Chief Development Officer

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OrganizationBoys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineNovember 23, 2017
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$90-110,000
Phone(434) 971-9400


Position:  Chief Development Officer
Reports to:  Chief Executive Officer
Located:  Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia Administrative Office, Charlottesville, VA
Hiring Range:  $90,000-$110,000 annually, plus benefits
Classification:  Exempt

Main Responsibilities

Provides leadership and oversight of all resource development strategies and activities. Includes creating, planning and managing successful initiatives in areas including major gifts, planned giving, grants, annual giving, special events, communications, and stewardship. Works with board, professional staff and program staff to lead and direct significant major gift fundraising to secure philanthropic support for capital, endowment and other campaigns as well as articulated Club projects and initiatives outside of but carefully aligned with the Club’s annual operations. Works with the senior management team (chief executive officer, director of finance, chief operations officer, and chief development officer), the resource development team and the board to lead multi-million dollar, multi-year resource development strategies and monitor progress against goals.

Job Duties

Key Roles

  • Provide leadership and direction to the chief executive officer, board and resource development team in the effective execution of all development activities
  • Provide leadership and guidance for campaign operational strategy, management and processes, including timelines, objectives and metrics
  • Manage a portfolio of donors and prospects that requires a systematic approach of personal visits and outreach
  • Build the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the resource development team in areas including annual giving, major gifts, events, donor relations, community partnerships, grants, communications and stewardship
  • Develop, edit and/or review written proposals, letters and other communications for individuals, corporations, foundations and grantors
  • Provide consistent follow-up after meetings, events and other activities to secure commitments or move relationships forward
  • Coordinate and oversee a stewardship program in collaboration with the resource development team
  • Demonstrate a passion for the importance and urgency of furthering the Club’s mission
  • Identify, recruit and train board members and other volunteers to participate in solicitations and other resource development activities
  • Provide staff support to board, special projects, rural advisory boards and campaign committees as assigned
  • Participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of the Club’s annual operating budget, as well as campaign budgets, goals and timelines
  • Maintain donor and financial records in accordance with general accounting and fundraising standards
  • Increase visibility of Club development activities, maintain good public relations and ensure design and development of marketing activities
  • Attend all board meetings and other meetings as requested by the chief executive officer

Skills Required

Required Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills required to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner
  • Ability to develop strategic communications content
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects on an ongoing basis
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum three years of grant proposal writing and research experience
  • Ability to work well independently within a team environment
  • Commitment to the mission of the Boys & Girls Club
  • Working knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Additional Info

BGCCVA Mission: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens


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