The ideal candidate will oversee all areas of fundraising including planning, coordination, implementation, and management of fundraising activities for the foundation. The Development Manager is part of the management team and participates as a team member in making decisions in development and fundraising, marketing, public relations and training.
Works with the CEO to set strategy and priorities for chapter fundraising goals.
Directs development activities to meet financial goals through events coordination, national programs, grants, direct mail, corporate sponsors, and planned giving.
Manages all aspects of donor prospecting, cultivation, relations and retention including ensuring systems are in place to support these activities.
Plans long and short range strategies for fundraising including preparation and monitoring of development and fundraising budgets.
Edits and/or reviews development materials and press releases.
Cultivate and maintain relationships with foundations, corporations, and individuals for fundraising and donations of in-kind resources.
Monitors and develops public awareness in our communities.
Represent the chapter at special events and public speaking engagements as requested.
Assist the CEO as needed and perform other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and a minimum of five years professional experience in fundraising. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills are required. A basic knowledge of marketing principles and application, coupled with previous experience in a team-oriented atmosphere is required. Proficiency in Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge is preferred. The candidate must be highly organized with the ability to work under pressure in a constantly changing environment. The candidate must display professionalism and quality customer service skills. Present a favorable image within the communities served by the assigned programs/facilities through appropriately representing Make-A-Wish New Mexico as well as developing and maintaining effective relationships with community groups, board members, businesses and industry. Some evening and weekend activities required.