Development and Foundation, For-profit Subsidiaries, Project Management/Program Development
4 Year Degree
Reporting to the President & CEO, the Vice President, Development serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting the ABC Cares Foundation. In partnership with the President & CEO, this position is responsible for all fundraising and development activities. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build the ABC Cares Foundation visibility, impact, and financial resources. The VP, Development also will design and implement a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual and philanthropic support.
The VP, Development will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow the Foundation endowment from $300,000 to $1M through the solicitation of major gifts, federal and state grants, special events, and corporate and foundation support.
She or he will expand and diversify the ABC Cares Foundation donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives. In addition, the VP will work closely with the board of trustees and support board members as they take on a more active fundraising role.
It is expected that the amount raised by the ABC Cares Foundation will increase in future years as the VP, Development systematically and effectively strengthens the organization's overall fundraising capacity.
Support and partner with the President & CEO and board members on all major fundraising initiatives
Collaborate with the President & CEO to develop and implement the ABC Cares Foundation’s financial strategy
Actively work with the President & CEO and senior staff to develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy to include personal, corporate, foundation, government grants, etc.
Have primary responsibility for development and execution of all proposals; write and archive all proposals with a long-term relationship-management approach
Oversee research funding sources and trends, with foresight, to help position the ABC Cares Foundation ahead of major funding changes or trends
Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical analysis to board and senior leaders
Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors
Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program
Identify, develop, and mentor the development team
10-plus years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources)
Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over time
ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships
Strong organizational skills
Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives
Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside the ABC Cares Foundation.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
High energy and passion for the ABC Cares Foundation’s mission is essential
Ability to construct, articulate, and implement annual strategic development plan
Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
A professional and resourceful style able to take initiative and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time
Additional Salary Information: This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a highly effective nonprofit’s program area and partner with the CEO and senior management team. The ABC Cares Foundation will offer a competitive compensation package including base salary, bonus, health, 401k and vacation benefits.
The ABC Cares Foundation is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen based on ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation.