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YRF Darca (Chief Development Officer)

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- Work with the CEO, SVP, board, and other professionals to lead, develop and implement a North American development strategy to increase the depth and breadth of foundation, individual and institutional support; refine and implement a strategic development plan for major donor prospects and a pipeline of smaller and mid-level donors using effective prospect research;

- Create and support a culture of philanthropy that engages the CEO, SVP, Board, and other professionals, and fosters a collaborative, organization-wide team approach to development;

- Identify and promote YRF to new audiences and prospects to generate interest and support for the organization at all levels within new and existing markets;

- Develop new markets and areas where the organization is unknown, and create new arenas for fundraising for the organization; continue efforts and help markets grow in LA and Miami, cities where YRF already has a presence;

- Manage a personal portfolio of prospective major donors (individual and foundation); maintain and deepen existing donor relationships through regular cultivation, communication, stewardship, and solicitation;

- Develop a balanced funding mix of donor sources and solicitation programs tailored to the needs of the organization that will enable it to attract, retain and motivate new donors;

- Support CEO, SVP, board members, and other fundraising volunteers to cultivate and solicit charitable gifts;

- Collaborate closely with the marketing team on all development-related marketing materials and communications;

- Ensure the development and writing of foundation and corporate proposals and solicitation materials;

- Ensure the design and maintenance of donor and prospect records, gift management systems, informational reports, and metrics and performance measures to guide development goals and efforts;

- Design and implement cultivation, acknowledgment, and recognition programs;

- Participate in identifying and recruiting new prospective lay leaders and committee members;

- Maintain a flexible leadership style that empowers staff through active communication and teamwork;

- Take on other assignments, as appropriate.