Director of Development
Company: College Success Foundation
Posted on: June 6, 2021
The Director, Development is responsible for contributing to
College Success Foundation's (CSF's) overall fundraising revenues
through major gifts, corporate fundraising, special events,
broad-based donor development and other projects consistent with
the mission and values of CSF. The Director will work directly with
the Executive Vice President, CSF leaders and team members to
develop and coordinate development programs. The Director will work
closely with programs and regional site directors to meet revenue
goals for the organization. Primary responsibilities include
securing major gifts; leading members of the development team; and
creating, planning, implementing and measuring comprehensive
fundraising strategies for the organization.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Manage development team to include setting department goals and
objectives consistent with CSF's mission.
- Serve as a lead on securing major gifts.
- Secure fundraising revenue by designing, directing,
implementing and managing comprehensive donor strategies with an
emphasis on individual giving.
- Manage fundraising program activities including relationship
strategy development, prospect identification, solicitation and
engagement, proposal development, recognition and appreciation
efforts as related to current and new revenue.
- Manage relationships with key donors.
- Direct maintenance and tracking of major donor recognition
programs and communication.
- Work with Public Relations and communications team to create
consistent, powerful and compelling messaging as it relates to
major gift development efforts.
- Develop and manage the departmental budget to accomplish the
annual fundraising objectives.
- Represent CSF in the community and, when appropriate, at
regional and national meetings.
- Create and direct a comprehensive development plan integrating
and supporting local, regional and national sites and
- Maintain confidentiality.
- Determine and ensure adherence to department budget.
- Serve on boards, committees and taskforces that promote
education, college access, and mentoring.
- Promote community outreach.
- Attend Foundation, donor, and community events with or on
behalf of the Executive Leadership Team.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Experience securing major gifts.
- Experience with event management, institutional philanthropy
and strategic planning.
- Exceptional organizational, and time management skills.
- Ability to plan strategically, think creatively, and build
long-term relationships with donors.
- Ability to work collaboratively on cross-functional teams with
integrity and professionalism.
- Demonstrated self-starter, highly motivated and detailed
- Demonstrated proficiency in verbal and written communications,
as well as knowledge of various software programs including but not
limited to Raiser's Edge, Microsoft Office365, Excel, PowerPoint,
- Ability to work nonstandard hours (evenings, holidays, and
weekends) as needed.
- Strong budget and financial management skills and ability to
prioritize development initiatives based on return on
- Highly proficient at establishing strong partnerships across
organizations and influencing stakeholders to achieve optimal
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the
ability to quickly build and manage relationships between team
members, leadership and consultants.
- Intellectual quickness, curiosity, creativity, and
- Existing relationships in Seattle, throughout Washington State
and nationally preferred.
- Exceptional project management skills.
- Have ability to manage in a climate of change and
- Ability to travel up to 10% of the time. Must have a valid
driver's license and proof of insurance.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION:
- Bachelor's degree.
- Minimum eight (8) years of relevant professional experience
including fundraising, events, institutional philanthropy, and
non-profit board development.
- Managerial experience.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to sit; reach with hands and arms and talk and
hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger,
handle or feel; frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and
occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee is
regularly required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust
During a pandemic, employees must be able to work remotely and
use collaborative software in order to communicate with other and
attend virtual meetings. Work environment is moderately quiet.
Employees must be able to handle stress that is involved in meeting
strenuous customer deadlines, working in high volume areas and be
flexible and able to interact with employees at all levels.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
The position may change based upon needs of the program and/or
organization needs and available funding. In compliance with
federal and state regulations, College Success Foundation maintains
a drug free environment and all successful applicants must pass a
drug screen prior to hire. Employees of College Success Foundation
and its subsidiaries must be able to successfully work in and
promote a multicultural and diverse work environment.
The statements contained herein reflect general details as
necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the
level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of
responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive
listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties
as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover
absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to
balance the workload.
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