VP FOR DEVELOPMENT POSITION: MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
In support of program operations and strategic goals, major responsibilities require the VP for Development to:
Oversee and produce nearly $3 million annually.
Develop and manage annual and strategic fundraising plans and budget.
Plan, cultivate, solicit and secure sponsorships and major gifts.
Build, empower and supervise Development Department staff.
Organize and empower volunteer-driven fundraising efforts to support revenue goals.
Develop relationships with stakeholders to facilitate expansion of the SOMT support network.
Collaborate and assist the President/CEO with long-term funding.
Oversee the maintenance and growth of the donor database.
Identify, prepare, and submit foundation and other grant applications.
Partner with and enable Board of Directors to be effective fundraisers through Moves Management®.
Identify strategies and secure new revenue sources for long term growth of the movement.
Oversee contracts and operations of direct mail and telemarketing programs.
Oversee Development Department related marketing and communications and steward brand integrity.
Model servant leadership for the greater good with a dedicated work family.
Assist with other duties as assigned.
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE SUCCESSFUL
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree from accredited college/university.
Demonstrated ability to be successful in an entrepreneurial not-for-profit environment.
Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter, self-directed and work independently while balancing competing priorities.
Demonstrated ability to successfully mentor and inspire individuals with diverse skills and interests to assist with fund raising.
Demonstrated ability to foster new relationships, nurture existing relationships, and build a network of support that services our near-term and long-term fundraising goals.
Demonstrated excellence in written and spoken communication.
Demonstrated proficiency in donor database software, word, spreadsheets and publishing technology.
Possess valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and be insurable.
Willingness to travel extensively (approximately 50%) by vehicle state-wide, with some out-of-state travel by air and vehicle.
Demonstrated ability to develop, implement oversee fundraising annual plans.
Demonstrated ability to develop and manage budgets.
Demonstrated ability to recruit, train, manage, evaluate and appreciate Development Department staff.
Strong senior level leadership and minimum 3-5 years in management role with proven fundraising, budgeting and supervisory success for a charitable not-for-profit.
Traits and Characteristics
High standards of personal ethics.
An inviting personality and good listener.
A capacity for hard work – and enjoy it.
Charisma – charm and persuasiveness.
An inspiring enthusiast and cheerleader.
Sense of humor.
Self-confident but humble.
Macro and micro thinker.
Energetic and resourceful.
Committed to excellence.
Problem-solver (Creatively and effectively identify solutions to challenges).
Share credit for success.
Aptitude to learn.
Capable and effective leader – and follower.
Aspire to assume more leadership responsibilities.
SUPERVISION AND EVALUATION
The VP for Development is a full-time exempt salaried position that reports directly to the President/CEO and is evaluated annually. The VP for Development has supervisory responsibility for Development Department staff.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND DEADLINE
Applications accepted until position is filled. Email a letter of application, resume and salary requirements to: email@example.com or mail to: VP for Development Search, Special Olympics Montana, PO Box 3507, Great Falls MT 59403-3507.
Additional Salary Information: COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Salary is very competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include health and dental insurance; 403b tax-deferred retirement plan matched by employer up to 4% of salary; paid holidays; vacation and sick leave package; and a talented team of staff that promotes personal growth and job satisfaction.
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports to children and adults with intellectual disabilities who develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
...Founded in 1968 as the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics transforms lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere, reaching approximately 5 million athletes globally in 170 nations.
Since its start in 1970, Special Olympics Montana (SOMT) has used sports training and competition, along with health, education and community-building initiatives to transform the lives of children and adult athletes with intellectual disabilities while building communities of acceptance, respect and inclusion. SOMT has steadily and successfully grown its reach to approximately 2,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities annually. SOMT is positioned for and accomplishing significant new growth guided by its 2016-2020 strategic plan.
Working in an athlete-centered, family-based, volunteer-driven and sponsor/donor-supported environment, SOMT staff enjoy success because of a collaborative effort and their commitment to servant leadership.
For more information about Special Olympics Montana, please visit our Website www.somt.org