Associate Director of DevelopmentCompany: Planned Parenthood Great Plains
Date Posted: March 26, 2018
Planned Parenthood Great Plains (PPGP) seeks an Associate Director of Development for this 21st Century health care provider and advocacy organization that is dedicated to its mission to uphold the standard for providing high quality sexual and reproductive health care, providing education that promotes informed proud and authentic sexuality, and changing the culture through proactive advocacy to ensure equality in reproductive and sexual decision making.
The successful candidate will be passionate about the mission of PPGP and willing to work in a faced-paced, changing work environment. The candidate will be achievement oriented, possess outstanding management and fundraising skills, and have a proven track record of cultivating, soliciting, and securing five-to-six figure major gifts for both operating and capital support. Reporting directly to PPGP’s Vice President of Development, the Associate Director of Development will be based in Tulsa, coordinate all development work in Tulsa, and work to promote PPGP as a leading provider of reproductive and sexual health and education, and to help advance advocacy, health care services and education work.
The Associate Director of Development will work directly with the CEO, Vice President of Development, staff, volunteers, donors, and community partners to manage all aspects of fundraising in Tulsa and assist with all areas of development as needed. A collaborative style, strong work ethic, interpersonal skills, excellent management skills, and knowledge and enthusiasm of the major gifts, institutional giving, and fundraising events are essential.
- The Associate Director of Development must be fully committed to Planned Parenthood’s mission and full range of services. Duties include but are not limited to the following:
- Manage all development work in Tulsa, including major gift work, capital campaigns, institutional/foundation giving, and special events, raising a minimum of $500,000 annually.
- Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gift donors/prospects in Tulsa to increase fundraising revenue across the affiliate.
- Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities in Tulsa as it relates to the overall PPGP fundraising budget to ensure that the fundraising goals are being met.
- Cultivate relationships with local foundations who support PPGP’s mission and assist with grant writing and reporting.
- Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of PPGP.
- Identify and develop new corporate, community, and individual prospects to support organizational fundraising priorities.
- Help implement PPGP’s five-year strategic plan as well as annual development plans with clearly defined goals and direction.
- Engage volunteers, committee members, and local Board members in fundraising efforts to strengthen partnerships and make key introductions to new prospects.
- Prepare, submit and/or oversee grant applications and reports to funders in Tulsa.
- Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events in Tulsa to help meet special events goals.
- Prepare regular reports on fundraising activity, budgets, and expenditures relating to development in Tulsa.
- Foster an understanding of philanthropy within the organization as well as in the community.
- Work closely with Board members from Tulsa and the Tulsa External Affairs Advisory Council.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
- Although it is unlikely that any one individual will bring all of the qualifications and experiences listed below, the successful candidate will have many of the following attributes:
- Commitment to PPGP’s mission, purpose, and values.
- A smart, intellectually curious, strategic and creative professional with Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university, at least five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- A minimum of three years of professional fundraising experience with a focus on major gift fundraising, ideally in the Tulsa area.
- Preferred management experience.
- Proven track record of cultivating, soliciting, and securing five-to-six figure major gifts for both operating and capital support.
- Healthy understanding of institutional giving including grants management.
- Experience managing special fundraising events.
- Ability to prioritize and manage numerous projects at once and ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office with a special emphasis on Excel.
- Preferred basic knowledge of design software.
- Understanding of the Internet, including but not limited to research and email communication.
- Accuracy and attention to detail required.
- Effective interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work independently and as a team member.
- Strong verbal communication skills.
- Professional appearance and attitude.
- Willingness to commit to the position for a minimum of two years.
- Must be a motivated, self-starter and able to function productively and effectively with a degree of autonomy.
- A multi-disciplinary thinker with excellent analytical skills and the ability to understand new concepts and complex subjects, solve problems and to exercise good judgment in a fast-paced environment.
- A highly sophisticated approach as well as the intellectual depth and maturity to work with cross-functional teams.
- Commitment to exceptional work quality and standards.
- Principled, ethical, and professional.
- A high level of enthusiasm, energy, initiative, and drive.
- Some evening and weekend work is required.
- A sense of humor, perspective, and grace.
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PPGP is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace and LGBTQ/Femail/Minority/Disabled/Veteran inclusive.