•Responsible for raising the organization’s operating budget with a team of direct reports, including the identification, solicitation, cultivation, and retention of corporate, foundation, individual, and major donors
•Manage and develop Community Investment Managers in each county as well as the Community Engagement team including events and volunteers.
•With the VPCR, create, oversee, and implement Development staff activities, including the establishment of best practices, standard operating procedures, and prospect/cultivation plans and schedules.
•With the VPCR, implement, manage, and evaluate the following programs: donor recognition and retention, planned giving, payroll giving, annual campaign, major gifts, others as identified
•Keep detailed, comprehensive and accurate records of contacts with all prospects and donors, following established protocols.
•Ensure gift processing occurs in a timely manner, as does recognition of all donations and grants.
•Ensure all phone calls, emails, letters, etc. are returned within 24 hours
•Maintain highly confidential information; i.e. budgets, salary information, as well as manage outside confidential information as it relates to donors or prospect gifts or capacity.
•Compile and report fundraising progress.
•Work seamlessly with other divisions within the Community Relations department to ensure open lines of communication and uniformity
•Ensure organization mission and vision remains at the forefront of daily activities
•Communicate regularly with the VPCR regarding staff related items and cultivation of individuals, corporations, and foundations for solicitation of funds and gifts in-kind.
•Other duties as assigned by the VPCR to complete organizational objectives.
The DP will be thoroughly be committed to FSF’s strategy, mission and culture. All candidates should have demonstrated leadership, coaching and relationship management experience, with strong demonstrated success managing a variety of community relationships.
•Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree and CFRE certification; preferred.
•At least 5 years of recent, consistent, and demonstrated fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders including advisory groups, coalitions, forums, trade associations, foundations, corporations, individuals, and grant-making organizations.
•At least 5 years of management experience with a varied demographic of direct reports, as well as phases of organizational development including phases of growth
•Robust knowledge of donor psychology, demographics, and each county in FSF’s service area
•Must have working knowledge and ability to utilize a database for prospecting and fundraising, preferably Donor Quest, Raiser’s Edge, or Salesforce, Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
•Knowledge of community leaders, corporations, and influential decision makers in quad-county service area. •Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
•Impeccable integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven and self-directed with demonstrated passion for FSF’s mission and commitment to working collaboratively with a management team of senior professionals.
•Solid judgment and apparent leadership skills.
•A team player, who can relate and operate effectively with peers and other associates within a collegial, yet demanding, work environment
•An individual who is able to handle a variety of constituencies, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in a complex environment with the multiple priorities.
•Strong analytical skills; basic business intuition, common sense, and strong work ethic
•Willingness and ability to support events, other departments, and coordinator-level work as necessary. •Experience with capital campaigns is a plus.
•Must maintain a valid Driver’s License and an insured, reliable personal vehicle
The Director of Philanthropy (DP) is responsible for executing the fundraising strategies and activities that ensure a $9 million operating budget that is supported through Community Investment and Community Engagement Divisions of the department. This position ensures the financial advancement of Feeding South Florida (FSF) by providing support for fundraising activities as they relate to corporations, foundations, individuals, major gifts, planned giving, events, and volunteers. This position will build and maintain strong working relationships with direct reports and within the community, working under the supervision of the Vice President of Community Relations (VPCR) to ensure the development and sustainability of a robust fundraising program.