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Director, Financial Development

Company: The Ad Council
Location: Washington
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

Who we are:
The Ad Council convenes creative storytellers to educate, unite and uplift audiences by opening hearts, inspiring action and accelerating change around the most pressing issues in America. Since the non-profit's founding, the organization and its partners in advertising, media, marketing and tech have been behind some of the country's most iconic social impact campaigns - Smokey Bear, A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste, Love Has No Labels, Tear the Paper Ceiling and many more. With a current focus on mental health, gun violence prevention, the opioid epidemic, skill-based hiring and other critical issues, the Ad Council's national campaigns encompass advertising and media content, ground game and community efforts, trusted messenger and influencer engagement, and employer programs, among other innovative strategies to move the needle on the most important issues of the day.

Job summary
The Ad Council's Financial Development Department is looking for a Director of Financial Development who will play a key role in supporting the Development team in raising approximately $13M in general operating support and assisting in raising more than $7M for the Ad Council's Public Service Award Dinner annually. The department manages the organization's 150-member Board of Directors and organizes all board member meetings, engagement and events, as well as prospecting for new donors throughout the year. The Director of Development plays an integral role in the Ad Council's fundraising program by managing a portfolio of key corporate donors, cultivating relationships with donors and prospects, working collaboratively to develop campaign partnerships, tracking and reporting fundraising efforts, and coordinating and executing Board events.
The compensation for this position is within the range of $100,000 - $115,000 annually (based on experience level). The compensation package also includes an annual incentive, comprehensive benefit offerings, and generous paid time off.
What you'll do:

Manage a portfolio of 30 - 35 corporate donors, responsible for raising approximately $2.5 million in annual general operating support, plus additional support for the annual dinner
Conduct face-to-face donor meetings with Board Members and high-level corporate executives to cultivate relationships and secure support
Research, identify and solicit new corporate donors
Submit grant proposals and progress reports when necessary
Coordinate with other departments including communications, finance and campaigns on securing updated information for stewardship reports
Initiate and work closely with campaign teams to facilitate strategic corporate partnerships
Assist with tracking and reporting for all general operating support, pledge and gift processing, and management of data in Salesforce
Assist with coordination and execution of Board events
Lead and create power point presentations for Board engagement
Represent department on internal committees and at industry conferences
Research and create prep documents for prospects and industry events
Assist when needed in support of campaign funding efforts

What you bring:

5+ years of experience working in a high-performance professional environment
Fundraising experience, or a combination of experiences that have a substantial client relationship management and/or business development component including marketing, advertising sales, or traditional and social media
Exceptional interpersonal skills; demonstrated success in developing and maintaining executive-level client or donor relationships
Outstanding communication skills, both written and spoken
Excellent project management track record, strong organizational and follow-up skills, and attention to detail
Self-motivated and goal-oriented
The desire to make work a fun and rewarding experience
Some travel required

What you'll get:
All full-time Ad Council employees are eligible for:

Full remote work arrangements; Robust and flexible time off; Parental/Caregiver leave; "Health" days.
Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision plans; Health and Flexible Savings benefit; Reimbursement toward health and wellness expenses; Additional insurances for your spouse/children/pets.
Participation in the Ad Council 403(b) Retirement Plan with generous annual company contributions.
Professional and skill-based development opportunities; Tuition Reimbursement.

What we're committed to:
At the Ad Council, we value and celebrate the unique characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. Diversity is the foundation of our work and allows us to reimagine how we reach our audiences. It is not simply our belief, but our duty, to cultivate a team that is representative of the American people. Only then can we drive true, measurable, and life-changing impact on the most important issues facing our country today.
The Ad Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, national origin, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran or any other legally protected status.
The Ad Council invites all qualified interested applicants to apply for career opportunities. If you are a person with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please submit your request through one of the following methods listed below.
How to reach us:
To apply online:
Email: ()
Fax (212) 922-1676
Ad Council
Attn: People Operations Team
815 2nd Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10017

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