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Director of Leadership Giving

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Location: Houston TX

Company Name: Houston SPCA

Occupational Category: 13-1131.00,Fundraisers

Date Posted: 2020-02-12

Valid Through: 2020-03-13

Employment Type: FULL_TIME


Reports to: Vice President of Development and Fundraising

Primary Purpose:

The Director of Leadership Giving will have primary responsibility for establishing, developing and implementing the infrastructure to build and maintain the plans, programs, and policies needed to support fundraising activities through the solicitation of major gifts, planned giving, family and corporate grants, special events, and corporate support.

Essential Functions of the Position:
• Develops strategies that will result in major gifts/planned giving and broad-based annual giving.
• Develops deferred gift and other donor programs.
• Works to manage a cohesive and comprehensive program for securing major gifts/planned gifts from individual donors, foundations, and corporations.
• Creates and maintains an annual portfolio of approximately 250 individual and corporate prospects and donors.
• Donor strategies include: identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects and donors via one-on-one meetings, telephone conversations, written correspondence, and emails.
• Directly soliciting, closing gifts and facilitating all planned giving conversions.
• Coordinates existing and develop a strategy for new organization sponsored special events programs and seminars for the purposes of fund-raising.
• Manage all aspects from staff and vendor partners of Houston SPCA signature event
• Manage the Events Coordinator and provide structure, criteria and guidance for sustaining and growing Peer and Third Party events.
• Develop comprehensive strategy for foundations, both public and private.
• Direct the Grant Writer and be responsible for coordinating with key staff and program leaders to ensure grants are in line with organizational objectives.
• Develop comprehensive strategy for ongoing corporate partnerships. As well, the criteria, staffing and solicitation of future corporate relations.
• Ability to work cross functional to build processes and procedures that meet team, department and organizational goals simultaneously.
• Identify key hires needed to meet organizational short and long term goals.
• Implement donor stewardship and recognition opportunities.
• Manage and coordinate ongoing Capital Campaign efforts and all correspondence.
• Ability to manage staff and oversee areas of responsibility.
• Develop and manage new funding initiatives and mini-campaigns for the organization.

Knowledge, skill and abilities needed to perform the essential functions of this position:
• Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field from an accredited university.
• Minimum of Eight (8) years of professional fundraising experience.
• Major Gifts prospect portfolio management as a front-line fundraiser, including knowledge of proven cultivation/solicitation techniques for gifts at all dollar levels with identified success in major gift fundraising.
• Excellent knowledge of the contemporary issues and methods of institutional advancement and fundraising.
• Successful experience soliciting single and multi-year pledges in areas of major and planned giving.
• Preferred experience in using fundraising software/tools, (Raiser Edge NXT).
• Capital Campaign experience a plus
• Sensitivity to and respect for the privacy rights of donors in all communications.
• Passion for the mission of the Houston SPCA.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
• Must represent the Houston SPCA in a professional manner in all situations with the public, volunteers and staff.
• Ability to meet deadlines and respond to multiple demands concurrently with excellent attention to detail, accuracy, and quality.
• Able to drive, stand, bend, squat, walk, and talk for up to eight hours a day; able to lift up to 25 pounds.
• Able to work a flexible schedule including weekend and evening shifts.

This job description is not designed to encompass all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the individual. Other duties than those listed herein may be assigned