Position Description: The Director of Development will, in conjunction with the Board of Directors and senior leadership, develop the fundraising strategy for NI, as well as implement the execution of this strategy. The role will directly contribute to the mission of this small, young nonprofit through establishing sustainable funding relationships across a variety of stakeholders – individuals, corporations, and private foundations. This position will report to the Executive Director, while working closely with the full NI team and having part-time support from the Administrative & Communications Associate.
Essential Director of Development Functions:
Lead creation of and execute NI’s overall funding strategy
Oversee corporate and individual sponsor engagement and retention, including deepening relationships and making asks
Develop and carry out individual gift campaigns (including mail and email appeals) and stewardship strategies to connect new donors with the mission of NI
Work closely with Finance and Operations Consultant to develop budgets, procedures, and work flows to meet NI’s needs.
Maintain accurate, daily upkeep of prospect and donor records in CRM database system, ensuring that names, address information, relationships, contact points, campaigns, and other data are entered or updated promptly, correctly, and in alignment with system guidelines.
Clean and build-out CRM data as needed, including reviewing and updating data, data entry, and other data work as required.
Provide customer service for donors, sponsors, and prospects as needed, including checking for and responding to inquiries received through the Development email inbox, and any inquiries received through other channels or staff members.
Produce monthly fundraising updates for the senior leadership and Board of Directors
Lead the creation of grant proposal and report drafting for foundations and other institutional donors in coordination with the Director of Programs and Executive Director
Work with Director of Programs and Executive Director to ensure clear communications between programmatic projects and funders
Work with Executive Director and Director of Programs to create Advisory Board, and lead stewardship of this group
Part-time telework/remote work available
Ideal start date: mid-September 2019
No healthcare is offered at this time
Three weeks paid annual leave available to employees in good standing
5+ years relevant work experience
Bachelor's degree required
Previous success in development/fundraising positions required, with a successful track record of donor recruitment, engagement and retention
Expertise at both development and execution of a fundraising strategy
Excellent writing skills
Detail-oriented and well-organized
Ease and comfort in personal communication over the phone and via email
Confident presence in relationships with funders; ability to articulate the mission and case for funding NI
Flexible work style with the ability to work under tight deadlines and shifting priorities
Motivated self-starter who works well independently, as well as within a team environment
Track record of demonstrating sound judgment by taking initiative, making appropriate decisions, and communicating problems clearly
Proficiency with standard Microsoft Office software as well as donor CRMs.
Understanding of international development, genocide, and sexual violence as a weapon of war preferred
About Nadia's Initiative Inc
Founded in September of 2016, Nadia’s Initiative is dedicated to rebuilding communities in crisis, advocating for victims of sexual violence, working for a world free from genocide and sexual violence.
Nadia’s Initiative challenges world leaders to act – to make “never again” a reality, not an empty promise. Words without action inflict the same harm and suffering as the perpetrators of mass atrocities and sexual violence.
Our two flagship programs are:
1) Sinjar Action Fund: Nadia’s Initiative established the Sinjar Action Fund (SAF) to advance reconstruction efforts. Nadia’s Initiative is uniquely positioned to facilitate the redevelopment of the Sinjar due to its extensive knowledge and understanding of the political, cultural and economic complexities of the region. Nadia’s Initiative brings a comprehensive peace building approach to the process of rebuilding and recognizes that reconstruction efforts must be developed locally – local solutions to local problems. Nadia Murad seeded the fund by donating 100% of her prize money from the Nobel Peace Prize. Unfortunately, this is not enough. Without further commitments from the global community, the Yazidi population will... cease to exist.
2) Survivors Action Response: Sexual violence knows no geographic boundaries and occurs with disturbing frequency – not just as a weapon of war. Nadia’s Initiative supports and develops initiatives that focus on justice for survivors – both formally and informally. Programs developed and supported by Nadia’s Initiative are survivor centric and put the well-being of survivors and communities at the forefront of all initiatives.
Nadia's Story: Nadia Murad’s peaceful life was savagely interrupted when ISIS attacked her village in Sinjar with the intention of ethnically cleansing Iraq of all Yazidis. Nadia escaped to tell her story and called on world leaders to act. She is the co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize is a leading advocate for survivors of genocide and sexual violence.