Director of Advancement

Business Name: 
Children's Council
Type of Position: 
Full-Time Job
Grade Level: 
Days/Hours per Week: 
40 hours/week
Pay Range: 
Available upon request
Duration of Position: 

Available upon request

Position Description: 

Children’s Council is seeking an experienced Director of Advancement to partner with our Executive Director, Board of Directors, and management team to raise our visibility, promote our programs, and build our private base of support. The Director of Advancement reports to the Executive Director, provides leadership for our Development and Communications teams, and is part of the Senior Management team. Key assets are in place to support the Director of Advancement’s success. Early care and education are attracting increased attention politically and in the media, making it easier for audiences to grasp the importance of our work. We have a talented management team, a motivated Board, clear vision, and an entrepreneurial and dynamic approach to achieving our goals. We have a strong brand, solid messaging, and an updated visual identity and web site. We held a successful donor cultivation and advocacy event last May, and are well along in planning for an annual fundraising event to launch this spring. Currently raising approximately $300,000 per year from private sources, up from just $10,000 per year just a few years ago, our goal is to increase annual support from private sources to over $1 million per year within the next 3-5 years. Increased support from private sources will enable us to expand our programs and services, enhance technology, and support our advocacy work.

Position Responsibilities: 

Development Working closely with the Executive Director and Development Committee of the Board of Directors, develop and implement strategies to increase private support Prepare annual fundraising plans, fundraising projections and regularly track progress toward goals Coordinate and support efforts by the Executive Director, Board Members, and other volunteers to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward current and potential donors and funders; conduct prospect research and provide solicitation training and support; Personally solicit gifts in collaboration with the Executive Director, the leadership team, Board Members, and other volunteers Work with program managers to understand funding needs, create case statements, identify potential funders, develop and submit proposals for funding, and complete grant reporting Coordinate writing and submit proposals in response to government RFPs Develop and implement events strategy to support visibility and fundraising goals Manage the development database (eTapestry) and operations Develop fundraising collateral, annual report, and on-line donor communications Coordinate with Finance Department on procedures and policies for tracking and reporting development activities Track developments in philanthropy; engage with other senior development professionals across the philanthropic sector to learn about, assess and adopt best practices in financial resource and donor development Communications Collaborate with the Communications Manager to develop and implement communications, marketing, and public relations strategies that support and enhance our programmatic impact and fundraising goals Oversee the execution of our “brand”, ensuring that programmatic and institutional communications and print and online collateral are consistent with our brand Work with the Communications Manager to oversee online strategies, ensuring that our web site supports our goals and brand. Support social media strategy and growth as a major organizational communication tool. General Hire and supervise development and communications staff and contractors. Participate as a member of the senior management team

How to Apply: 

Please submit your resume with cover letter and salary requirements to

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