The Director of Fund Development will spearhead the organization’s full-time fundraising efforts. A new position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to design the development function and oversee the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising that will include, but is not limited to major gifts, corporate donations, planned giving, grant solicitation, and in-kind resources. Specific responsibilities include:
1) Collaborate with the CEO, Board of Trustees, and Resource Development Committee to design a fund development plan that increases revenue to support SOPHE’s strategic direction and programs.
Develop and maintain infrastructure for SOPHE’s development department which reflects ethical fundraising practices, including policies, procedures and software.
Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fundraising processes are carried out in a timely manner and in accordance with non-profit laws/regulations and ethical fundraising principles.
Provide board/volunteer education on fund development principles and strategies and foster an understanding of philanthropy.
Prepare regular reports on progress, budgets, receipts, and expenditure related to fundraising and the management of the fund development activities.
2) Expand Affiliate Organization Memberships (AOM) and sponsorships/exhibits for SOPHE’s meetings.
3) Oversee SOPHE’s 21st Century Campaign & Legacy Campaign to increase revenues.
4) Support the identification and submission of grant applications as outlined in the fund development plan to help achieve SOPHE’s mission and vision.
Bachelor’s degree required; Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation or certificate in Fundraising Management is preferred.
3-4 years’ track record/experience in development within a non-profit organization, preferably health-related.
Knowledge of fundraising management and federal and provincial legislation affecting charities.
Commitment to non-profit organization mission and leadership.
Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills.
Experience using Raiser's Edge, Giftworks or other comparable fundraising software.
Remote location considered; no relocation support.
Core Qualities: Success requires an individual who:
Demonstrates enthusiasm and vision for establishing the infrastructure for the new department.
Is proactive, diligent, and effective in spearheading the successful maintenance and growth of revenue for SOPHE in partnership with SOPHE's executive-level leadership.
Speaks, listens and writes in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
Can adapt easily to new situations and is comfortable dealing with external partners, c-level executives, members of the board, and SOPHE’s professional volunteer workforce.
Works cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits including health/dental/life insurance, short- & long-term disability, 401K, paid federal holidays plus PTO, flex pay, professional development.
About Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)
Founded in 1950, SOPHE comprises some 4,000 behavioral scientists, university faculty, and health education practitioners working in state/local public health, community-based organizations, K-12 schools, health care settings, and businesses in the United States and 25 international countries. SOPHE members work at the intersection psychology/social sciences, health education, health promotion, and health communications to prevent, promote and protect the public’s health, especially underserved populations. Our 20+ state/regional chapters provide training and outreach at the local levels, including community-based organizations, clinics, schools and health departments. SOPHE is a dynamic and growing organization that publishes 3 peer-reviewed journals, conducts professional development meetings and distance education, advocates for health equity, and has established partnerships with both public and non-profit organizations.