Director of Development-E_Development-262

Huntsville, AL 2114 Oakwood Ave. 35810, 2114 Oakwood Ave, Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America Req #18343
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Director of Development-E_Development-262

The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith based organization has a job opening for a Director of Development for the Huntsville, AL Command, located in Huntsville, AL.

Job Summary: Plans, develops, implements, administers, evaluates, and monitors an aggressive Direct Fund Raising Program targeting an assigned geographical area under the direction of an Officer(s) in command; develops and secures funds to reach/surpass fund-raising goals through a variety of financial development vehicles including: 1)individual gifts and individual donor upgrading, 2)corporate gifts and sponsorships, 3)foundation support for specific programs and projects, 4)government grants, and 5)capital campaigns, and special events. Works directly and independently with local officers, their boards and committees to develop local promotional plans; plans and coordinates all public relations activities and ensures compliance with the designated budget; confers directly with Divisional Headquarters administration and boards as well as with Territorial Headquarters.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of modern principles and practices of individual, corporate, foundation, grant-seeking, and special events fund raising. Knowledge of and ability to interpret charitable solicitation laws, The Salvation Army policies, and local, state, and federal laws as they relate to fund raising and charitable solicitation. Knowledge of donor records management and administration as well as data and trend analysis. Knowledge of the principles and practices of budgeting and financial management. Knowledge of the principles and practices of effective communication and public relations. Ability to produce the highest possible monetary return for The Salvation Army through an effective and efficient Financial Development Program. Ability to design, plan, administer and monitor the day-to-day operations of a Financial Development Program and to ensure compliance to the mission of The Salvation Army. Ability to learn The Salvation Army mission and philosophy. Ability to lead, motivate, encourage, and inspire volunteers working on financial development activities. Ability to work effectively with administration, field staff, legal counsel, and office staff. Ability to conduct the affairs of this office responsibly, efficiently, and economically, and to motivate the staff to do likewise.

Education and Experience: Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Marketing, or a related field with specialized training in Fund Raising Management highly desirable, AND three to five years of progressively responsible experience in fund raising and fund-raising management.

Licenses and Certifications: Valid State driver's license. Approved background check required. National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE) Certification as Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) is desirable.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Ability to travel throughout the assigned territory on a frequent basis to work with divisional and local unit financial development staff, their donors, and professionals of their communities. Ability to meet attendance requirements. Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language. Ability to understand and manage budgets and financial matters. Ability to travel throughout assigned geographical area on a frequent basis. Work is performed in a normal office environment with some exposure to outdoor temperatures and physical discomforts associated with traveling by vehicle and/or airplane.

Additional Information: All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

When an application is selected for review, typically, only applicants who indicate the relevant education and experience requirements, as indicated in the job description for the position, may be considered for job openings. Please FULLY complete the application, answer questions completely, honestly and to the best of your ability. Please also upload a copy of your resume (when available). Those applicants requiring accommodation to the application and/or interview process should contact a representative of the Human Resources Department at the applicable location.

We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with The Salvation Army!

Other details

  • Job Family ALM-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Fundraising & Donor Relations
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Huntsville, AL 2114 Oakwood Ave. 35810, 2114 Oakwood Ave, Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America