Job Details

Requisition Number 17-1812
Post Date 9/13/2017
Title Fundraising
Posted Salary $45,000.00
City Boise
State ID
Description Location: Boise
Department: Development
Position Title: Director of Annual Gifts
Status: Exempt FT
Posted Wage: $45-53k DOE
Job Closes: 9.23.17

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To apply in person go to The Salvation Army Boise Corps 4308 W. State St. Boise, Idaho 83702 . Please bring resume, cover letter, and complete the application provided to you. Incomplete job applications cannot be accepted.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 503.794.3206 or email Ms. Gende will coordinate your accommodation request with personnel at the local address specified in paragraph two above.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Amber Young at or call 208.343.5420. Ms.Young is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer-
EOE of Females/Minorities/Vets/Disability

Benefits Available:
• Medical
• Dental
• Vision
• Prescription
• Paid Holiday
• Paid Sick
• Paid Vacation
• Retirement

Requirements Position Description
The Salvation Army Boise Corps
Department: Development
Position Title: Director of Annual Gifts
Status: Exempt

The Salvation Army Mission Statement:
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Education and Work Experience:
1. A minimum of five years of fundraising experience.
2. Formal education that includes a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Experience working with donor centered fundraising program is a must. A Master’s Degree is preferred.
3. Demonstrated track record of success in managing a fund development program with annual philanthropic revenues of at least $500,000.
4. Knowledge of, and experience in, the full range of fund development programs and procedures including major gifts, annual giving, and prospect research, grant/proposal writing, and a working knowledge of planned giving.
5. Proven ability to recruit, lead and manage development program and staff.
6. Knowledge of, and experience in, the development and implementation of multichannel communications and community relations strategies and tactics including media relations.

Scope of Position:
Oversees and directs the annual giving activities including fundraising events, annual giving plan, direct appeals, community outreach and mid-level donor relations for The Salvation Army Boise, ID.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to make effective presentations to individuals and groups of people.
Very strong interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work effectively with donors, volunteers and staff.
Highly organized and detail oriented with the ability to plan and supervise the implementation of multiple projects and events simultaneously to meet established deadlines and goals.
High ethical standards.
Computer proficiency with in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other donor management system skills.
Possess a valid driver’s license, pass Salvation Army Drivers Test, and have reliable transportation.
Team player – works to ensure team, as well as department, goals are met or exceeded.
Strong ability to juggle multiple priorities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Create a strategic plan to meet annual fundraising goals. Coordinates with the Treasure Valley Coordinators and grant writer to create plan.
2. Develop and manage an effective “best practice” fund development program for The Salvation Army Boise. With direct responsibility for soliciting, sustaining and growth of gift support from individuals, families, foundations, and corporations in cooperation with the DRD who oversees major gifts.
3. Strong support of, and commitment to, the mission, philosophy, and principles of The Salvation Army.
4. Recruit, supervise and maintain an appropriate and effective paid and volunteer staff for events and donor relations.
5. Develop appropriate fundraising case statements for all Salvation Army Boise programs and services necessary to effectively raise contributed support for operations.
6. Manage the process of identifying and researching potential sources of mid level gift support for TSAB including individuals, foundations, and corporations, as well as government funding opportunities. Work with the DRD on all major donors identified.
7. Ensure the establishment and maintenance of all aspects of the fund development and public relations office and office systems including required records and accounting procedures in accordance with The Salvation Army policy.
8. Supervise the preparation of fundraising publications and collateral materials, both online and offline. Present to Treasure Valley Coordinators for approval.
9. Develop the annual department budget for approval by the Boise Officer. Attain annual fundraising goals and ensure an appropriate funds-raised-to-expense ratio.
10. Counsel the Advisory Board on all policy matters relating to fundraising management. Engage Advisory Board members in the gift solicitation process. Attend Advisory Board Meetings and work with the Treasure Valley Coordinator and the nominating committee as necessary to recruit new Advisory Board Members.
11. Obtain media opportunities for Treasure Valley Coordinators and serve as a representative and/or public speaker on behalf of the organization when appropriate. Maintain strong relations with the media and write press releases as needed.
12. Coordinate all aspects of fundraising, such as the Red Kettle Kick off including: identifying and soliciting sponsorships and mid-level donors; managing logistics and arrangements; directing design and production of collateral materials; conducting volunteer recruitment, training and management in cooperation with the Treasure Valley Coordinators.
13. Oversee acknowledgment and recognition of all donors and volunteers following best practices.
14. Maximize event and direct giving to meet or exceed annual fundraising goals and ensure an appropriate funds-raised-to-expenses ratio is achieved.
15. Keep abreast of TSAB plans, goals, and funding needs. Become conversant about TSAB’s cases for support.
16. As part of TSAB’s donor relations program, cultivate and steward existing and prospective donors through tours and community education activities to communicate the impact of donations.
17. Participate in regular continuing education including professional fundraising associations and conferences in order to enhance and increase fundraising skills and stay apprised of changes in patterns of philanthropy and related tax and legislative developments.
18. Meet regularly with the Treasure Valley Coordinators and team to ensure cohesive and mission driven community relationships and messaging.

Physical Requirements:
Requires the ability to frequently lift, move, or carry materials up to 40 pounds.
Continual sitting at a desk using a personal computer and telephone.

Working Conditions:
Requires daily involvement in personal and professionally sensitive matters which require maintaining absolute confidentiality.
Works in an office environment with frequent interruptions, multiple deadlines, and competing priorities
May require working a flexible schedule including some Saturdays and evenings.

The Salvation Army does have a dress code. This will be shared with you at the time of employment.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to pass a criminal history information check. Conviction of a crime will not automatically preclude employment. The circumstances involved in the conviction(s) will be considered.

Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.

Supervisor: Treasure Valley Coordinators

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