Chief Development Officer
Company: The National LGBTQ Task--
Posted on: January 14, 2021
The Chief Development Officer (CDO) is the chief fundraising
officer of the National LGBTQ Task Force and the National LGBTQ
Task Force Action Fund (c4) (the organizations), reporting directly
to the Executive Director (ED) and charged with overseeing the
development department and executing a comprehensive fundraising
strategy. In addition, the Chief Development Officer is responsible
for management of the department's budget, enhancing fundraising
for the department, and mentoring, supervising, and evaluating
department staff. Home Office Location: Washington, DC or New York
(currently teleworking) Department: Development Reports To:
Executive Director Supervises: Sr. Major Gift Officer, Membership
Manager, Events Director, Director of Operations, Foundation and
Corporate Giving Manager Primary Responsibilities: To succeed as
Development Director, we have identified three primary areas of
responsibility - grouped into Fundraising, Relationship Building,
- Developing Budget and Fundraising Strategy. Develop the annual
income budgets for the organizations and develop annual fundraising
- Raising Funds to Support the Organizations' Annual Budgets. The
CDO is accountable for overseeing all fundraising activities for
various income streams to meet the organizations' annual
- Board Support. The CDO serves as the principal staff liaison to
the Board of Directors' Resource Development Committee and works
with development staff to support board members in their
fundraising efforts. The CDO works with the Resource Development
committee to ensure Board members achieve their individual and
collective annual fundraising goals, as well as with operations
staff to provide Board members with accurate reports of their
personal giving and fundraising.
- Leverage Our Work: Leverage the Task Force's campaigns, public
education efforts and other events and activities like Creating
Change and Queer the Census for fundraising and engagement
- Evaluate. Analyze fundraising plans and to assess what is
working and/or needs to be adjusted to better secure funding to
support the work of the organization. Relationship Building
- Network and Identify New Leads. Must be regularly engaged in
meeting, following up with, and securing new prospective major
donors, corporate supporters, and institutional partners.
- Maintain and Strengthen Relationships. steward major donors,
corporations, celebrities, and foundations to assess the ways they
want to engage with the TF and be responsive to those needs in an
effort to retain and grow their support. Management
- Mentor and Develop. Provide mentorship, supervision, and
evaluation for members of the development team supervised by this
- Encourage and Motivate. The CDO is one of the senior staff
leaders of the Task Force, serving as a member of the management
team, and supporting/partnering with other staff in fundraising for
- Create clear roles and responsibilities. Lead development team
members in goal and objective setting aligned to our strategic plan
and annual organization priorities and strategically and skillfully
engage team members in effective and efficient prospecting,
cultivation and stewardship.
- Coaching and Oversight. Provide coaching based on experience
and oversight to staff members on your team in the following
- Prospecting, securing, and growing funding from foundations as
well as corporate funders for Task Force events.
- Overseeing extensive online efforts, direct mail,
telemarketing, small events, and canvassing.
- Working with the organization's communications department to
oversee all aspects of digital fundraising and its intersection
with direct mail.
- Supporting staff in ensuring that the Task Force's special
events - including Night of 100 Dinners, the Task Force Gala and
Winter Party Festival- meet net revenue goals, reflect TF mission
and values, and continue to grow.
- Making sure all donor services - acknowledgments, tax receipts,
requests for information - are completed in a timely, thorough, and
courteous manner, and that all donor data is maintained to a high
level of quality.
- Other Duties as Assigned. Qualifications: In this role,
strategic thinking, strong writing skills, verbal communication,
and organization are critical. A commitment to racial, economic,
gender, and disability justice and a belief in our collective
ability to create change in systems of power is mandatory. A
qualified candidate should have experience in:
- Development/Fundraising: Proven success in nonprofit
fundraising, with a minimum of 10 years of experience in
development, preferably for national organizations and preferably
for organizations with budgets of over $7 million. Experience and
success in fundraising from multiple sources including foundations,
individual and major donors, corporations, and events.
- Budgeting: Experience in leading complex budgeting across
revenue areas and tracking revenue and expenses closely throughout
- Project Leadership and Management: Experience in supervising a
large team of diverse staff. Experience in planning, leading, and
managing development projects, including coordinating with
colleagues to achieve desired outcomes, and tracking and reporting
on progress to senior managers/board of directors.
- Communications: Skilled in creating and delivering powerful,
compelling written and oral communications for fundraising.
Experience and ease with presenting to external audiences and the
- Collaboration: Effective at working with others to reach common
goals and objectives
- Work in Diverse Environments. Demonstrated capacity and desire
to work in a multi-cultural environment where diversity based on
race, ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, real or
perceived gender identity, physical ability, and spiritual practice
is an important value.
- Relationship Building: Skilled at establishing and cultivating
strong and authentic relationships with donors, Board members,
peers, and team members.
- Knowledge of Raiser's Edge. Compensation: Commensurate with
experience. Provides excellent benefits - health, dental and vision
insurance; flex spending accounts, annual and sick leave; 403(b)
plan. How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume
addressing your qualifications, experience relevant to these
responsibilities and describing your interest in being a member of
the Task Force staff. If possible, please submit the names,
affiliations, and contact information for three references.
Applications will be accepted via e-mail for this position at
hr@theTaskForce.org ; please write "Chief Development Officer" in
the subject line. No phone calls, please. The Task Force is an
equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis
of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color,
religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability,
personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation
or any other status protected by applicable law. Women, transgender
people, veterans, and people of color are encouraged to apply.
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