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Special Olympics Tennessee

Chief Development Officer

Special Olympics Tennessee

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Job Summary

We are looking for a strong leader who is an excellent communicator, strategic/forward thinker, visionary, and can inspire team members to be engaged and achieve their best in performing Special Olympics Tennessee’s mission. The Chief Development Officer will be responsible for planning and directing all aspects of fundraising for Special Olympics Tennessee, including the supervision of a statewide fundraising team. The position directs fund raising and development operations for Special Olympics Tennessee; provides leadership for fundraising; develops strategies to grow and diversify revenue; develops new revenue streams and corporate support; responsible for managing major and individual/planned giving fundraising activities – throughout the state.

Job Responsibilities

  • Promote the mission of Special Olympics Tennessee.
  • Set and achieve development goals to assure growth in revenue and alignment with the strategic plan.
  • Develop, implement, and manage annual fundraising plan for Special Olympics to include: a strong major gifts program, corporate sponsorship giving/sales, annual and planned giving programs, integrated direct marketing programs, direct mail, telemarketing and on-line giving, grants and foundations, civic partnerships and special event fund raising programs. Special events can include Polar Plunges, the Music City Blitz with the TN Titans, Music City Corporate Challenge, and other fund-raising programs. Civic partners can include but are not limited to; Knights of Columbus and other service clubs, and the Law Enforcement Torch Run®.
  • Responsible for development and achievement of the state revenue budget and development expense budgets.
  • Prepare quarterly progress reports including an end of year report.
  • Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with the CEO and Board of Directors.
  • Prepare reports and communications for the Development and Marketing Committee and Board of Directors.
  • Ensure compliance with national, state, and local laws and regulations and Special Olympics International rules regarding fund raising procedures, sponsor contracts and agreements.
  • Direct corporate marketing fulfillment including development and updating of the program sponsorship/development materials.
  • Oversee and direct use of the donor database to identify, research, cultivate, track, and solicit prospective individuals for major gifts.
  • Provide oversight of stewardship of all donors.
  • Develop annual goals and objectives for all supervised staff and conduct annual performance reviews.
  • Manage corporate partnerships as well as potential sponsors/supporters.
  • Manage individual, corporate, government relations, civic and foundation programs.
  • Develop and maintain professional/community affiliations.
  • Serve as the staff liaison for any collaborative fundraising initiatives with Special Olympics North America and Special Olympics Inc.
  • Responsible for coaching, management, evaluation, and supervision of all development team members.
  • Assist with developing the bid packet for Nashville to host the 2030 Special Olympics USA Games.
  • Other duties as assigned by President/CEO.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of ten (10) to fifteen (15) years’ experience of increasing responsibility and leadership positions in fundraising and/or sales.
  • Experience in developing strategic, mutually benefitting fundraising partnerships.
  • Proven record of individually raising $300,000+, on an annual basis.
  • Established success in supervision and mentoring skills in developing the capacities of the fundraising team.
  • Experience with donor software to manage donor relationships, preferred.
  • Event management experience.
  • Experience in proposal and budget development, financial analysis, and corporate relations.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to travel statewide to meet with partners, donors and attend events.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Some weekends, evenings, and overnights will be required.

Additional Information

Benefits

Special Olympics Tennessee provides health/dental insurance, life insurance policy, paid time off, Friday’s off during June and July, and a 401K match.

How to Apply

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of ten (10) to fifteen (15) years’ experience of increasing responsibility and leadership positions in fundraising and/or sales.
  • Experience in developing strategic, mutually benefitting fundraising partnerships.
  • Proven record of individually raising $300,000+, on an annual basis.
  • Established success in supervision and mentoring skills in developing the capacities of the fundraising team.
  • Experience with donor software to manage donor relationships, preferred.
  • Event management experience.
  • Experience in proposal and budget development, financial analysis, and corporate relations.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to travel statewide to meet with partners, donors and attend events.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Some weekends, evenings, and overnights will be required.

Details

  • Date Posted: April 7, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Other
  • Start Date: 05/16/2022
  • Salary Range: $60-80K
  • Working Hours: Willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends to meet job requirements