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Director of Community Advancement

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Director of Community Advancement (DCA) is a self-motivated, confident, results oriented, front line fundraiser. The DCA coordinates and manages the qualification,  cultivation, and solicitation of individual donors. The DCA works with a portfolio of  approximately 100-150 major donor prospects and strategically engages and cultivates  them to become major donors of at the $5,000.00+ giving level. Stewardship of these major  donors will be integral to their retention donors to the ETFB and continual increases in their  giving involvement. In addition, the DCA will create positive relationships with current  donors who have the capacity to make larger gifts. This will require commitment to  occasional non-business hours and regular travel outside the office throughout the service  area. 

The Director of Community Advancement reports to the Chief Advancement Officer and  works collaboratively with the Food Bank’s senior leadership team, campaign leadership,  volunteer services and members of the board of directors.  

POSITION GOALS 

Qualify and manage a portfolio of 100-150 prospects capable of donating $5,000 or  more.  

Create individual engagement strategies and goals for major gift prospects based on  their history of giving and/or the ETFB’s knowledge of the donor’s true giving potential. 

Create a foundational cultivation plan for each person in the portfolio. Faithfully and  in a timely manner execute that plan so individuals in the portfolio are retained and  upgraded. 

Prepares and delivers customized and strategic presentations that inform and inspire  support for ETFB’s values and mission, ultimately leading to major giving  opportunities. 

Provide personal acknowledgement for all major gifts and coordinate with the  Development Department to ensure timely and appropriate thank you letters, calls  and outreach. 

Maintain a documented visit schedule and create monthly reports that accurately  reflect portfolio activity and performance towards annual goals for this position. Identify potential planned giving prospects among portfolios and partner with Chief  Advancement Officer to solicit planned gifts. 

Fulfill stewardship plans for major donors including tours, newsletter and Board report  contributions, hosting meetings and leveraging donor stewardship events. Actively seek out opportunities to be involved in the community; build partnerships  with organizations and associations within ETFB’s service area; act as an  Ambassador for ETFB.

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Job Classification: Full-Time, Regular 

FLSA: Exempt 

Reports to: Chief Advancement Officer 

Director of Community Advancement 

Develop and coordinate an annual ETFB signature fundraising event in the outlying  service areas. 

Other duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Education and Experience 

Bachelor’s Degree required (Business, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications,  or Philanthropy) is preferred. Other certification directly related to fundraising may be  considered in lieu of degree and at the discretion of the ETFB. 

3+ years’ experience in local community fundraising with a proven track record of  success in 5+ figure gifts or equivalent local one-to-one sales and marketing  experience with a high value product or service 

3+ years’ experience in public speaking/presentations  

Professional fundraising designation preferred (i.e. CFRE, CAP). 

Experience in planned giving methodologies preferred 

Experience working with nonprofit volunteers preferred 

Skills and Abilities 

Excellent writing skills including proposal development, business correspondence and  thank you letters.  

Excellent oral communication and presentations. 

Excellent interpersonal, organizational and client service skills required. Fundraising expertise. 

Willing to work flexible schedule and be flexible with job duties. 

Resourceful and data-driven work ethic with ability to conduct research and measure  data in relation to major giving growth. 

Integrated within and knowledge of the diverse East Texas community. Able to work well on multiple projects with minimal supervision. 

Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines. 

Natural and optimistic team leader who collaborates with team members. Intermediate skill level in Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and  ability to quickly learn new software systems. . 

Experience with Salesforce or other donor database preferred. 

Self-starter, self-directed, and self-motivated. 

Strong analytical, technical, and time management skills. 

Commitment to the Food Bank’s values and mission in driving social change and  building coalitions to eliminate hunger is essential.  

Proven ability to establish rapport and trust while collaborating with diverse groups of  people and communities.

Smith County Clubhouse Executive Director

Smith County Clubhouse Executive Director Job Description 

Inquiries and Resumes may be submitted to info@scclubhouse.org 

Overview: 

Smith County Clubhouse (SCC) is a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Tyler, Texas, currently in the very first stages of start-up.  

Our mission is to empower adults with mental illness to shape their own recovery process, be part of real-world Clubhouse work activities, develop friendships and experience a better quality of life.

Smith County Clubhouse follows the international “Clubhouse Model,” recognized by the NIMH & SAMHSA as evidence-based practice and based on psychosocial rehabilitation/recovery principles . The focus is on reclaiming a “life interrupted” by providing a place to go, belong, make friends, and engage in social activities, education, and meaningful work as a Clubhouse Member.  For more information and videos featuring established clubhouses, please visit https://smithbhlt.org/projects/clubhouse/.

Executive Director Position:

Smith County Clubhouse is seeking a passionate and committed full-time Executive Director who believes in the power of community and recovery for adults living with mental health diagnoses. 

The ideal candidate will have the skills to develop the SCC in accordance with the international clubhouse model from the bottom-up – strategically building the organization on all levels: administrative, programmatic, and operational.  The Executive Director will be responsible for all phases of the start-up and development and will ultimately grow the program from 2-days per week to a fully accredited 5-day program. 

 The Executive Director will provide leadership and vision and collaborate with the board of Directors, staff, stakeholders, and Clubhouse members to advance the mission of the Clubhouse.  

Organizational Leadership: The Executive Director 

  • Is responsible for all aspects of Clubhouse operation. Leads day-to-day operations and SCC staff and is accountable to the Board of Directors. 
  • Acts as the primary liaison to the Clubhouse Board of Directors, engaging Board members in the current and future needs of the organization.
  • In collaboration with the Board of Directors and staff, manages strategic planning, with a focus on continued growth and expansion of Clubhouse programs and services. 
  • Is responsible for hiring, developing, retaining, managing, and evaluating Clubhouse staff members. 
  • Develops and manages the annual budget in collaboration with the Board of Directors and staff.
  • Ensures all necessary licensures and accreditations are in place and adhered to. 
  • Serves as the strong external face and voice of the Clubhouse, enhancing the Clubhouse’s visibility and efficacy in the community.  
  • In partnership with the Board of Directors, staff, and members, creates and cultivates relationships with major donors to build a broad base of support for the Clubhouse.
  • Works with the Board of Directors to position the Clubhouse as a strategic collaborative partner in developing better local and state mental health policy. 
  • In partnership with the Board of Directors, develops and enhances systems to monitor, evaluate and assure program integrity and fidelity to Clubhouse International Standards.
  • Secures grants and contracts (local, state, and federal level); develops creative entrepreneurial partnerships that will enhance the future development of the Clubhouse. 
  • Develops and implements a communications strategy for improved communication amongst members, staff, and Board members.  

Required Competencies 

  • Some experience working with individuals with mental health diagnoses.
  • Outstanding organizational leadership skills, with an ability to articulate a clear and inspiring vision for the Clubhouse while managing and mentoring staff and members.
  • Strong critical thinking skills, with a track record of developing strategies in challenging situations. 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with an ability to develop strong relationships across a diverse spectrum of stakeholders and an ability to influence leaders in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. 
  • Knowledge of and ability in cultivating individual and corporate donors, writing grants, and negotiating contracts. 
  • A keen intellect, with the ability to be an independent thinker and creative problem solver. 
  • Clear sense of integrity, with a commitment to serve and support marginalized groups, specifically individuals and families with mental illness. 
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred.
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