Advancement Director

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Overview:
Reporting to the Executive Director, CltBP’s Advancement Director will build community awareness and long-term support relationships to ensure the organization can financially serve 1,500 children in the next 9 years. You will work with CltBP team members, board, and volunteers to develop and manage cost-effective, time-efficient marketing and fund development plans that cultivate strong and meaningful relationships, engage donors and the public in CltBP’s work and inspire advocacy for our early education model. In addition, you will supervise the full-time Advancement Associate, part-time Major Gifts Officer, part-time Grants Administrator, and part-time Grants Coordinator.

Responsibilities:
Fundraising and development
• In partnership with the Advancement Committee and the Advancement team, develop and execute advancement plans that build financial and community support for CltBP’s early education model
• Cultivate long-term relationships with individuals, corporations, foundations, faith, and community groups to support CltBP’s early education model and generate revenue
• Oversee and provide strategic input into grant writing, research, and reporting to funders
• Lead monthly Development Committee meetings in partnership with the Advancement Chair
• Manage capital campaigns in partnership with Board, Executive Director, the Advancement Team, and outside consultants
• Ensure timely and effective use of donor and prospect data for fundraising analysis and research
• Set up and facilitate donor meetings, both in-person and virtually
Leadership and outreach
• Maximize the capacity of the Advancement Team, providing regular actionable performance feedback and identifying professional development opportunities
• Implement and update policies and procedures for the consistent and successful functioning of the Advancement department
• Effectively prepare the Executive Director and Board members for their roles in donor cultivation and stewardship
Operations and marketing/communications
• Maintain accountability standards to donors and ensure compliance with the code of ethical principles and standards of professional conduct for fund development
• Regularly update revenue projections and revenue pyramid
• Work monthly with Controller to align finances and advancement
• Create/co-create communications that publicize the community need for CltBP programs, the impact of those programs, and the core values of the organization Communications may include press releases, articles, speeches, presentations, newsletters, social media posts, and opinion pieces
• Leverage the CltBP website as a bilingual hub of useful information for families of young children and supporters of CltBP’s early education model. Maximize the website as a tool for generating financial and other forms of support
Other responsibilities
Assist in the completion of special projects and assume other appropriate duties at the request of the Executive Director.

Qualifications and competencies:
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
• 5+ years of fundraising and nonprofit management leadership
• Proven track record of generating and sustaining long-term donor relationships that build revenue
• Knowledge of Advancement office functions and fundraising techniques, including gift processing, direct mail, proposal writing, and face-to-face solicitation
• High level of written and verbal communication skills
• Experience analyzing performance and operation metrics
• Experience working with underserved communities and in multicultural environments
• Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize with strong attention to detail
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and experience using Excel to analyze data
• Proficiency in WordPress, social media platforms, and Adobe design software programs
• Proficiency in evaluation frameworks for social impact programs, including key performance measures, outputs, and outcomes
• Commitment to the nonprofit development profession and continuous professional development
• Demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity
• Passionate about early childhood education, economic mobility, and immigrant communities
• Committed to excellence and continuous improvement
• A creative leader with demonstrated success in team development and capacity-building
• A self-starter with the ability to work independently and the motivation to teach yourself
• A creative problem solver with strong decision-making capability
• Strong interpersonal skills and comfort speaking in social and business environments
• Committed to providing the best customer/client service possible

The following are not required, but are preferred:
• Bilingual – Spanish/English
• Relevant fundraising certificates (i.e., CFRE)
• Graphic design skills
• Familiarity with Bloomerang and MailChimp

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Salary and benefits:
• This is a full-time, year-round, salaried, exempt position
• $90,000-100,000 annually, commensurate with experience
• Also includes a competitive benefit package