SAN FRANCISCO BOTANICAL GARDEN SOCIETY
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Job Title: Associate Director of Development
Reports to: Director of Development
Full or part time: Full Time
Regular or temporary: Regular
Exempt or Non-exempt: Exempt, Salaried
About San Francisco Botanical Garden Society
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society (SFBGS) works in partnership with the City of San Francisco/Recreation and Park Department to support San Francisco Botanical Garden, whose 55 acres in Golden Gate Park and 26 geographic and thematic gardens include more than 8,000 different kinds of plants native to California and from throughout the world.
SFBGS’s twofold mission is to build communities of support for the Botanical Garden and to cultivate the bond between people and plants. With the help of its members, donors and volunteers, SFBGS funds and oversees Garden improvements, provides curatorial and plant collections management services, propagates plants for the Botanical Garden and for sale to the public, maintains the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture, offers year-round educational and community programming, operates the Garden Bookstore and Arbor (for plant sales), and welcomes visitors from San Francisco, the Bay Area and all over the world.
About the Position
The Associate Director of Development is a new position in SFBGS’s Development Department. Led by the Director of Development, the team includes a Data Base Manager and Donor Relations Manager (both reporting to the Associate Director of Development), a contract foundation grant writer, and contract event planners as may be needed. SFBGS’s contributed income goal for FY2013 is $1.4 million, with the expectation of significant growth over the next several years. Additionally, SFBGS is raising $10 million to construct and support its new Nursery: Center for Sustainable Gardening.
The role of the Associate Director is to assist the development team in implementing fundraising plans to successful conclusion, oversee all fundraising administrative operations, ensure the accuracy, as well as timeliness, of all prospect, donor and volunteer communications, ensure the implementation of an energized new membership program, and supervise the design and implementation of development events. Additionally, it is expected that the Associate Director will help develop relationships in the community that will lead to long term development of major and planned gifts and growth of SFBGS’s annual fund.
Work with staff to ensure/create department procedures manuals for all areas including Raisers Edge, reporting, acknowledging and tracking gifts
Implements and oversees all activities related to accurate and timely recording, acknowledging and reconciling all gifts and contributions
Oversees all activities related to reporting and yield analyses of development efforts, solicitor activity and campaign progress
Recommends and manages procedures as needed to track overall contributed income results against plan
Oversees all activities related to reconciliation of contributed income with finance department, for consistent, accurate and up-to-date reporting
Work with development team members to develop individual work plans for the year
Create evaluation plans and procedures for development team members
Coordinates efforts of campaign team as needed
With the Donor Relations Manager, oversees comprehensive membership program to significantly boost membership base and revenue; sets benchmark goals to gauge progress
Oversees implementation of membership plan, tracking progress against benchmark goals
Integrates membership program with marketing program to identify and to leverage mutually productive opportunities
Oversees design and implementation of all development-related events as needed, for cultivation and stewardship
Oversees events team responsible for benefits and other revenue-generating activities, in particular a reinvented event to be held in the spring of 2013
With the Director of Development and team, develops annual comprehensive development plan, with distinct strategies and goals to maximize revenue growth in all sectors
Direct actions related to identification and cultivation of segmented level of potential major donors, and provide staff support for the solicitation of prospects
As needed, augments Director of Development’s liaison with trustees and volunteer solicitors in implementation of peer-driven activities
Ensures the implementation of donor and volunteer recognition policies
• Education and experience:
At least five years experience in the field with proven results in development, membership, and marketing/communications
Significant experience required managing fundraising operations, including data, technology and reporting
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Knowledge of San Francisco Bay Area preferred
Experience working in botanical garden or museum a strong plus
A personal interest in the mission of SFBGS
Excellent people skills, ability to work proactively and constructively with a team of people of diverse backgrounds
Proven ability and experience with a wide range of social media, including Twitter, Facebook, and others
• Other requirements:
Proven organizational, managerial and planning skills, with high attention to detail and accuracy
High personal ethical standards, including the capacity to be discrete, understand the distinction in roles between trustees, staff and volunteers
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Flexibility in response to changing needs and competing demands.
Ability to manage effectively a wide array of tasks, projects and responsibilities
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite/Word/Excel/PowerPoint
Experience and ease working with databases. Experience with Raiser’s Edge strongly preferred
Ability to work evenings and weekends when necessary
Please submit resume and cover letter outlining background, experience, interest and salary requirements via email, to firstname.lastname@example.org. SFBGS hopes to fill the position as soon as possible. Interested applicants should apply at their earliest convenience. Candidates are subject to background checks. No phone calls please.
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.