Director of Development – Greater Charlotte

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Girls on the Run International is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Over 210 Councils in 50 states serve 200,000+ girls a year and engage close to 100,000 volunteers.

Founded in Charlotte in 1996, Girls on the Run International serves as the national headquarters of the organization responsible for developing and evaluating programming, providing training and support to its council network and marketing the organization while also serving as the local Charlotte area council responsible for delivering the program to over 3,500 girls each year in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties.

Girls on the Run believes that all girls and communities should have access to our programs. We strive to eliminate barriers to participation, to continue creating programming that engages all communities, to be intentional about staff and volunteer diversity and to promote a culture of inclusion across the organization.

Consistent with the mission of Girls on the Run, the Director of Development for Greater Charlotte serves as the front-line fundraiser responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors, sponsors and grantors to advance the mission and strategic goals of the organization. Ideal candidates will be accomplished fundraisers who have delivered positive and sustained impact in organizations in which relationship-building and collaboration were critical to success. This development professional will broaden and deepen the organization’s network of supporters in Greater Charlotte and leverage the local advisory board in fundraising efforts.

Principal responsibilities:
Partnerships and fund development
• Work with the Sr. Director of Development, Chief Engagement Officer and Executive Director of Girls on the Run Charlotte to develop and execute an annual and long-term organizational fundraising strategy, including individual giving, major and mid-level donors, grants, corporate sponsorships and events.
• Track progress toward annual fundraising goals and provide regular reporting to the leadership team and local advisory board.
• Develop and deepen relationships with foundation and corporate prospects and partners and expand the organization’s network of individual donors.
• Develop, implement and manage a comprehensive plan to seek and secure grants from local foundations. Collaborate with the Grants Manager, as needed, to write grant requests, including letters of support, proposals, presentations and reporting.
• Create and manage engaging fundraising campaigns to drive individual giving. Partner with the Donor Relations Manager to execute individual giving and peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns and develop impactful stewardship strategies to ensure continued and increased support.
• Serve as the lead on 2 fundraising events, ensuring that net revenue goals are achieved.
• Maximize the engagement of the advisory board to achieve fundraising goals.
• Represent Girls on the Run in various capacities at donor prospect meetings and events.
• Serve as an ambassador for Girls on the Run, exhibiting the core values of the organization.
• Develop positive relationships with volunteers, board members, donors, sponsors, parents, participants, media and other community members.
• Any other duties deemed necessary by the Sr. Director of Development and Chief Engagement Officer of Girls on the Run.
• Maintain ethical standards and accountability, manage risk, perform due diligence and implement fundraising best practices.

Required qualifications:
• 5+ years of development experience, with a proven track record of being individually accountable for raising $300,000+ from a variety of funding sources including foundations, corporations and individuals while overseeing a fundraising budget of $600,000 or more.
• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication and presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to simplify complex themes and activities into short, compelling presentations or written proposals.
• Strong organizational and administrative skills, ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects to meet deadlines.
• Knowledge of the Charlotte philanthropic landscape with a demonstrated ability to build strong, authentic relationships and work collaboratively with colleagues, Board, volunteers, sponsors, donors and philanthropic leaders.
• Ability to develop long-term strategies and track progress toward achieving objectives.
• Knowledge in areas of financial controls, gift acceptance and information systems/database management.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and very comfortable with technology in general.
• Must live in Charlotte or surrounding area.
• Ability to travel locally and attend after-hours events as needed.
• Passion for empowering girls to reach their limitless potential.

Compensation and benefits:
This position is offering a compensation of $58,000 – $62,000 annually, depending on experience. Girls on the Run International offers a generous PTO plan, medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, family leave coverage, 401k plan with employer match and professional development opportunities.

The application deadline is May 11, 2018