Development Officer – IT'S NOT OK Projects USA

By February 6, 2017

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER | ITS NOT OK PROJECTS | USA

Its Not OK Projects has an exciting new role
opening up in its USA office. Applicants need to be fervently passionate in the
fight for Social Justice, as this position plays an extremely crucial part in
the fundraising for Its Not OK Projects. With determination and dedication to
the cause, undertaking this role and doing so successfully, the Development
Officer will most certainly bring a significant change and make a huge impact
in the lives of those at risk.  

 

REPORTING TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

SUMMARY

The Development Officer
creates and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising,
which include major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitation, and in-kind
resources.

Develop new and unique ways to improve the finances of
the organisation and to create new opportunities

Understand ethical behaviour and business practices
and ensure own behaviour and the behaviour of others are consistent with these
standards and aligns with the values of the organisation.

Establish
and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and
externally, to achieve the goals of the organisation.

Speak,
listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and
effective communication tools and techniques.

Anticipate,
understand, and respond to the needs of donors to meet or exceed their
expectations within the organisational parameters.

Works
cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problem, and
make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.

Positively
influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the
organisation.

Assess
situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear
decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organisation.

Set
priorities, develop a work schedule, and monitor progress towards goals, and
track details, data, information and activities.

Determine
strategies to move the organisation forward, set goals, create and implement
actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.

Assess
problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information,
generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the
problem.

This position holds overall responsibility for the organisation’s fundraising and awareness programs and such is a senior position within the organisation.

 

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Plan fund development activities

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Collaborate with the Executive Director to
create a fund development plan which increases revenues to support the strategic
direction of the organisation

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Implement the fund development plans in
accordance with ethical fundraising principles

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Monitor and evaluate all fundraising
activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being achieved

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Monitor trends in the community or region
and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary

 

Organise fund development activities

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Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising
activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fund raising processes are
carried out in a timely manner

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Develop policies and procedures for the
development department which reflect ethical fundraising practices

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Prepare and submit grant applications as
outlined in the fund development plan to generate funds for the organisation

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Oversee the planning and execution of
special fundraising events as specified in the fund development plan to
generate funds for the organisation

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Identify and develop corporate, community
and individual prospects for the organisation’s fundraising priorities

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Oversee the administration of a donor
mailing list and database which respects the privacy and confidentiality of
donor information

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Coordinate in-kind donations and make
decisions regarding the issuing of receipts

Volunteer / Advocate Management

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In consultation with the Executive
Director, recruit, interview, and select fund development interns, volunteers
and advocates

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Develop and implement
goals and objectives for the volunteer/intern program which reflect the mission
of the organization

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Engage volunteers for special fund
development projects and events using established volunteer management
practices

Manage fund development budget

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Develop and gain approval for an annual
income and expenditure budget for the fund development program

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Prepare regular reports on progress,
budgets, receipts and expenditure related to fundraising and the management of
the fund development activities

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Monitor expenses and analyse budget
reports on fund development and recommend changes as necessary

Promote the organisation

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Foster an understanding of philanthropy
within the organisation

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Develop a comprehensive communication plan
to promote the organisation to its donors and maximize public awareness of the
fundraising activities of the organisation through social media, newsletters
and other media outlets

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Coordinate the design, printing and
distribution of marketing and communication materials for development efforts

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Build relationships with community
stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organisation

QUALIFICATIONS AND KEY ABILITIES 

Minimum of three (3) years experience
development (fundraising/donor relations), including highly developed
fundraising research, writing, editorial and messaging of fundraising requests

Proven track record with previous NFP’s in the ability to successfully raise funds, make presentations, direct mail activities, prepare foundation requests and supervise and co-ordinate an energetic staff team

Energetic and self-directed, with
effective time management and organizational skills including the ability to
deal with several priorities at the same time

Strong strategically-focused analytical
skills, good common sense; Capacity to provide leadership and to collaborate
with others in a team situation

Well-developed inter-personal and conflict
resolution and negotiating skills

Excellent communications skills, both oral
and written

Computer skills including familiarity with
word processing, database, and Internet

 

Applicants
are requested to apply through the Citipointe Job Board before 31 March 2017