Full-Time Advancement Manager
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Roanoke Island Historical Association
Founded in 1932, the mission of the Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA) is to commemorate the history of the first English colonies in North America on Roanoke Island, North Carolina. This mission is primarily accomplished by the annual production of the symphonic outdoor drama The Lost Colony, and through educationally engaging events and programs.
The Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA) seeks an Advancement Manager to oversee all fundraising including developing strategic cause-marketing partnerships and to realize annual financial goals. The Advancement Manager will work directly with the CEO and Board of Directors. This position serves as the chief development officer, directly responsible for identifying, qualifying, cultivating and stewarding a portfolio of prospects and donors. S/he is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with key external constituents including board members, major donors, prospects and the North Carolina philanthropic community.
• Work with the CEO to design and implement a comprehensive, result-oriented annual fundraising plan that includes major gifts, annual giving, foundation and government grants, corporate sponsorships, memberships, cause-marketing partnerships, planned giving and fundraising events. Oversee plan objectives and budget; implement and monitor plan throughout the year.
• Engage donors and prospects in the life, mission and priorities of RIHA.
• Achieve and grow annual revenue goals while keeping expenses at or below budget.
• Write and produce compelling institutional correspondence and donor communication pieces in support of fundraising activities including all proposals and gift agreements.
• Develop, implement and/or oversee a schedule of donor cultivation and recognition events including: donor receptions/dinners/events, events hosted by directors, high-level cultivation events and annual fundraising events.
• Increase the pool of prospects by identifying new corporate, foundation and individual prospects.
• Direct the effective use of Choice database and other development communication tools to ensure tracking of donor and prospect contacts, maximizing relationships and creating timely and accurate reports.
• Ensure compliance with all IRS rules governing charitable giving, disclosure and reporting.
In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, based upon the particular requirements of RIHA:
• Keep abreast of industry trends and practices in fundraising, marketing and the theatrical field.
• Stay informed about key developments and initiatives at RIHA.
• Attend and assist with The Lost Colony activities.
• Other duties as assigned by the CEO.
SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND TRAITS
• Enthusiasm and appreciation for the value of theatrical performance, education, and the vital role of philanthropy to a non-profit institution.
• Ability to build relationships quickly and maintain them.
• Driven to set and reach challenging goals.
• Excellent listening skills.
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills including writing proposals and solicitation appeals.
• Ability to set priorities, manage simultaneous priorities and meet deadlines.
• Ability to work both independently and as a team member in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to design and execute fundraising events.
• Capacity to safeguard confidential information and commitment to the Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of Ethics is essential.
• Superior interpersonal skills, including the capacity to inspire and motivate staff, donors, prospects, board members and volunteers.
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and donor database management; Choice experience a plus.
• Ability to travel and attend meetings and functions at various hours, including early morning, evenings and weekends, is required.
• Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required; master’s degree and/or relevant post-baccalaureate training is a plus.
• Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years in a business/fund development position is required. Experience working with high level volunteers (Board of Directors, prominent community members and other similar profiles) is preferred. Experience writing successful grants is a plus.
• Licenses or Certificates: Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credentials are a plus.
• Knowledge of Choice database preferred.
• Professional appearance and demeanor.
• Successful candidates subject to background check.
Roanoke Island Historical Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer
How to Apply
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