Founded in 2014 as a fiscally sponsored project of Charitable Ventures of Orange County, Project Kinship’s mission is to provide support and training to lives impacted by incarceration, gangs, and violence through hope, healing, and transformation. Project Kinship provides services to address the needs of the reentry population that include both direct service and capacity training for systems and community agencies. Project Kinship’s staff provides emotional support and advocacy as they assist individuals through the stages of re-entry and system network of care. A strong emphasis is centered on promoting system care access, individual and family driven case management services, short-term individual and group counseling services, group educational/skills classes, and short-term group support services, program participants are provided with supports that help develop the coping skills that to lead meaningful and productive lives.
Project Kinship is seeking an entrepreneurial self-starter with nonprofit experience to serve as our Director of Development. This is a new positon for our growing organization. This is a full time, exempt position offering a medical plan with a company contribution, voluntary benefits (including dental and vision), paid time off, and paid company holidays.
Interested and qualified candidates should apply with resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: email@example.com
Position Summary: The Director of Development’s primary responsibility is establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow the organization’s budget through the solicitation of major gifts, federal and state grants, special events, and corporate and foundation support. They will expand and diversify Project Kinship’s donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members to secure funding for existing and new initiatives.
- Collaborate with the Executive Director, Associate Executive Director, and fiscal sponsor to create a fund development plan to increase and diversify revenue (including individuals, corporate, foundation, government grants, and special events) to support the strategic direction of the organization.
- Build a strong portfolio of donors and prospects with capacity to make mid-level and major gifts.
- Raise $500,000 in sustainable revenue annually.
- Manage fundraising expense budget, ensuring efficient use of resources and effective stewardship of donor dollars.
- Collaborate with the Director of Operations to develop and implement Project Kinship’s financial strategy.
- Assume primary responsibility for development and execution of all proposals; write and archive all proposals, grants and reports with a long-term relationship-management approach.
- Work collaboratively with staff members to identify avenues of economic support for programs/projects. Examines ways of packaging and marketing these programs to philanthropic supporters.
- Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events as specified in the fund development plan to generate funds for the organization; ensure low fundraising expense ratio for all fundraising events.
- Coordinate in-kind donations.
- Develop a comprehensive communication plan to promote the organization to its donors and maximize public awareness of the fundraising activities of the organization.
- Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization.
- Establish and institutionalize written policies related to fund development (gift acceptance, acknowledgement, and recognition). Manage all tracking and acknowledgement of donations and donor-related activity.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
- At least three to five years of managing high-level, strategic donor relationships is preferred. Expereince in corporate sales and/or a marketing role generating new revenue will also be considered.
- Demonstrated success in securing major gifts from indivdual donors, churches and corporations.
- Valid California Driver's License and transportation to travel to meetings, conferences and trainings.
Skills and Abilities
- An entrepreneurial self-starter with experience building new relationships from a large region while managing competing deadlines and attaining goals.
- Established skills developing long-term major gift donor cultivation and solicitation strategies.
- Excellent financial management skills with experience in fundraising and budget analysis and planning.
- Strong interpersonal and motivational skills, including ease and skill in conveying the mission of Project Kinship to senior level leaders from a wide variety of constituencies.
- Excellent communication skills with a persuasive ability, including strong written, verbal and presentation skills.
- Strong listening skills.
- Ability to attend program and fundraising activities on evenings and weekends
- High degree of technological proficiency, including experience with fundraising systems, preferred.
- Commitment to community standards, and mission of the seminary as set forth in relevant Fuller statements.
- Ability to work both on a multidisciplinary team as well as independently.
- Excellent written skills- ability to read, analyze and produce reports.
- Demonstrated knowledge and sensitivity to multiple cultures and underserved youth.
- Ability to maintain client confidentiality.