Director of Development


Urban Ministry seeks a capable, professional, and enthusiastic part-time Director of Development to lead the organization's fundraising initiatives. The Director of Development is a dynamic position tasked with thinking creatively and applying his or her experience and talents in service to a faith-based environment focused upon a Christian community development model. This is an ideal opportunity for an individual committed to positive and sustainable social change and who seeks to establish her or himself as a leader in the nonprofit sector. The Director of Development will report directly to, and work closely with, the Urban Ministry Executive Director, and often will work directly with the Urban Ministry Board of Directors, including the Fund Development and Finance Committees. Eight to ten (8-10) years fundraising experience in the greater Birmingham area preferred. JOB FUNCTIONS: Development/Fundraising ? Working with the Executive Director and the Board Development Committee, develop and implement a long-term strategic resource development plan that will meet and exceed Urban Ministry's needs. ? Prepare, with the Executive Director and the Board Development Committee, annual revenue plans – including measurable goals and outcomes – aimed at maximizing contributed income from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies (as appropriate). ? Develop annual fundraising budgets with the Executive Director, and prepare and monitor income projections, progress reports, and long-range/business plan forecasts. ? Work closely with the Executive Director, Board Development Committee, and Program and Operations Staff to assess fundraising needs as determined by organizational and programmatic strategic plan goals, annual plan priorities, and operating needs. ? Develop, supervise, and implement all resource development programs, including: ? Foundation grants ? Corporate grants ? Major gifts solicitation of high net worth individuals ? Government funding ? Mail and online donations ? Special events, including Urban Ministry's Table of Hope, WE Eat Together, and other fundraising events ? Mailed appeals to existing and potential donors, including Summer Matching Campaign and Year-End Appeal ? Prepare and submit grant requests and reports to existing and potential funders. ? Research grant opportunities towards expanding Urban Ministry's funding pipeline. ? Research capital campaign needs and strategies, consulting with outside vendors when necessary. ? Oversee the efficient and effective implementation of data management systems and fundraising records for all fundraising activities, using Microsoft Excel and Google Drive. ? Cultivate new contacts with potential funders, both individuals and institutions, and support/coordinate the involvement of the Executive Director and Board members in the donor solicitation and donor stewardship processes. ? Prepare and transmit donor acknowledgement/thank-you and tax deduction letters. ? Supervise fundraising event planning, materials preparation, coordination, and logistics, including outside vendors and volunteers as required. Skills and Qualifications: ? An informed interest in, and a passion for, positive and sustainable social change – especially through community development and a deep commitment to the mission of Urban Ministry. ? Experience relating to churches and people of faith to develop ministry support; in particular, relationships with North Alabama UMC churches a plus. ? Excellent writing skills. ? Excellent oral and interpersonal communications skills. ? Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. ? Excellent computer skills and, specifically, proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and with efficient (i.e., economical) email use and Internet navigation. ? Experience with public speaking and one-on-one relationship building. ? Experience with database management and development, specifically e-Tapestry. ? The ability to thrive in a fast-paced and sometimes under-resourced environment, working flexible hours and using creative problem solving to get the job done. ? Motivated and self-directed, with the ability to work independently – while at the same time keeping the Executive Director apprised of any special requirements or challenges. ? A close attention to detail and organization, and the ability to prioritize effectively. ? College degree required. ? 20-30 hours per week. Process of applying: Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter (one page limit), resume/CV, and three references to Please put Director of Development application in the subject line of the email.

Contact: Melodie Agnew

Address: 1229 Cotton Avenue Birmingham AL 35211

Phone: 2053789361



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