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Chief Development Officer - Paid
Title:Chief Development Officer - Paid
Location:Salt Lake City, Utah
As a member of the Senior Management team, work collaboratively with the Board of Directors, the President/CEO, Senior Managers, and External Relations Team to ensure successful fundraising, volunteer engagement and marketing & communications strategies to meet financial, volunteer and public awareness needs of the organization consistent with the values, vision and mission. Lead a team of 19, with 5 direct reports including Corporate Relations & Volunteer Engagement Director, Marketing & Communications Director, Development Manager, Grant Writer, and Maud’s Café General Manager.

Join Volunteers of America, Utah’s team in providing a bridge to self-reliance and health for vulnerable individuals and populations who struggle with homelessness, addiction and mental illness in our Wasatch Front communities.

Essential Duties
  • Collaborate with Board members, CEO and senior management team members on identifying fundraising, marketing & communications and volunteer engagement strategies and goals.
  • Provide leadership for research-based development operations and implementation of overall fund raising, volunteer & community engagement, marketing & communication strategies to expand and diversify the financial and volunteer resource base. Related activities include capital campaigns, direct mail, major gifts, special event management, event sponsorships, online giving, government, corporate and foundation grants, employee and individual giving, planned giving and community-sponsored fundraising events.
  • Provide strategic direction and management support to the creation and execution of an effective organizational marketing and communications plan to advance fund development priorities, client awareness, community/volunteer engagement and other organizational goals and objectives. Oversee social media, website designs, brand standards, and all publications including the Annual Report. Act as agency spokesperson as necessary.
  • Provide senior leadership to recruit, train, place and recognize volunteers at all program locations and events, ensuring an authentic volunteer experience and accurate data tracking.
  • Actively cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of high-capacity, transformational donors with major gift focus from corporate, foundation, and individual sources; collaborate with the CEO & Board to identify, cultivate, and steward donor and volunteer relationships.
  • Oversee donor database management (Raiser’s Edge), including accurate and timely acknowledgement of fiscal and in-kind gifts; provide support for donor relations ensuring a solid donor stewardship program.
  • Establish performance measures, monitor results, and evaluate the efficacy of the fund development, marketing & communications and volunteer engagement program. Prepare reports for the Board of Directors & CEO on progress toward annual External Relations goals.
  • Maintain accountability and ensure compliance with all regulations and laws, as well as the code of ethics for fundraising; while keeping abreast of developments and trends in philanthropy.
  • Oversee Maud’s Café operations and employment case management.
  • Work closely with the Finance Department to reconcile contributions on a monthly basis ensuring accuracy between Accounting Database and Raisers Edge Donor Database.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field; master’s degree and CFRE preferred.
  • Five years of professional fundraising experience including a successful track record of leading development operations, cultivating and stewarding donors, grant writing, securing major gifts, event planning, volunteer management and a comprehensive marketing & communications program.
  • Polished presentation and exceptional interpersonal skills with a strong customer service orientation to interact with staff, donors, board members, community partners, press members, and the general public.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer literate with a proficiency of Microsoft Office and knowledge of Raisers Edge donor database preferred.
  • Collaborative and team oriented; ability to work well in a cross-functional team environment; values diversity of thoughts, backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Experience working with multiple funding partners including foundation, corporate, government and individual donors.
  • Strong commitment to human services and Volunteers of America, Utah’s mission.
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule (early mornings, evenings, weekends and occasional holidays) as needed.
  • Walk up and down stairs, lift 25 pounds.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Must be able to pass a background and drug screening check.
  • Low cost medical coverage (SelectHealth), with a Health Savings Account ($300 quarterly employer contribution)
  • Low cost dental and vision coverage
  • $50,000 life insurance coverage
  • Paid holidays, vacation, and sick time
  • Retirement plan with employer match
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