House of Friendship

Development Manager
Posted Date: 
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Closing Date: 
Sunday, February 17, 2019

At House of Friendship we believe in what we are doing. We get out of bed each day to make a difference in our community; to walk with and to serve.  We are not happy with the status quo.  We get energy from ongoing learning and growth.  We lead with passion and believe without a doubt that everyone deserves to belong and thrive.  We live and breathe our values of Compassion, Inclusion, Justice, Dignity and Hope.  And we have fun!

Sounds pretty great doesn’t it?  It is!

We are seeking a passionate, authentic, community-minded, donor-centric fundraiser to lead and grow our Annual Fund program, provide mentorship to direct report/s and support the Development team’s broader objectives. Reporting to the Development Director, you will be responsible for augmenting our current Annual Fund program with growth-oriented fundraising strategies that strategically build on the solid foundation in place and are grounded in fact-based analysis and fundraising best practices.

**This is a full-time, permanent position. 37.5 hours per week, typically scheduled Monday – Friday, day shifts with some evening and weekend work to support events as needed.**

Your key responsibilities include:

1.     Lead and execute a robust, growth-oriented, insight-based Annual Fund program including cultivation, stewardship and impact reporting for annual & monthly donors, building on the current solid foundation in place;

2.     Uncover donation growth and campaign optimization opportunities that are based in thorough fact-based analysis and insights;

3.     Successfully lead and implement program change to achieve continual improvement;

4.     Inspire, mentor and support direct report/s as they lead our signature and third party events, and support the Annual Fund program;

5.     Collaborate with colleagues to achieve department and broader organizational objectives;

6.     Build relationships that inspire donors, volunteers and community partners to incrementally support our mission;

7.     Identify opportunities to optimize database (Raiser’s Edge) use, analysis, reporting and processes;

8.     Effectively engage and thank donors to ensure strong retention and donation growth, ensuring full alignment with fundraising best practices and House of Friendship’s Stewardship Polices;

9.     Track annual spending and fundraising results to budget;

10.  Responsible for the healthy and safe operation of the program.

Your skills and experience include:

1.     Undergraduate degree in Business, Marketing, Fundraising, or related field is required; CFRE designation or progress towards it is considered an asset;

2.     A “fundraising practitioner” with a minimum of four (4) years demonstrated success, in the social profit sector, leading and executing fundraising campaigns that deliver growth with annual and monthly donors including direct mail, email, online, donor acquisition, calling campaigns, donor stewardship and impact reporting;

3.     Proficient donor-centric communication skills, both oral and written;

4.     Strong relationship builder with proven ability to effectively engage a wide variety of constituents including donors, sponsors, volunteers, community leaders/partners, and colleagues;

5.     Excellent insight-based strategy, decision-making and analysis skills with high attention to detail and accuracy;

6.     Strong leadership skills with a passion for, and experience in, coaching and developing people and teams;

7.     Strong aptitude and proven experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar CRM system;

8.     Proven collaboration, interpersonal, emotional intelligence and resiliency skills;

9.     Excellent planning, organizational, process optimization and time management skills;

10.  Self-directed with high capacity to management multiple priorities and timelines;

11.  Excellent ability to maintain confidentiality of key constituents at all times;

12.  Easygoing and approachable with a positive attitude;

13.  Demonstrated commitment to uphold the vision, mission and values of House of Friendship.

As local travel is necessary, a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required.

If you are as passionate as we are about serving the most vulnerable in our community, let’s talk!

Please click on the link and apply with your resume and cover letter by February 17, 2019.