Hiawatha Homes, Inc.
Each day as the Foundation Director is unique! You’ll learn about and connect with the HH mission, build relationships with donors, develop annual appeals, seek out grant funding, write copy for agency communications, get the elbow grease out for agency events, work with the management team on strategic goals, put funding to good use, and so much more! Bottom line, you will be challenged, fulfilled, and proud of the work you accomplish in support of individuals with disabilities.
Are you ready to hear the specifics? You will be responsible for designing, implementing, analyzing, managing, and supporting development and communications efforts to increase monetary contributions and awareness of Hiawatha Homes’ mission.
1. Manages Development Activities
•Manage and support the Development Committee in creating and executing the Development Plan and Gift Acceptance policy.
•Prepare and submit annual budget for all fundraising functions and manage expenditures within the approved budget.
•Manage, oversee and implement Hiawatha Homes’ sponsored fundraising events, third party events, appeals and other donation requests.
•Recruit and engage board, volunteers, and staff in fundraising activities.
•Provide fundraising training as needed.
•Write grant proposals for service, capital expenditures and special projects.
•Track progress of giving, special events, and grant allocations and schedules.
2. Manages Communications Activities
•Manage and oversee all public relations regarding HHI and HHF through utilization of Hiawatha Homes’ website, social networking sites, media and publications.
•Work with the CEO in the release of information to the media.
•Represent or designate appropriate individual/s to meet the needs of media requests.
•Enhance community awareness, relationships and promote visibility of the organization.
•Prepare and present customized materials to be used at speaking engagements or other public events.
3. Maintains and Enhances Donor Relationships
•Create and maintain a diverse donor database of all donors.
•Continue to foster relationships with current donors to increase potential monetary or volunteer involvement in the agency.
•Seek prospective donors and engage them in the agencies mission.
4. Commits to Professional Development
•Maintain awareness of current organizations’ philanthropic trends locally, nationally and globally.
•Attend meetings and professional development trainings as needed and/or directed by the CEO.
•Implement best fundraising practice and keep current on any new laws/regulation changes in the industry.
5. Manages Personnel Duties
•Hire, train, supervise and evaluate Foundation department employees.
•Work with CFO and CEO to generate development progress reports for internal and board tracking purposes.
•Create an effective and efficient team environment through regularly scheduled meetings and other methods of communication.
•Assure that all Foundation employees receive adequate job orientation, feedback and ongoing training.
•Assure compliance of agency personnel policies and procedures within the Foundation team.
•Comply with Hiawatha Homes' Staff Development requirements.
•Support, represent, and actively participate in the appropriate HHF/HHI Committees.
6. Manages Administrative Duties
•Ensure maintenance of donor information and ensure accurate record keeping, timely acknowledgement, and appropriate recognition.
•Act as primary contact for vendors that are required for daily operational needs.
•Contact companies for service and repair of office equipment, as necessary.
•Uphold relationships with vendors such as marketing firms, photographers, website developers, graphic designers and videographers.
•Manage project timelines, ensuring optimal development and distribution of internal and external communications.
•Maintain a diverse donor database of all donors.
•Process donor gifts, track transactions and prepare/mail acknowledgement letters and other correspondence.
•Respond to inquiries in a timely manner.
•Greet and direct visitors, volunteers, vendors and staff members.
•Answer and route incoming phone calls.
•Coordinate incoming and outgoing mail.
•Offers suggestions for improvement and growth within the department.
•Maintain efficient office operations.
•Work on duties as assigned by the CEO.
• Bachelor’s degree, broad experience in development work, public relations, marketing and special event planning.
• Three or more years of experience in the field (non-profit area is preferred.)
• A development/public relation’s vision.
• Commitment to ethical business practices/values.
• Commitment to volunteer service.
• Proficiency in Adobe suite, Microsoft Office suite and Wordpress.
• Has the ability to speak, write, and comprehend the English language.
• Presents information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing, and has the ability to write and edit many different types of content.
• Manages concurrent deadlines for multiple projects.
• Possesses a valid driver’s license and satisfactory motor vehicle record. A personal vehicle is required to travel to/from off-site meetings and events.
• Works irregular hours during peak event times (August-November), including evenings and weekends beyond normal working schedule.
• Works successfully independently and as a member of various teams and committees.
• Successfully passes a State of Minnesota background check.
• Is able to provide proof of employment eligibility and proof of being free from tuberculosis upon hire.
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to our Recruitment & Onboarding Specialist Abby Bumsted at [email protected]
We also request that you submit a formal application through our website: https://hiawathahomes.org/apply/