Asst. Director of Development, Events and Special Projects
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
Working with the Vogel Alcove Development team, the Assistant Director, Events and Special Projects is responsible for creating and executing projects and programs that support and enhance the organization’s fundraising efforts. Responsibilities include prospect research, assisting with donor cultivation, donor stewardship, annual campaigns, and events, grant writing support and provides administrative support to the President/CEO. This position reports directly to the President/CEO and works closely with other directors – Chief Development Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, and Director of Grants and Research.
Assume a lead role in planning and executing all fundraising events, including Design & Dine, Day 1 Dallas, and the Arts Performance event.
Manage event logistical details, serving as point of contact for vendors and supporters.
Organize auction procurement efforts and prepare auction materials.
Work with Development team to develop event programs, run of shows, and assist with volunteer assignments.
Record and track event data and constituent information, including budget information, registration, and results.
Coordinate with other seasonal or special events, support community cause marketing initiatives/events, and oversee donor appreciation/cultivation events.
Manage additional special projects that attract funds.
Donor Prospect Research:
Help research and identify corporate and individual donor prospects and assist the Chief Development Officer with corporate sponsorship applications.
Prepare donor prospect profiles and background for solicitors.
Prepare materials for internal and external presentations.
Donor Cultivation, Solicitation, and Stewardship:
Schedule meetings or site visits with donor prospects.
Fulfill donor benefits and insure that all gifts have been acknowledged.
Coordinate donor cultivation and donor recognition activities; prepare invitations, programs, and other materials for events or meetings
Maintain relationships and support retention of donors through excellent relationships building skills and follow up.
Manage Classroom Champion and Flight program – communication with donors and recordkeeping.
Ensure donor stewardship and cultivation activity is accurately reported in Salesforce; design and run reports and assist with donor database maintenance.
Assist the Director of Grants and Research in researching grant opportunities, writing narratives for grant submissions, and management of grant calendar.
Provide administrative and clerical support to President/CEO, as needed.
Assist with correspondence including drafting, editing, and preparing various documents and reports
Schedule and coordinate logistics for meetings and special events.
Serve as the administrative liaison to the Board of Directors and board committees.
2 years’ experience in a Development/fundraising/event management role, preferably in non-profit community-based organization.
Ability to work some evenings and weekends
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge and experience of data entry systems and reporting (Salesforce experience preferred).
Proficient in the use of MS Office programs
Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and follow through with minimal direction in a fast-paced, high energy environment.
Attention to detail, project management skills, and strong organizational skills
Flexibility, in varied job assignments.
Upbeat, positive, warm, and outgoing personality.
Energetic team player, who work well in collaborative situations
All other duties as assigned
Vogel Alcove offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, a generous benefits plan for regular full-time and regular part-time employees and a great working environment. Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter with salary history to HR@vogelalcove.org.
No Phone Calls Please!
About Vogel Alcove
The Vogel Alcove serves a broad segment of the homeless population in Dallas by providing free childcare for young children living in local homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, and transitional housing programs. In a warm, nurturing environment, the Alcove welcomes 115 homeless children, six weeks to five years old, without regard to race, ethnicity or religion. Licensed by the State of Texas, the center operates year-round, Monday-Friday from 7am-6pm.
The Early Child Development Services component works to develop cognitive, motor and literacy skills in order to prepare children to enter school at the same level as their peers. Free services include:
•Early childhood education using a developmentally appropriate, research-based curriculum and assessment tools
•Low staff-to-child ratio in a child-centered environment
•Screens to check for developmental delays, and intervention if delays are found
•Basics needs: home cooked meals, infant formula, diapers, shoes and clothing
•On-site Nutritionist to work with the staff and families to address proper health and nutrition