The Regional Giving Director (Regional Director) is instrumental in identifying and developing external relationships with supporters, cultivating those relationships to the point of solicitation, and then soliciting (or helping solicit) significant gifts of $1,000+. The Director has a portfolio of prospects and donors to cultivate, solicit and steward. The Director is also part of a team and helps to support the overall fundraising operations in that region, including major donors, foundations, and planned giving.
The Regional Director will report to and work closely with the Director of Development for the IMS Network and is a key member of the major gift team. He/She also has a close relationship to the School and Volunteer leaders within his/her region. The position also works closely with a IMS central staff including Grants Manager, Database Manager, Sr. Gift Account Manager, COO and other program directors.
Primary contact for leadership volunteers/board members for all development functions
Manage a portfolio of 75 to 100 prospects. Provide consistent cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship through personal visits, telephone calls, written proposals and other communications for IMS school priority projects.
Oversee and manage all aspects of the major gifts program for the region, supervising annual gifts and special gifts from these and other donors.
Establish and maintain a donor cultivation cycle and gift stewardship program to ensure that new donors are developed, have opportunities to increase their level of support annually.
Perform prospect research to qualify potential major donors as necessary.
Manage efforts of volunteers, providing reporting, solicitation support and training where appropriate; coordinate personal solicitations for the board committee members.
Maintain a working knowledge of IMS priorities, with specific attention paid to efforts in specific region.
Prepare written materials, including correspondence, solicitation materials, acknowledgements, and regular communications as part of the stewardship program.
Coordinate fundraising, cultivation and recognition events.
Work with Director of Development for IMS to establish budget goals and strategies to reach them. Provide regular analysis and reporting on progress to goals.
Work closely with the other Regional Directors to help ensure full integration and coordination of development activities, programs and related outreach efforts.
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years fundraising experience.
Demonstrated success personally soliciting gifts at the five-figure level and above.
A track record of portfolio management resulting in meeting/exceeding yearly solicitation goals.
Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with leadership, staff, prospects and donors.
Excellent organizational skills and successful experience managing events and other complex activities in support of development initiatives.
Strong computer proficiency.
Highly developed verbal and written communication skills and the ability to make effective presentations to small and large groups.
Demonstrated experience in conducting research and assembling data, analyzing information, and preparing effective, accurate and timely reports and other documents to support development activities.
Donor Perfect or CRM experience preferred.
Ability to travel regionally
This is an extraordinary opportunity to drive the development efforts of a high growth organization carrying out a vital mission.
Salary & Benefits
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and education.
To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and three professional references to this posting at www.independencemissionschools.org/careers.
To apply for this job please visit independencemission.tedk12.com.
Independence Mission Schools provides a transformative Catholic education to children of all faiths in low-income neighborhoods across the city of Philadelphia.
One of the poorest urban centers in the nation, Philadelphia has 400,000 residents living in poverty. Among students attending an Independence Mission School, 36% live in poverty, nearly double the rate of children across the nation. That’s a staggering number.
Each day we open our doors to nearly 5,000 students, many carrying with them the challenges of life below the poverty line — food insecurity, home insecurity, violence and fundamental learning deficits. These circumstances could seem like insurmountable odds for these young learners. Yet they are resilient and come to us energized and full of promise.
Unlocking this potential starts with a culture of love that values and embraces each child. The promise of God’s love, shown by our faculty and staff, is at the very core of the Catholic education our schools deliver. This atmosphere sets our students, from Pre-K to Grade 8, on the path to a promising future confident in their own worth so they can be ready to succeed both in and out of the classroom.