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Director or Development (Fundraising)

Company: Autism Society of America
Location: Rockville
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENTJob SummaryResponsible for the fundraising department for the Autism Society of America (ASA). Secures support from all aspects of fundraising including direct mail, corporate support, funding from foundations, major gifts, third party events and activities. Manage gift entry and acknowledgement as well as oversee use of the database. Serve as liaison to the Development Committee of the Board of Directors.ENTRY LEVEL QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTSEducation: -BA (required)Experience: -5 plus years of experience in fundraisingCommunication: -Ability to communicate well orally and in writing with potential and current sponsors/ donors, as well as top management and coworkers is crucial; experience speaking before groups preferred. Regular use of telephone and email for communication is essential. Experience with fundraising software systems and CRM programs. Proficiency in English required.Computer Skills: -Competency in MS WORD, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google based documents, web-based fundraising software, ASA has recently moved to Salesforce. The successful candidate must have Salesforce fundraising (Nonprofit Success Pack) experience.Physical Performance: -Must be able to travel to visit prospects as needed and to represent ASA (e.g., give fundraising presentations, attend meetings, conventions, etc.).Reasoning Ability: -Must have ability to prioritize, multitask and make appropriate decisions.Other Skills: -Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial and corporate fundraising. Ability to work independently or as part of a team, be highly organized, assume responsibility, work well under pressure, meet deadlines, multitask, be flexible, and maintain a high level of attention to details. Must be even-tempered, have good negotiation skills, and the ability to meet unexpected deadlines. Sense ofJOB RELATED DUTIES - ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSThese duties are essential and specific to the successful implementation of this position.

  • Develop and execute ASA's annual fundraising plan
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations, government and corporations
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors
  • Organize special events (which may be out-sourced)
  • Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation, government and corporate fundraising
  • Develop development relate communications newsletter and oversee all marketing communications of the agency
  • Explore grant writing opportunities
  • Analyze and follow-up on development opportunities, self-generated or generated by other agency personnel
  • Maintain excellent working knowledge of potential funding sources for new projects
  • Provide regular reports to the President and CEO
  • Accept flexible work schedule to meet the needs of the organizationJOB-RELATED DUTIES - MANAGEMENTNetworking skills: -Develops and maintains relationships with governmental agencies, not-for-profit programs, private and public funding sources, and businesses as necessary to successfully implement program goals and objectives.Resource Development: -Develops and implements agency programs and procedures. Prepares grant applications as appropriate and seeks alternative funding sources.QualificationsEducation: -BA (required)Experience: -5+ years of experience in fundraisingHybrid of remote and onsite employment possible.This is an exempt position.Only applications that include resume and salary requirements will be reviewed.Job Type: Full-timePay: $80,000.00 - $90,000.00 per year

Keywords: Autism Society of America, Rockville , Director or Development (Fundraising), Executive , Rockville, Maryland

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