The Rivkin Center, one of the oldest organizations in the country focused on ovarian cancer, seeks a Director of Development. Reporting to the CEO and collaborating with the Rivkin Center Team and Board of Directors, the Development Director creates and implements the organization’s fundraising strategy. As the principal contact for our donor community, the director must be adept at stewarding relationships with existing donors and cultivating support from prospects, including individuals, foundations, and corporate partners. The Rivkin Center’s $2M budget is currently supported through two major events and generous individual donors. The new Development Director will work with the CEO to help the organization establish new revenue streams and become less reliant on event revenue. The Rivkin Center includes a small, dedicated, and collegial team deeply committed to the mission.
The Development Director forecasts and achieves defined revenue goals by developing and implementing a fundraising strategy that achieves near-term goals and establishes and pursues strategic goals.
- Create and implement annual fundraising plan to increase the Rivkin Center’s overall fundraising effectiveness over time. Progress is reported to the CEO, the Board Finance Committee, and Board Development Committee.
- Create a new Board Development Committee and engage all Rivkin Center Board members as active partners in the fundraising process.
- Manage effective donor/funder and prospect communication strategy, calendar, and content.
- Plan and execute two major fundraising events – SummeRun & Walk and Family & Friends Auction – and additional smaller donor events.
- Research and identify new individual, corporate, and foundation prospects in coordination with the CEO and Board.
- Ensure contributions are acknowledged, maintained in the donor database, and reconciled monthly.
- Manage deadlines for foundation grants and reports and other gift prospects.
- Collaborate with Communications Manager to ensure accurate donor/sponsor recognition in print and online.
- Ensure development-related content on website and for social media is current and compelling.
- Five-plus years as senior-level nonprofit fund development professional with experience in increasing organizational fundraising capacity.
- Skilled planner and producer of successful small- and large-scale donor-related events.
- Direct experience with individual giving programs, grant writing, and corporate sponsorship required.
- Experience with cancer-related or healthcare-related nonprofits desirable.
- Excellent verbal, written, and public presentation skills.
- Experience working effectively with donor software and using database applications to support donor management and related functions. (Rivkin Center currently uses Raiser’s Edge.)
- Experience developing, managing, and interpreting budgets and development-related financial, analytical, and other data-driven reports.
- Knowledge of nonprofit fund development best practices for managing donor funds.
- Ability to lift 35 pounds.
- Current valid WA driver’s license and ability to drive a car if needed.
About the Rivkin Center
The Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer, located in Seattle, Wash., is a 501c3 and principal catalyst for national and international research efforts in prevention, early detection, and improved treatment for ovarian cancer. It also provides an education and awareness program for ovarian and breast cancer. The Rivkin Center has evolved over the past 30 years from a fundraising run to a fully independent nonprofit organization.
The Rivkin Center strives to be an inclusive and welcoming organization and values and needs team members with different lived experiences and perspectives. The Rivkin Center is led by a CEO and a governing Board of Directors that includes medical professionals and community leaders.
The Rivkin Center team currently works both in-person and remotely. Successful candidate will need to work to occasional evenings and weekends to support events.
Reports to: CEO
Status: Exempt, Full Time
Post Date: Sept. 14, 2022
Salary Range: $90,000 – $100,000
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.
The Rivkin Center provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic that is protected by federal, state, or local law.