Purpose of Position
A senior leader of the statewide Advancement team, this position is responsible for integrated fundraising initiatives to secure major and planned gifts. The senior director will develop, manage and implement strategies for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors through individualized plans leading to major gifts. The senior director will lead major gift officers to ensure a dynamic team approach with high reliability to maximize donor potential in all regions. The position reports to the vice president of advancement.
Major Duties (*Essential Element)
- Enhance and execute a comprehensive major and deferred giving program to increase charitable support for annual, capital and endowment goals*
- Develop strategic plans to identify, cultivate, and solicit prospective and current donors with attention to statewide expansion*
- Refine processes to promote major and deferred gifts; create donor communications plans to ensure effective stewardship*
- Maintain and update administrative procedures for specific gift vehicles; maintain trust samples and planned giving/life income materials with updates as tax laws change
- Administer Missouri Tax Credit utilization, tracking and reporting in coordination with Finance Dept
- Adhere to the professional, fundraising ethics of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
- Other responsibilities as assigned for the betterment of Great Circle
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. This person must be able to sit or stand at a personal computer for a reasonable length of time typing and reading. This person must be able to see, hear, speak, walk, and sit. Must be able to use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust focus. Lifting under 25 pounds may occur frequently while lifting over 100 pounds occurs less frequently. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.