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Development Manager

About us: The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is a dynamic organization serving 1.6 million IBD patients in the United States through its research programs and a wide array of patient services. The Foundation has seen 50% revenue growth in the last 5 years and allocates 82 cents of every dollar raised to its mission activities. The Foundation's core values of accountability, communication, compassion, integrity, leadership and partnership inspire and drive every member of our highly performing team.

Position Summary: The Development Manager is responsible for the preparation and management of a fundraising plan that includes an array of fundraising strategies that generate revenue in support of The Foundation's mission including, but not limited to: special events, corporate and foundation giving. The Development Manager works closely with the Executive Director and board committees to develop the annual work plan and execute the activities that ensure the success of the chapter’s fundraising initiatives in accordance with the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation policies and procedures.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Manage a plan of work, based on specific income goals and timelines, for the successful completion of assigned special events, programs and activities.
  • Take a lead role in planning and implementing special events, foundation/corporate giving initiatives that reflect the interests of our constituencies in the local community.
  • Recruit volunteer leaders and committee members to assist in implementing the development work plan. Manage volunteer leaders and committee members for each fundraising event, program or activity. Serve as a consultant and resource to volunteers in planning and implementing their tasks and/or responsibilities. Assure appropriate utilization of volunteer skills and resources and provide guidance in carrying out assignments and recognition for their time and effort.
  • Prepare and manage budget (income and expenses) and work plan (with timelines and deliverables) for the successful completion of assigned fundraising events, programs and activities.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records and files for assigned fundraising events, programs and activities and routinely review the status of each with the Executive Director.
  • Research and identify individuals, foundations and corporations that have potential to support The Foundation. Prepare letters of inquiry, funding requests and other materials to solicit funds, schedule presentations and follow-up as appropriate. Prepare regular progress reports to supporters.
  • Coordinate the development and production of collateral materials related fundraising events, programs and activities.
  • Manage public relations and promotion for fundraising events, programs and activities.
  • Participate in ongoing discussions with the Executive Director with regard to current fundraising events and developing and implementing new initiatives.
  • Perform all other duties and tasks required to support new and/or proposed fundraising events, programs and activities.
  • Be knowledgeable about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and the foundation’s strategic plan and operations.
  • Assure the proper use, management, security and upkeep of Foundation facilities, equipment and documents.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Required:

  • College graduate or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum three to five years in not-for-profit fundraising, preferably within a health-related organization. Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Demonstrated track record of successful fundraising experience that includes special events, corporate/foundation giving, donor cultivation and recognition, donor records and acknowledgement.
  • Familiarity with major gift and annual giving campaigns.
  • Applicable skills in strategic planning and budgeting, volunteer development and supervision.
  • Self-motivated, results oriented manager with strong organizational skills.
  • An effective communicator, both written and oral. Marketing and public relations preferred.
  • Proficient in MS Office, Raiser’s Edge a plus.
  • Available to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Physical Demands: While performing duties of the job, the incumbent is occasionally

Required to stand, walk, sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.


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