Director of Development and Communications

Organization: 
Time Out Youth
Organization: 
Time Out Youth
Desired Location: 
Mecklenburg
Organization Type: 
Nonprofit
Category: 
Executive Director/CEO
Description:

Reports to: Executive Director
Overview: Working closely with Executive Director and Board of Directors, the Director of Development & Communications will plan and execute all fundraising and communication aspects of annual operating funds and the capital campaign. Annual operating goal is $500,000-$600,000. Funds come from individuals, corporations, foundations and special events. The capital campaign goal is $1.5-$2 million and will expand programs and services, and build a transitional living shelter for LGBTQ homeless youth.

Responsibilities:
Development
- Craft annual development plans outlining strategies to sustain and increase annual support from individuals, corporations and foundations.
- Create multi-year strategies for implementing a moves management model of donor development, moving constituents from donor to major gift donor.
- Write grants and other donor proposals.
- Partner with staff to ensure the Center’s goals and objectives are achieved.

Membership & Annual Fund Management
- Oversee management of both annual operating donors and capital campaign donors through cultivation, solicitation and stewardship efforts.
- Oversee management of donor engagement activity including annual Gala and two to three other special events.
- Responsible for all elements of donor and campaign events, including developing invitations, ordering food/beverages, managing event volunteers, and coordinating follow up.

Communications and Marketing
- Utilize key messages and case for support to create and distribute campaign communication pieces for donors and prospects, including brochures, electronic newsletters, mailings, and campaign updates.
- Create marketing collateral, press releases, develop and edit website content, etc.
- Develop and implement an integrated and comprehensive marketing and communications plan and timeline
- Create and implement targeted email programs that support goals.
- Lead work on website development strategy, architecture, and usability.
- Manage direct contact with outside public relations agencies.

Meetings, Reports, Administrative
- Maintain and update campaign prospect lists and related materials.
- Coordinate committee meetings. 
- Prepare regular campaign reports to share with board, staff and volunteer leadership.

Working with Executive Director and Office Manger:
- Ensure pledges and in-kind donations are documented and donor recognition is properly recorded.
- Ensure donors are acknowledged in a timely fashion.
- Maintain records of in-kind contributions, and provide statement of value to donor.
- Follow up on in-kind contributions to ensure that donations are received at the time they are needed.

Development Systems Management
- Ensure the Center has a strong system for maintaining up-to-date and accurate records of contacts with donors and prospects, overseeing Raisers Edge data systems, and timely use of reporting

Required Qualifications & Competencies:
The ideal candidate would have the following capabilities and qualities:
- Minimum of five years of successful experience in fund development.
- Experience in managerial and leadership roles in development and communication/marketing.
- Donor cultivation and solicitation experience required.
- Proven ability to work as a team player with diverse groups of people.
- Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
- Superior communication skills (written and verbal).
- Highly motivated, action-oriented self-starter with strong organizational skills.
- Excellent time and task management skills.
- High level of integrity, professional maturity and sound judgment.
- Decision-making skills in an ever-changing environment
-  Ability to adapt, plan for and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced setting.
- Sense of humor, creativity and an appreciation of how philanthropy helps build community.
- Interest in LGBT community organizing.
- Passion for the mission of Time Out Youth Center.

Career Level: 
Mid-Career
Job Type: 
Full-time
Salary Range: 

Salary: $40,000-$45,000
Benefits: Professional development funds, paid clinical supervision, mileage reimbursement, health insurance, simple IRA, health, dental and eye insurance.
Details: 40 hours per week, some evening and weekend hours as needed

How to Apply: 

Please submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your unique qualifications and interest in the position by email to Rodney Tucker, Executive Director:

Email:  RTucker@timeoutyouth.org