The Women’s Building is a women-led community space that advocates self-determination, gender equality and social justice.
Position: Development Director
The Development Director reports to and partners with the Executive Director to design and successfully implement the fundraising efforts at The Women's Building.
Presently, the position is a “one woman shop” responsible for raising $250,000 – 300,000/year, focusing on income from individual donors, foundations and corporations.
• Develop and implement TWB’s annual fundraising plan by securing financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations.
• Cultivate and grow relationships with present and future funders. This includes regular updates, tours of TWB and meetings.
• Manage all donor data input, including timely data entry, gift processing, gift acknowledgments, and donor solicitation.
• Research and develop proposals for foundation and corporate grants. Meet all deadlines for proposals and final reports.
• Design and coordinate communications to TWB’s supporters, including social networking, e-newsletters and website information.
• Meet with program staff to stay current with activities, issues and needs.
• Grow the fundraising capacity of TWB, including the fundraising capacity of the Board of Directors.
• Participate in the management team meetings and activities, including organizational development, investment issues, strategic planning and communication plans.
• Support the annual Celebration of Craftsfair activities, including attending relevant meetings, providing supporting materials, and working at the fair.
• Support and the fundraising activities of the Executive Director and Board of Directors.
• Keep up-to-date with the latest fundraising theories and processes. Attend relevant trainings as necessary.
• 5-7 years of experience developing fundraising programs, with a successful track record of initiating and growing donor relationships in San Francisco, with individuals, foundations, and corporations, and obtaining large gifts.
• Record of being a strategic and collaborative management member.
• Proactive, energetic and entrepreneurial, with a hands-on style in developing and executing a variety of fundraising activities.
• Effective communicator; dynamic, articulate and persuasive both verbally and in writing, including excellent editing and research skills. Ability to successfully gather necessary information from a wide variety of staff and the community in an efficient and effective manner.
• Highly organized, with excellent attention to detail and capable of handling multiple priorities, meeting deadlines, and managing time effectively.
• The ability to think and act on both a strategic and tactical level, consistently executing on day-to-day priorities and tasks as well as longer-term goals. Positive leadership to design and implement strategic and practical fundraising initiatives.
• High level of ease with a diverse and multi-cultural staff, and when representing TWB at community events. Experience with developing and maintaining productive working relationships with board members, donors, and co-workers at all levels.
• Strong computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, and donor data base management, and social media skills.
• The ability to thrive in a highly entrepreneurial environment where individuals care deeply about each other and the mission they serve.
• Bachelor’s Degree required; advanced degree preferred.
• Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a team.
• Healthy sense of humor, and an ability to have fun while working hard.
This is a ¾ position with a salary of $45-48,000 per year based on experience. Benefits include vacation, sick leave, holidays and some health coverage. Deadline to apply: January 15, 2013. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org