The Salvation Army, National Capital Area Command is a non-profit organization that serves families and individuals in crisis living throughout Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Currently we are seeking a Development Director to lead our development department. This individual will know how to open doors that will usher in the presence of The Salvation Army. This person will be responsible for developing new opportunities with strong focus on board development. The ideal candidate will have experience in all phases of fundraising and development. If you have a proven track record of being an effective leader with technical expertise in development, we want to talk to you!
Previous development experience within the National Capital Region is a huge plus!
Under the general direction of the Area Commander, the Director of Development plans, develops, administers, leads, and directs the Development Department for the National Capital Area command operations which includes: Donor Services, Marketing & Public Relations, Major Gifts (individuals, corporations and foundations), Grants and Research, Volunteers, Special Events and Fundraising; directs the selection, training, and supervision of all staff responsible for performing the daily operational duties of the Development Department; plans, develops, implements, and evaluates a variety of resource development strategies; creates a strategy for developing a large sustained base of annual donors; individually manages a donor profile with an annual fundraising goal: ensures the highest level of quality in ongoing donor solicitation and recognition programs; monitors to ensure that the financial resources for facilities and programs are available to meet the growing need of the consumers that The Salvation Army serves.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of The Salvation Army mission, philosophy, culture, protocol, and organizational structure. Knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel and business management and supervision. Knowledge of effective and efficient methods for organizing and maintaining records and ability to perform the same. Knowledge of the principles and practices of fund-raising management. Knowledge of the principles and practices of grant administration. Knowledge of local, state and federal laws governing fund-raising and taxation. Ability to solicit and close gift agreements in compliance with The Salvation Army's policies as well as local, state, and federal legislation. Ability to plan develop and coordinate programs, meetings, and special events related to public relations and fundraising. Ability to maintain the security and accountability of donated funds and/or assets. Ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate a variety of fund-raising strategies in order to determine their effectiveness in achieving short- and long-range goals. Ability to develop and administer a fund-raising budget. Ability to provide leadership to peers and subordinate fund-raising staff. Ability to supervise, lead, motivate, monitor, and evaluate employees. Ability to present a positive and professional image of The Salvation Army. Ability to prepare and maintain reports in an accurate, complete, and timely manner. Ability to work independently and with limited supervision. Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with Salvation Army officers, employees, member of advisory organizations and the community.
Education and Experience
Master's degree preferably in a related field like Business Administration, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications and five years progressively responsible experience in fund raising, donor management, marketing and vendor management, knowledge of Interchange with experience in sequel language, Sisense, Blackbaud products, EFT merchant accounts and donor, financial, lock box management products highly desirable; three years previous supervisory experience, experience in non-profit development office preferably with a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status organization; experience providing support to senior-level management; producing correspondence and analyzing and making recommendations to improve work systems and processes
Bachelor’s degree preferably in a related field like Business Administration, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications and seven years progressively responsible experience in fund raising, donor management, marketing and vendor management; knowledge of Interchange with experience in sequel language, Sisense, Blackbaud products, EFT merchant accounts and donor, financial, lock box management products highly desirable; three years previous supervisory experience, experience in non-profit development office preferably with a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status organization; experience providing support to senior-level management; producing correspondence and analyzing and making recommendations to improve work systems and processes.
Licenses and Certifications
Valid Driver’s License
Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying light objects (less than 25 lbs.) 5-10% of work time. Duties are usually performed seated. Sitting may be relieved by brief or occasional periods of standing or walking.
Work may be performed in an office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like but not limited to the office environment.
All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.