Development Director

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organization:The Wallace Medical Concern
position summary:

BACKGROUND This year The Wallace Medical Concern celebrates 25 years of carrying out its mission as a volunteer organization providing neighborhood–based health care services and assistance to Portland area residents who face barriers to care. In that time, we have provided care to thousands of low-income and uninsured members of our community with emphasis placed on addressing culturally-specific disparities within the Hispanic community. This year alone we will provide 3,600 patient visits to adults and children who might otherwise fall through the cracks of our health care system.

The Development Director is responsible for raising $450,000 annually through the development, management and implementation of a fundraising program comprised of major gifts, annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, and events.

RESPONSIBILITIES • Create and implement annual development plan and strategy. • Lead and manage all aspects of the Development Program, including direct mail and newsletters, grant writing, events, and major donor solicitation. This is a one-person shop. • Work with the Board and Fund Development Committee to develop and achieve annual and long-term fundraising goals. • Develop and grow individual donor base; manage the annual giving campaign. • Oversee donor relations, including processing acknowledgments. • Support the Fund Development Committee and attend monthly Board meetings as needed. • Diversify and broaden current organizational sources of revenue. • Plan and oversee fund-raising events. • Other duties as assigned.

Salary / Pay Rate:The starting annual full time equivalent salary range $48,000---$50,000 dependent upon qualifications and experience. Excellent benefit package including fully paid health care and a generous vacation package.
Required Skills and Abilities:SKILLS REQUIRED • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Proven organizational and time management skills. Intercultural communication skills preferred. • Demonstrated ability to articulate the mission and make persuasive and compelling presentations to all levels of prospective donors and diverse members of the community in order to advance the organizations profile in the community and maximize resource development. • Ability to utilize strategic marketing tools such as social media, website, and other electronic methods. • Experience with developing and implementing fundraising plans utilizing traditional and creative fundraising strategies. • Proven ability to solve problems, work in a team environment, and meet deadlines. • Self-starter, motivated and able to take initiative in all situations. Ability to influence and motivate. • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and donor databases such as Donor Pro. • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to craft messages and target audiences.
Qualifications:QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years experience in non-profit development. • Proven track record of setting and achieving annual revenue targets. • Strong partnership-building and event planning skills. • Thorough understanding of all components of a diversified funding base. • Experience in developing and managing budgets. • Demonstrated success in securing major donor gifts. • Demonstrated success in obtaining foundation, corporate, and government grants. • Experience in local corporate and donor relations. • Solid understanding of basic marketing principles including ability to create messaging around the value proposition of WMC for diverse audiences. • Commitment to continued growth and development of cultural competence abilities. Wallace Medical Concern is committed to equal employment opportunity, and to diversity in our workplace. Send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to [email protected] with The Wallace Medical Concern in the title by June 17th at 5:00. Or by mail to: Lisa Cline P.O. Box 3506 Gresham OR 97030.
Education Required:College degree
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer