Carolinas Development Officer

Organization: 
Nurse-Family Partnership
Organization: 
Nurse-Family Partnership
Desired Location: 
Charlotte Area
Organization Type: 
Nonprofit
Category: 
Development/Fundraising
Description:

Mission and Vision
The mission of the Nurse-Family Partnership is to positively transform the lives of vulnerable babies, mothers and families.  Our vision is a future where all children are healthy, families thrive, communities prosper and the cycle of poverty is broken.

Position Description
As a member of the philanthropy team, the Carolinas Development Officer will support the fundraising goals of the National Service Office for Nurse-Family Partnership and contribute to the success of the organization’s multi-year Vision to Scale Plan. More specifically, the position is responsible for planning and implementing strategies to build a diverse constituency of support within the state for the organization both nationally and locally. The geographic focus for the position is on North and South Carolina. The Carolinas Development Officer works closely with the North and South Carolina program and Fund Development teams and reports to the Director of Regional Development.

Success will require a seasoned fundraiser and capable leader adept at building and sustaining fundraising efforts in new philanthropic markets, who performs well under pressure and in a dynamic environment as part of a maturing fundraising program, and is excited to contribute to an aggressive plan at a growing national organization. This position will be based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

70% Portfolio Management – Manage a diverse portfolio of prospects and donors (numbering no  more than 150), including individuals, foundations, family foundations and corporations, to  realize annual fundraising goals identified for this position. Identify prospects and develop  effective strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of gifts to support both local  and national impact. Conduct substantive contacts and visits with prospects and donors with  a heavy emphasis on discovery to build the major gift prospect pipeline. Coordinate team  members, including State Executive Director, and volunteers as natural partners in  cultivating donor relationships. Solicit and close major gifts. Produce proposals, reports,  case statements, and stewardship materials as needed. Coordinate and implement donor  recognition. Maintain donor records and track activity in fundraising database.
  
20% Volunteer Engagement – Provide leadership, coordination and strategic guidance for formal and  informal volunteer engagement at the community and state levels, including working closely  with the State Executive Directors on the State Leadership Boards in the Carolinas. Ensure  timely philanthropy updates to volunteers and requests for assistance meeting goals are made  as needed. Support education and training to key partners, such as team partners and  volunteer leadership in response to needs and priorities. Help ensure the organization  models and applies best practices in the engagement of volunteers.

10% Events & Communications – Develop strategies to attract new major donors and raise visibility  of Nurse-Family Partnership in the Carolinas. Coordinate cultivation and stewardship materials for the Carolinas, including regional stewardship reports, local programmatic gift  opportunities, and geographically-based content for other collateral as requested. Conceive  of and/or facilitate local and regional events. Arrange  home and site visits for prospects,  donors, volunteers and other influential actors in the region.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

• A minimum five years of fundraising experience, including substantial experience with direct solicitations and major gifts is required.
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
• Knowledge of and experience with philanthropic community in the Carolinas.
• Proven experience successfully conducting face-to-face meetings with and solicitations from prospective major donors is required.
• Experience writing grant proposals, letters, reports and other fund raising materials.
• Proven ability to present persuasive, engaging arguments for support.
• A successful track record of working with high-level volunteers and senior staff
• Demonstrated experience in meeting and exceed fundraising goals.
• Demonstrated experience and proficiency using fundraising database programs.
• Computer proficiency with various Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
• Self-motivated; demonstrated creativity and problem-solving skills and ability to perform successfully without regular supervision.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, ability to multi-task, meet multiple deadlines, and excellent attention to detail.
• Demonstrated ability to function effectively as a member of a team, ensuring close coordination and integration with other staff members.
• Ethical compliance with fundraising best practices, as defined by the Association for Fundraising Professionals.
• High integrity and commitment to personal and professional excellence.
• Commitment to Nurse-Family Partnership’s mission.
• Ability to travel approximately 40 percent of the time.

Compensation: Nurse-Family Partnership offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits program.

To learn more about the program and the national office, please visit www.nursefamilypartnership.org.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter with salary expectations, resume and contact information for three references must be included in your application to be considered for this position. Click on the link to apply through the Nurse-Family Partnership careers page: http://www.nursefamilypartnership.org/careers/national-service-office

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

Compensation: Nurse-Family Partnership offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits program.

How to Apply: 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter with salary expectations, resume and contact information for three references must be included in your application to be considered for this position.

Click on the link to apply through the Nurse-Family Partnership careers page: http://www.nursefamilypartnership.org/careers/national-service-office