Donor Relations Officer
Friends of the Children’s mission is to break the cycle of generational poverty for the highest priority youth in our community through a 12 ½ year program that emphasizes development of socio-emotional assets and the skills to succeed in post-secondary and career. We are seeking a motivated Donor Relations Officer to join our diverse team of dedicated and passionate professionals.
Friends of the Children is at an exciting point in our trajectory. We have completed a year-long racial equity initiative, in partnership with the Center for Equity & Inclusion, and are poised to transform our organization through the development and implementation of a staff-driven equity action plan. We are also in the process of developing a five-year strategic plan that provides an opportunity for this position to impact our long term development strategies and goals.
We are looking for a dynamic, relationship-focused individual to join our team. Our work environment is reflective of our values and spirit with an emphasis on shared leadership, personal autonomy and an authentic approach to donor relationships. The Donor Relations Officer will support the Associate Director of Donor Relations in all aspects of donor relations, corporate engagement and development strategy while also managing a number of development programs. This is an exciting opportunity for a proven development professional to build a robust donor engagement program for mid-level donors and provide input and feedback to senior leadership on overall development strategies.
If these statements and skills describe you, apply today!
- Relationship focused.
- Solution oriented.
- Highly organized.
- Ability to coordinate colleagues at all levels of the organization and manage up.
- Excited about the opportunity to be a part of a high-energy, results-oriented team.
Friends of the Children offers our employees an excellent work environment that includes:
- Respect for work-life balance, with flexibility in managing your daily schedule.
- An emphasis on collaboration and shared leadership, where all staff are expected to participate in developing and furthering key organizational goals.
- Generous benefits package.
• Design, implement and maintain a comprehensive strategy for mid-level donors.
• Responsible for managing, cultivating and working collaboratively with the Ambassador Board.
• Coordinate and support future endowment campaign.
• Coordinate follow up for all new donors.
• Identify, steward and close new gifts.
• General donor cultivation as needed.
• General event support.
• Act as liaison between Scholarship Board and development team to ensure alignment and coordination.
· Represents Friends of the Children in meetings and public speaking opportunities.
· Continually examines ways of engaging new donors and finding new revenue opportunities.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
- Highly developed interpersonal skills. Ability to meet people with ease.
- Strong organizational skills, well disciplined, able to work under pressure of many priorities and meet deadlines.
- Comfortable functioning and succeeding in a fluid work environment.
- Knowledge of fundraising strategies and implementation.
- Initiative, self-starter.
- Strong problem solving skills.
- Results driven.
- Raisers Edge and Greater Giving experience preferred.
Education Required and/or Experience Preferred:
2 years of related experience, including knowledge of donor relations, corporate solicitations, and fundraising events.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position, and general hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; however, this position does require meeting in the evening and some weekend work.