In coordination with staff and volunteers, directs all aspects of the foundation’s development, endowment management, public relations and marketing efforts through planning, research, cultivation, implementation and coordination.
Research and Planning
Develops long and short-range plans and respective goals and objectives for the development program and assists with long and short-range plans for the entire organization.
Prepares annual budget based on strategic development and marketing plans.
Responsible for management of the following programs: annual giving, endowments, legacy giving, monthly giving, and special events.
Establishes and maintains development policies and procedures that comply with current legislation, IRS regulations and best practices by conducting research, seeking legal advice/financial counsel and gaining insight from other development and foundation officers.
Regularly reports progress to the executive director and the development committee. Prepares development committee meeting materials and follows up as required by the committee.
Applies experience and expertise to the mechanics of obtaining immediate and long-range gifts by cultivating relationship with current and new donors and building community support.
Establishes, maintains, improves and evaluates ongoing programs of philanthropic support involving private, public and governmental sources, individuals, organizations, corporate and institutional donors.
Encourages on-going financial and volunteer support from trustees and staff.
Coordinates with the administrative associate to ensure that donor base is current and gift acknowledgements are executed in a timely manner.
Public Relations/Marketing Duties
Plans, manages and executes the foundation’s public relations and marketing.
Works with the media to increase public awareness of the foundation’s activities and accomplishments. Through positive media coverage, maintains a solid reputation and increases financial support for the foundation.
Responsible for printed materials and publications including: semi-annual publications, brochures, press releases, pamphlets and fund-raising materials, letterhead, correspondence, direct mail packages for special events.
Coordinates the design and management of foundation’s website.
Plans implements and coordinates the foundation’s participation in special events such as health fairs, information fairs and donor-cultivation events.
With input from staff with staff, develops marketing plans for the foundation’s programs and initiatives. Executes marketing plans and conducts evaluation of marketing efforts.
Works with executive director to manage the foundation’s brand and create clear marketing messages.
Handles placement of advertising and coordinates purchasing of promotional items used in marketing efforts.
Other Duties as Assigned
A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.
Demonstrated success and a minimum of 5 to 7 years’ experience in areas of fundraising and marketing/public relations.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and database management.
Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
Prior experience in nonprofits, foundation, and/or funder sector preferred.
Knowledge of the nonprofit landscape in the Tri-Cities area preferred.
Ability to work independently and take initiative.
Additional Salary Information: This position is eligible for a competitive salary and benefits package.
About John Randolph Foundation
John Randolph Foundation partners with donors and organizations to build healthy communities and bright futures in the Tri-Cities area of Virginia.