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Director of Development and Major Gifts

Company: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme
Date Posted: October 24, 2017


•           Assist the CEO in planning the annual budget and resource development plan and strategies to meet and exceed budget goals as approved.

•           Provide consistent reporting and communication of activities and performance to goals.

•           Ensures accurate accounting of all income and their sources and interfaces with key departments to fulfill statistics and information requests and maintain reporting accuracy.

•           Works collaboratively with key management and volunteer staff to cultivate and solicit donors.

•           Develop and manage guidelines for Planned and Major Gift campaigns and portfolio and participates in all aspects of the gift cycle including contact, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.  Maintain a high level of contact with donors with an emphasis on soliciting, upgrading and renewing gifts through diverse forms of stewardship.

•           Responsible for the management of the donor base including the effective usage of the donor management program and software.

•           Increase sponsorship patronage and visibility of development activities and maintain good relations with all business partners, donors, public and private entities, agencies, volunteers and the community.

•           Plan and implement all annual plan solicitations to meet budgeted annual giving projections.

•           Develop strategic partnerships and collaborations with local corporations and businesses.

•           Provide leadership and direction to the Board of Directors Resource Development committee and works with the committee to develop strategies to initiate and meet resource development goals.

•           Develop and implement public relations and marketing campaigns including appeal and thank you letters.

•           Manage grant proposals including writing, compiling and submitting grant proposals to funding agencies or foundations for consideration and meet with funding representatives as needed.

•           Create and execute tailored proposals, gift requests and presentations for current and prospective donors.

•           Design and implement a comprehensive cultivation calendar for donors and prospects.

•           Contribute to annual and long-term objectives, strategies and action plans to support the organizations vision, mission and strategic plan.



•           Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing or similar field of study or CFRE Certification or the equivalent in education and professional work experience .

•           A minimum of 7 years’ direct work experience in major or planned gift fundraising, sales and or marketing.

•           Experience in developing and sustaining meaningful relationships with major donors, Board members, volunteers, community and business leaders and other stakeholders.

•           Demonstrated experience stewarding, prospecting and soliciting donors giving $10,000 or more annually.

•           Demonstrated experience in planning and managing a comprehensive campaign.

•           Demonstrated organizational and leadership skills and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas.

•           Excellent communication skills both oral and written, horizontal and vertical and problem solving skills.

•           Computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (i.e., Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint).

•           Knowledge of accounting principles as they relate to resource development

•           Proficient use of social media tools and strong database experience.

•           Must be self-motivated, creative, attentive to details and able to perform well in a fast-paced, multi-site workplace.



NOTE: Salary commensurate with experience.    All candidates must pass post-offer/pre-employment requirements, including:    Criminal Background Check, and Verification of Experience and Education. 

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