2650 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Suite 2400
Memphis, Tennessee 38118
RISE Foundation, Inc. Position Announcement – Tuesday, June 12, 2012
RISE is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Job Title: Director of Development
Location: 2650 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 2400 Memphis, TN 38118
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Reports to: President and CEO
Recruitment: External-Open Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Closing Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2012.
Projected Start Date: July of 2012
How to Apply: Email or mail a cover letter, resume and three professional references (name, contact information) in one email to email@example.com no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. All correspondence sent via the US Postal Service must be received by Tuesday, June 26, 2012. ONLY QUALIFIED APPLICANTS NEED APPLY.
A partnership between the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, the Memphis Housing Authority and the United Way of the Mid-South led to the creation of RISE in October 1999. With its original mission to help public housing residents achieve financial independence, and on a first year budget of only $22,000, RISE served 48 families and helped them create assets of $83,000.
Since that time, RISE has provided over 450 families with financial information that has assisted them with purchasing their first large assets, encouraged over 500 youth to excel in school, improved the money management skills of over 1,600 area employees, and brought together more than 130 organizations to address predatory lending practices and educate citizens about ways to avoid costly alternative lending traps. To date, RISE’s work has created over $5.9 million in assets in the City of Memphis. Simply put, RISE empowers people to stand on their own feet financially and have long-term financial sustainability. For more information, please visit http://www.risememphis.org.
Reporting to the President and CEO, the Director of Development serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting RISE. In partnership with the President and CEO, this position is responsible for all fundraising and marketing activities. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build RISE’s visibility, impact, and financial resources. The Director of Development will also design and implement a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual and philanthropic support. The Director of Development will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow a $2M budget through the solicitation of major gifts, grants, and corporate support. The Director of Development will expand and diversify RISE’s donor base and work closely with the Board of Directors as they take on a more active fundraising role. It is expected that the amount raised by RISE will increase in future years as the Director of Development systematically and effectively strengthens the organization’s overall fundraising capacity. Additionally, the Director of Development will be responsible for integrating marketing into the development plan supporting the programs and activities of the organization.
Support and partner with the President and CEO and board members on all major fundraising and marketing initiatives. Meet regularly with the President and CEO to provide leadership on vision and strategy for resource development. Develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy to include individual, corporate, and foundation support, as well as communications efforts. Collaborate with the Chief Operating Officer (COO) to develop and implement RISE’s financial and program strategies. Actively work with board members to engage them in major gift cultivation, solicitation and stewardship efforts. Research funding sources and trends to help position RISE ahead of major funding changes or trends. Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical analysis to board and senior leaders Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors. Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program. Provide supervision of development and marketing support staff. Perform other duties as assigned.
Five (5) years or more experience in development and marketing. Proven track record in major gift fundraising. Excellent interpersonal, as well as written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships. Experience working with boards and senior management. Self-motivated, strong team player, highly organized, high energy. Strategic thinker. Ability to prioritize. Passion for RISE’s unique mission and work. Willingness to travel locally. Willingness to spend the majority of time meeting prospective donors or otherwise building relationships. Knowledge of marketing and communications. Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent), CFRE preferred. Knowledge of traditional fundraising software. Raiser’s Edge knowledge is a plus.
Compensation: Commensurate with experience. Base salary $50K-$55K annualized.
CONTRACT POSITION: Trainer
RISE Foundation, Inc., a local nonprofit, empowers individuals to build and sustain financial assets. We are interested in contracting with experienced teachers/trainers to teach basic personal money management skills to adults and youth in group settings. Classes are scheduled days, evenings and weekends.
- Excellent oral and written (spelling, punctuation, grammar) communication skills.
- Degree in Communications, Education, Finance, Training and Development or related field.
- Minimum two years full-time experience teaching workshops.
- Experience working with low to moderate-income citizens.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft software applications (PowerPoint, Excel, Word).
- Ability to work independently and make sound decisions as needed.
- Access to an operable automobile with state-mandated insurance.
- Access to a personal laptop computer.
HOW TO APPLY
If you are interested and have experience, please submit a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, June 26, 2012. No phone calls please.