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Odyssey Networks (Director of Advancement (Search closed))

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Odyssey Networks seeks an ambitious, dynamic, and inspiring strategic leader with superior relationship skills and demonstrated success in building capacity and increasing revenue to become its Director of Advancement. The successful candidate must have an authentic passion for the mission, demonstrated success as a revenue builder, and be a highly articulate communicator skilled at making a compelling case for organizational support.

Reporting to the CEO and collaborating with the Board, senior leadership and staff, the Director of Advancement plays a critical role in shaping and implementing the organization’s philanthropic revenue strategy. In this capacity, the Director has day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing all annual and major-gift fundraising-related activities; developing new income initiatives; leading and collaborating on all donor-facing marketing efforts; and helping Odyssey to engage a broader, and more diverse audience. A critical priority for the successful candidate will be to achieve or exceed current annual goals and to build a program that ensures transformative growth.

As a member of the executive team, the Director of Advancement is an advisor to senior management regarding optimal philanthropic revenue strategies. In addition to providing internal leadership, the director will expand the reach and influence of Odyssey through interactions with vital public and private philanthropic leaders.

Odyssey’s new director will have the character, dexterity, and creative mindset to lead all advancement functions for Odyssey Networks, including cultivation and expansion of the donor base and other marketing and communications strategies with respect to philanthropy. The Director of Advancement will be a team player who will position Odyssey Networks to help achieve the greatest possible impact for success.