Development Director
American Red Cross - Burlington, VT

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The American Red Cross depends heavily on the support of our generous donor population. We participate in many donor-focused fundraising activities including identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding of top corporate and foundation partners, as well as with individual donors across the country. The funds we receive provide unrestricted support to our Chapters, helping us fulfill our mission to provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare and respond to emergencies in our communities.

We are currently seeking a Regional Chief Development Officer to work in our Grand Rapids, MI. This is a full time position working 40 hours a week.
The Regional Chief Development Officer has responsibility to strengthen and grow the donor base and the development program to meet assigned financial goals. The RCDO supports the Regional Chief Executive who is the chief fund raiser for the region. RCDO will drive a strong revenue-oriented culture based on market-driven targets. He/she will lead a development team in planning, managing and implementing fund development strategies for the Region. He/she functions in a highly visible, externally facing role and will represent the Region in cultivating donors with the greatest capacity and managing leadership volunteers. RCDO reports jointly to the Regional Chapter Executive and the Divisional Fundraising Vice President.

Education: Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree is highly desirable. Experience: Minimum 5 years of fundraising leadership experience and 3 years of supervisory experience. Proactive development leader with an established track record of increasing philanthropic revenue from diverse constituencies. Experience in the development and implementation of a broad-based fundraising program including personally opening doors, cultivation, and successfully closing major gifts. Significant expertise with the Region’s funding community highly desirable. Progressive experience in successful development programs and knowledge of “best practices” in development.

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