Careers at the Baldrige Foundation

Director of Development

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Title Director of Development
Location Columbus
Posting Number 2018-01
Position Overview Our organization is currently seeking a dynamic, creative and organized Development Director to oversee our donor relations program and manage our fundraising initiatives. This position reports to the President & CEO and works closely with a committed staff and high-level Board of Directors. Responsibilities of the successful candidate include developing our non-profit’s fundraising efforts, communicating with current and prospective donors, and planning, directing and coordinating all fundraising activities. This position involves managing individual and corporate gifts as well as planned and annual giving campaigns. If you have a strong background in non-profit fundraising and development, we encourage you to apply.
Organizational Overview The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award was established by Congress to promote improved quality of goods and services in U.S. companies and organizations. The goal of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Improvement Act of 1987 (Public Law 100-107) was to enhance the competitiveness of U.S. businesses. Its scope has since been expanded to health care and education organizations (in 1999) and to nonprofit/government organizations (in 2007) and in 2017, cybersecurity. Congress created the Award Program to:
· Establish criteria for evaluating improvement efforts.
· Identify and recognize role-model businesses.
· Disseminate and share best practices.
The awards recognize national role models, who then share their best-in-class practices with other organizations via conferences, hosting site-visits, journal articles, and online resources provided by the Baldrige Program and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This framework increases the quality and performance of thousands of organizations nation-wide who otherwise would not benefit from learning about these best-practices. For almost 30 years, Baldrige award recipients have been driving innovation in every sector of the economy.
Essential Functions In cooperation with the President & CEO, plan and implement major gift activities aimed at meeting the Foundation's fundraising goals, including strategies and a timeline for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual prospects/donors, with an expectation of raising a minimum of $1 million annually.
Additional Responsibilities · Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.
· Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.
· Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
· Build the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies.
· Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives.
· Direct other major fundraising drives.
· Coordinate fundraising special events.
· Oversee prospect research.
· Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems.
· Maintain gift recognition programs.
· Oversee conference sponsorship opportunities.
Experience Requirements A minimum of three years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources) asking for and closing major gifts at $25,000-$100,000 level.
· Educational Degree: Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.
· Demonstrated success in corporate fundraising, including a successful track record of having developed, expanded and cultivated donor relationships over time.
· Develop and manage special events including but not limited to volunteer recruitment, support to volunteer leaders, budget development and management, project plan development, and management and evaluation of associates.
Additional Information for Applicants The Baldrige Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
Pre-Employment Screening Requires the successful completion of a background check.
Target Salary $70,000 - $85,000 annually
Benefits Health care benefit payment in lieu of health care provided by the Foundation
Full/Part-Time Full-time
Posting Start Date 2/17/2018
Required Documents 1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
Submission Send Email with your cover letter and resume to Subject Line: Director of Development Position