Be part of a diverse and dynamic team delivering quality services to/for child victims with equity, respect, and care!
At Safe Shores, our work is all about PEOPLE. Therefore, we center people in our programming, services, policies, practices, and operations. Which people? The children and families we serve AND the people who do the work, our staff. How??For our trauma-impacted clients, by honoring the humanity of every individual, delivering high-quality services tailored to their specific needs, which includes giving them the time and attention they need.?For our staff, by listening, offering excellent benefits, paying competitive salaries, providing remote work flexibility (depending on the position), investing in professional development, pursuing JEDI, encouraging and facilitating self-care and wellness, prioritizing progress over perfection, and building a team of smart, dedicated pros who know that Safe Shores’ mission is best accomplished when we show up as our whole selves, support one another, and experience joy. Joy working with young victims of crime? Absolutely, yes! Mining joy is essential to offering hope, helping clients heal, and individual/organizational sustainability. ?
We are currently searching for an experienced Development Manager. This is a full-time exempt position, with a starting salary of $65,000.
HOW WE PRIORITIZE THE PEOPLE WHO DO THE WORK (EMPLOYEE BENEFITS)
To start, we recognize that co-workers impact the job experience. Safe Shores is intentional about assembling and supporting a team of individuals who are not just able, resourceful professionals, but just as importantly, people who are respectful, responsible, honest, and kind and who embrace Safe Shores' mission and values wholeheartedly, with a focus on racial equity, kindness, belonging, trustworthiness, integrity, and taking care to give care.
That said, our robust benefits for newly hired employees include:
- Birthday Comp Day (Your birthday is a holiday for you!)
- Your Own Annual Professional Development Fund
- 13 days of paid vacation leave
- 13 days of paid sick leave
- 13 days of paid holidays
- Paid personal leave
- Paid parental leave
- At least 75% employer-paid medical (PPO with lots of provider options), dental, and vision insurance
- Dedicated Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Employee appreciation and wellness events
- Short- and long-term disability insurance
- Life insurance
- 403(b) Retirement Plan (Employer contribution after 1 year of service)
- Essential oils and diffusers for employee workspaces
Other benefits as applicable are as follows:
- For clinical professionals, Safe Shores provides clinical supervision that may be counted toward licensure as a benefit for the clinical positions.
- For clinical professionals, Safe Shores cover the cost of licensure fees in the District of Columbia.
- For employees with a tenure of five+ consecutive years, Safe Shores offers paid sabbatical leave.
- Safe Shores is currently working in a hybrid work environment.
- Candidates will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment.
- Fully vaccinated means COVID-19 vaccination and any related booster vaccination(s) are required.
Reasonable accommodation may be available to enable persons with disabilities to perform essential job duties. The following is a summary of and not an all-inclusive list of the essential job duties.
The Development Manager is responsible for the organization’s fundraising campaigns, donor stewardship and acquisition, events and drives.?This role executes a multi-medium fundraising strategy, including face-to-face and virtual donor visits, phone calls and letters, mass email and mailed appeals, seasonal donation drives, public presentations, and both small and larger scale events. The Development Manager’s responsibilities are both detail and timeline oriented as well as require customer service demeanor to build successful and lasting donor relationships. This position is a mandated reporter for child abuse and neglect under District of Columbia Statute §4-1321.02.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES (Other duties may be assigned)
- Assist in cultivation through preparation and execution of donor appeals, major gift/event sponsorship proposals, creative donor acknowledgements, etc.
- Manage the development and growth of Safe Shores’ LifeSavers Monthly Giving Society and establishment of a Young Professionals group.
- Represent Safe Shores’ mission and programs to donors and stakeholders by leading bi-monthly Coffee for Kids tours and conducting follow-up calls and visits.
- Implement moves management to create closer connections with supporters.
- Oversee the planning and execution of fundraising events and external activities (such as peer-to-peer campaigns and third-party events).
- Maintain notes on donor interactions in Bloomerang (Safe Shores’ CRM) for internal management of donor relations and other development related functions.
- In partnership with program staff, manage seasonal drives and related donor volunteer opportunities.
- Proofread and edit grant proposals, reports and project budgets as needed.
- Research and develop strategies for targeted growth in individual and corporate donors.
- Ensure proper donation processing and reporting, compliance with tax and other legal obligations as it pertains to contributions.
- Serve on Safe Shores’ Management Team.
There are no supervisory responsibilities for this position.
- B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited institution
- At least five years of experience of successful nonprofit fundraising through various channels
- Superb oral and written communication skills; must be authentic in building relationships with donors, prospects, supporters, staff and board
- Self-starter who is willing to initiate dialogue with donors and prospective donors
- Demonstrated ability to influence external and internal audiences while dealing with sensitive subject matter
- Strong critical thinking skills, supplemented by capacity to analyze and interpret statistical data and financial acumen
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and/or CRMs, with the ability to learn new software/technology systems
- Strong organization and time management skills, with ability to work well under deadlines/pressure, handle high work load, and adapt to changing requirements
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a multicultural environment
- Genuine passion for the mission and values of Safe Shores
- Ability to pass criminal and other background checks
- Cultivated leadership skills, including listening, analysis, conflict management, discretion and self-awareness
- Demonstrated ability to perform well and remain calm under pressure
- Superior systems and organizational skills
- High comfort with technology and ability to quickly learn database and other applications
- Ability to model, motivate, guide and inspire staff performance in accordance with organizational values
- Excellent judgment, impeccable integrity, patience, unwavering compassion and respect for all
- Knowledge of Bloomerang preferred
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree required. A degree major in the area of business, communications, marketing or related field preferred.
- At least three years of experience with successful nonprofit fundraising through various channels.
- Ability to successfully pass Child Protection Registry clearance and criminal background checks.
- Superb oral and written communication skills; must be authentic in building relationships with donors, prospects, supporters, staff and board.
- Self-starter who is willing to initiate dialogue with donors and prospective donors.
- Demonstrated ability to influence external and internal audiences while dealing with sensitive subject matter.
- Strong critical thinking skills, supplemented by capacity to analyze and interpret statistical data and financial acumen.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and/or CRMs, with the ability to quickly learn new database /software/technology systems.
- Strong organization and time management skills, with ability to work well under deadlines/pressure, handle high workload, and adapt to changing requirements.
- Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a multicultural environment.
- High level of cultural competence and humility.
- Must be a team player and have outstanding writing, editing, data entry, and proofreading skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to make decisions regarding areas that are under direct management.
- Cultivated leadership skills, including listening, analysis, conflict management, discretion, and self-awareness.
- Genuine passion for the mission and values of Safe Shores.
- Ability to model, motivate, guide, and inspire staff performance in accordance with organizational values.
OTHER SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Desire to learn and grow as a fundraising professional.
- Event planning and/or major gifts experience.
- Experience working in a Children’s Advocacy Center setting, a mental health practice, or a teaching/childcare setting.
- Knowledge of Bloomerang preferred.
Must be PC proficient and able to thrive in a fast-paced setting. Must have strong experience with computer technology and equipment and Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint, Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to touch or feel a computer, keyboard, monitor, telephone, cell phone, and talk or hear when interacting with employees. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee may regularly lift and /or move 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
Candidates must submit all the following information to be considered for the position:
- Cover letter addressed to Liberty Bliss, Associate Director of Development, indicating your interest in the position and how your experiences will benefit Safe Shores
- Two writing samples
- Upon request, 3 professional references (must include: name, current title, address, email, and phone number), and at least two must have related to the applicant in a supervisory capacity.
Safe Shores is an equal-opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.