Development Manager

Bright Future Foundation

Listing Expires on 09/08/2020

Position Summary: Under the direction of Bright Future Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer, the
Development Manager is responsible for implementing Bright Future Foundation’s organizational
development plan which includes authoring government and foundation grants, executing individual
and corporate solicitations and coordinating special events and direct mail appeals. 40-hour workweek
with occasional weekend and evening hours likely.

Development Manager Responsibilities

GRANT WRITING:
• Pursue and secure contracts, grants, cooperative agreements to fund the development and implementation of Bright Future Foundation programs
• Author annual government contract proposals and perform necessary reporting
• Research the grant making programs of foundations and corporations
• Coordinate and write grant progress and year-end programmatic reports in coordination with the Chief Operating Officer and Program Director(s)
• Develop and maintain relationships with grant funders, and encourage and conduct site visits
• Maintain calendar and database of all grants, progress reports and correspondence with funders

DEVELOPMENT & PLANNING:
• Work with the CEO to develop an annual diversified fundraising plan with revenue goals. Regularly monitor and report on progress or needs to modify
• Initiate a donor recognition plan including developing stewardship and retention strategies
• Oversee the administration and maintenance of the donor database (Blackbaud RXT) including acquiring and inputting donor gifts and ensuring timely recognition
• Oversee maintaining filing system, including all proposals as well as historical materials related to development (news articles, annual reports, fundraising mailings, newsletters, brochures, special event info, etc.)

MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
• Assist the CEO and contract staff to execute a marketing and public relations plan to ensure consistent, quality marketing and community relations materials for the organization
• Assist the CEO in generating an annual report and quarterly agency newsletters
• Update and enhance Bright Future Foundation’s website and online links. Increase use of website to support events – ticket sales on-line, link to corporate sponsors’ web page links, listing auction items to promote interest, etc.

EVENT MANAGEMENT:
• As part of the Bright Future Foundation’s special event’s team, work with the CEO, COO and Program Sustainability Manager to organize, manage and implement agency sponsored fundraising projects
• Act as liaison with community sponsored events held on Bright Future Foundation’s behalf
• Keep complete and accurate records of all event donations and participants

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Passion for serving vulnerable populations
• Three to five years experience in not for profit fund development or equivalent education and experience
• Goal-oriented individual with strong analytical thinking and work accuracy
• Strong, proven ability to: mediate differences of philosophy and opinion; maintain calm, efficient, and good-humored approach to work while managing competing priorities in a fast paced, highly productive work environment; work independently and as a team member; think critically and with foresight; carry out assignments with limited direction; adapt to change; and be nimble and flexible
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel
• Must have own vehicle with insurance (mileage reimbursement available)
• All applicants must provide enough information for a thorough background check
• Valid Colorado driver’s license and acceptable driving record
• Ability to respond effectively in crisis situations with a judgment free attitude

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Experience with donor database management in particular Blackbaud NXT
• Proficient in Adobe InDesign or comparable desktop publishing software
• Familiarity with the fund development landscape of Eagle County, Colorado
• Familiarity with Colorado victim service funders

NOTE: This job description is not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by a person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements to the work of the Bright Future Foundation and are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals
with disabilities.

E.O.E. – Bright Future Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer
SALARY: DOQ with generous benefit package

To apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to:
Sheri Mintz
Chief Executive Officer
sheri@mybrightfuture.org