Wichita (United States of America)
The Development Manager is responsible for fundraising, developing and maintaining strategic relationships with external partners, public relations, contract management, and oversight of volunteer and in-kind donation programs.
•Develop an annual fundraising plan with specific and measurable goals and objectives for the development of restricted and unrestricted funds.
•Cultivate new individual donors, ensuring appropriate donor stewardship.
•Assess and identify local foundations, corporations, and other philanthropic institutions as potential funding sources. Develop and maintain effective relationships to maximize IRC’s fundraising opportunities.
•Identify and solicit sponsorship for IRC events and programs.
•Write grant proposals to private foundations and other appropriate entities in collaboration with the Executive Director and Program Manager
•Oversee the production and use of marketing materials (newsletters, publications, sponsorship, press materials, and web presence).
•Develop and maintain strong media relationships.
•Represent the IRC both internally and externally though conference participation, speaking engagements and related activities.
•Provide oversight of volunteer and in-kind donation programs.
•Ensure timely and accurate compliance with all reporting requirements.
•Manage a small team of staff in accordance with IRC’s People Manager Standards.
•Comply with all policies, procedures and protocols of the agency.
•Other related duties as assigned.
•Undergraduate degree, preferably in Marketing, Communications, or Development; or equivalent experience.Advanced degree in relevant area such as Fundraising, Development, or MBA preferred.
•Minimum of 5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience, a significant portion of which should include program management, fundraising, special events, proposal writing and other resource development activities.
•Demonstrated record of cultivating successful relationships with foundations and other relevant entities.
•Demonstrated ability to develop successfully funded grant proposals.
•Proven ability to conduct research through various sources to target and locate potential sources of funding.
•Prior supervisory experience strongly preferred.
•Outstanding communications, organizational, leadership, multi-taking and team building skills with the proven ability to promote productivity and efficiency in a fast-paced team environment.
•Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a multicultural environment.
•Fluency in English required; bilingual ability is desired.
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and Salesforce.
•Ability and willingness to work non-traditional hours including occasional weeknights and weekends as necessary.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.