Director of Agency Advancement: Carson Valley Children’s Aid

Posted September 26th, 2017 at 9:36 am.

Position Function: The Director of Agency Advancement (DAA) takes a lead role in building fundraising efforts as an excellent communicator, relationship-builder, project manager, and strategic planner.  

Education/Experience Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in related field with an advanced degree preferred and a track record of successful fundraising management. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in major gifts fund raising. Experience with campaign implementation and solicitation of major gifts. Media and public relations skills. Also experience with coordination and managing volunteer programs.        

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of Nation Builder fundraising software
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to develop and execute plans of action with board members, volunteers and staff member
  • Ability to make public presentations
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to inspire both verbally and in writing
  • Organizational and leadership skills
  • Ability to exhibit cultural sensitivity and contribute to a work environment where diversity is highly valued
  • Exhibit ethical business behavior and maintain confidentiality

Essential Job Functions:

Major highlights of the position requirements are noted below.  Additional responsibilities may be assigned as required.

Portfolio Management, Strategy and Planning:

  • Develop and implement a multi-year resource development strategy for growing annual philanthropic support by set targets every year.
  • Identify opportunities for increased giving from existing donors/funders and develop donor-centric pitches to increase base of support.
  • Conduct ongoing donor/funder research and outreach to prospects.
  • Oversee and staff $2-3M capital campaign.
  • Write and submit proposals for Foundations and other grant opportunities.
  • Conduct Back to School, Thanksgiving and Holiday giving campaign.

Writing and Communications:

  • Produce compelling fundraising communications that accurately convey and increase interest in CVCA’s vision, mission, strategic priorities and programmatic goals, including grant proposals, reports, letters of intent, and other development information.
  • Create public relations and branding opportunities in the media.


  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with key contacts at potential and current funding organizations and individuals.
  • Prepare comprehensive meeting preparation briefs and accompany the CEO and Board members on meetings and calls with individual donors, corporate and foundation funders, and /or public or private agencies, and facilitating these meeting as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with the CEO to build a robust corporate engagement program for current and prospective corporate donors.
  • Prioritize key actions for the CEO and senior management team members to take in cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors through external meetings, events and correspondence and preparing/supporting them to execute.

      Advancement Operations:

  • Develop the vision and manage the execution of events geared to donors/funders and prospects.
  • Coordinate logistics of visits, meeting, and other events for individual and corporate/foundation supporters.
  • Organize large groups of volunteers for projects and direct individual volunteers.
  • Organize the deadline-driven calendar of all development activities related to individuals and corporations/foundations, including: researching grant guidelines, submitting all grants. materials on time, and following up as necessary.
  • Maintain organized and efficient operational systems to ensure accurate development records and timely communication with donors and funders.
  • Identify opportunities to increase resource development efficiency and organization.
  • Maintain fundraising data systems.

Additional Requirements: 

  • All new hires are required to go through mandated orientation.
  • Comply with Agency Annual Training requirements.
  • Responsible for timely, periodic submission of all required clearances and physicals

Work Environment and Primary Work Locations: 

  • Primary work location at Fort Washington site.
  • Travel to meet with donors and stakeholders and presence at functions within service area
  • Work on evenings and weekends as necessary

Physical Considerations:

  • Ability to transport concrete goods and oversee volunteer work at any location
  • Ability to tour prospective donors through Campus or other areas as needed

Resumes and cover letter should be sent to:

Filed under: Executive Level by Margie DuBrow

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