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Director of Fundraising

Volunteer Job Description

Reports directly to the Founder of ECLH (or designee).  Serves as the Director for Fundraising and responsible for developing and communicating an annual fundraising strategy.  Coordinates execution of all fundraising events (virtual and in-person events).  Seeks opportunities for grants and major gift/donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations. Responsible for production, promotion and coordination of the annual Designer Bag Bingo fundraising event which serves as a major fundraiser  to showcase the  ECLH’s efforts   in the community.  Responsible for ECLH’s participation in PWC Gives Fundraisers.  In addition, the candidate will   attend four ECLH Board Meetings per year. Briefs the Board on progress and activities.

Volunteer Stipend:  2% of all funds raised

Duties and Responsibilities (Approximately 20 hours per month):

  • Implement short/long term strategy to raise funds the mission of ECLH.
  • Provide the Board of Advisors with 30- 60- and 90-Day plans for action as soon as possible after commencing an assignment.
  • Always vigilant in looking for funding sources benefitting ECLH’s ability to impact our community.
  • Maintain positive outside communication with ECLH internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assist with developing communications materials for various audiences, including donors and staff.
  • Write marketing and communications materials including newsletter articles, ads, and invitations, e-communications, remarks, presentations, blogs, and other online promotion.
  • Leverage information about interesting or newsworthy stories within the organization, including events.
  • Build communications networks in outlying areas.
  • Work with ECLH volunteer staff to design receptions, programs, and other events to highlight and support financial resource development.
  • Work with staff to oversee logistics of events.
  • Develop budgets for events/programs and monitor expenditures for events.
  • Maintain information for all events and performs post event evaluations.
  • Partner with staff and volunteers on donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities as needed; and
  • Prepare and assist in the preparation of Major Gift/Grant requests to a variety of public and private funding sources to help fund operations and capital development.
  • Must adhere to the highest levels of Ethical Conduct.

Qualifications:

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in-order-to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Competencies:

  • Adaptability: adapts to change in the work environment, manages competing demands, accepts criticism and feedback.
  • Customer Services: displays courtesy and sensitivity, meets commitments, responds promptly to donor/customer needs, solicits feedback to improve.
  • Communication: expresses ideas and thoughts verbally, and written form, exhibits od listening and comprehension, keeps others adequately informed, and selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
  • Problem Solving; Identifies problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully, develops alternative solutions, resolves problems in early stages, works well in group problem situations.
  • Teamwork: balances team and individual responsibilities, exhibits objectivity and openness to other views, gives and welcomes feedback, contributes to building a positive team spirit, and puts success of team above own interests.
  • Business Ethics: treats people with respect, keeps commitments, inspires the trust of others, works with integrity, and upholds organizational values.
  • Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.  Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Abilities:

  • Must be a self-starter and can manage their own time.  Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through verbal and written words and sentences.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines yet be flexible/dependable.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas verbally and written so others will understand.
  • Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. Ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions. Ability to identify/recognize when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong and know who to involve for resolution.
  • Ability to generate various ideas about a given topic.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum: High School Diploma with at least one year of fundraising experience (such as leading fundraising activities for church, sorority, fraternity, school, job, community, scouts or other setting).
  • Preferred (not required):  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the field of marketing, business related or social science field.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
  • Must have at least 3 personal / professional references.
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