Hiring Organization Information
Join us to lead a dynamic team of fundraising professionals to advance New Beginnings’ critical mission to end domestic violence. This is a great opportunity to build upon an already solid program and take it to the next level. Our Executive Director is committed to fundraising and our Board is engaged and ready to help. We are looking for someone who is committed to learning about and putting into practice equitable fundraising strategies that uplifts our community. We pride ourselves on collaboration and experimentation — all that’s missing is you!
New Beginnings strives to build a meaningful, welcoming and equitable workplace, inclusive of diverse voices, experiences and perspectives. New Beginnings is an equal opportunity employer. Survivors, Black, Indigenous, people of color, and LGBTQIA+ people strongly encouraged to apply.
RESPONSIBILITIES: This management position collaborates with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to envision and implement innovative, community-centric fundraising strategies to sustain New Beginnings’ mission and build a community of donors, funders, volunteers who also envision a world free of violence. The Director of Development inspires and supervises the Development team of three fulltime staff and occasional consultants and volunteers.
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
HOURS: 40 hours per week, primarily Monday through Friday with occasional evening and weekend commitments.
COMPENSATION: $80,000-$90,000 DOE, medical, dental and vision benefits; life insurance; retirement contribution; paid time off and education leave and allowance. This is an exempt position.
Strategic Fundraising Leadership (50%)
- Lead staff and Board in creating a long-range fund development vision to support New Beginnings’ plans for growth.
- Ensure development efforts reflect our agency’s commitment to advancing anti-racist practice across the organization.
- Develop and implement a strategic and measurable annual development plan to retain and attract support from a broad base of supporters including funders, individuals, businesses, and volunteers.
- Inspire, support and strategically utilize the involvement of the Executive Director, Board members and Program Directors in key development activities.
- Regularly monitor and evaluate progress toward goals and recommend new fundraising directions, based upon engagement and feedback from New Beginnings’ community of supporters, local and national giving trends, and movement within the broader fundraising landscape.
- Provide staff leadership to the Board Development Committee.
- Collaborate with the Executive Director and other staff to ensure production of inclusive, community-focused communications and marketing materials.
- Ensure the maintenance and integrity of high-quality donor data in the donor database, including oversight of consistent coding and timely input of contact reports.
- Attend and actively participate in Board meetings.
Team Mentorship & Leadership (15%)
- Provide relationship-centered management to Development staff, working as a team to enhance the growth and success of New Beginnings’ fundraising efforts.
- Partner with Development staff to provide access to meaningful mentoring and professional development opportunities that holistically engage team members.
- Lead the development and institution of streamlined systems designed to support departmental efficiency and ensure optimal use of staff time.
Major Gifts (30%)
- Collaborate closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to implement a comprehensive major donor identification, cultivation and stewardship plan.
- Maintain a donor portfolio that includes an annual solicitation list, focused on building meaningful relationships with supporters and personally soliciting gifts.
- Develop and implement a planned giving program.
- Ensure the production of inspiring, high performing fundraising and cultivation events that engages both current donors and introduces new community members to our work.
- Based on a long-range vision and strategic annual development plan, identify, cultivate and steward key corporate prospects.
Organizational Leadership (5%)
- Serve as an active member of New Beginnings’ management team.
- Engage in New Beginnings’ strategic planning and plan implementation.
- Engage in New Beginnings’ equity work and lead by example in continuing ongoing learning and commitment to implementing anti-racist practices.
- Serve as an ambassador and spokesperson on behalf of New Beginnings.
The Development Director must have a passion for New Beginnings’ mission and organizational health, and a commitment to understanding the achievements and challenges of New Beginnings’ work. She/he must also commit to treating domestic violence survivors with respect and sensitivity, ensuring that fundraising activities and materials reflect their experiences in a non-exploitive manner. Other qualifications are:
- A minimum six years of increasing experience in fund development, with a strong background in managing a complex fundraising program, including securing major gifts.
- Demonstrated experience in mentoring and building trusting teams.
- Ability to negotiate relationships and complex dynamics with humility and courage.
- Demonstrated leadership in a team setting working with staff, Board members and other volunteers to accomplish fundraising objectives.
- Demonstrated strategic thinker.
- Ability to represent New Beginnings in a professional manner to community partners and the broader public.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate ideas and organizational achievements verbally and in writing.
- Demonstrated ability to work with diverse individuals in a welcoming, culturally competent manner.
- Ability to maintain participant and donor confidentiality.
- Commitment to implement equity-grounded, community-centric fundraising practices.
- Commitment to learn about the dynamics of domestic violence, the impact of trauma on survivors and their children, and the complex intersecting issues that dovetail with our mission space.
- Highly motivated, organized, creative and flexible.
- Proficient in core computer skills including word processing, database management, spreadsheets, navigating the web and electronic communications. Bloomerang or other cloud-based CRM experience a plus.
- Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks and responsibilities.
- Ability to work independently, maintain self-motivation and persist in the face of challenges.
- Communications and events experience a plus.
- Knowledge of Seattle’s philanthropic community and the movement for community-centric fundraising a plus.
- Ability to travel locally to meet with donors; valid driver’s license and ability to use personal car as needed.