ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, DEVELOPMENT

Compensation

: $132,420.00 - $206,040.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Executive Management



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The Foundation Fighting Blindness is the largest nongovernmental
foundation supporting retinal disease research in the world.

Over the past four decades, FFB expanded its influence by raising
more than $750 million to fund thousands of research studies at
prominent institutions worldwide, attracting and investing in the
first generation of clinicians and scientists focused on retinal
disease research.


We are seeking an
experienced and
organized
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR,
DEVELOPMENT to be part of our team, based in
New York City. The ideal candidate will work
closely with donors and major gift officers across the country to
steward relationships and annual gifts. In collaboration with the
region's Event Managers, serves as key liaison to volunteer
leadership in the region.



Responsibilities include:


Effectively manage a major gifts portfolio of priority
prospects and donors by identifying and qualifying prospects,
cultivating the relationships, following up, soliciting and closing
gifts and stewarding those relationships
Work collaboratively with major gift officers and donors across
the nation to steward budgeted major donor gifts each year and
continue to strengthen their relationship to the mission of the
Foundation Fighting Blindness.
Work with Communications team to develop regular high-level
science reviews to send, have frequent interaction with donors,
prospects, volunteers and trustees through personal visits and
other direct and indirect touch points such as phone, e-mail, and
other correspondence
Collaborate, motivate and lead as well as partner successfully
with staff, board, volunteers, high level donors and regional staff
to create new giving opportunities
Set appointments, prepare appropriate materials and proposals,
and use the donor database to document critical communications with
staff, donors and volunteers
Develop vehicles for frequent interaction with donors,
prospects, volunteers and trustees through personal visits and
other direct and indirect communication such as phone, e-mail, and
other correspondence
Have a general knowledge of the Foundation's Legacy Giving
Program
Work in collaboration with headquarters staff, Event Managers,
and volunteers to provide integrated levels of support and
interaction with donors and volunteer leadership
Prepare accurate and timely plans, objectives, reports,
budgets, forecasts, and projections for purposes of budgetary and
financial reports
Actively utilize the database containing donor records and
historical gift information



The qualified candidate will
possess:

Bachelor's degree required
5+ years successful experience developing, cultivating,
soliciting and stewarding major gift relationship and building the
prospect pool
Must possess at least three years of direct fund-raising
experience securing
gifts in the $2,500-$10,000 range
Demonstrated experience with the management of an annual or
special gifts program
Nonprofit experience working with donors required, including
the ability to find and create new giving opportunities
Ability to function independently with an assigned group of
prospects, yet interact collaboratively with colleagues in a
centralized framework of fundraising while participating in and
contributing to a total team effort
Interest in making a significant contribution to a recognized
world class health and science leadership organization
Genuine interest in and appreciation for the mission
Working knowledge of relational databases. Must be able to
utilize the organizational database for retrieval of information
and running reports


Strong leadership and management skills
Must have excellent interpersonal and customer service skills,
and strong verbal and written communication skills
Must be highly organized, detail-oriented and able to handle
multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
A team player with an ability to work independently is
required
Must be proactive, enthusiastic and have strong follow-up
skills
Requires excellent attendance and must be accountable for
quality of work
Fully proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and
Outlook)
Knowledge of relational databases is required
Must be able to work a flexible week
Must possess valid driver's license with driving record
acceptable to insurance carrier
Travel required (primarily, but not limited to NY metro
area)
The Chronicle of Philanthropy.Category: Marketing & Biz Dev, Keywords: Fundraising Manager
Associated topics: administrative, administrative assistant, administrative officer, administrative support, asso, front desk, operational assistant, operations director, staff, support * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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