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Vice President of Development - Fund Raiser

Company: Special Olympics Washington
Location: Seattle
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

Vice President of Development - Fund RaiserWe are currently seeking an experienced and challenged individual to be our next Vice President of Development too join our team in our Seattle, WA or remotely location. Who We Are:Special Olympics Washington - is a global organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities working with hundreds of thousands of volunteers and coaches each year. Since the establishment of Special Olympics in 1968, the number of people with and without intellectual disabilities who are involved with the organization has been growing, but the unmet need to reach more people with intellectual disabilities is staggering. To learn more about us, please visit us at https://specialolympicswashington.org/ About the Role:The Vice President for Development is responsible for leading systematic growth and strengthening Special Olympics Washington's overall fundraising capacity by ensuring diverse fundraising support through individual giving, major gifts, grants and foundations, special events, sponsorships and other innovative approaches. Key initiatives include building a stronger individual giving and major gift program, as well as diversifying the contributed income sources, specifically with major gifts, special events, grants, foundations, regional fundraising, and corporations. We will also be deepening our fundraising efforts across the state. They will work closely with the CEO, COO, VP of Marketing and Communications, and Program leaders on key initiatives and donor stewardship, as well as lead and manage the development staff in execution of their individual and coordinated duties.--This role will report to the President/CEO.What you'll do:Core duties and responsibilities include the following.--Other duties may be assigned by management.* Mount a comprehensive campaign to enable Special Olympics Washington's multi-year strategic plan (forthcoming)* Create and execute a annual fundraising plans to successfully support the organization's multi-year strategic plan and goals (forthcoming), helping ensure annual growth year over year; key plan components include overarching strategic initiatives, specific dollar goals, workplans for major gifts, individual giving, grants and foundations, special events, and regional fundraising campaigns* Engage board and volunteers in growing philanthropy and revenue* Develop and manage all individual and workplace giving fundraising campaigns, including telemarketing, direct mail, holiday appeals, quarterly appeal and personal asks* Develop a targeted annual goal and plan to increase individual and major gifts revenue and to increase present donor average and median gift amounts* Coordinate with Special Olympics International on direct marketing and planned giving initiatives* Create and implement a donor recognition program that will retain and upgrade donors at all levels of giving* Develop, implement and monitor progress toward short- and long-term fundraising strategies and goals* Assure the development and growth of revenue streams related to sponsorship* Oversee the strategy and execution of the annual fundraising events and campaigns including the Law Enforcement Torch Run, Tasting Room auction, Breakfast with Champions, Polar Plunge and actively engage the board of directors in fundraising efforts* Oversee the grants pipeline and work with the Development team and other leadership staff (Programs, Marketing, Finance) to author grant proposals and reporting to foundations, corporations, and public agencies* Coach, mentor, supervise, set goals with and for, and evaluate the performance of Development staff including Director of Development - Law Enforcement Torch Run, Development Manager - Grants/Foundations & Area Fundraising, Development Coordinator East Region, and Donor Relations Manager* Ensure the efficiency and integrity of donor data collection and management* Oversee the development and implementation of strong operational systems ensuring timely cultivation, solicitation and acknowledgment of donors, and activity/results, reports, etc. * Work closely with the Marketing team to ensure fulfillment of sponsor benefits and execution of marketing activations Our Perfect CandidateEducation and Experience:* Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience* 8+ years' progressively responsible experience in fundraising; leadership experience in developing and implementing fundraising strategies* Comprehensive campaign experience * Experience in hybrid-fundraising program that are both centralized and distributed* Demonstrated track record of raising significant revenue and meeting revenue generation goals* Success in initiating, developing, and enhancing relationships with key stakeholders* Experience in working with boards of directors and regional volunteers in fundraising and donor strategies * Must be able to travel* Knowledge of Salesforce and MS Office applications is required* Expectation of working weekends and evenings, as neededRequired Abilities and Skills:* Excellent oral, written and public speaking communication skills, including the ability to communicate the vision, goals and impact of Special Olympics to diverse audiences* Ability to mentor, create opportunities, and empower board members, staff, and volunteers to participate in fundraising activities* Aptitude for taking on difficult challenges with the ability to deal with conflict constructively* Strong team player and collaborator* Strong verbal and written communications skills* Must be able to multi-task and operate in a fast-paced environment* Even-tempered with positive energy and sound judgment* Proven skills building a diverse organization in thought, background, diversity, approach and insights, both with staff and volunteers* Capable of managing the "big picture" while paying attention to detail* Flexibility to lead in a changing environmentCompany Offers: * Competitive salary will commensurate with experience and education* Comprehensive benefits package available: (benefits: medical, vision, dental, life and disability insurance; 403(b) retirement plans; and vacation/sick time based on qualifying dates)To Apply: Please submit your cover letter, and resume via the 'Apply Now' button!Special Olympics Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer!keywords:--fund raising, fundraising, fundraising events, donors, cultivating donors, foundation giving, major gifts, gift prospect, gift solicitation, stewardship, Salesforce, donor database software, multi-cultural, pluralistic, philanthropic

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