DEVELOPEMENT DIRECTOR


Overview

The LoveYourBrain Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people affected by traumatic brain injury. Now in our fourth year, we offer national programs designed to foster resilience and build community. We envision a world where everyone affected by traumatic brain injury is connected to a compassionate community and empowered by resources to live a brain healthy lifestyle.

Position

The LoveYourBrain Foundation seeks a Development Director to support the growth and sustainability of an annual operating budget of $800,000-$1,000,000. This position works closely with the Executive Director with strategy, planning, coordination, implementation, and management of all fundraising activities for the Foundation including solicitation of individual, corporate, and foundation funding, special national events, and assisting staff with their programmatic fundraising goals.

The role is a remote, full-time position (40 hours a week), and will require travel around the U.S. and Canada to support ongoing development activities throughout the year.

Key responsibilities

Organizational Growth

  • Work with the Executive Director to set priorities of annual fundraising goals and set long and short range strategies for fundraising

  • Identify and write unrestricted and restricted grants to support organizational operating expenses and programmatic growth

Organizational sustainability

  • Continue to develop/support the Executive Director and assist as spokesperson in soliciting major gifts

  • Manage and grow current income initiatives by 12% per year

    • Individual Contributions

    • Monthly giving program (Building Resilience Project)

    • Campaigns and events

    • Business contributions

    • Partnerships

    • Grants

    • Product

    • Program revenue

  • Oversee and lead major fundraising events throughout the year

    • Annual Golf Tournament in Vermont (October 11, 2019): $25,000+

    • Five Boro Bike Tour in New York City(May 5, 2019): $25,000

    • 2-3 other events to be determined

  • Lead major fundraising campaigns throughout the year

    • MindfulMarch: $125,000+

    • #GivingTuesday: $65,000+

    • End of Year Appeal: $10,000

  • Continue to develop/support the Executive Director and assist as spokesperson in soliciting major gifts

  • Project manage and lead in content creation for annual report

Communications

  • Prepare, edit and/or review all development communication including monthly newsletters

  • Produce direct mail pieces throughout the year (Annual Report)

  • Donor Stewardship

General Responsibilities

  • Oversee software to enhance fundraising and stewardship capabilities

  • Manage database (Salesforce) integrity and ongoing enhancement

  • Administrative duties and support of the Executive director in his role reporting to the Board

  • Maintain and enhance online donor platform

  • Develop and maintain the donor stewardship process and the systems (Salesforce) needed for efficient and effective donor management and communication

  • Volunteer management for events

  • Accept other duties/responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director

Selection criteria

This position reports to Adam Pearce, Executive Director.

Location: Remote.

Skills and knowledge:

  • Strong background in Salesforce, MailChimp, Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Drive, online giving platforms (Classy.org), online donor management system a plus

  • Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to write effectively for a range of different audiences (i.e., people with TBI, health care professionals, media, general public)

  • Highly-developed oral communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to modify communication style appropriately for different audiences

  • Highly-developed organizational skills with a keen attention to detail, and a demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize tasks and meet deadlines

Other qualities:

  • A commitment to being compassionate, open-minded, and authentic

  • Invested in personal and professional growth

  • Eager to understand feedback and to use it as an opportunity for growth

  • A collaborative attitude

  • Willing to work remotely

  • Flexibility to travel

  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team, and to both take direction and work autonomously where appropriate

  • English speaker

Qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, master’s degree preferred

  • Minimum three-years’ experience working in a development role with an existing nonprofit with a minimum of two years in a management position

  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and manage major fundraising events

  • Successful track record identifying and securing unrestricted and restricted grants

  • Success in innovating fundraising models to secure new donors

Start date

Immediately (no later than May 1st, 2019)

TO APPLY

Please submit to Adam Pearce, Executive Director, at adam@loveyourbrain.com, by May 1st, however, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible:

  1. A cover letter specifically responding to how you meet the selection criteria

  2. Resume or CV

  3. Writing sample

Potential candidates will be offered a formal interview via videoconference.