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Development Director


General Description: The Development Director (DD) is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors. The DD will foster a culture of philanthropy within the organization in order to secure sufficient funds and resources to meet the budget and grant-matching requirements of the ongoing and long term goals of agency operations. The DD will maintain appropriate systems to fund development including, but not limited to, donor management, endowment, research and cultivation, and gift processing and recognition. He/she will also be responsible for maintaining accountability and compliance standards for donors and funding sources. The DD is supervised by the Executive Director, and works closely with other Administrative staff and the Development Committee of the Board of Directors.

Supervision: The DD is supervised by and reports directly to the Executive Director.

Essential Job Functions:
A. Meet with the Executive Director on a regular basis to determine project priorities and strategize funding approaches and cultivation plans.
B. Participate with the Executive Director, Board of Directors and staff in charting the organization’s course in fund development.
C. Stay informed on philanthropy and fund development and ensure such activities are carried out in keeping with the organization’s values, mission, vision and plans, and can compassionately articulate the Noah Project story.
D. Help develop a balanced funding mix of donor sources and solicitation programs tailored to the needs of organization that will enable it to attract, retain, and motivate donors and fundraising volunteers. (This may include, but is not limited to, establishing planned giving, increasing ongoing donor base, increasing the endowment fund, extending donor base beyond Abilene, etc.).
E. Develop a caseload of active major gifts prospects, and carry out strategies for solicitation of these prospects.
F. Prepare and provide accurate and timely activity reports and revenue forecast.
G. Develop, maintain, and/or monitor a donor base sufficient to meet the funds and resource requirements of the organization’s operations, including coordinating all fund-raising activities that relate to the donor base/ data base.
H. Assist with the research for and completion of grant applications for organization operations. Coordinate with the Executive Director and Staff in developing and/or writing grant proposals.
I. Develop all materials to support and track fund-raising activities including invitations, brochures, event print and correspondence.
J. Respond to all gifts received by the organization.
K. Coordinate all public relations endeavors including speaking engagements, media presentations and mail outs (brochures, newsletters, etc.).
L. Maintain a good professional relationship with the community and statewide organizations that have an interest in or provide support to Noah Project.
M. Prepare and distribute quarterly newsletter.
N. Participate in ongoing development education, seminars, and workshops.
O. Other duties as assigned by Executive Director.

Minimum Qualifications:
A. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major course of study in development, public relations, communication, or a related field.
B. 5+ years of front-line experience in leadership gifts development.
C. Demonstrated track record of successful fundraising in an environment of similar complexity.
D. Ability to engage the Board of Directors as well as the Executive Director in donor visits.
E. Successful experience closing complex large commitments including planned gifts, campaign and endowment gifts, and investment options.
F. Superior presentation skills, including the presence to deal effectively with diverse constituencies including principal donors and Board Members.
G. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write and speak clearly and effectively, listen, and an unusual capacity to engage, inspire and persuade.
H. Some of the aforementioned qualifications may be waived in their entirety with documented evidence of significant success in the areas of grant writing, capital campaign drives, planned giving programs, endowments, and high profile public relations enterprises.

Screenable Job Requirements:
A. Ability to communicate both in writing and verbally.
B. Ability to maintain a highly professional appearance in both manner and attire.
C. Willingness to work a flexible schedule, especially when required for fund-raising and development events or speaking engagements.
D. Ability to work with a variety of groups, both internal and external to the organization.
E. Experience in public speaking. Ability to tactfully participate in media coverage and programs.
F. Willingness to perform tasks outside of the job description.


Selection Procedure: Applicants for this position will be screened and interviewed in accordance with the Job Posting and Hiring Procedure.

Submit resumes to office@noahproject.org
Noah Project is an equal-opportunity employer.


Donor Relations and Administrative Assistant


General Description: The Donor Relations and Administrative Assistant in the development and administration areas of Noah Project, providing support to the Executive Director, Development Director, Chief Financial Officer, and Administrative Director.

Classification:Non-Exempt

Salary: FT | Data entry | Clerical | Special Events with Computer/Good Communication Skills required. $10.00 + DOE | Health Ins. | PTO | and other benefits.

Essential Job Functions:
A. Performs administrative and clerical functions for development and administrative staff.
B. Processes monetary donations into the donor database adhering to the development department procedures.
C. Sends acknowledgements for monetary donations.
D. Assists as necessary with payroll and accounts payable.
E. Provides support for executive leadership team activities including any committee or organizational responsibilities related to agency work, as assigned by the Executive Director or Development Director.
F. Meet with special event donors and be willing to ask for in-kind or monetary donations.
G. Take and transcribe minutes for board meetings and committee meetings, preparing materials for board meetings and other activities as needed, and keeping up with Noah Project calendar of events.
H. Assist Development Director, Executive Director, CFO and Administrative Director as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
A. Must be a graduate of an accredited high school or institute of higher learning with experience in clerical and administrative tasks.
B. Computer skills necessary. Must be able to work with Excel and have knowledge of database systems.

Key Competencies:
A. Organizational and planning skills
B. Verbal and written communication skills
C. Information gathering and monitoring skills
D. Confidentiality
E. Team Member
F. General knowledge of computer hardware and software.
G. Willingness to train in areas of administration, supervision, family violence, crisis intervention.
H. Willingness to perform tasks outside of job description.
I. Possess a valid driver’s license and insurance
J. Work effectively under timelines and deadlines.

Physical Demands:
A. Able to lift and carry 30 pounds.
B. Work a flexible schedule

Supervision: The Donor Relations and Administrative Assistant is supervised by the Development Director.

Selection Procedure: Applicants for this position will be screened and interviewed in accordance with the Job Posting and Hiring Procedure.

Submit resumes to office@noahproject.org
Noah Project is an equal-opportunity employer.