions regarding the issuing of receipts
Works in conjunction with the Special Events, Gala and Membership Committees to recruit and train volunteers for special events
Manage Development Budget
Develop annual income and expenditure budget for fundraising, marketing, and membership
Prepare regular reports on progress, budgets, receipts and expenditure related to fundraising and the management of development activities
Monitor expenses and analyze budget reports on fund development and recommend changes as necessary
Promote the organization
Be prepared to foster an understanding of philanthropy within the organization
Works with the Marketing/Public Relations Committee, to develop a comprehensive communication plan to promote the organization to its donors and maximize public awareness of the organization and its fundraising activities
In collaboration with staff, coordinates the design, printing and distribution of marketing and communication materials for development efforts
Works with the Executive Director, to build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of Mission Heritage Partners
Undergraduate degree required
Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) is an asset
Must have knowledge and experience in the following areas:
Federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations affecting non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations
Special event planning and management
Proficiency in the use:
Bloomerang donor management software
Microsoft Office Suite
The Development Director should demonstrate competence in the following areas:
Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve the finances of the organization and to create new opportunities in the area of fundraising.
Behave Ethically: Understands and follows ethical behavior and business practices.
Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with staff, board, committee members, as well as internal and external stakeholders to achieve the goals of the organization.
Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write clearly using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
Focus on Donor Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of donors to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.
Foster Teamwork: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.
3-5 years of fundraising experience
May be required to work some evenings and weekends during major campaigns and/or special events.
About Mission Heritage Partners
Founded in 1984, Mission Heritage Partners' mission is to preserve, protect and promote the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.
We are the official chartered "friends" group to the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and represent a community of people committed to filling the funding and advocacy gap for the four Missions within the Park.
We do this by:
Advocating for the park's protection and ongoing stewardship
Raising funds for preservation, protection, and education projects
Recruiting volunteers and partners to bolster the park's limited federal budget
Increasing public awareness and community engagement to build a larger community of visitors, supporters, and advocates