Description: This position is responsible for the agency’s fundraising initiatives; to include annual appeal, special events, in-kind donations, and marketing to include but not limited to direct mail, social media, and internet solicitation. This position is responsible for $1,600,000 dollars every year and is an active member of the agency’s leadership and management teams.
Hire and supervise Advancement Team to include; special events, annual fund, data base and advancement associates
Leads and directs the Advancement Committee
Works with the Advancement Board Chair to accomplish goals
Devises and ensures implementation of Policies and Procedures for Advancement Department
Attends all Advancement Committee meetings and various other meetings as needed including Board Meetings, Finance Meetings and Management Meetings
Meet with staff weekly
Exudes a customer friendly and accommodating work environment and fund raising department
Performs other duties as assigned
Data Base, Financial, and Stewarding Responsibilities
Oversees data base including review for completeness and accuracy
Works with Advancement Associate to supervise collections and resolve outstanding pledges
Oversee reconciliation of advancement data base with accounting data base
Establishes, tracks and reports department financials
Responsible for overseeing all department acknowledgement letters including creation, revisions and execution
Supervises the acknowledgment cards as needed for the board to sign
Provides monthly reports to the Board of Directors communicating all fundraising activities and financials.
Negotiates contracts as needed (print, event, etc.)
Fund Raising and Cultivation Fun Raising Events
Oversees the maintenance of the Advancement Department calendar for all social activities and meetings
Supervises Special Event Manager to establish goals and budget for events
Supervises and Assists Special Event Manager with fundraising events when needed
Oversees and enhances Third Party Events
Oversees the Young Professional Group (YPG)
Actively seeks and cultivates corporate sponsorships in partnership with Chief Advancement Officer (CA0)
Overseas website design, updates and maintenance
Overseas charity profile navigation and maintenance (e.g. Charity Navigator and Guide Star)
Supervises the content, layout, and production of Annual Report
Supervises to further develop and expand the direct mail marketing, social media marketing, peer to peer fundraising, and electronic marketing programs with the goal of increasing market penetration
Supervises and coordinates all Advancement Department print
Maintains metrics for each campaign
Establishes opportunities for donors to increase their engagement with FFCDC
Tracks and oversees projects given to donors
Provide tours as needed
Coordinates Annual Appeal with Annual Fund Manager to expand donor base
Responsible for supervising the creation, design and promotion of the monthly giving program and the staff giving program
Updates Wall Recognition annually
Supervises all mailings (events, appeal, etc.)
Supervises holiday gift-in-kind campaigns
Note: The duties above are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described above.
Must demonstrate sensitivity to our population’s socioeconomic characteristics and needs.
Must be a team player and maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
Adherence to agency policies and procedures and adherence to all programmatic guidelines.
Demonstrate effective staff management and leadership skills.
Education/Experience: Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, business management, non-profit management or related field. At least 5-years’ experience in fundraising and 3 years supervisory experience.
Knowledge of basic computer programs to include, Excel, Word, email, Outlook, Salsa, and social media necessary for job performance
Language Skills: Must have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional documents or technical procedures written in English, the ability to type reports and input data in English, and the ability to effectively communicate in English and perform other required computer skills.
The Boca Raton Children's Museum is "the" recognized core community resource for children and families in developing imagination, creativity, and a passion for life-long learning in an entertaining and fun environment. The Boca Raton's Children Museum is an affiliate of the Florence Fuller Child Development Centers.