The Associate Director of Development is responsible for building partnerships with individuals and corporations that produce strategic financial support for operations and programs across the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. The position, which reports to the Chief Development Officer (CDO), works closely with Foundation leadership including the Board of Stewards as well as the Development Department team to spearhead identification, cultivation and recruitment of new donors and sponsors as well as retention of existing donors. In all activities, the Associate Director of Development implements the Foundation’s fund development plans in accordance with ethical fundraising principles and timelines and in support of corporate relationship management. ** Candidates must meet minimum requirement of 5 years direct fundraising experience in a nonprofit setting or will not be considered.
Builds robust corporate and affinity group portfolios with intent to significantly increase revenue from each segment. Researches and identifies prospects with interests and issues that align with the Foundation’s mission and work and ensures that gifts and relationships are properly managed.
Partners with CDO to establish a high donor value Circle of Friends program, ensuring appropriate recognition and cultivation in a continuous cycle.
Develops proposals for corporate gifts and represents the Foundation at community meetings.
Creates a donor benefit structure to ensure appropriate promotion at events and within Foundation communication forums in collaboration with Marketing and Public Partnerships Department and Public Engagement Department staff
Identifies and solicits prospects for sponsorships and honorees opportunities.
Actively participates in Annual Campaign and other fundraising initiatives including planning and execution.
Fosters an understanding of philanthropy within the organization and externally with community stakeholders interested in the Foundation’s mission and fundraising goals.
Provides high level donor relations support for CDO and senior leadership to ensure prospect follow through
Build and support membership operations as needed
Utilizes CRM/Donation Management Databases and Microsoft Office software products.
At least five years of experience in nonprofit foundation/agency relationship development and grant writing.
A proven track record in producing programs on time, within budget, and that generate steadily increasing philanthropic support for small to mid-sized organizations as well as community excitement.
Previous experience in both the cultivation of corporate relationships as well as individual donors.
Outstanding written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Outlook
Exceptional team leadership and coaching skills.
Must be able to strategize, set and meet goals, be proactive, and have meticulous attention to detail in the completion of tasks.
Strong professional drive and entrepreneurial spirit.
Additional abilities required to do the job.
Direct experience in small to mid-sized institutions with national and international recognition.
Demonstrated record of strong management of multiple programs/projects and cross departmental work/alignment.
About Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
What is the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation?
Established by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1940, the Foundation is deeply committed to the preservation of Taliesin West in Scottsdale, AZ and Taliesin near Spring Green, WI. By preserving Wright’s legacy, The Foundation is dedicated to pursuing new innovations and inspiring innovators. The Foundation uses the principles of organic architecture to create dynamic STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) education programming.
Inspire the world through beautiful spaces that are thoughtfully designed and experienced
Preserving Taliesin and Taliesin West for future generations, and inspiring society through an understanding and experience of Frank Lloyd Wright’s ideas, architecture, and design