Monday, July 14, 2008

Job Opening: Director of Development for CCCS

Todd Mark, the new Vice President of Education for Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas, recently emailed me to let me know that they are hiring a development director. Here is the basic info. You can email him here if you want more info or care to apply. The office number is 214-540-6810.

Job Description
Title: Director of Development

Department: Education

Reports To: Vice President of Education

FLSA Status: Exempt

The Director of Development for meeting agency fundraising goals by working with national, regional and local corporate, government and private foundation partners. Working with the V.P. of Education and the President, the Director of Development manages and implements fundraising campaign, supervises special events and is responsible for reporting progress to the Board of Directors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

A. Corporate, Foundation, Government, Individual Development 45%  Develop and lead annual national and Dallas region campaigns to raise funding to support mission.(In 2008, the goal is $3 million)
 Assist in the creation and implementation of development strategies for each target audience
 Research and build list of new funding prospects.
 Builds and manages cultivation strategy for all donors and creditor contributors
 Manages the contributor cultivation events, fundraising event(s) and annual fund campaign
 Ensure regular reports are sent to contributors on the use and impact of their gift
 Assists regional presidents in developing regional development plans

B. Proposal Writing 30% Develops the agency’s written approach and/or response to partnership opportunities.
 Oversees strategy for grant writing initiatives.
 Supervises other writers to ensure completeness and quality of all grant proposals.
 Meets with potential contributors to review funding interests and priorities.

C.Internal and External Communications 20% With assistance from Marketing, send regular communications to build CCCS relevance within each market
 Ensure all contributions and meetings with contributors are acknowledged in a timely manner
 Prepares all development reports for internal distribution
 Ensures website accurately reflects CCCS development strategy and provides recognition of contributors
 Supervise implementation of comprehensive donor database

D. Management Support 5%
 Assists VP of Education with organizational strategy implementation, including regional development strategy
 Provides coaching and regular reviews to assigned team members
 Work with Quality Assurance department to provide opportunities for development team members to expand their expertise and grow their job-related skills
 Recommend CCCS improvements that increase value and/or decrease costs
 Recommend Development department improvements that will increase results and/or decrease costs

This position manages all development efforts, including the work of people not on the development team.In addition, this position interacts frequently with the board of directors and community leaders on behalf of the agency.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:
 BA or Masters from four-year college or university
 Excellent computer skills, including familiarity working with databases and with Microsoft Word. Experience working with donor databases preferred.
 Strong verbal and writing skills required.
 Ten to fifteen years work experience in development with a proven track record of raising money.
 Some management experience required.
 Must have satisfactory credit

Physical demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.