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Development / Fundraising
The Director of Resource Development (DRD) will lead and execute current and long-range strategies required to build a strong fundraising culture and program that exceed annual and long-range goals. The DRD will drive a strong revenue-oriented culture based on market-driven targets by leading the development team in planning, managing, and implementing fund development strategies for the organization. The DRD will maintain their own portfolio of assigned major donors and prospects and personally make solicitations. Working closely with the CEO, COO and Board, the DRD will design and implement a comprehensive, dynamic strategy that will ensure the success of individual, corporate, and foundation giving. This key leader will develop, research, and oversee grant-based funding opportunities as an expanded channel with particular focus on federal funding streams. Functioning in a highly visible externally facing role, they will represent the organization while cultivating donors, managing staff and volunteers, and reporting to the CEO|COO. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in creating and expanding a culture of transformational philanthropy; creating a successful board engagement experience; providing strong leadership; and having successfully recruited, motivated, and mentored a team of development professionals. The DRD will have demonstrated the most important aspect of their responsibility by showing a proven record of fundraising and major gift solicitation. The DRD is the Chief Fundraiser for the organization and responsible for providing direct supervision to the Resource Development Assistant and supporting senior management staff in their public relations and marketing efforts.