Job Opening: Area Development Director – Detroit MI
Job Title: Area Development Director
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.
- Bachelor’s degree (B.A.); Masters’ degree optional
- A minimum of 7 years of experience in fundraising and marketing
- 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