Development Director

Posted: June 15, 2017
Applications due by: July 31, 2019

Job Summary: The Development Director is responsible for developing a multi-year strategy and supporting annual plans that enable us to achieve our ambitious resource development goals. In addition to cultivating and developing their own resource development efforts, they will effectively leverage board member efforts to meet the revenue goals of the CISBF office which are bench marked and evaluated annually. This position provides leadership and expertise to help strengthen fund raising capability and capacity of the CISBF office.

Essential Functions:
•Develop and implement a comprehensive fund development plan to meet strategic objectives and financial goals.•Develop, retain and deepen corporate and foundation relationships; coordinate event sponsorships and identify other potential avenues of corporate support.•Collaborate with the Board Resource Development Committee Chair to lead and support activities of the board; inspire, develop and leverage board member talents and connections through coaching and mentoring, to maximize resource development support.•Implement, coordinate, and optimize an annual individual giving program with customized cultivation plans. •Oversee the development and implementation of friend raising and fund raising events in alignment with the resource development plan; coordinate our annual Spring Into Action Event to leverage agency capacity and secure contracted support to meet established goals.•Provide guidance, consulting, and leadership to the board to strengthen fundraising skills and capacity within our local communities.•Support executive director’s role with fundraising strategies through the affiliate network resource development committee.•Demonstrate leadership and customer service in alignment with the CISBF office values and belief in local empowerment.•Actively contribute to a culture of team work with CISBF, the state office and affiliate network.•Represent CISBF on national CIS development initiatives and partnerships.•Increase local business partnerships and donor stewardship.•Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, business or other related areas preferred; Master’s Degree desired.•CFRE certification a plus.

•Minimum of five years fundraising for nonprofits and/or community organizations with increasing responsibilities; work with a federated organization a plus.•Development and implementation of a successful resource development plan with a range of clearly defined fund development strategies.•Use of a client relationship manager database for donor cultivation and stewardship.•Direct engagement with Board members to cultivate prospective supporters and evidence of successful solicitation of gifts $1,000 or higher.•Guiding staff and Board to support agency goals.•Public speaking and presentations for small to large audiences.•Grant writing; evidence of 5+ grants that have been funded.

Demonstrated Skills:
•Exceptional relationship skills to foster team work aligned with strong leadership qualities to motivate staff and board members.•Highly entrepreneurial, multi-tasker with a solution focus.•Competency with computer software including Microsoft Office Suite and a client relationship manager database.•Comfort in dealing with a variety of personalities, positions and skill levels.•Organized, efficient, detail and process oriented.•Excellent written, oral, presentation, and professional skills.

•Pass criminal background check.•Ability to work evening and weekends as needed.•Access to reliable transportation and ability to travel to meet with donors in various settings.•Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.

CISBF is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of age, race, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. At CISBF, we have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We know our company runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate employees. CISBF’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected across our agency. Diversity is more than a commitment at CISBF—it is the foundation of what we do.

How to Apply

Job description and agency application available below.

Qualified candidates submit agency application, cover letter, resume and grant writing sample to  Position will remain open until filled.