Senior Development Director (AK #2021-86)

City: Anchorage
State: AK

The American Lung Association has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Development Director to join our incredible team in the Mountain Pacific region. Working as a member of the Development team, you will join an outstanding group of professionals dedicated to our mission: to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through research, education, and advocacy.

In this role, you will be responsible for implementing key mission activities and fundraising initiatives that will help advance the association’s strategic imperatives with the support of local volunteers and staff, working directly with the Local Leadership Board and closely with nationwide and regional subject matter experts.

Responsibilities
Fundraising:

  • Serve as the lead development staff and ensure the effective implementation of all fundraising activities including, but not limited to, signature events and cause campaign, using nationwide, proven-effective best practices.
  • Manage, hire, train and evaluate fundraising support staff ensuring that the team is tracking to meet market revenue goals. Provide on-going development opportunities, feedback and course corrections when necessary.
  • Develop, cultivate and solicit a personal portfolio of local corporate prospects with an emphasis on meeting and/or exceeding corporate revenue goals in event sponsorship and cause related marketing.
  • Foster a culture of philanthropy amongst all staff and volunteers.
  • Provide effective support for volunteer fundraisers.
  • Evaluate market success and potential and, together with the EVP, develop plans which support market revenue growth and mission delivery.
  • Identify and foster corporate relationships for potential multi-region and/or nationwide engagement.

Volunteer Recruitment and Engagement:

  • Establish and build strategic and sustained relationships with key business leaders, individual donors, event participants, top government officials, members of the media and community leaders.
  • Identify and recruit a strong Leadership Board Chair and Vice Chair and work with them during their two-year term to foster a culture of philanthropy amongst all volunteer leadership.
  • Identify, recruit and engage a strong market Leadership Board of 12-18 members using Nationwide, proven-effective best practices.  Leadership Board members must have the capacity and connectivity to leverage resources and influence support. Revenue raised as a result of Leadership Board member involvement will be tracked and measured against American Lung Association standards.
  • Serve as the staff lead to the Leadership Board, providing guidance, support, materials, reports and assistance in implementing annual work plans while ensuring the on-going development of a strong and participatory Leadership Board.
  • Provide an annual analysis of Board performance.
  • Responsible for the recruitment and engagement of corporate leaders to chair all event committees.
  • Together with the local Development Team support, manage and successfully engage a committee of corporate leaders for each signature event.

Mission:

  • Cultivate community relationships.
  • Develop excellent working relationships with local health care systems

Communications:

  • Serve as the first point of contact in the market for constituents, media and general public, coordinating with the market staff team to best handle inquiries about the American Lung Association’s mission.
  • Respond to emerging needs alerting constituents of community action alerts.
  • Work with media to amplify messages in ALA signature reports.

Operational and Fiscal Management:

  • Provide a supportive, positive, collaborative working environment for staff and volunteers.
  • Foster a strong working relationship between mission and development
  • Operate within the approved budget for the Alaska market ensuring maximum resource utilization and a positive financial position.
  • Participate in training opportunities and provide encouragement for the team in AK to do the same.
  • Actively participate on regional and/or national work teams to collectively improve development outcomes.
  • Ensure that all contributions are correctly recorded in ROI and that donors are properly acknowledged in a timely fashion.
  • Oversee facilities management ensuring that all employees and volunteers have a safe environment in which to work.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned by EVP

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Non-Profit Management, Marketing, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of seven years fundraising experience including special event planning and management, individual & corporate giving, and non-governmental grant acquisition 
  • Must have experience with leading and managing staff
  • Demonstrated success in recruiting and stewarding high level volunteers, donors, and sponsors
  • Experience with non-profit budget building and management
  • Proven ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment with strong organizational skills and an attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and proficient in social & digital media
  • Able to work with minimum direct supervision, make decisions, and take initiative
  • Proven ability to cultivate and steward relationships across a diverse population
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends with some overnights required.  Must have a valid Driver’s license
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. (event supplies)
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Convio
  • Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free workplace; all employees must abstain from tobacco use in any form. Also, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless approved for medical or religious exemption.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to (include the job title and the job number in the subject of the email):

Human Resources Department
American Lung Association
Email: [email protected]

The American Lung Association is dedicated to a diverse workforce.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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