Director of Individual Giving Job Opening at The Arc Greater Twin Cities in Saint Paul, MN


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Position:Director of Individual Giving
Company:The Arc Greater Twin Cities
Job Location(s): Saint Paul, MN
Start Date:3/5/13
 
Employment Term: Regular
Employment Type:Full Time
Starting Salary Range:
 
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience: 3 to 20+ years
Required Security Clearance: None
Related Categories:Business Ops - Fund Raising, Non-Profit/Associations, Business Ops - Event/Meeting Planning

Position Description

Organization & Position Summary: For more than 60 years,  The Arc Greater Twin Cities, a member and volunteer-driven nonprofit organization, has developed and offered innovative programs, services, community outreach and education to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in our community.  In addition to a competitive wage, The Arc offers a supportive work environment.  The team at The Arc consists of highly committed and creative professionals who want to make a difference in the lives of children and adults with intellectual and related developmental disabilities and their families.
 
The Arc Greater Twin Cities is looking for a qualified Director of Individual Giving. The Director of Individual Giving leads annual fund planning and implementation, gift planning, solicitation and stewardship of select individual donors and event sponsors and audience development for fundraising special events and projects. Demonstrates the ability to deal diplomatically with a wide variety of people, possesses strong organizational skills and an ability to delegate tasks with an attention to detail. The Director will work in close collaboration with the CEO, CDO, members of the Development and Program Teams and key volunteer leadership to achieve the fundraising goals of the organization.
 
Major Responsibilities:
  • Leads and implements annual fund efforts including direct mail solicitations, staff and volunteer phoning.
  • Provides annual fund progress reports to the CDO, CEO, development volunteers and board of directors as requested. 
  • Provides annual fund progress reports to the CDO, CEO, development volunteers and board of directors as requested. 
  • Identifies, cultivates, and solicits individual prospects for gifts of $500+. Maintains regular contact with 50+ individual prospects annually.
  • Recruits and manages 15 to 25 volunteers within a committee structure who help design, solicit and execute the Gala to meet budgeted goals.
  • Personally solicits renewing sponsors, table hosts and new prospects, and support the CEO, CDO and volunteers as they secure sponsorships and donors.
Qualifications:
  • BA/BS required
  • 3-5 years experience in development; experience with annual giving and event management preferred.
  • Excellent time and project management experience, team relationship skills
  • Ability to design, implement, and direct fundraising initiatives
  • Experience in organizing donor and special events
  • Ability to persuasively convey the mission and programs of Arc GTC to diverse groups, including funders, board members and other stakeholders who are important to the organization’s overall prosperity
  • Ability to use interpersonal skills, listening, diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships with current and potential funders and team members
  • Well-developed written and oral communication, negotiation and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage and track multiple funding prospects and potential donor relationships, including attention to detail
  • Creative problem-solving skills and ability to act independently
 
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