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Vice President of Resource Development

Springfield, MO

Relocation expenses: Not paid

C-Suite/Vice President
Full time
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 9 Aug 2019

Expires on 9 Aug 2019

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Vice President of Resource Development

Job Title: Vice President of Resource Development
Exemption Status:  Full-time Exempt
Salary Range:  $55k-65k
Application instructions: Email resume & cover letter by August 9, 2019 to Adele Alton

General Position Description: This position reports directly to the President/CEO and provides direct supervision to members of the Resource Development department. Serves as the primary donor relationship manager of the organization.

Essential Functions

  • Plan, direct, and supervise all financial resource development activities, including the annual campaign; campaign events; and Leadership Giving, Major Gifts and Planned/Legacy Giving
  • Build and maintain relationships with donors and potential donors throughout the 14-county service area; implement strategies and programs that expand donor relationships, identify new donors and create new sources of funds
  • Provide staff support for volunteer Campaign Cabinet, including recruitment, training, and showing appreciation
  • Measure and drive revenue growth in a comprehensive campaign with diverse channels
  • Work cooperatively with UWO staff, board members and others in the community to develop “our story” and communicate it in a compelling and engaging manner
  • Coordinates the Resource Development department’s data entry, data analysis and data reporting via the donor management system
  • Coordinates the creation and management of various affinity groups (e.g., Women United, young professionals, retirees, Tocqueville Society) to “friendraise,” fundraise, and generally expand UWO’s reach and influence within the community
  • Coordinates the Loaned Executive Program to ensure participants are effectively recruited, engaged in meaningful volunteer work and appropriately exposed to the Loaned Executive Program Faculty to enhance their professional development
  • Implement scorecards and dashboards to record progress and results; recognize and celebrate employee achievements
  • Utilize financial data to advise the President/CEO and Campaign Chair in developing annual financial targets and goals
  • Lead continual improvement and growth of the annual campaign and related fundraising initiatives
  • Mission Knowledge:
    • Be informed and able to communicate confidently regarding the organization’s mission, goals, partners, and impact on the community
    • Effectively articulate the mission to educate and engage current and potential donors
    • Learn and leverage new fundraising strategies and tools to further the mission of United Way of the Ozarks
  • Empower, lead, & invest in professional development of the Resource Development team:
    • Serve as the fundraising leader
    • Establish department and individual performance goals; track goals over time; make strategy adjustments as necessary to achieve goals
    • Develop a strong team through hiring, training, and valuing employees
    • Plan, assign, schedule, direct, and monitor work
    • Maintain effective and open communication with all UWO employees

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Exceptional integrity, a passion for United Way’s mission, high expectations and a strong work ethic
  • Ability to think and act strategically by creating a vision, developing goals and objectives, creating work plans to achieve goals and objectives, overseeing actions, and measuring results
  • Creativity and the ability and desire to act innovatively to solve problems and expand UWO’s impact in the community
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Bachelor’s degree in human services, business, marketing, finance or related field is preferred
  • Outstanding communication skills; must be an attentive listener; articulate, engaging and persuasive speaker; and clear and persuasive writer
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and influence others
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and manage relationships throughout multiple communities
  • Computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, and donor management systems
  • Proven ability to supervise and manage a team to meet fundraising goals, work within a larger team, work with community leaders, and develop/execute plans
  • Professional experience in non-profit fundraising, sales, and/or marketing is preferred
  • Experience writing or overseeing grant writing preferred