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Development Manager

Company: Food Bank of Eastern Michigan
Date Posted: February 9, 2018

Position Description:

To develop, organize, and manage all aspects of annual giving, special events, food drives, third party events, and speakers bureau for the Development Department to ensure success in fund development, public engagement, and stewardship of donors

Position Responsibilities:

• Work with the VP of Development to create and implement an annual fund development plan to provide an appropriate level of revenue to support the strategic direction of the organization
• Support the VP of Development in management of overall activities of the Development and Communications Department, and provide team leadership as assigned
• Provide direct management of individual and corporate gifts, annual giving, sponsorships, development volunteers, and community engagement
• Identify and build relationships with corporate and community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization
• Plan and execute fundraising & organizational events as outlined in the fund development plan
• Supervise the Development Coordinator in the management of food drives, third party events, and community engagement activities
• Work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator to secure, support, and recognize volunteers actively engaged in fundraising activities
• Develop and write letters of inquiry, grant proposals, budgets and presentations, to foundations and other grant-making organizations that persuasively communicate the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders
• Assemble and submit all grant communication to the VP of Development, prior to deadlines, to ensure sufficient time for review and approval
• Collaborate with other departments (operations, programs, finance, etc.) to ensure funding requests are properly-structured and any outside partnerships are properly vetted
• Work with other departments (operations, programs, finance, etc.) to collect accurate data and written grant reports, prior to deadlines, to ensure sufficient time for review and approval
• Maintain master grant records to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports
• Conduct prospect research for new potential grant funding
• Prioritize projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines, and manage supplemental material required for proposals
• Prepare regular reports on budgets, receipts, expenditures, and event evaluations related to fundraising and management of fund development activities as assigned
• Know and adhere to organizational policies and procedures, and work as an integral member of the development team
• Support other development department activities as assigned
• Perform other duties as assigned by the VP of Development

Basic Qualifications:

• Prior fundraising/event planning experience 
• Prior non-profit organization experience
• Prior community relations experience

Preferred Qualifications:

• Ability to manage and organize Development Department and all activities
• Ability to plan and oversee multiple activities and make decisions pertinent to the overall department 
• Demonstrates a high level of integrity, accuracy, positivity, dependability, and ability to work collaboratively with others
• Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Must be proficient in various programs including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe and donor data bases
• Must present professionally to both internal and external stakeholders
• Must possess a high level of organizational skills, and ability to multitask and prioritize workloads in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
• Must have excellent time management skills
• Proven ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
• Self-motivated to take initiative in driving new projects and creating new relationships
• Demonstrated ability to solve problems and formulate recommendations
• Ability to critically assess opportunities, problems and issues, and coherently present assessments to both internal and external decision makers

Required Education:

College degree required

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