Director of Regional Development
USO - Western, NE

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Why is the Regional Director, Development a position that matters?

The Regional Director, Development is a fundraising position – so the critical nature of this position is all about raising funds for the USO. The Director will implement fundraising strategies at the field/grassroots level for an assigned area, and help ensure success with those strategies.

Responsibilities/Duties WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT?
  • You need to be so effective at fundraising (individual, foundation and corporate) that you can teach others how to do it, through leading by example, training and coaching.
  • You need to be an exceptional presenter, able to deliver compelling calls-to-action both internally and externally, at all levels of an organization.
  • You need to be assertive and take charge, but polished, able to effectively cold call and solicit prospective donors, endearing them to the USO mission.
  • Like any USO manager, you need to demonstrate integrity and trust; respect and appreciation of colleagues; a drive for results; focus on the USO customer experience; outstanding decision-making capabilities; ability to build an effective team; and managerial courage.
KEY PRIORITIES INCLUDE:
  • For your assigned area, lead and support all fundraising channels and activities including corporate, individual, foundation and grassroots efforts.
  • Participate in and support USO-sponsored programs and events in assigned area, ensuring that financial, contractual and brand standards are met.
  • Cultivate and engage key volunteer leadership and USO staff in assigned area to support reaching set fundraising goals. This includes serving as a resource and fundraising SME for assigned area.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business Administration or related field. Masters Degree preferred.
  • 10 years progressively responsible fundraising experience in individual, foundation and corporate giving/sponsorship environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills. Ability to deliver compelling call-to-action cases to internal and external stakeholders at a variety of levels. Ability to optimize cold-calling techniques to solicit prospective donors and increase fundraising results.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead a remote team of individuals without direct supervisory experience. Experience working in a matrix management environment a plus.
  • Solid knowledge of IRS guidelines for charitable contributions and Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with fundraising software programs. Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in written communications as well as knowledge of various software programs including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook.
  • Ability to manage a high volume of assignments with varying complexity and competing priorities in a fast-paced environment with integrity and professionalism.
  • Demonstrated initiative/self-motivation, attention to detail, organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 10 pounds.
  • Ability to travel up to 75% of the time.
  • Must be a strong advocate of the USO’s mission to support active duty military and their families.

Details
  • The Director of Regional Development will work remotely in Western, United States (Preferably: California, Colorado, Nevada or Arizona)
  • There will be no relocation assistance provided.
  • Cover Letter and resume required for full consideration.

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