Director of Development - Mental Health Association Oklahoma



Agency Name: Mental Health Association Oklahoma

Address: 5330 E 31st Street, Suite 1000

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Contact Name: Lindsay Whitworth

Job Inquiry Phone: 9183822421

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Job Opening Title: Director of Development

Job Opening Description: Overall fundraising responsibilities including: Meet with current and prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to cultivate ongoing and lasting relationships. Create and developing a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors. Oversee grant application process, including researching, proposal writing, and reporting requirements. Develop and implement of all aspects related to planned giving and a legacy society, including establishment of solicitation and donor acknowledgement techniques. Direct capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives, including planning, goal development, strategy design and implementation, and securing contributions. Coordinate and execute special fundraising events, including developing the budget and goals, managing public relations, securing a chair and committee, managing contract negotiations, soliciting sponsors and attendees, and managing all aspects of the event. Direct and oversee employee and Board member fundraising drives. Coordinate donor acquisition and retention through face-to-face meetings, semi-annual newsletters, annual report, donor acknowledgement letters and other pertinent communication and correspondence. In coordination with the Resource Development Committee, write and monitor the Association's annual resource development plan, which determines fundraising goals, strategies and development initiatives for the upcoming year. Monitor and report no less than quarterly on fundraising activities to the Resource Development Committee, Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Identify and implement long-range fundraising strategies that promote sustainability. Represent the Association at community events and speaking engagements. Staff the Resource Development and Board Development Committee meetings. Oversee the fundraising database and donor management system. Supervise and collaborate with other fundraising staff. Oversee and maintain gift recognition and acknowledgments. Annually analyze fundraising efforts and identifying areas for improvement to attain increased fundraising goals. Demonstrating professional and courteous conduct at all times.
Provide staff support and expertise to the Board of Directors and Advisory Council through various activities including: Oversee and manage the board members terms of service, board attendance and other responsibilities identified in the Board Service Letter of Agreement. In coordination with the Board Development Committee, secure first and second term board members, officers, board development committee members and advisory council members on an annual basis. Coordinate annual board and staff retreat through a series of logistical aspects, including site and moderator selection, board and staff notification, and other pertinent components as they are identified. Organize Spring and Fall Advisory Council meetings. Consists of securing a host and date, working with the Chief Executive Officer to determine the agenda, communicating with appropriate staff and Advisory Council members on details. Arrange and execute all details pertaining to the annual New Board Member Orientation. Includes site selection, member / staff notification, establishment of the agenda and preparation of all necessary materials. Maintain detailed statistics on the Association's Board of Directors, which includes gender, ethnicity, profession and other pertinent data as needed. Identify and promote long-range strategies that promote sustainability and cohesiveness among our Board of Directors.
Assist with various administrative duties within the Association as needed, including: Approval of accounts payable invoices and supply orders as needed. Consult with staff members and volunteers on projects, events, budgets and new initiatives. Provide assistance and guidance with annual budgeting process.

Job Opening Basic Qualifications: This level of knowledge is normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor's Degree in business, marketing, communications, or human services field with three years experience in fundraising for a non-profit agency. Experience working with fundraising software preferred, Bi-lingual is a plus. Must be a team player with proven ability to work effectively with people at all levels; ability to multi-task and ability to delegate as necessary.

Job Description Summary: The Director of Development is responsible for planning, organizing and directing all of Mental Health Association Oklahoma's fundraising activities and efforts, including major gifts, planned giving, special events, capital campaigns, grant funding, and the like. The Director of Development works closely with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, Board of Directors, Committee members, Advisory Council members, and Development Department staff to develop and achieve fundraising goals and initiatives.

Application Deadline: 3/1/2019

Additional Information: To submit your application, please visit our website at


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