The position of Director of Development is responsible for establishing overall objectives and priorities for the direction of all fundraising efforts of the Ocean City Tabernacle. This includes implementing initiatives to identify, cultivate and solicit donors to ensure a strong base of ongoing financial support. The Director of Development works under the general direction and oversight of the President.
Manage Donor software and ensure proper usage. Make recommendations for upgrades and enhancements for state of the art data resourcing
Maintain a current and active database of donor contacts and prospects
Work with accountant of gift management to ensure that all gift records are handled properly and that the integrity of the data is maintained
Participate in management discussions and decisions as required
Lean and direct the process of developing, updating and executing the strategic goals and direction of the development efforts
Lead the Tab’s major gift program, monitoring the relationships starting with the top 50 donors and donor prospects. While supporting the President in the major donor work, personally cultivate and solicit a portfolio of 20-40 major and mid-level donors and prospects.
Identify and develop relationships with local and regional businesses for direct support and participation in fundraising events.
Search out foundations that would be appropriate for The Tab to solicit
Prepare and submit proper and complete grant applications
Arrange appropriate contacts, meetings and follow-up actions
Support the President as needed in broadening the base of support among local churches
Assure the preparation and mailing of an appeal to the entire market segment at least twice annually
Collaborate with President/accountant on Fundraising events, setting goals and obtaining sponsorships, donation of auction items and generating a list of attendees
Endowment Fund and Planned Giving
Evaluate current efforts being employed to solicit giving to the endowment and planned giving programs
Enhance or create additional giving programs and expand the outreach universe for The Tab’s endowments efforts
Develop innovative recognition opportunities, materials and events for continuity and donor stewardship
Ensure that all donors receive appropriate, consistent recognition and an accounting of their gifts and the impact it has on The Tab’s needs annually
Develop and submit annual department budget
Monitor budgetary expenditures to ensure adherence to The Tab’s policy and budget guidelines
Prepare monthly activity report
Perform other duties as assigned by the President
Represent the mission of the The Tabernacle with integrity
Lead a comprehensive giving program including the design and implementation of policies and strategies necessary to ensure successful fundraising
Pray regularly for The Tabernacle, its people and its ministry
For 138 years the Ocean City Tabernacle has offered weekly summer worship services with renown speakers for vacationing families at the shore.
Other summer activities offered include inspirational concerts by nationally known artists and musicians, Vacation Bible School, and weekly adult Bible study.
During the school year, the Tabernacle serves busy Ocean City families with Ark Pre-School an...d the Son Club After School Program.
All year long, our exceptional facilities, which include the Tabernacle, the grounds and the Richard and Mary Anne Kull Youth Center, are available to rent for retreats and other functions.