Development Mgr (Children's Book Bank) Closes Oct 17

Position: Development Manager
Hours: 30-32 Hours Per Week
Flexible Schedule. Work from Home.
Report to: Executive Director
Salary: $35-$38,000 per year

Our Vision: The Children’s Book Bank envisions a society in which all children, regardless of means, are surrounded by and experience books during their early years of development.

By engaging the greater community and working with local agencies to give children books to take home and keep, The Children’s Book Bank supports early literacy development with four levels of beneficiaries: children, parents, literacy programs and the community.

Our Program: Since becoming a 501©(3) nonprofit in 2008, The Children’s Book Bank has organized over 6,500 community volunteers to channel over 510,000 books into the hands and homes of over 41,000 children in need in the Portland area.

At the beginning of 2014, The Children’s Book Bank launched a robust three-year partnership with Social Venture Partners Portland to help expand our capacity and give even more children in the Portland area a basic, functional resource—books.

Our Position: The Children’s Book Bank is strategically expanding staff resources to include a Development Manager. This important leadership position will assist The Children’s Book Bank in expanding its services and providing books through its community of partner organizations serving children in households with few reading resources.

Principal Responsibilities:

• Develop and implement well-rounded fundraising program using best practice tools to develop and increase giving

• Develop and maintain prospect pool of annual donors and manage outreach strategy

• Implement donor stewardship including regular communications, donor recognition activities, gift renewal, and upgrading strategies

• Process all gifts received and provide timely acknowledgement and receipting

• Manage all aspects of the CRM database (Salesforce)

• Participate in the development of the annual organizational budget

• Provide staff support to the Development & Marketing Committee of the Board of Directors

• Motivate, train, and support board members, volunteers and staff in a culture of fundraising

• Develop a communications plan for volunteers and donors and manage implementation including e-mail, newsletter, direct mail and social media

• Maintain up-to-date content on CBB’s website (using Squarespace)

Knowledge and Experience:

• Experience supporting the Executive Director and board in developing a fundraising portfolio and “managing up” to ensure the completion of related tasks

• Thorough knowledge of non-profit organization operations, including demonstrated ability to develop, implement and manage organizational systems and processes

• Minimum of three years of progressive experience in prospecting, cultivating and managing relationships with non-profit donors to meet fundraising goals

• Demonstrated ability and experience closing individual gifts

• Experience overseeing and implementing annual giving programs

• Experience with corporate fundraising and managing community partnerships

• Demonstrated ability to take responsibility for multiple projects and complete them on time with limited supervision

• Excellent written, computer, presentation, and social media communication skills

• Working knowledge of nonprofit databases

• Knowledge of events, grants, in-kind and earned income strategies as part of a well-rounded fundraising program

• A bachelor’s degree

Qualities of Ideal Candidate:

• Mission-driven, focused on creating the highest level of positive impact for children served by our program

• Self-motivated and disciplined to set and achieve goals, working independently

• Confident, open-minded, creative

Application Process:

WVDO is proud to be working with the Children’s Book Bank as they add this important position to their leadership team.

Please complete the application screening questions and submit a resume and cover letter.

Application Deadline: October 17, 2015