Join a close working team of passionate, dedicated people at the National AIDS Memorial Grove as our new Director of Development. We are seeking a dynamic and committed development professional ready to manage our development function, grow with us and help us build upon our 25 year foundation as a beacon of remembrance, healing and hope for all lives touched by AIDS. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a person confident in their skills and abilities, with an unwavering personal quest to have their work positively impact our world.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL AIDS MEMORIAL GROVE
The mission of the National AIDS Memorial Grove (“the Grove”) is to provide, in perpetuity, a place of remembrance so that the lives of people who died from AIDS are not forgotten and the story is known by future generations. It was conceived in 1988 by a small group of San Franciscans whose community had been devastated by AIDS and who wanted to create a space dedicated to all lives touched by AIDS.
Twenty-five years later, the physical and spiritual landscape of the Grove has changed dramatically, as has the landscape of HIV/AIDS epidemic. More than 170,000 volunteer hours have created and sustained what is now an award-winning, model section of Golden Gate Park. As our nation’s ONLY federally-designated memorial to AIDS, the Grove has a significant national calling and moral responsibility to place those lives in the larger historical context of the American social response to AIDS.
The National AIDS Memorial Grove currently has an annual budget of $1.2M with three full time employees, in addition to fundraising and communications consultants. Today, the Grove operates under the fiscal sponsorship of the Tides Center and has an active and committed Board of Directors of 17 members with diverse professional and personal backgrounds.
To learn more, please visit http://www.aidsmemorial.org.
This full time position reports to the Executive Director of the National AIDS Memorial Grove.
The newly created Director of Development is responsible for the leadership, strategic direction, planning, management, and reporting of the Grove’s annual fundraising efforts. Funded exclusively by private donations, the Director of Development creates and implements thoughtful fundraising strategies to grow the organization’s support from a diverse array of local and national funding sources.
- Provide strategic and creative leadership and implementation of all development activities, i.e., goal setting, budgets, donor solicitation and stewardship, proposals, grants, and reporting.
- Identify, evaluate, cultivate, solicit and steward individual, foundation, corporate, major and planned giving donors/prospects.
- Utilize technology and innovative fundraising tools to increase revenue and donor engagement with agency fundraising and program initiatives.
- Support ongoing engagement of our incredible volunteers.
- Manage development operations.
- Manage small team of development professionals.
- Represent the Grove’s mission, values and programs through public speaking engagements and community outreach.
- Established and effective fundraiser; highly skilled in writing and speaking; able to communicate the Grove’s mission and interests to a broad audience; experienced in crafting proposals, donor correspondence and organizational marketing communications.
- Successful track record of a minimum of 3 years personally identifying, cultivating, and soliciting individual donors, corporations, and foundations, locally and nationally.
- Experienced in meeting and exceeding fund development goals, including major gifts, annual funds, corporate and foundation giving, direct mail, planned giving and special events.
- Demonstrated ability to gain the respect and support of various constituencies, including staff and board members, donors, foundation and civic leaders, volunteers, and community partners.
- Advanced technology skills; must be proficient in the MS Office Suite and experienced with donor/CRM databases; Salesforce experience highly desired.
- Commitment to the Grove’s mission with knowledge and sensitivity of the HIV/AIDS communities and issues.
- Strategic, organized and able to balance multiple competing priorities.
- Highly entrepreneurial; resourceful and flexible; able to anticipate and act on events and opportunities which advance the Grove’s mission locally, regionally, and nationally.
- Team builder with strong skills in management and leadership; must understand the subtleties of motivating and directing a diverse group of personalities.
- Energetic, hands-on, respectful and diplomatic; must have a sense of humor!
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The compensation package is competitive and commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, vacation, holidays, and eligibility to participate in an employer-matched 403(b) plan.
Kindly submit your resume and cover letter by email, with “Director of Development Search” in the subject line to Brenda Laribee, firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter, please describe your interest in the role and how your experience fits with the requirements of the position. In addition, please provide an example of how your fundraising efforts directly increased the results of a non-profit organization. Deadline to apply: November 18, 2016.
The National AIDS Memorial Grove, a project of the Tides Center, is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance, including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.