Director of Fundraising, Neighborhood Legal Services Association - Pittsburgh, PA
DIRECTOR OF FUNDRAISING
The Director of Fundraising shall be selected by the NLSA Executive Director and shall serve at the will of the NLSA Executive Director. He/she shall be directly responsible to the NLSA Executive Director and Assistant Director in all respects and shall at all times conduct himself/herself and execute his/her duties in a manner consistent with overall program policies as established by the NLSA Board of Directors.
The Director of Fundraising shall be responsible for the smooth operation and execution of NLSA’s fundraising efforts.
The Director of Fundraising will be responsible, with NLSA’s Executive Director, Development Officer and Board, for the development and implementation of a revenue enhancing strategy with the primary responsibility for the Equal Justice Campaign, NLSA’s annual fundraising effort.
Scope of Work:
- Develop an overall fundraising plan for the Equal Justice Campaign: The plan will detail work and campaign structure needed to complete personal solicitations of current and lapsed donors; and new individual, law firm, corporate, and corporate legal department prospects. The plan will include a strategy for Board of Director engagement, timetables and campaign-related marketing and publicity plans.
- Identify donor prospects and determine appropriate asking strategies and donation amounts.
- Design prospect cultivation programs.
- Assist the NLSA Board in the development of fundraising roles/responsibilities of its members.
- Provide fundraising training and orientation for NLSA Board Members, Campaign Committee members and volunteer solicitors.
- Coordinate and oversee preparation of planning, organizational, and marketing documents in association with NLSA management, NLSA development staff and Equal Justice Campaign leadership: These include a fund-raising budget, a case for support, funding proposals, letters, donor acknowledgement and newsletters.
- Engage in solicitation of donors on behalf of NLSA.
- Provide ongoing counsel and direction: Full and involved hands-on management of the campaign.
Explicit duties and Responsibilities
- Review current NLSA fundraising strengths and weaknesses and prepare a coordinated fundraising program for 2012 and future years. Establish timetables for completion and identify resources and budget necessary to accomplish goals.
- Set and meet annual goals for individual gifts, law firm contributions, corporate sponsorship and corporate legal participation; track progress and produce reports for board members and staff team
- Plan and lead key major donor and prospect identification, stewardship, communication, cultivation, solicitation, and recognition
- Build relationships with donors in support of NLSA’s strategic plan.
- Assist with identifying and cultivating foundation prospects.
- Identify and cultivate new donors, with assistance from key staff and board members
- Coordinate all aspects of the campaign(s) working with the campaign chair. Provide the resources and guidance necessary for the chairperson to lead the solicitors in the most efficient and timely manner possible.
- Attend all campaign-related meetings and actively participate in the proceedings.
- Develop and prepare documents and exhibits required for all meetings, including agendas, time-lines, etc., with campaign leadership, committee, and staff.
- Provide campaign orientation and training to volunteer solicitors.
- Assist with the compilation and review of all viable NLSA donor prospects.
- Conduct rating programs to suggest asking amounts for each prospect
- Recommend the top tier cutoff level of prospects having the best giving potential as those to be personally solicited by committee members.
- Develop and execute solicitation strategies for prospects.
- Development of other campaign-related materials, such as pledge cards, gift return envelopes, proposals, brochures, etc.
- Develop and produce progress and tracking summaries for forecast and evaluation reports and meetings.
- Oversee accuracy of donor records and prospect/solicitation lists
- Serve as lead staff member to Campaign Committee
- Participate in management meetings regarding financial operations and fundraising goals
- Provide opinions and counsel for all situations that directly or indirectly could affect the campaign’s outcome.
- Supervision of assigned support staff.
Neighborhood Legal Services Association is an equal opportunity employer. NLSA considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, disability/handicap, ancestry, national origin, age or sex.
Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Christine Kirby, Development Officer, NLSA, 928 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or via email at email@example.com by April 16, 2012. This is an immediate need. Review of credentials will begin immediately until position is filled.
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