Develop & Implement Site’s Strategic Fundraising Plan: In partnership with the Executive Director and Board’s Development Committee, develop and implement a strategic and diversified fundraising plan that meets current goals and anticipates future needs and growth objectives.
Manage a Team of Development Professionals: Directly lead and supervise a team including a Foundations and Corporate Relations Director and a Development Operations & Events Manager. Coordinate with a part-time grant writer, prospect researcher, and gift processing team from City Year Headquarters.
Major Gifts: The MDD will ensure individual gifts of $10,000+ are cultivated, stewarded and secured. Currently the team is managing a portfolio of approximately $750k in major gifts (corporations, foundations, and individuals). The MDD will lead in building a pipeline for long-term sustainability.
Institutional Gifts: The MDD will ensure corporate and foundation gifts of $25,000+ are cultivated, stewarded and secured. Currently the team manages institutional donors and new business prospects, securing $300k+ annually. The MDD will lead in building a pipeline for long-term sustainability.
Fundraising Events: Lead the planning and execution of large-scale fundraising events (in-person or virtual) with the Development Team, including two annual specialty market events that generate $300k+ annually.
Community Engagement: Serving as a representative of the organization, actively engage in the community, including attending events, serving on City Year Denver appointed committees on chamber boards, youth, educational nonprofits and professional fundraising organizations.
Marking and Communications: In coordination with the Executive Director, craft strategy and implement initiatives and programs to raise and enhance the organization’s brand and reputation to diverse stakeholders.
Board Management: In collaboration with the Executive Director, the MDD will engage the Board to meet critical financial and advocacy goals for the organization. The MDD will help strategize for Board development and recruitment. MDD will be the primary relationship manager for the Development & MarComm Committee.
Organizational Management: Help shape organizational strategy and play a leadership role in implementing the site’s local operating plan as a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Work collaboratively with other City Year site peer and supporting departments on a frequent basis and with City Year’s national headquarters in Boston. Managing and ensuring accurate maintenance of records and donor information in the Salesforce database and in local network and paper files.
City Year Culture: Represent, respect and role model City Year organizational culture and values daily internally as a member of the site Senior Leadership Team.