Website Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc.
The ideal DVIS candidate is one who is interested in joining a workplace culture that The ideal DVIS candidate is one who is interested in joining a workplace culture that encourages self-care, an environment of continuous learning and strong peer support. We are looking for people to join a team of advocates who use trauma informed approaches that will scaffold and support our clients and their children.
The philosophy of our organization is that all people have the right to live without fear, abuse, oppression, and violence. Our advocacy programs embrace the philosophy that people experiencing violence and/or abuse have the potential to control their lives and can be helped in doing so through support, information, and encouragement. We believe that our organization should model behavior that is nonviolent and uses power responsibly for personal and organizational action and growth.
SUMMARY OF DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Chief Development Officer works with the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors to ensure financial stability of the agency through fundraising activities and cultivation of donors. The Chief Development Officer is responsible for leading the organizations fundraising strategies including major gifts, donor cultivation, supervising grant writing and fundraising events.
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Volunteer Coordinator, Community Relations Specialist, Development Assistant, Grant Manager and grant writer.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Responsible for reflecting on how parts of your identity might give you advantages in the workplace—even if you didn’t ask for them or earn them—while others might experience disadvantages. We ask that you also reflect on how your position and how your power may shift depending on your environment, the people around you, or the institutions at play. The goal of this reflection is to build the awareness and compassion that is needed and expected to create an inclusive workplace.
- Responsible for creating an inclusive environment and behaving in a way that ensures that clients and employees feel: embraced, no matter what their cultural orientations are, respected and valued, engaged and connected to the community, and safe from abuse and harassment.
- Prepare and implement a development/fundraising plan for the agency.
- Responsible for identifying appropriate funding sources for current programs and special projects.
- Responsible for coordinating the preparation of items for use in fundraising activities including but not limited to video, print, internet and display materials (with Chief Communications Officer). Ensures an accurate portrayal of agency activities while protecting client confidentiality.
- Responsible for monitoring the “Gift Acceptance Policy” for the agency in conjunction with the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer.
- Responsible for providing staff support and coordination of the Associate Board and their related events.
- Responsible for assisting with the agency budget to coincide with fundraising and grant writing strategies.
- Review and edit all grant proposals submitted by the grant writing staff prior to submission.
- Responsible for outreach and cultivation of current and prospective foundations prior to grant submission.
- Responsible for working with program staff to identify funding and in-kind donation needs that correspond to grant proposals.
- Responsible for serving as the team leader for fundraising efforts, overseeing and coordinating efforts with Chief Executive Officer, Development and Fundraising Committee and volunteers.
- Responsible for developing and implementing donor cultivation strategies such as annual giving, capital contributions, legacy and planned giving. Effectively interact with key stakeholders such as agency staff, representatives of other non-profit organizations, DVIS Board members, fundraising consultants and advisory committee members.
- Responsible for supporting the efforts of Development and Fundraising Committee to implement the fundraising plan.
- Responsible for arranging major gift requests with individual donors, foundations and corporations in coordination with the Chief Executive Officer.
- Responsible for overseeing special events such as Knock Out Violence, Monarch Ball, Rooftop Rendezvous and other events that arise during the year. Work with community groups desiring to conduct fundraising events to benefit DVIS and enforcing standards for use of DVIS logo and name.
- Responsible for conducting follow up with guests and donors at DVIS fundraising events.
- Responsible for exploring/researching new fundraising opportunities/special events.
- Responsible for working with the Development and Fundraising Committee to implement and maintain the DVIS annual fund.
- Responsible for assisting the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors in representing DVIS to the community.
- Responsible for participating in volunteer development as it relates to opportunities for donor participation.
- Responsible for supervising all aspects of large scale fundraising events and actively seeking in-kind donations and event sponsorships.
- Responsible for assisting in maintaining good relations with other agencies, donors and community groups.
- Responsible for assisting with media relations strategies to increase client awareness and public support of the agency and its services; assist public relations management in crisis situations as needed.
- Responsible for collaborating with the Chief Communications Officer on agency publications such as annual reports, campaign materials, newsletters and mail appeals.
- Responsible for making regular reports to the Board of Directors and Development and Fundraising Committee regarding funding possibilities and marketing strategies.
- Responsible for working with the PQI committee to ensure quality service delivery and corrective action is taken as needed to meet the Attorney General, Department of Mental Health and other accrediting/certifying body Standards,
- Responsible for serving as the agency liaison to the Associate Board.
REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communication, Marketing or a related field.
- A minimum of three years experience in fundraising, donor cultivation; major gifts; and creating and implementing a development plan.
- Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
- Leadership skills including independent initiative, supervisory and management skills, meeting facilitation, flexibility and the ability to handle multiple projects with specific deadlines.
- Familiarity with the Tulsa philanthropic community.
CFRE and AFP membership preferred.
To apply for this job please visit dvis.org.