Job Title: Director of Donor Relations
Reports to: Chief Development Officer
FLSA Status: Exempt
Position Summary: The Director of Donor Relations is responsible for donor stewardship through engagement, events, volunteer opportunities, marketing and database management to support Communities In Schools’ annual development goals. This individual is an innovator and creator who works collaboratively with other departments to connect donors to CIS’s mission.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following satisfactorily; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Works collaboratively with program staff to create meaningful experiences that connect donors to mission
- Maintain and analyze Bloomerang donor database software including segmented lists
- Responsible for donor acknowledgement letters
- Oversees CIS’s two signature fundraising events, with help of CDO
- Oversees and grows CIS’s volunteer program
- Develops and oversees career days, field trips and in-kind donation drives such as school supplies and holiday meal bags; works with corporate partners to ensure success
- Cultivates relationships through stewardship strategy and execution
- Works with CDO to develop and maintain giving society; ensures appropriate stewardship and recognition
- Follows Moves Management and maintains timely records of all interactions, solicitations, and results with prospects
- Designs marketing collateral for internal and external stakeholders, including success stories, annual reports and gratitude pieces
- Oversees CIS’s social media accounts and strategies; works with CDO to create digital campaigns and send eblasts, newsletters, etc.
- Updates CIS’s website as needed
- Works collaboratively with the development team to achieve department goals.
- Assist Chief Development Officer with other duties as needed
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
- At least 3-5 years of experience in donor stewardship and event planning
- Knowledge of philanthropic community in Fort Worth/Greater Tarrant County
- Innovator and self-starter, goal driven with strong passion for CIS’s mission
- Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills; Ability to effectively articulate the mission/vision of CIS and a demonstrated experience in working with individuals who have philanthropic capacity
- Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Canva and Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator. Databases: Bloomerang, FundraiseUp and Handbid
Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:
- Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment. Manages competing demands. Accepts criticism and feedback. Changes approach or method to best fit the situation.
- Communications – Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally and in written form. Exhibits good listening and comprehension. Keeps others adequately informed. Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
- Confidentiality- Commits to keeping confidential information related to employment, or sensitive data pertaining to staff members or students served by CIS.
- Dependability – Responds to requests for service and assistance. Follows instructions, responds to management direction. Takes responsibility for own actions. Commits to doing the best job possible. Keeps commitments. Meets attendance and punctuality guidelines.
- Impact & Influence – Responds positively and collaboratively to support requests from a variety of positions and personalities. Achieves win-win outcomes. Addresses divergent opinions. Maintains professional image.
- Innovation – Meets challenges with resourcefulness. Generates suggestions for improving work. Develops innovative approaches and ideas.
- Planning & Organization – Prioritizes and plans work activities. Uses time efficiently. Plans for additional resources. Integrates changes smoothly. Sets goals and objectives. Works in an organized manner.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision.
The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.
The values of Communities In Schools are Accountability, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity, and Excellence. Furthermore, CISGTC values diversity and inclusion at all levels of the agency. Therefore, people of all backgrounds and abilities are encouraged to apply.
Please send cover letter and resume to Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org