YouthBuild Lake County (YBLC) is hiring a Development Manager to work directly under the supervision of the Executive Director. The development department is vital to our agency through successful fundraising that supplements the federal grants we receive. As the Development Manager you will play an integral role in the agency by cultivating and growing existing and new individual and corporate giving.
The Development Manager will begin working to cultivate our existing donors to increase their level of giving. The Development Manager will also be responsible for planning and executing proven engagement strategies that result in both donor retention and increased giving. You will build a prospect base and assume responsibility for a fundraising goal.
Development and Fundraising
Plan annual goals and strategies for individual and corporate giving with a focus on building a portfolio of major donors.
Identify funding sources and pursue them in keeping with the strategic plan.
Manage major donor program focused on raising and increasing gifts of $2,500 to $50,000 including making phone calls, conducting face-to-face meetings and using other touch points to secure donations.
Routinely engage board members, organization executives and current donors in peer-prospect identification, visits, and closings.
Work collaboratively with the Donor Relations Manager to create and implement effective stewardship and ongoing communications to major gift donors and prospects.
Generate pipeline of new donor prospects for Corporate Giving
Manage sponsorship solicitation for annual Spring Benefit.
Analyze donor metrics and outcomes of different individual funding streams and adapt fundraising strategy as necessary.
Achieve development goals in alignment with the strategic plan.
Develop and maintain relationships with funders, YouthBuild USA, other agencies, partners, local politicians, and other supporters of YouthBuild.
Develop fundraising budget for approval by Executive Director and the Board.
Identify any spending outside the fundraising budget for subsequent Board approval.
Minimum 5 years of experience in development including major gift or individual giving fundraising with non-profit/community-based organization
Must be a strong leader with the ability to work independently to create and implement plans for department success, both internally and externally
Proficiency in MS Office and donor software
Available for occasional evening and weekend hours
Proficiency in Salesforce Nonprofit Starter Pack preferred
Supervisory experience preferred
About YouthBuild Lake County
YouthBuild Lake County is a non-profit organization that provides education and career training to young adults ages 17-24 who are striving for a brighter future.