The Director of Grants and Annual Giving reports to the President/CEO and is a member of the organization’s Senior Management and Development teams. The Director is responsible for strategic design, execution, management and measurement of Vogel Alcove’s annual giving and grants programs, with the goal of increasing gift revenue and donor engagement.
SUPERVISES: Development Associate, Part-time Salesforce Manager
Work collaboratively with the Chief Development Officer and Chief Marketing Officer to develop an integrated matrix of solicitation strategies involving tactics such as direct mail, e-mail, social media, crowd-funding initiatives, personal visits/solicitation and donor engagement all focused on consistently increasing levels of annual support.
Provide strategic direction and short- and long-range planning in the context of growing the annual giving program, while supporting the greater Development goals of the organization.
Manage oversight for the Classroom Champions giving club ($1,500 and above), with the goal of keeping donors engaged in our programs.
Manage oversight of the Flight program, with the goal of increasing the number of monthly recurring donors.
Retain donors from year to year through an efficient and effective gift acknowledgement process and other stewardship initiatives.
Responsible for face-to-face solicitation to increase annual fund support.
Act as point of contact for annual giving events; at times manage and lead events.
Utilize Salesforce to track visits, produce contact notes, and conduct appropriate donor follow-up.
Develop a portfolio of reports from the Salesforce data base for measuring performance, analysis, and reporting.
Supervise the Development Associate and the Salesforce Manager.
Research potential grant funding sources (corporations, foundations, organizations, government) and collect data to analyze gift potential.
Develop and maintain a timeline for grant proposals.
Work collaboratively with the President/CEO and other Sr. Managers to understand program goals and priorities to write meaningful proposals and to develop specific requests as grant opportunities become available.
Write and submit proposals, applications, and follow up reports.
Maintain grant files and records.
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.
Bachelor’s degree required
5-7 years of Development experience including demonstrated success in annual giving and grant writing, preferably in a non-profit community-based organization.
Proven success in identifying and soliciting funds from individuals, corporations, and foundations from a variety of sources and in developing relationships with donors.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills required. Demonstrated ability to write clear and persuasive proposals.
Excellent time management skills and a high degree of organization, careful attention to detail, ability to multitask and to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Knowledge and experience of data entry systems and reporting (Salesforce experience preferred).
Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, managing people and budgets, and an ability to work in a hands-on environment.
Well-disciplined, self-motivated and goal-driven; able to work with a high degree of independence as well as part of a team.
Ability to appropriately handle confidential matters and information.
Proficient in the use of MS Office programs
Upbeat, positive, warm, and outgoing personality, with a passion for Vogel Alcove’s mission.
Ability to work on selected weekdays, nights and weekend evenings as required.
All other duties as assigned
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