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Vice President of Development

Location: Vancouver
Posted on: April 5, 2021

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Vice President of Development - Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Posted February 22nd, 2021 Position Summary The Vice President of Development will be a member of the senior management team responsible for driving contributed revenue efforts to support NACF. This individual will design a comprehensive development plan that generates strong annual support, including implementing a major gifts program and strategies to increase annual giving from individuals, foundations, and corporations. Concurrently, the Vice President of Development will guide a multi-million-dollar capital campaign to support renovation of the organization's new home and build increased investment in programmatic activities. This individual will manage a robust portfolio of major gift and campaign prospects, supervise and mentor the development team, and serve as an active collaborator with the program and finance staff. Working closely with and reporting to the President/CEO and collaborating with the board of directors in fundraising and relationship management, the Vice President of Development will help position the organization for growth and sustainability through an active program of prospect identification, and donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Roles and Responsibilities Capital Campaign and Major Gifts

  • Provide strategic leadership for a $25 million to $30 million capital campaign to support renovation of the historic facility and the sustainability of the organization's programmatic initiatives.
  • Develop a comprehensive campaign plan and framework, collaborating with campaign counsel and consultants in the research and activation phases of the campaign.
  • Collaborate with the President/CEO to establish and activate a campaign committee of current or former board members, tribal partners, national advisors, and other key constituents supportive of the organization's vision and mission.
  • Coordinate and support the campaign committee, leveraging the members' networks of influence to identify, engage, and steward potential donors and contributors to the capital campaign.
  • Implement a major gifts program through the identification and cultivation of local, regional, national, and tribal prospects, managing a portfolio of donors and cultivating their interest in the organization.
  • Lead the board of directors and executive and program staff in the identification of donor prospects and the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors.
  • Design strategies to increase donor engagement and annual giving at all levels, including legacy giving, to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization. Development Operations
    • Provide day-to-day mentorship and supervision of the development team, creating a positive workplace environment that promotes employee engagement and satisfaction.
    • Prioritize fundraising channels and efforts to maximize opportunities for contributed revenue growth.
    • Oversee annual fund activities and the preparation of grants and other requests to institutional funders, guiding staff in the timely development of proposals and reports.
    • Apply industry best practice to all development decision-making, policies, and functions and collaborate closely with the finance team in the forecasting and tracking of contributed revenue.
    • Partner with the program and marketing teams in the planning and delivery of donor events, donor acknowledgment, and fulfillment of sponsorship agreements.
    • Develop and nurture a strong working relationship with the board of directors, presenting regular reports and sharing information to support their governance role as well as their involvement in fundraising and the successful completion of the campaign. External Relations and Communications External Relations and Communications
      • Serve as a visible advocate for the mission and vision of the organization.
      • Participate in local, national, and tribal meetings and convenings to share the organization's story and to engage new advocates and supporters. Traits and Characteristics The Vice President of Development will be an experienced development professional with demonstrated capacity to achieve contributed revenue goals through capital campaign and major gifts programs. A confident fundraiser, they will be knowledgeable of strategies and best practices to secure large gifts from individuals and institutional donors. The Vice President of Development will be a people-oriented leader who enjoys engaging and communicating with multiple constituencies. An innate multi-tasker, they will be highly organized with their time and priorities and will have the ability adapt to changing situations with ease and enthusiasm. Other key competencies include:
        • Leadership and Teamwork--- The ability to build trust, create a sense of purpose and direction, and influence the team to take action towards a common vision and goal.
        • Diplomacy and Interpersonal Skills--- The capacity to leverage relationships with people to influence decisions that advance a common goal, handle sensitive issues with tact, and communicate with people of different backgrounds
        • Goal Oriented--- The determination to pursue and attain ambitious goals, take calculated risks, and instinctively act on opportunities that advance progress toward the goals.
        • Flexibility and Resiliency--- The agility to accept new ideas and approaches, adapt to situational demands by stepping outside of comfort zones, evaluate how certain obstacles impact results, and focus on positive results.
        • Personal Accountability--- The willingness to evaluate personal action, learn from mistakes, and accept personal responsibility for outcomes. Qualifications Qualified applicants must have 10 or more years of development experience with a nonprofit organization and a minimum of five years in a leadership or senior development position. Leading candidates will have demonstrable experience in capital campaign and major gifts portfolio management, as well as a proven track record of achieving contributed revenue targets exceeding $1 million annually. Supervisory experience is required. The ideal candidate will also have, or be willing to acquire, knowledge of the issues facing Native communities and tribes. Exceptional written and spoken communication skills are necessary and the ability to represent NACF in public speaking engagements, media events, and public presentations is essential. Compensation and Benefits The NACF offers a competitive salary expected to be in the range of $110,000 to $120,000 and a generous benefits package that includes health and dental insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan (employee contribution only), paid holidays and volunteer hours, and paid time off. Virtual work and flextime are also available to employees. Relocation assistance may be available. This position will be based at the NACF national office in the metropolitan Portland area. For candidates from outside of this region, remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic will be considered but it is expected that the candidate will relocate to the metropolitan Portland area. Organization/Company: Native Arts and Cultures Foundation
          Location: Vancouver, WA
          Deadline: Open until filled
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