IRC Background: Founded in 1933, the IRC is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. In the U.S., IRC provides assistance to refugees resettling here through 26 offices operating in 14 states. IRC resettles approximately 10,000 refugees per year and provides numerous program services to assist the refugee from their arrival through citizenship.
Scope: Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Development Manager is responsible for fundraising, developing and maintaining strategic relationships with external partners, public relations, contract management, and management of the volunteer program for IRC’s Seattle offices. The specific areas of responsibility and oversight include: donor relations, proposal writing, donor tracking and reporting, fundraising, special events, public relations and outreach. The Development Manager supervises the Volunteer Coordinator and several unpaid interns and volunteers. As a Seattle senior leadership team member, the Development Manager shares responsibility with other program and operations managers for providing effective oversight over all office operations and good stewardship of resources.
Develop an annual fundraising plan with specific and measurable goals for development of restricted and unrestricted funds in coordination with the Executive Director and IRC Headquarters.
When required, write grant proposals to private foundations, federal, state, and city governments, and other grant making entities for IRC programs in collaboration with program staff.
Manage the preparation of letters of inquiry, proposals, budgets and reports to local foundations and other potential donors to solicit cash funds for IRC programs in collaboration with program staff and resource team
Research private funding opportunities and serve as the focal point for the development of new proposals and donor cultivation including new individual donors and practice donor stewardship.
Conduct prospect research on local foundations, corporations, and other philanthropic institutions as potential funding sources.
Solicit sponsorships for IRC events and programs.
Identify, cultivate and sustain individual donors through mailings, face-to-face visits, and other creative mechanisms.
Organize annual fundraiser appeals and other special events as applicable.
Recruit and manage volunteer/community committees (Development Committee, etc.) to assist with resource development and public outreach.
Supervise Volunteer Coordinator to effectively meet volunteer hour match requirements and maintain appropriate documentation for all volunteer time.
Utilize Salesforce database to enter and manage donor data, process gifts and acknowledgements.
Oversee production of the IRC’s electronic and print newsletters as well as other publications, sponsorship and press materials, and social media including writing and editing content
Conduct outreach and networking activities to recruit and educate potential donors, volunteers and constituents.
Assist Executive Director in raising awareness about IRC and representing the office at meetings, seminars, and forums.
GENERAL MANAGEMENT DUTIES
Recruit and train volunteers and interns to support development functions.
Meet regularly with program staff to create and review development goals.
Maintain ongoing communication with the Executive Director on status of resource development initiatives and provide timely reports on grant management issues and concerns.
Participate actively in the IRC Seattle Program Manager Team meetings and liaise with other program managers to ensure efficient collaboration with all departments in the delivery of quality services
Other tasks as needed and assigned by the Executive Director
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Executive Director
Position directly supervises: Volunteer Coordinator
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: HQ Development and Communication staff; Development Manager Colleagues
External: Partners; Foundations; Funders; Community Leadership;
Four year university degree required; graduate degree preferred.
Minimum 5 years prior professional experience in Development leadership roles in a grant-driven nonprofit or social services environment.
2+ years prior supervisory experience
Demonstrated experience with all facets of the role, including: fundraising, public relations, proposal writing, special events; donor relations; multi-channel campaigns and appeals and volunteer management
Proven record of building foundation relationships and track record of successful grant proposals
Experience engaging with private foundation; preferably in the Seattle area
Excellent interpersonal communication skills: the ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with grantors, volunteers, partner agencies, government officials, multi-cultural clients and colleagues on all levels.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, Outlook; CRM platforms.
Tech savvy and experienced using the Internet and social media as a Development tool.
Outstanding organizational, leadership and team-building skills: the ability to promote productivity and efficiency.
Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural environment highly desirable.
Ability to work nontraditional hours including weeknights and weekends as occasionally necessary.
Working Environment: Standard office environment combined with travel in and around the service delivery area. Occasional evening and weekend hours required. Occasional domestic travel required.
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IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.
Please Apply at http://www.ircjobs.org