SUMMARY/PURPOSE OF POSITION
This is an opportunity for an experienced fund development professional to join the senior management that drives the overall strategy for the organization and represents ChildCareGroup (CCG) on a local, regional and national basis. The position oversees a department that includes a Philanthropy Associate, Event Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator and Communications Specialist. Founded in 1901, ChildCareGroup’s mission is to promote, deliver, and expand the best early care and education programs for children, parents and early childhood professionals.
Working closely with the President/CEO, The Vice President (VP) of Philanthropy & Communications will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the philanthropic investment in ChildCareGroup, including all private fundraising and volunteers/donor relations, as well as external communications and public relations. The position is responsible for designing and implementing an overall plan and methodology to secure approximately $2-3M in private financial and in-kind support annually from a variety of sources, including individuals, corporations, foundations, auxiliary and community groups, special events, in-kind drives, online giving, campaigns, and other initiatives. The position will work collaboratively with program VPs on selected government grant applications.
CHILDCAREGROUP’S CORE VALUES
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
• Responsible for building relationships with current and prospective donors, including individuals, corporations, foundations, community groups, Friends of ChildCareGroup auxiliary group, current and former Board Trustees, etc.
• Ensures development and maintenance of appropriate fund development systems, including donor data management and gift processing as well as donor relations, including research, cultivation, stewardship, and recognition.
• Maintains accountability and compliance standards for donors and funding sources.
• Works with the President/CEO, board members, and staff to identify, cultivate and solicit charitable gifts.
• Serves as staff liaison to the board’s Philanthropy and Communications Committee.
• Responsible for all private grant funding, including the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, including research, cultivation, drafting, acknowledgement, stewardship/reporting, and site visits.
• Responsible for all fundraising events and donor cultivation events, including planning, implementation, and follow up.
• Supervises the development, implementation, and evaluation of annual auxiliary group activities, including member recruitment, retention, and recognition as well as events and volunteer activities.
• Responsible for the strategy, plan, and implementation of a year-round annual giving campaign to garner support from individuals, corporations, and online donors.
• Implements a major gifts framework to increase individual giving. Coordinates closely with CEO/President to cultivate prospects and steward donors.
• Responsible for all volunteers and in-kind donations in any CCG programs and administration, including recruitment, cultivation, training, supervision, stewardship, and retention, including grants that require volunteer or in-kind donation matching contributions, as well as management of the relationship with CCG’s donated goods partnership.
• Responsible for planning, coordination and execution of agency-wide communications and branding strategy, including all publicity and print collateral.
• Oversees the development and maintenance of agency website, including content management and design.
• Supervises the work of the Communications Specialist in the development of all external messaging, including social media, fundraising/communications collateral and agency/ program collateral.
• Staffs and manages all communications and media events (i.e., Week of the Young Child, ground breaking/grand opening events, etc.)
• Works closely with Human Resources Department to develop an internal communications strategy and plan.
• Ensures that all philanthropy and communications activities are carried out in keeping with ChildCareGroup’s Core Values, Mission, and Strategic Plan.
• Develops and implements annual strategy and plan to meet agency’s fundraising goals and ensures implementation of cost-effective philanthropy and communications programs.
• Ensures sound fiscal operation, including developing, maintaining, implementing on and reporting on the Philanthropy and Communications Department budgets.
• Supervises Philanthropy & Communications team as the external facing representatives of ChildCareGroup.
• Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or related field. Graduate degree preferred.
• Minimum of 7 years demonstrated and proven success with fundraising in increasingly responsible management positions with successful execution and administration of major gift fundraising efforts.
• Leadership and supervisory experience leading direct reports required.
• Track record of effectively leading a performance-based and outcome- based program and staff.
• Candidate will have developed and operationalized strategies that have taken a program or organization to the next stage of growth.
• Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, handle multiple projects at the same time, and meet deadlines.
• Excellent human interaction skills and the ability to work with all levels of staff, customers and board members required.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
• Self-starter and flexible.
• Exemplary professionalism and team attitude.
• Proficient in standard computer programs (Microsoft Office Suite, donor management systems).
• Must have a valid Texas driver's license with driving record acceptable to CCG's automobile insurance carrier, liability insurance coverage and own transportation available.
• Ability to travel locally or out of town required.
• Work requires normal physical effort, visual attention, manual dexterity or coordination. Any lifting restricted to items or children weighing less than 25 pounds.
To apply, please send resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and three professional references to recruiter, Tawnia Wise, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call with questions: 972-697-9422.