The Development Manager is a crucial role in implementing the fundraising efforts to support JA of Central Maryland’s mission, with a primary focus on building and supporting relationships with corporate, foundation, and individual donors.
Junior Achievement of Central Maryland is seeking a Development Director to join our growing team. The ideal candidate is a sales-oriented individual, who has a keen understanding of best practices in fundraising and a proven track record of securing annual gifts. This individual will possess the enthusiasm, professionalism, and drive to assist the team in achieving ambitious fundraising goals.
•Work collaboratively with development team to implement JA’s annual fundraising plan
•Identify prospective organizations to build new funding and volunteer prospects
•Secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations
•Support implementation of the constituent management system
•Support the development and maintenance of ongoing relationships with donors with intent to cultivate, steward, and solicit financial support for JA’s mission
•Support development and implementation of a strategy for a large, sustained base of annual individual donors
•Support VP of Development with other organizational functions as needed
This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as required. The individual must also have the ability and willingness to travel within the state to meet with prospects and donors.
•Proven record of securing corporate & foundation grants ($5,000+).
•Proven track record of cultivating and closing annual gifts from partners
•Prospecting and research skills, and persuasive, closing skills
•Superior communication skills; clarity, crispness, and effectiveness in written and oral presentation
•Flexible and adaptable style to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities.
•Ability to work independently and as part of a team to collaborate effectively with a wide range of staff, partners, vendors, and volunteer leadership.
•Capable of building and sustaining relationships with a variety of individuals and businesses.
•Ability to think strategically and function successfully in a complex work environment.
•Ability to work independently, but also collaboratively as a member of a team.
•Computer competency in Microsoft Office programs and internet-based research tools.