The Salvation Army is seeking an experienced, top performing Executive Director of Developmentprofessional to lead the Development Department for the Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Division of The Salvation Army, headquartered in the Milwaukee area.
If you’re ready for a career doing meaningful work with a discernable impact, keep reading. The Salvation Army’s brand promises to Do the Most Good® -and it’s our employees that help us get there. At every level and in every discipline, you can have a real impact on your community through the work done inside our walls every day.
We are as impassioned about our employees as we are about our mission to help anyone in need without discrimination. Our culture reflects this quality, which makes our offices a great places to work. Just walk inside our doors and you’ll quickly see that our employees are proud to support programs that make a difference.
The Salvation Army recognizes that peace of mind is important to employees and their families. Because of this, we offer a competitive salary, company vehicle, gas card, cell phone, laptop computer, reimbursed travel expenses, full health coverage, employer-paid retirement, professional development, paid time off, and more!
What you can expect in this role:
As a Senior Executive and member of the Divisional Finance Board (DFB), the Executive Director of Development directs all major gifts, planned giving, marketing, and external relations programs in the Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Division; effectively and consistently links the Divisions and the Divisional Commander on a long term basis to the community; represents the Division territorially and nationally in development and communication matters. This position requires a significant amount of travel in Wisconsin and upper Michigan.
What you will need to succeed:
Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Business, or related degree
8 years of successful experience leading and managing major gifts, planned giving, capital campaigns, direct mail, government and foundation grants, and advisory boards
5 years proven track record of success in soliciting and securing funds from individuals, corporations, and foundations
Proven successful experience in public relations and special events
Demonstrated history as a strong relationship builder
CFRE certification preferred but not required
Integral knowledge and involvement with a donor/contact management system, preferablySalesforce
Willingness to travel moderately in WI and Upper MI and have a clean driving record
Excellent verbal and written skills
Track record of achieving goals
Adept at developing strong relationships externally with donors, board members, advisory boards, and internally with senior level management, and internal staff from various department
Background includes leading an integrated communications effort (i.e. direct mail and digital media)
Strong desire to work for a Faith Based organization and the ability to verbalize a personal connection with the Mission of The Salvation Army
Internal Number: 2019-10639
About The Salvation Army of Wisconsin & Upper Michigan
Who we are:
The Salvation Army's Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Division is home to 26 Worship and Community Centers (Corps), 67 service extension units, a camp, as well as multiple homeless shelters, thrift stores, and food pantries. Service extension units are branches of The Salvation Army in communities where Corps are not located but service is provided by committees of volunteers. The Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Division, which we refer to as the WUM Division, has over 700 employees who are passionate about supporting the mission of The Salvation Army, which is to “preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.” We work hard to make that happen each day, no matter what role we serve.