POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Chief Development Officer, North Carolina Masonic Foundation
LOCATED IN: Raleigh, North Carolina
For almost a century, North Carolina Masons have contributed to the endowment and growth of two charities that care for children and senior citizens in need: The Masonic Home for Children at Oxford, and WhiteStone: A Masonic and Eastern Star Community in Greensboro. In partnership with the North Carolina Masonic Foundation, 32,000 brothers in 370 lodges from Murphy to Manteo support residents of our homes and contribute to a wide range of funds benefiting outreach programs, scholarships, and lodge restoration. The Foundation provides fundraising and communications support as well as investment services with an overarching goal of making our state, and the world, a better place, consistent with the ideals of Freemasonry. To learn more, visit https://mfnc.org/.
THE LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY Reporting directly to the Foundation Board, the Chief Development Officer will develop and implement a philanthropic vision with charity partners and key stakeholders that will sustain and expand the Foundation’s annual revenue of $400,000 and $87M endowment to fulfill the charitable interests of Masons across North Carolina. The Officer will build a comprehensive development program with key metrics designed to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors and lead a team of three to actualize that plan. The Officer will be entrusted with the following key responsibilities:
Represent the mission, vision, and values of the fraternal order internally and externally.
Build a philanthropic spirit among staff, board members, donors, partners, and the Masonic community while building support for and adopting best practices for development.
Develop and drive the Foundation’s annual development plan in partnership with the Foundation board, charity partners, and staff.
Serve as the Foundation’s primary advocate, fundraiser, spokesperson, and administrator.
Provide strategic support to assist partners and stakeholders in developing goals, plans and procedures.
Provide regular reports to the Foundation board, Grand Lodge, and charities on performance and activity.
Build a case for support that articulates vision for the Foundation and inspires investment.
Develop and implement a development plan to further engage donors and volunteers.
Oversee the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors for the Foundation and involve staff, board, and partners in execution.
Manage a personal portfolio of donors resulting in direct solicitation.
Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential donors.
Lead and promote the ongoing growth of annual, capital, planned, and endowed resources.
Community Outreach and Communications
Share stories of impact to motivate Masons, board members, donors, and partners in a way that inspires them to support the Foundation.
Build the Foundation’s brand and reputation to increase awareness and engagement.
Cultivate and build strong working relationships with key stakeholders across the Masonic community including the Foundation board, the Grand Lodge, and the leadership of collaborating charities.
Work with the communications director to develop formal communications plans as part of the comprehensive, annual development plan.
Actively engage in the community and serve as the face of the organization.
Build a high functioning, collaborative development team that plays to the strengths of the team.
Foster a culture of teamwork and accountability, developing staff members to their highest potential.
Maintain a positive and healthy workplace that attracts, retains, and motivates employees and volunteers.
Establish annual working goals for development staff, offer regular consultation and feedback, and conduct annual staff performance evaluations.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
The Chief Development Officer must be committed to the mission, vision, and values of the North Carolina Masonic Foundation, and dedicated to creating and stewarding relationships with constituencies that enable the successful, consistent delivery of the mission. In addition, he or she should possess the following key attributes:
At least 10 years of proven leadership of a comprehensive fundraising program with successful face to face solicitations of planned and major ($50,000+) gifts.
A record of working successfully within a complex charitable organization that includes interconnected boards and stakeholders.
Experience building and leading a collaborative team to reach annual goals.
Demonstrated respect for, and an understanding of, the Masonic fraternity and the core values of the brethren and partnering institutions.
Experience developing and executing capital campaigns and soliciting planned gifts.
The ability to articulate, verbally and in writing, a passion for the mission of the Foundation and the philanthropic opportunity that it provides.
A professional demeanour with a leadership style encompassing confidence, humility, and the ability to connect with individuals from all walks of life.
Relationship manager with success in building relationships with teammates and members of the community who can personally invest, or who can influence individual, foundation, or corporate giving.
A change agent who accepts that change is normal and thrives in that environment.
Familiarity with Raisers Edge is preferred, and a thorough understanding of the role data plays in shaping strategy.