Development Manager


The Care Communities (TCC), a non-profit 501c3 organization in Central Texas, provides case management and mobilizes volunteer Care Teams to demonstrate unconditional care for persons with cancer or AIDS through practical help with daily tasks and companionship. We also provide peer to peer volunteer matches to people newly diagnosed with cancer. Our trained volunteers visit hospitals and cancer treatment centers to provide emotional support and hope.

Since 1990, TCC has helped to keep people in their homes as they battle HIV/AIDS or cancer. With a staff of only nine full-time employees, and more than 1000 annual volunteers who make our mission possible, we are expanding our efforts in resource development by seeking a dynamic, full-time Development Manager to assist the Executive Director in growing our development efforts so that we can expand our services within the Central Texas area. Our growing waiting list evidences this need.



About the Development & Communications Manager

The Development Manager will implement our Strategic Plan, with responsibility for strategic direction, leadership and management for all non-grant related funds development for TCC. Special emphasis will be given to implementing a Benevon program for sustainable funding, recruitment of major and corporate donors and coordinating efforts for our annual gala and golf tournament. The successful candidate will have a sincere interest and passion for our work and mission. The candidate will be able to bring an entrepreneurial, hands-on approach to creating and enhancing TCC Development activities.



Core Responsibilities Include:

• Initiate and manage all annual and long-range fund development activities, developing diversified and sustainable sources of revenue through major gifts, corporate and civic partnerships & sponsors, and planned giving.
• Using the Benevon model, cultivate new relationships with potential donors, ensuring implementation of best practices in donor cultivation and stewardship strategies.
o Research new and existing fund sources/donors to maximize funds raised.
o Make 12-16 face-to-face visits per month with potential Corporate Sponsors and Major Donors.
o Responsible for written/oral communication with cultivated Major Donors and Corporate Sponsors.
o Prepare timely correspondence, proposals, and documentation of meetings, research, etc.
• Manage all fund raising events, especially the annual iCare Gala and Divots & Diamonds. Help recruit team leaders for participation in Hill Country Ride for AIDS and Texas Mamma Jamma Ride.
• Maintain donor contact database in a timely fashion. Ensure that donor thank-you program is utilized.
• Prepare and provide detailed reports that track development and communications progress in relation to organization goals for the Executive Director and the Board on a regular basis.



Experience and Qualifications of Ideal Candidate

Required:
• A minimum of three years direct experience in Development.
• A proven track record in securing major gifts by utilizing identification, solicitation, cultivation and stewardship skills.
• A proven track record of placing and achieving realistic development/fundraising goals.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills utilizing a collaborative approach in working with culturally diverse groups of people, both internally and externally.
• Demonstrated success managing multiple projects simultaneously.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
• Clear, concise, and effective written/oral communication skills, including proofreading, writing, editing.
• Experience coordinating projects, preparing correspondence, producing written reports and proposals, and making personal presentations.
• Self-starter who initiates and pursues objectives in an organized and efficient manner, and has the ability to work independently.
• Willingness to work evening and weekend hours when necessary.
• Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
• Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint
• Keen understanding of cultural competency.



Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree and five or more years of experience in development
• Experience working collaboratively with a board of directors and board subcommittees
• Experience with the Benevon model for sustainable fundraising
• Knowledge about problems experienced by persons living with HIV/AIDS or cancer.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the Central Texas funding community, organizations, and leaders.
• Proven understanding of endowments, planned giving, and issues that may arise concerning charitable gift instruments.



Compensation package

• Hours: 40 hours per week position
• Salary commensurate with experience
• Benefits package: health and dental insurance, parking, and generous vacation & personal leave benefits.



How to Apply

Please submit the following to Carol Johnson at carol@thecareommunities.org by August 15, 2014.
• 1 page cover letter indicating your interest in the position, how your background and experience qualifies you for the position and salary requirements.
• Resume – Maximum of two pages
• The name and contact information for a minimum of three professional references who know your development/fundraising track record