Director Of Development
Company: Montana FFA Foundation
Posted on: November 30, 2019
Job Title: Director of Development/Major Gifts OfficerApplication
Deadline: January 1, 2020Wage/Salary: $45,000.00 - $50,000.00
annual salary (DOE) + bonuses paid on performance
Brief Job Summary: FFA is a dynamic youth organization that changes
lives and prepares members for premier leadership, personal growth,
and career success through agricultural education. FFA develops
members' potential and helps them discover their talent through
hands-on experiences, which give members the tools to achieve
real-world success by becoming leaders in agriculture or any career
path they choose.
The Montana FFA Foundation's mission is to cultivate partnerships,
promote awareness, and secure resources to enhance Agricultural
Education and the Montana FFA Association. The Director of
Development will be responsible and accountable for developing and
implementing private and public fundraising strategies in support
of Montana FFA's high priority, multi-disciplinary Ag Education and
FFA programs. This position is responsible for donor cultivation,
recruitment, fundraising and account stewardship. Successful
candidate will promote the organization within the targeted
communities to ensure a broad base of funding resources and
statewide donor base growth. This position requires 40-50% of time
traveling throughout the state for existing sponsor visits and
cultivation of new funding prospects. Position also assists the
Executive Director, as needed, in current campaigns and funding
The ideal candidate will enjoy playing an integral strategic role
in the step-change growth of a highly successful non-profit, while
securing and serving our expanding donor base. The Director of
Development reports to the Executive Director.
Essential Job Functions: (include the following. Other duties may
be assigned.) Fundraising: 70%
- Serves as primary developer and coordinator for major
fundraising campaigns. Works in close coordination with ED to
develop action plans to expand the donor base and secure funding
for Foundation program and support expansion, including expansion
of capital campaign and endowment campaign efforts.
- Develops fundraising action plans and is responsible for
coordinating all activities pertaining to operational financial
development, including special events, donor recruitment for
ongoing programs, and community involvement.
- Engages in direct cultivation of major prospects including
individuals, corporations, foundations, & trusts.
- Serves as primary lead in identifying, prioritizing, and
completing grants on behalf of the Foundation. Requires close
coordination with ED to ensure funding targets fit current and/or
planned programs for expansion.
Donor Relations: 20%
- Assists other development staff in developing marketing
priorities of current fundraising campaigns and implements creative
ideas to utilize the Foundation's communication tools for donor
outreach and recognition of key donors.
- Assists the ED in representing the organization at community
events. Works to establish positive relationships with community
leaders and existing donors while seeking new partnerships with
community businesses, vendors, and individuals for expanded program
- Maintains existing donor database, identifying donors for
various giving programs. Assures confidentiality and accuracy of
- Prepares donor recognition and appreciation material and
ensures distribution in a timely manner.
- Establishes a donor outreach practice that engages Foundation
staff and Board Members in periodic update and stewardship
activities to top donors.
Program Management: 5%
- Provides a comprehensive report of fundraising activities each
month, or as requested by ED.
Administrative Assistance: 5%
- Answers administrative office phones when in the office.
- General office maintenance and assistance.
Qualification Requirements: (To perform this job successfully, an
individual must be able to perform each essential duty and task
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of
the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable
accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.)
- Fundraising knowledge and experience including basic
fundraising principles and execution techniques for donor
- Developed and demonstrated skills in donor cultivation,
stewardship, and relationship building.
- Proven skills in marketing strategies and practices and media
operations. Ability to oversee production of print materials,
coordinate direct mail solicitations. Ability to interpret
community demographics and coordinate current campaigns based on
- Demonstrated program management knowledge to include special
event planning and production and building/maintaining a donor
- Strong written and verbal communicator.
- Works efficiently and effectively (able to prioritize multiple
projects and can work proactively and independently).
- Knowledge/experience with the FFA organization, mission and
- Fundraising experience
- Account management experience
Special Machines, Tools, and Equipment Used:
- Computers, databases, Microsoft Office software, standard
- Health insurance
- Retirement contributions after probationary period
Please submit a Cover Letter and R--sum-- to:
Gwynn Simeniuk Montana FFA Foundation 502 South 19th Ave, Suite 113
Bozeman, MT 59718
Employment Disclaimer: This job description is not a contract -
management reserves the right to change its contents at any time.
This organization complies with the guidelines set forth in the
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and does not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry,
sex, age, disability or status as a disabled veteran of the Vietnam
era. This organization is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Keywords: Montana FFA Foundation, Bozeman , Director Of Development, Executive , Bozeman, Montana
Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!