To increase SFJAZZ’s capacity to drive the mission forward for the community it serves, Nonprofit HR has been exclusively retained to assist in the recruitment efforts for a Director, Development (Director). Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Development leads all aspects of SFJAZZ’s short and long-term contributed revenue efforts, raising nearly $8 million for the annual fund as well as capital initiatives for designated and special projects. The Director of Development manages a staff of 12 in the planning and execution of major gifts, special events, membership, institutional, and planned giving programs. The Director is a strategic thinker and is responsible for developing a bold development plan and the fundraising strategies to achieve the plan.
Further, s/he/they will set goals, monitor work, and evaluate results to ensure that departmental and organizational objectives are met and are in line with the needs and mission of the organization. The Director is a key leader in advancing SFJAZZ’s mission and strategic direction. The Director develops and leads SFJAZZ’s efforts to enhance current and generate new programmatic and unrestricted funding. The Director will oversee and support the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual, government, corporate, and foundation donors, and drive efforts to broaden the donor base and revenue streams. It is also the responsibility of the Director to recruit and retain a robust network of members, and cultivate a meaningful, valuable and impactful membership experience.
The Director ensures that the organization is well positioned in a rapidly evolving and competitive environment. The Director ensures that strategies are clearly understood by all stakeholders and that the development office is achieving its strategic goals at an optimum pace. In collaboration with the CEO, s/he/they identifies and leads new business development opportunities and ensures highly productive and positive relationships for the benefit of SFJAZZ. The Director serves as the Chief Fundraiser for the organization and successfully balances a (at times) rigorous travel schedule meeting with potential and current funders.
For consideration, interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter must address your experience and qualifications for the position. Please visit: www.SFJAZZ.org for more information about the organization.
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