Rock The Street, Wall Street
Rock The Street, Wall Street
We are growing! In 2013, we launched our program at one school in Nashville, TN. This academic year, we are in 28 high schools across 15 cities, coast to coast, with plans to continue to grow our footprint! We are looking for vibrant, effective team members. If this describes you, read on.
Rock The Street, Wall Street, (RTSWS), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. RTSWS is a financial literacy program designed to spark the interest of high school girls into careers of finance. In the U.S. we lose girls in math as early as age 9, and women represent only 6% of the leaders in the financial services industry. We’re changing that.
Our Development Officer will be responsible for organizing and executing fundraising efforts. The candidate will be developing fundraising plans, participating in solving logistical issues and collaborating with multiple colleagues and departments.
Duties and Responsibilities In order to ensure that RTSWS receives a steady and sufficient amount of funding, our Development Officers perform many important tasks. Listed below are those duties.
Create Long-Term Plans – At the end of each fiscal year or quarter, our Development Officer will be charged with designing a comprehensive fundraising plan for the coming year or quarter. Each plan will be focused on generating revenue, encouraging participation and will be used as a general blueprint by all involved departments within the organization.
Maintain Donor Relationships – Our Development Officer plays a big role in making sure that the people who have donated to our organization are satisfied with the work that their money is helping to make possible. Because of this, Development Coordinators must regularly meet with major donors, keep them updated on recent events and include them in the decision-making process.
Secure New Donors – In addition to maintaining good relationships with current donors, the Development Officer also needs to implement strategies for encouraging new donors to give to their organization. Doing so can involve hosting outreach events, using networking connections to get in touch with potential donors and overseeing the creation of grant proposals.
Organize Events – Although nonprofit organizations usually employ an Event Coordinator to handle event organization, Development Officers must participate as well. Whether they’re planning a formal gala or a casual picnic, Development Coordinators are responsible for helping to host events which will appeal to both current and potential donors.
Monitor Data – Once a donor has contributed a monetary gift to an organization, that organization’s Development Officer then needs to make sure that the gift is properly processed and recorded. Either staff members or volunteers can perform the act of entering donation information, but it’s up to the Development Officer to supervise those staff members or volunteers.
Development Coordinator Skills – Successful Development Officers are energetic, self-motivated team players who thrive on accomplishing goals, getting results and improving their organization’s bottom line. They are just as adept at making financial decisions as they are at communicating with others, and they are likely to be described as natural leaders.
In addition to these general skills and personality traits, employers are looking for Development Officer with the following skills:
- Assure the quality and effectiveness of the RTSWS donor development program.
- Actively develop relationships with donors.
- Manage relationships with donors and communications around of our programs.
- Establish scalable tools and processes across markets that monitor performance including quality control and appropriate forecasting of building resources. Work with and communicate progress to internal stakeholders and ensure that projects are scoped properly and handed off seamlessly for deployment.
- Manage program goals, scope, schedules and resources to ensure timelines and goals are aligned across multiple markets. Report quality metrics with informative analysis on a weekly basis.
- Creatively harness technology to streamline activities and effectively deliver responsibilities.
- Draft effective communications for internal and external purposes.
- Bachelor’s degree in Nonprofit Management, Marketing, Public Administration, Business or a related field.
- Embrace our mission, comfortability working with people from financial services, family foundations and private donors.
- Prior experience in a fast paced environment
- Prior experience working in fundraising
- Strong problem-solving skills; strong presentation and public speaking skills
- 5-7 years of donor development experience
- Experience leading coalitions and fundraising campaigns.
- History of local community engagement and leadership positions.
- Strong technology skills with all Google Suite applications and familiarity with Salesforce and Zoom conferencing.
- Experience in scaling processes for new business/start-up.
- Excited about the fast pace and fluid organizational structure of a startup environment.
Benefits will be discussed during interview.
How to Apply
Please send resume & cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No resume will be reviewed without a cover letter
- Date Posted: February 28, 2020
- Type: Full-Time
- Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
- Service Area: Children / Youth
- Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk