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Development Manager

Community Action of Skagit County
Job Description
The Donor Development Manager participates with agency management and Board representatives in developing a comprehensive fund development plan, executing it through all fundraising and donor cultivation activities.  Works closely with board and staff to identify and cultivate potential grantors and donors to Community Action mission and programs. Engages both board and staff in stewardship and fundraising best practices in an effort to build a broad, stable funding base for the agency’s work.  This is a full-time, exempt position.
Major Responsibilities
1. Develop and oversee donor cultivation and stewardship strategic plan; coordinate comprehensive campaign.
2. Oversee cultivation of new funding opportunities (e.g. grants, endowments, individual donors, corporate sponsorships, service clubs, churches, and other businesses).
3. Manage all aspects of development activities (e.g. annual fundraiser, fun run, community networking events, third party fundraisers, and church and civic group presentations).
4. Maintain relationship portfolio
5. Manage all agency donation requests, in-kind and financial.
6. Oversee design and distribution of printed materials (agency branding/messaging, bi-annual newsletters, appeal letters, donor correspondence).
7. Oversee donor database maintenance.
8. Report YTD donor activity to Board and development committees.
9. Supervise staff, volunteers and donor development committees.
10. Participate in agency meetings and trainings; attend or facilitate various strategic meetings in the community.
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences, Fund Development, Non-Profit Management, or related field;
  • 3-5 year’s experience in grant writing, public relations, marketing and fundraising experience preferred, with a proven fund development record.
Or a combination of education and experience providing the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work.
The Ideal Candidate
In addition, the ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Pro and Outlook. Familiarity with DonorPerfect, Qgiv, and Adobe Creative Suite helpful (e.g. InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator).
  • Working knowledge of standard office procedures and technologies such as telephone, computer, printer, photocopier/scanner/fax machine.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills for a variety of audiences.
  • Experience with public speaking recommended. 
  • Well-organized, versatile, and adaptable to changing and complex job priorities.
  • Ability to work well with people with diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, and experiential backgrounds.
  • Ability to be an effective and positive ambassador for the agency.
  • Knowledge of local community.
Compensation and Benefits
$4,637 per month, plus benefits
Benefits include:
  • Medical insurance including Rx and vision
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance and AD&D coverage
  • SIMPLE IRA retirement plan
  • Employee assistance program
  • Voluntary supplemental cafeteria plan
  • Sick leave
  • Vacation leave
  • 12 holidays per year
  • Health club discount
(Community Action reserves right to modify, amend, or terminate any benefit at any time for any reason.)
To Apply
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by providing all items requested to the address below.  Consideration will be given to application packets that are received by the closing date and that contain:
  1. a completed Community Action Application for Employment form*
  2. a resume
  3. a letter of interest identifying the position for which you are applying and describing how you meet the qualifications for the position.
Please direct all application materials to:
Community Action of Skagit County
Attn:  Employment
330 Pacific Place
Mount Vernon, WA  98273
Position is open until filled.  Priority consideration given to application packets received by 5 pm on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.
Community Action of Skagit County reserves the right to extend application deadlines, to modify the selection schedule without notice, to form eligibility lists for, or make appointments to, other positions with similar employment requirements.
*application forms and job announcements are available at the above address and also at our website, www.CommunityActionSkagit.org
Community Action of Skagit County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Should you require accommodation in the application process, please contact us at the Employment email address shown above or (360) 416-7585.
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