Job Opportunities

Assistant Director of Development

Job Description:

Responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects

  • Focus on individual prospects and work with leadership and foundation prospects where gift/grant is assessed at $1k-$15k.
  • Build a portfolio of fundraising prospects and strategically manage relationships through face-to-face visits.
  • Develop a prospect pipeline by “cold calling” individual donors and foundations who may not have been contacted previously

Assist CSGV development team with donor recognition events

  • Assist with mailings, RSVP’s, nametags, on-site event registration, parking arrangements, etc.
  • Assist with event set-up, break-down, and serving as a host
  • Assist with selecting vendors and sites, menu selection, and negotiate contracts

Manage stewardship process and oversee data integrity for donor database

  • Enter, track, and deposit gifts
  • Manage donor database integrity, updating constituent information
  • Manage acknowledgement and stewardship process for individual donors and foundations

Assist with foundation relations

  • Monitor proposal deadlines, review and edit proposals.
  • Initiate grant requests and inquiries to foundations and corporations

Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of fundraising principles, methods, and standards.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in prospect identification, relationship building, solicitation and stewardship.
  • The ability to work strategically, develop and implement constituency programs and activities, along with a talent for motivating volunteers.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and as a team player.
  • Competency in problem solving.
  • Excellent oral/written communications and interpersonal skills; effective time management and organizational skills are essential for success in this position.
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint; advanced skills preferred.
  • Working knowledge of a donor database, contact management and tracking system.
  • The ability and willingness to travel.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, such as marketing, communications, public advocacy; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 1-3 years of previous fundraising experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of major gifts, planned gifts, annual giving, direct mail and volunteer management preferred.

To Apply: Send a brief note of interest to cwhite@csgv.org with a formal cover letter, current CV, and list of professional references attached. Qualified candidates will be contacted for a preliminary phone interview. No phone calls, please.

Organization Policies:

Equal Employment Opportunity: The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence are Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employers.  Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodations: The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify Bryan Barks.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

 

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