Director of Development (Expired)

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Overview:
The Director of Development leads Charlotte Bilingual Preschool’s vision of philanthropy, secures charitable contributions and supports our mission to prepare children and their families for success in kindergarten. This position will lead CltBP’s fundraising effort to implement a creative, successful, well-organized and diversified fundraising program that brings a minimum of $900,000 in contributed revenue each year through gifts from individuals, faith and community groups, corporations and foundations. The Director of Development is responsible for strengthening and expanding marketing and communications efforts. This position serves on the Administrative Team as a key leader at Charlotte Bilingual Preschool to help address short-term issues and work to reach long-term strategic goals for the organization. The Director of Development must succeed working in a multi-cultural environment with collaborative work processes and shared accountability, while maintaining a deep commitment to our mission.

Principal responsibilities:
Development (primary functions)
In cooperation with Development & Outreach Committee of the Board, be responsible for creating and executing long range and short term development plan.
Support the Head of School and Board members in leveraging contacts and critical community partnerships.
Oversee annual fundraising calendar, including deadlines for grants, fundraising events, solicitations, and reports due to funders.
Cultivate and steward relationships with corporate, foundation, faith and community groups and individuals.
Direct prospect research and ongoing maintenance of donor database.
Oversee and provide strategic input into grant writing and research, and reporting to funders.
Maintain accountability standards to donors and ensure compliance with code of ethical principles and standards of professional conduct for fund development.
Serve as staff liaison to Development & Outreach Committee of the Board.
Supervise the work of the Grant Writer, any development or marketing interns/volunteers, and co-supervise the Executive Assistant.
Update or create and implement Policy & Procedures for consistent and accurate job execution.
Create solicitation and donor engagement materials, including annual report.

Marketing and Communications (secondary function):
Lead efforts in collaboration with Development & Outreach Committee and staff to develop and implement an effective communications and marketing plan.
Oversee website to ensure accurate information is maintained and it effectively communicates our mission and impact.
Serve as a spokesperson and advocate for the organization, in partnership with Head of School.
Identify opportunities to promote CltBP throughout the community.
Serve as principal liaison with the media, including distribution of press releases and pitching of feature stories.
Manage CltBP’s collection of stories, photographs and videos.
Create and oversee implementation of social networking strategy, including e-newsletter, social media postings and website.

Additional:
Attend monthly Board/Executive Director meetings.
Possess a thorough knowledge of the founding, history, and major accomplishments of CltBP.
Remain current with Charlotte news related to partners and constituencies, and share information with staff as appropriate (i.e., read newspapers, business journals, etc. including Latino media sources).
Serve on the Administrative Team to advise on strategic issues that the organization must address, related to development as well as other functions of the organization.

Qualifications/knowledge/education:
Mission-driven, team player, self-directed, problem solver, demonstrated leader, role model for children, parents and staff, advocate for children, culturally dexterous, responsible.
5+ years of work in philanthropy and/or fund development.
Knowledge of the nature and dimensions of philanthropy, development office functions (gift processing, prospect and donor histories, and fundraising reporting), and standard fundraising techniques (including face-to-face solicitation, proposal writing, and direct mail).
Professional experience in marketing and communications.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Competent in Word, Excel and Bloomerang.
Organized, with strong attention to details.
Ability to manage multiple priorities.
Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
Ability to work a flexible, full-time work schedule.
Bachelor’s Degree.
Experience in a multicultural environment.
Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.

Compensation and benefits:
Competitive salary.
5 days of vacation earned after 90 days of successful employment; additional 5 days earned after 1 year of employment.
11 paid holidays (defined annually).
10 sick leave days per year.
Membership in approved professional association.

How to apply:
Email resume to Joanne Stratton Tate.