Development Director

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Overview:
Child Care Resources Inc. (CCRI) is seeking an organized and results-oriented self-starter to lead its institutional development and marketing efforts. This full time position will be responsible for providing leadership in the planning, implementation, and management of the organization’s institutional advancement efforts including: fundraising (individual, corporate, foundation, governmental, and special events); donor research and relationship development; grant writing and management; agency marketing; and public relations and communications.

Responsibilities:
• Promote and support the mission, imperative, values and goals of Child Care Resources Inc. while achieving and maintaining high performance standards.
• Formulate and recommend to the President policies, programs, and a strategic plan for CCRI’s financial development and diversification of its funding base.
• Assume primary responsibility for the design, implementation, oversight, and record keeping of all programs that promote fundraising, institutional effectiveness, and the image of CCRI (including annual giving, major gifts, corporate relations, foundation relations, planned giving, research, special events, marketing, communications, and media relations).
• Provide hands-on management and operational skills with the demonstrated ability to lead and manage a comprehensive institutional advancement operation, requiring an ability to handle multiple tasks and projects meeting established goals within specified timeframes.
• Seek and develop external funding opportunities that fulfill institutional priorities and needs through building relationships with local, state, and federal agencies; private foundations; corporations; individuals; and other appropriate organizations; disseminate this information to senior staff.
• Assume primary responsibility for and management of grant writing. Assist staff with pre-proposal strategy development and grant writing support. coordinate pre- and post-award reports, updates, and related stewardship activities. Design and participate in staff development activities to improve grant writing skills.
• Develop coordinated strategies of communications pertaining to all institutional advancement activities.
• Analyze fundraising records for effective utilization in institutional advancement activities.
• Coordinate organizational research and planning, working closely with senior staff to assure that data are available to support organizational planning and decision-making, and analyze and interpret data to inform program and system level strategies.
• Assume primary responsibility for the completion of agency reports and surveys.
• Prepare and monitor departmental budget.
• Provide primary staff support to the Chairs of the Development Committee and Marketing Committee of the Board of Directors.
• Participate in senior management team meetings to further agency goals.
• Participate in agency-wide efforts to meet defined goals and benchmarks.
• Communicate regularly with President about departmental issues.
• Fulfill writing and ad-hoc assignments assigned by the President and perform other duties as needed to further the agency’s mission and goals.
• Collaborate with local, regional, and state groups that address early care and education and school-age childcare issues.
• Advocate for children and families in support of agency’s mission and goals.
• Maintain a positive and respectful attitude; promote a positive image of the agency in the community; and act as a role model within and outside the organization.
• Maintain high level of confidentiality regarding departmental and agency matters.
• Comply with all agency policies an
• Consistently report to work on time prepared to perform duties of position.
• Participate in CCRI professional development opportunities to successfully implement new skills, knowledge, and procedures.
• Participate in regular supervision and performance monitoring process.
• Demonstrate sound judgment, tact, and willingness to take initiative.
• Responsible for the supervision of the Marketing and Development Specialist and additional staff as may be added to the Department from time to time.
• Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws including interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Qualifications:
• Ability to thrive in fast-paced, deadline-driven, team environment with shifting priorities
• Proven time management skills and the ability to work independently
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with staff, board, and volunteers
• Excellent oral and written communication and negotiation skills
• Experience writing and editing organizational communications
• Highly developed quantitative and analytic ability
• Creative thinking and flexibility to deliver projects on deadline and within budget
• Meticulous attention to detail
• Must be able to travel as needed
• Valid Driver’s License, Auto Liability Coverage, and Transportation.

Education/Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in fields related to institutional advancement / development.
• 5+ years of professional experience in non-profit fundraising with demonstrated leadership in positions of significant responsibilities.
• Proven success in non-profit fundraising, institutional development, donor base cultivation, capital campaigns, annual campaigns, planned giving, marketing, special events, and public relations.
• Deep knowledge of fundraising principles; Certified Fund Raising Executive preferred.
• Experience with individual, foundation, and corporate prospect research.
• Strong collaborative leadership, management, supervisory, and motivation skills.
• Demonstrated understanding of the relationship of authority, responsibility, and accountability.
• Previous competence in planning, research, and team-based quality improvement preferred.
• Comfortable with technology, specifically donor databases (Salsa preferred) and Microsoft Office.

Work environment: 
The work environment is that of a general office environment with physical demands representative of established, general office activities. Some evening and weekend work is required. Local, regional, state, and occasional out-of-state travel is required.

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