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Director of Development & Community Outreach [Volunteer]

Spokane, United States

Short summary of the job: The Assistant Director of Development & Community Outreach is an integral part of the Development team and is responsible for strategizing, planning, and implementing fundraising events, campaigns, appeals, and the management of the grants process to secure financial support for our organization.

        Responsibilities

        Event planning and management
        Research and writing of grants
        Maintenance of a donor database
        Cultivation of relationships with current and prospective donors, grant makers, volunteers, and the people and families we serve.

        Challenges

        International organization

        100% Volunteer-run organization

        Complex global mission & vision

        Must Have

        At least two years of experience in non-profit fund development and/or public and community relations.
            Proficient in sponsorship solicitation
            Project Management skills
            Budgeting/accounting experience
            Excellent Computer Skills using Libre Office / MS Office applications. CRM experience preferred
            Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications like OpenERP/Odoo preferred
            Strong communication skills, (written, verbal and interpersonal)
            Proficient in use of social media and other digital platforms
            Ability to work independently

        What's great in the job?

        • Work with Vice-Chair, Vice-President, Chief Executive Officer, Development Team, Board of Directors, and other key leaders to create and implement fundraising plans and events for both general and specific designations, as well as for in support of our fundraising campaigns, appeal, grants from public and private sources, planned giving, and major gifts.
        • Work with Vice-chair & Development Team to plan a fundraising/communications calendar
        • Maintain relationships with donors, Board Members, employees, vendors, community leaders, and the people and families we serve
        • Collaborate with the communications team to develop assets in support of fundraising plans
        • Attend and support all Fundraising Events
        • Oversee the international donor database system
        • Identify grants that fund programs and support services for at-risk people, those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), and/or other populations we work with in our research and community programs.
        • Write grants that are supported by research and assets to support funding requests
        • Collaborate with support teams throughout the grant writing and implementation process
        • Optimize the grant administration process. Manage timelines, deliverables, and track grant applications
        • Make connections with existing Volunteer Networks and maintain relationships to orientate new volunteers to execute volunteer tasks
        • Be a liaison for support and negotiation with vendors in support of fundraising activities
        • Manage logistics, organizational & event plans in coordination with Vice-President & Vice-chair.
        • Work with key leaders within the organization to request and obtain data needed to fulfill applications for grants

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        Director of Development & Community Outreach Volunteer

        RPG Research is seeking an organized, dedicated candidate to fill the role of Director of Development & Community Outreach.

        The Assistant Director of Development & Community Outreach is an integral part of the Development team and is responsible for strategizing, planning, and implementing fundraising events, campaigns, appeals, and the management of the grants process to secure financial support for our organization.

        The ideal candidate will have experience in:
        Event planning and management
        Cultivating relationships with community partners
        Maintaining and updating a donor database
        Ability to promote brand awareness with community leaders and other stakeholders.

        The Director of Development & Community Outreach reports to the Vice-chair & VP, and works to set and achieve fundraising goals, maintain knowledge of fundraisers' interests, grow volunteer support within our community, and serves as an ambassador of the organization maintaining a social presence throughout the community by attending outside events, networking functions, and other activities.

        RESPONSIBILITIES
        Event planning and management
        Research and writing of grants
        Maintenance of a donor database
        Cultivation of relationships with current and prospective donors, grant makers, volunteers, and the people and families we serve.

        Preferred candidates will be:
        Self-motivated
        Deadline-driven
        Multitaskers

        TASKS
            Work with Vice-Chair, Vice-President, Chief Executive Officer, Development Team, Board of Directors, and other key leaders to create and implement fundraising plans and events for both general and specific designations, as well as for in support of our fundraising campaigns, appeal, grants from public and private sources, planned giving, and major gifts.
            Work with Vice-chair & Development Team to plan a fundraising/communications calendar
            Maintain relationships with donors, Board Members, employees, vendors, community leaders, and the people and families we serve
            Collaborate with the communications team to develop assets in support of fundraising plans
            Attend and support all Fundraising Events
            Oversee the donor database system
            Identify grants that fund programs and support services for at-risk people, those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), and/or other populations we work with in our research and community programs.
            Write grants that are supported by research and assets to support funding requests
            Collaborate with support teams throughout the grant writing and implementation process
            Optimize the grant administration process. Manage timelines, deliverables, and track grant applications
            Make connections with existing Volunteer Networks and maintain relationships to orientate new volunteers to execute volunteer tasks
            Be a liaison for support and negotiation with vendors in support of fundraising activities
            Manage logistics, organizational & event plans in coordination with Vice-President & Vice-chair.
            Work with key leaders within the organization to request and obtain data needed to fulfill applications for grants
            Perform other duties as requested

        REQUIREMENTS
        At least two years of experience in non-profit fund development and/or public and community relations.
            Proficient in sponsorship solicitation
            Project Management skills
            Budgeting/accounting experience
            Excellent Computer Skills using Libre Office / MS Office applications. CRM experience preferred
            Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications like OpenERP/Odoo preferred
            Strong communication skills, (written, verbal and interpersonal)
            Proficient in use of social media and other digital platforms
            Ability to work independently

            Excellent organizational skills 
            Exceptional people skills
            Strong computer skills

        EXPERIENCE

            Relevant 2 years (Required), 5 years preferred.

        WORK LOCATION

            Prefer Spokane or greater Northwest USA, but can be full remote.

        ADDITIONAL APPLICATION QUESTIONS
            How many years of community outreach experience do you have?
            How many years of donor management experience do you have?
            How many years of fundraising experience do you have?
            How many years of non-profit experience do you have?
            Are you able to work in Spokane, WA 99201?
            Do you speak English?
            Are you willing to undergo a background check, in accordance with local law/regulations?

        Job Complexity:
        Personal Evolution:
        Variability of the Job:
        Job Security:
        Overachieving Possibilities:
        Team / Company Size:

        10 / 40 people

        Avg Deal Size:

        $15k

        Sales Cycle:

        3 months

        Company Growth:

        50% YoY

        Company Maturity:

        Profitable

        Benefits

        Healthcare, dental, vision, life insurance, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA)

        PTOs

        Vacation, Sick, and paid leaves

        Save on commute

        Pre-tax commuter benefitsbr
        (parking and transit)

        Discount Programs

        Brand-name product and services in categories like travel, electronics, health, fitness, cellular, and more

        Prime location

        Only a couple blocs from BART, Caltrain, Highway 101, carpool pickup, and Bay Bridge.

        Sponsored Events

        Tuesday Dinners, Monthly Lunch Mixers, Monthly Happy Hour, Annual day event

        Sport Activity

        Play any sport with colleagues and the bill is covered

        Eat & Drink

        Peet's and Philz coffee provided all day to order and pantry snacks