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Development Director

Topeka, KS, USA | Leading Non-Profit / Social Enterprise Company

  • Industry:
    Non-Profit / Social Enterprise
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  • Functions:
    Business Development
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Job Description:
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Provide account development and retention to align revenue growth; while implementing and executing the Heart Walk event and Go Red For Women Luncheon and Dinner events.

Assure that the vision and strategic direction for the events are in alignment with the organization’s goals and objectives.

Provide staff support in the area of volunteer recruitment and training, event logistics, year-round planning, cultivation, and sponsorship and auction item solicitation for the events.

Supports in developing, monitoring an annual working plan with dollar and volunteer recruitment goals, budget and timelines for the events. Develop contingency plans, as needed to successfully complete fundraising activities.

Secures sponsorships, individual donations and auction items.

This is a fast-paced sales type of position with measurable goals.

Develop profiles on the top businesses within the assigned geographic area with a documented plan to secure their involvement. Completes company goal setting worksheets and prioritizes companies by their potential.

Develop relationship-building strategies to include making personal visits on a monthly and quarterly basis. Develop effective working relationship with high level-executives and individual donors.

Work closely with the Communications Director on the promotion and communications plan. #LI-CS1


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Bachelor’s or some college plus experience. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree. Related experience may be substituted as follows 1 ½ years experience equates to 1 full-time year of higher education.

Must have at least 1 year of experience in fundraising, outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.

Knowledge of community organization, sales, fundraising, and marketing principles, practices, techniques, and trends.

Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation, and training. Skill in written communications to include clear and concise narrative reports, evaluations and similar narrative pieces.

Ability to read, comprehend and analyze number goals, as well as fundraising reports. Skill in use of spreadsheet/database analysis.

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