Director of Annual Giving Position
Director of Annual Giving and Special Events (Full Time)
Reports to: Director of Resource Development
The director of annual giving and special events, working closely with the director of resource development, staff and the executive director, will have responsibility for the following areas: special events, annual giving appeals, newsletters, marketing and the use of social media vehicles, as well as significant involvement with office operations. This is an ideal job for a personable, mission driven, tech savvy, energetic and professional individual with at least 5 years of nonprofit development experience, or the equivalent.
•Working with volunteer committees, vendors and staff, oversee and execute all special events during the year, implementing strategies to maximize event net revenues.
•Strategize, design and execute high impact annual fund appeals. Work will
include segmenting and targeting solicitations, managing vendors and ensuring timely mailings.
•Work with appropriate personnel/consultants to help conceptualize, develop and produce marketing materials, with primary responsibility for newsletters, annual appeals, the website and an annual report.
•Assist with initiatives to expand prospect research.
•Assist in the development and evaluation of appropriate budgets.
•Bachelor’s degree, and five or more years of experience in a fast-paced and friendly nonprofit and/or related corporate environment.
•Demonstrated ability to work effectively with volunteers.
•Results-oriented and driven, with an entrepreneurial approach to fundraising and problem solving.
•Strong organizational, management and communications skills, with excellent writing ability.
•A high level of computer skills. Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Publisher, Photoshop and Sage Fundraising 50 (or similar development software) is a plus.
•A professional and resourceful style with the ability to work independently and as
a team player; to take initiative and manage multiple tasks and projects.
•Ability to work evenings and weekends as appropriate.
Email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com and include the subject line “Director of Annual Giving and Special Events.”