Website Christian Villages Communities

TITLE:  Vice President of Fundraising
EXEMPT STATUS:  Exempt
REPORTS TO:  Chief Executive Officer

Christian Village Communities is currently seeking a professional fundraiser to fill the position of Vice President of Development. The VPD will support the work of CVC’s foundation subsidiary, The Christian Benevolent Association Foundation (CBAF). This candidate must have extensive fundraising experience in a nonprofit organization, demonstrated success in managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources, experience with donor tracking/management software (Ex. Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge, PG Calc) and experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over time. They must also have excellent communication skills, both written and oral; the ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and donor prospects and build long-term relationships.

We seek a leader in strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives. Working independently without close oversight but being a team player who will productively and collaboratively engage with others at varying levels within and outside the organization is a must. Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred and experience with writing grants a plus.

This position reports to the CEO. The Vice President of Development serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions. In partnership with the CEO, this position is responsible for fundraising activities, with particular attention to the area of estate gift development and the building of the Foundation Endowed Fund. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build CBAF’s visibility, impact, and financial resources. He or she will also design and implement a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual and philanthropic support.

The Vice President of Development will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow the CBAF endowment. He or she will expand and diversify CBAF’s donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members and board of directors, engaging them in fundraising efforts.

It is expected that the amount raised by CBAF will increase steadily as the Vice President of Development strengthens the organization’s overall fundraising capacity.

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Vice President of Fundraising works at the direction of the Chief Executive Officer as a key part of our fundraising strategy to build our endowment and increase our gift income results to support the structure of the CBAF.

MISSION AND VALUES:

The Vice President of Fundraising must enthusiastically support the mission and Core Values of the Christian Benevolent Association; Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Excellence, and demonstrate the following Non-Negotiable Traits: Be Trustworthy, Be a Team Player, Be a Good Communicator, Be Professional and Be Positive.

He/she must work competently, be caring and professional, and carry out their duties in ways that inspire others through their own work ethic. He/she must take responsibility for the job duties with acceptance and compliance.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

  1. Support and partner with the CEO, other management team members and board members on all fundraising initiatives and strategies.
  2. Collaborate with the CFO to develop and implement CBAF’s financial strategy.
  3. Have primary responsibility for development and execution of proposals; write and archive proposals with a long-term relationship-management approach.
  4. Have knowledge of and be able to explain tax advantages of contributions to potential donors.
  5. Monitor donor information; provide and present statistical analysis and reporting to the board of directors and senior leaders. Develop and monitor annual budgets and prepare expense reports or other financial data pertinent to fundraising. Report regularly on fundraising progress.
  6. Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors.
  7. Attend community events, meetings, or conferences to promote organizational goals or solicit donations or sponsorships.
  8. Travel regularly.
  9. Play an active role in the creating of content to produce materials such as posters, websites, or newsletters to promote, market, or advertise fundraising events.
  10. Develop and implement fundraising activities, such as annual giving campaigns or direct mail programs. Direct special fundraising events.
  11. Write speeches, press releases, or other promotional materials to increase awareness of the causes, missions, or goals of CBAF. Secure speakers for charitable events, community meetings or conferences to increase awareness of CBAF.
  12. Conduct research to identify the goals, net worth, history of charitable donations, or other data related to potential donors.
  13. Write and send letters of thanks to donors.

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.  The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

Salary Range:
$100,000 to $150,000

Position Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • CFRE certification preferred
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a nonprofit organization
  • Networking and social media proficiency
  • Estate Fundraising (Extensive)

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

This job operates in a professional office environment.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers and fax machines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Employee is required to maintain a valid and clear driver’s license with the ability to fly commercially as needed.

To apply for this job email your details to tracey.bray@christianvillages.org