Vice President of Development and Marketing

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Friends of the Children
position summary:

An Outstanding Job Opportunity in the Field of Development

Friends of the Children announces a new senior management position chartered to lead a team of dedicated and passionate Development professionals. Friends of the Children is a stable and growing nonprofit organization that serves the most vulnerable youth in our community while achieving extraordinary outcomes. The Development department utilizes highly evolved systems and tracking to work with a deeply committed donor base and powerful board of directors. It is only lacking a strong leader to exceed its’ already impressive results. A small capital campaign is a strong probability. This is one of the top Development positions in the Portland Metropolitan area.

We are seeking someone who wants to work with passionate fellow professionals and successful senior executives and board members. The job will require someone who can lead a team of skilled individuals, work with well developed systems that hold everyone accountable for results, and raise funds for one of the premier youth services agencies in the United States.

Contact Mark Young [email protected] with questions or to submit a resume.

Friends of the Children is committed to our community, to equal employment opportunity, and to diversity in our workplace.

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE
Required Skills and Abilities:• Effective supervisory, management, coaching and staff development skills and experience. • Strategic thinker, and the ability to research, design/develop, implement and sustain traditional and creative fundraising strategies and programs to advance the organization’s profile in the community and maximize resource development efforts. • Working knowledge and experience in the Portland-Metro philanthropic and business communities from which funding is to be raised; ability to cultivate and sustain relationships with these resources, including those at senior levels of both large and small organizations. • Demonstrated ability to articulate our mission and make persuasive and compelling presentations to all levels of prospective donors and members of the community. • Ability to cultivate and sustain relationships and work effectively with a wide variety of constituencies, including staff, program children, organizational supporters, current and potential donors, Board members, and community partners. Ability to represent, effectively and professionally, the organization to a wide variety of audiences. • Demonstrated ability to generate appointments, make the ask, and close a solicitation; demonstrated ability to exercise appropriate judgment and discretion while in the midst of such meetings. • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; organizational and time management, delegation and follow-up skills. • Excellent customer service skills, demonstrated consistently, with all contacts. • Self-starter, motivated, and able to take initiative in all situations. Effective leadership skills; ability to influence and motivate. • Proven ability to solve problems, work in a team environment, and meet deadlines and budgets. • Ability to function efficiently with frequent interruptions, work well under pressure, and demonstrate flexibility in adapting to changing circumstances. • Strong program management, strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting skills, and the ability to anticipate problems and focus on details.
Qualifications:• Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred. • A minimum of seven years experience in non-profit Development in progressively responsible roles, with a minimum of five years in fund raising leadership or management role. • Supervisory and staff development leadership experience. • Thorough understanding of the population of youth served by Friends of the Children, and the mission of our Program; experience with youth organization(s) preferred. • Proven experience securing significant, repeated major donor and corporate gifts. • General experience with the following: Raiser’s Edge (or equivalent), grant writing, annual fund programs, sponsorship development, and corporate campaign/solicitation programs (including interactions with executive-level personnel).
Education Required:College degree
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer
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