Chief Development Officer, Bancroft
Mount Laurel, NJ
Reporting to the President, the Chief Development Officer (CDO) is responsible for all aspects of organizational development, including fundraising and family relations. Provides strategic vision and managerial leadership direction in designing, articulating and implementing a comprehensive development program for the organization, working closely with the Board of trustees and other volunteer and staff leadership.
1. Works closely with President/Chief Executive Officer of Bancroft, Board(s) officers, trustees, The Executive Management Team and senior staff, families and other key audiences for the purpose of obtaining charitable gifts/financial support for Bancroft’s operating needs and its endowment.
2. Fosters an atmosphere of personal integrity and team-oriented goal achievement by working with the Director(s) of Special Events, Foundation Relations, and Annual Appeal in the development and management of strategic and tactical work plans in these areas. Reports the progress and details of all work plans and outcomes accurately and timely for review.
3. Develops and maintains effective and positive working relationships with key audiences including trustees, administrative staff, parents and families, corporate sponsors, alumni, volunteers, and friends of Bancroft.
4. In conjunction with the President/Chief Executive Officer, Board chairmen and other designated representatives, identifies and develops a portfolio of major gift prospects and personally manages specific donors within that portfolio. Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward present/potential donors capable of donating at least $10,000 to Bancroft.
5. Cooperatively develops and supervises a plan to increase parent, grandparent, staff and friends’ engagement in and support of Bancroft.
6. Develops and provides leadership to the professional and volunteer staff as they assist in carrying out the activities of the development, communications, marketing and family and government relations offices.
7. Demonstrates strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and work independently as required.
8. Represents Bancroft at public functions and to key partners and donors with confidence and professionalism.
9. In conjunction with the department staff, fosters an atmosphere of professionalism that grows all fundraising programs, including annual giving, special events, donor management, and corporate and foundation support.
10. Performs other related duties as assigned or as necessary. Remains flexible and adaptable in work schedules and work assignments as defined by department/program needs.
11. Abides by the Bancroft Code of Ethics, Mission Statement, and Vision Statement in promoting ethical behavior, establishing relationships and providing guidance in decision-making situations.
12. Manages goal setting with development staff and through regular check in’s and coaching, helps them to achieve departmental goals and grow the efforts of the development team.
13. Remains current with required training certifications, meets state-regulated licensing and regulatory accreditations, and adheres to mandatory requirements.
14. Maintains effective verbal and written communications with colleagues, those served, and their family members and/or guardians when applicable.
15. Willingly and effectively cooperates with Bancroft, The Department of Human Services, The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), and other licensing or state agency or local municipalities in any inspections and investigations, upon request.
16. Reports any violations to the appropriate individual as soon as the incident occurs.
17. Demonstrates Bancroft’s core values in the performance of position responsibilities.
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