Job Opening: Area Development Director - Detroit MI | UNCF

Job Opening: Area Development Director – Detroit MI

The position establishes short- and long-range fundraising goals and conducting comprehensive, cost-effective annual fundraising campaigns within the area of operation to support the 37 UNCF-member institutions.

Job Title:  Area Development Director
Location:  Detroit

Job Description

The Area Development Director establishes short- and long-range fundraising goals and conducting comprehensive, cost-effective annual fundraising campaigns within the area of operation to support the 37 UNCF-member institutions. Serves as an ambassador for UNCF and is responsible for engaging donors and leveraging key relationships to ensure revenue goals are met.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Develop new sources of unrestricted income from events, individuals and local community partners, foundations and corporations.
  • Plan and implement campaign strategies consistent with UNCF national action plans and policies.
  • Develop and submit solicitation proposals, design and implement special fundraising events.
  • Cultivate and steward relationships with current and potential high net-worth donors.
  • Establish and maintain close, direct contact with local corporations, government, community, church and civic leaders to ensure top volunteer leadership.
  • Write fundraising correspondence, letters of acknowledgment, appeals and maintain regular schedule of in-person visits with foundations, donors and board members.
  • Identify and recruit campaign leaders and advisory board members.
  • Establish and maintain liaison with volunteers and secure loaned executives.
  • Develop/prepare campaign materials, communication and promotional programs supporting local fund-raising efforts.
  • Supervise and coordinate staff activities related to records management in Raiser’s Edge database; maintain files on all donors, and ensuring security and quality controls.
  • Interface with Accounting and Finance department to fulfill information requests and maintain reporting accuracy.
  • Generate queries, reports, exports and other collection data as needed.
  • Manage area office to ensure compliance with UNCF policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Conduct performance appraisals and recommend employment, termination, promotion, and training and development of subordinates.
  • May supervise one or more professional and/or administrative level staff.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.); Masters’ degree optional
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in fundraising and marketing

Other Skills

  • Ability to conduct major fundraising activities, including capital campaigns and annual giving drives – Annual fundraising campaign raising between $500k – $800k
  • Excellent organizational and written/verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding human relations and managerial skills
  • Effectively present information to groups (managers, clients, customers, general public)
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

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