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Area Director - Stillwater

Company: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma
Date Posted: October 2, 2017

Area Director for Stillwater and Ponca City

Position located in Stillwater


Reporting to the VP of Resource Development, the Area Director is the strategic leader of local resource development.  The Area Director is responsible for developing and cultivating partnerships and donors, area board development and local fund raising.  The Area Director will also support volunteer recruitment efforts.  The Area Director leads in the fulfillment of the mission, growth and stability of the organization at the local level and serves as the “face of the agency” in the community.  This position is an integral part of the statewide leadership team for resource development and will plan and coordinate with other sites as appropriate. 



  • Create and implement comprehensive development plan to include research and development of a resource prospect list for foundations, corporations, and individuals, cultivation and stewardship of donors, including scheduling and making personal solicitation calls, and maintenance of donor contact and donor history through donor records and donor management database. 
  • Develop and implement the local goals and strategic growth objectives related to fund development in cooperation with state leadership and local area board. Positively and effectively communicate resource goals and foster committed participation from resource staff and area board.
  • Work with supervisor in identification and cultivation of major gifts prospects.
  • Recruit, cultivate and support local resource board and committees, comprised of committed and influential members of local community.
  • Maintain strong relationship with local United Way. Prepare local United Way proposal/budget and coordinate all activities related to the request.  Serve as primary contact for United Way agency meetings, speaking requests, etc.
  • Work in cooperation with state grant writer and supervisor on major grant proposals, grant reporting and all foundation communication.  Smaller foundation proposals are initiated and handled at the local level with open communication to supervisor and state staff.
  • Provide oversight, and hands-on management where necessary, of all major fundraising events for the site including but not limited to Bowl for Kids’ Sake and BIG Night.
  • Supervise, manage and coach resource staff at the site including but not limited to, Resource Development Coordinator, Community Engagement Coordinator, and Administrative Assistant to empower them in their performance. Area Director will lead staff performance reviews, and as necessary provide written documentation of performance issues. Coordinate and communicate with supervisor and human resources on formal discipline issues, job termination, and hiring of new personnel.
  • Monitor site budget and prepare projections and reports to supervisor and local board on a regular basis.
  • Ensure accurate financial information flow to the state office; approve invoices for payment as needed and forward information (deposits and invoices) to accounting department in a timely manner.  Note: All accounting and bookkeeping functions will be handled at the state office.  Consult with immediate supervisor for resolution of all issues involving facilities.
  • Work with program staff to develop and reach match growth goals in conjunction with the BBBSOK strategic plan.  Note: Does not directly supervise the program staff at the local level (local program staff reports to state program leader).
  • Develop sound practices and supportive relationships with internal staff and external constituents, volunteer boards and committees resulting in cooperative and effective collaboration as related to resource development.
  • As “face of the agency” make presentations to community organizations related to general BBBS awareness and resource development. Responsible for all community relations and partnerships at the site.  Work in collaboration with program staff to ensure strong relationships with local schools.
  • Along with program manager, provide leadership to and coordination of site office, including all administrative functions of resource and program staff; i.e. facilitating internal staff meetings, disseminating agendas.
  • Manage other related duties as assigned.



·         Bachelor’s degree required

·         A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible resource development experience

·         Supervisory experience

·         Budget management experience

·         Experience working in a non-profit organization with boards is preferred

·         Successful grant writing experience is preferred

  • Superior communication skills, both written and verbal, to effectively address all levels in the organization
  • Demonstrates the ability to provide vision and leadership
  • Good public speaking and negotiating skills
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen effectively
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities, including balancing multiple needs and interests
  • Self-motivated and results-driven
  • Ability to travel within Oklahoma
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends.


Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Jennifer Harrison, VP of Resource Development, to by October 16, 2017.