Exemption Status: Exempt, Full-Time Position requiring 37.5 hours per week
BrazilFoundation is seeking a highly skilled, dynamic, mission-driven, motivated, and philanthropy-oriented Director of Development. The Director of Development will be responsible for the planning, implementation, and execution of a development strategy in the United States and Brazil to attract individual gifts, corporate and private foundation gifts, and deferred gifts.
The Director of Development reports to the President & CEO and works collaboratively with the Foundation Vice President and bi-national staff and board to advance the Foundation’s mission and resources through coordinated development and stewardship efforts, including responsibilities for communications and marketing. The position is based in New York.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Development Director will:
Develop and execute BrazilFoundation’s annual fundraising plan
Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
Oversee the Donor Services Manager; Manage the implementation of Raiser’s Edge by all staff and oversee all staff responsible for data entry and gift processing
Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
Execute a strategy for a large, sustained base of individual donors
Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising
Participate in all aspects of the gift cycle – initiate contacts with potential major gift donors, develop cultivation strategies, move potential donors in a timely fashion toward fund creation and maintain stewardship contact with donors.
Work collaboratively with colleagues, volunteer leadership, and professional advisors (attorneys, wealth advisors, accountants, and trust officers) to cultivate and expand current giving by planned gift donors.
Oversee process of establishing new funds by assisting donors in selecting charitable giving products that complement and enhance donors’ charitable goals.
Foster Bi-national Philanthropy
Plan, implement, and evaluate donor cultivation and stewardship events such as small gatherings, luncheons, cocktail events, and educational opportunities to build partnerships with donors.
Plan, implement, and evaluate professional advisor educational outreach events to continually update and guide professional advisors in the charitable and planned giving arena.
Participate regularly in community activities and events to enhance the image and position of the Foundation. Activities include speaking to groups, participating in civic engagement, and overall immersion in the Brazilian diaspora community by networking to foster the culture of philanthropy.
Communications and Marketing
Collaborate with communications team to develop clear, consistent messaging related to the Foundation’s mission, community leadership activities and grantmaking.
Promote consistent communication to all audiences through targeted messages and appropriate media vehicles.
Build and Maintain Professional Work Environment
Maintains respectful and productive work relationships with staff
Manages conflicts directly with supervisor and other staff as appropriate
Maintain Positive Relationships with Community
Represents the foundation with integrity by displaying courtesy, tact, consideration, and discretion in all interactions with foundation and community stakeholders, including non-profit organizations, community leaders, donors, board members and the BrazilFoundation community at large
Conducts self in a highly ethical and professional manner and maintains confidentiality
Five to seven years minimum professional leadership experience in the field of fundraising. Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation preferred
High level of proficiency in major gifts, estate planning, planned giving vehicles, and project fundraising
Ability to identify opportunities, relationships, and partnerships for new/increased revenue generation
Proficiency in both written and verbal presentations, as well as the ability to interact with senior management, board of directors, donors, and community influencers
Demonstrate strategic thinking and capacity to see both the big picture and the detailed steps needed to achieve organizational goals
Undergraduate degree in related field; master’s degree highly desirable
Fluent in English and Brazilian Portuguese
Legal clearance to work in the United States
Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge and Constant Contact
Experience in leading organization of special events
Good time management skills, excellent organizational skills
Self-starter, able to work with little supervision
Able to travel up to 25% of time
Each employee of BrazilFoundation is an essential part of the whole. We are in the business of helping Brazilian communities and how we interact with each other and build our internal community matters greatly. Each role also supports our overall mission to strengthen the BrazilFoundation community by attracting charitable donations and endowments both large and small, maximizing benefits to donors, making effective grants and providing leadership in the Brazilian philanthropic community.
Expected Core Competencies
Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents
Building support and political acumen
Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation
Building and promoting effective teams
Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication
Creating an emotionally intelligent organization
Addressing conflict in the interests of the foundation and setting standards
Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning
Making fair and transparent decisions and taking calculated risks
Note: While performing the duties of the job the employee is regularly required to sit, maneuver around building, stand, kneel, stoop, crouch, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. Employee must regularly lift and move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and move up to 25 pounds.
Additional Salary Information: Salary not specified at the moment.
BrazilFoundation mobilizes resources for ideas and actions that transform Brazil. We work with local leaders, organizations and a global network of supporters to promote equality, social justice and economic opportunity for all Brazilians.