The Director, Community Advancement (DCA) identifies, cultivates, and trains volunteers to implement annual team oriented or social event development/fundraising plans in their markets. A DCA will also collaboratively coordinate with other members of AF staff, volunteer leadership, and committees selected to support these events and activities.
A DCA focuses on specifically assigned community development programs, including, but not limited to: Arthritis Walks, Gala events, Rides, Golf Tournaments, Jingle Bell Runs and other revenue generating activities.
He or she will use moves management techniques to develop donor relationships with individual and corporate constituents. This position will also focus on board recruitment and development for the North Texas market. The DCA may participate in and/or assist with foundation grant development and other designated assignments.
- Identify, recruit, train, mobilize, and cultivate volunteers to coordinate and implement targeted development activities and events designed to meet and/or exceed regional revenue development goals.
- Ensures the successful implementation of all scheduled events in their communities and markets.
- Coordinates with assigned special event volunteer and support staff.
- Assists with board development and cultivation.
- Actively identifies, cultivates, and solicits corporate and individual donor prospects.
- Serves as the account manager to a portfolio of individual and corporate supporters/sponsors providing year-round engagement and stewardship of these donors.
- Participates in or assists with grant fundraising programs as necessary, including related staff assignments, to ensure necessary research, cultivation, proposal writing, and submission according to Foundation guidelines, stewardship of gifts and meeting all regulatory reporting requirements.
- Remains accountable for achieving the goals and objectives of the fundraising/development plan for their markets through the development and training of volunteers.
- Develops and nurtures relationships with key business and healthcare leaders in their communities and markets.
- Acquires thorough knowledge of and understanding of Arthritis-oriented healthcare needs, resources, and services in their communities and markets.
- Obtains a solid command of the Arthritis Foundation’s Mission Programs and service offerings and can articulate the benefits of these programs to potential community partners and sponsors.
- Adheres to Arthritis Foundation reporting guidelines for all program records, data, and information requests.
- Develops budgets for assigned fundraising and manages financial resources within the approved budget to ensure good stewardship.
- Contributes to effective staff and team participant accomplishments within their market and across the region.
- Collaborates in the planning and utilization of marketing and public relations collateral materials; and other communication documents relevant to assigned events/projects.
- Attends staff, supervisory, and key volunteer meetings relevant to assigned tasks.
- Acts in the best interest of the Arthritis Foundation to enhance the Foundation’s public image.
- Participates in other Regional objectives and activities as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of nonprofit work experience and job relevant education.
- Three to five years of relevant nonprofit development work experience required.
- Highly effective in developing and cultivating corporate sponsorships for their assigned fundraising events and/or activities.
- Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to achieve results through the coordinator of the efforts of AF staff and/or volunteers.
- Strategic thinker with ability to manage short-term and long-term plans and goals with an established record of achieving revenue attaining results.
- Detail oriented with strong time management, project management, event management, and meeting management skills.
- Effective in cultivating and maintaining long-term donor/volunteer/sponsor relationships.
- Solid analytic skills to assess revenue development potential.
- Ability to respond to changing circumstances and priorities in a positive, focused manner, and remain composed under stress.
- Proficient knowledge of and utilization skills in Microsoft Office software, internet based applications, and applicable computer hardware.
- Ability to work independently with limited supervision
Submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Please reference “Director, Community Advancement” in the subject line.
No phone calls, please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. EOE