DRG Executive Search Consultants

Urban Pathways (Director of Development)

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Individual Donor Program, Foundation and Corporate Giving
• Provide leadership to the overall development efforts of UP. Strategize and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan in consultation with Executive Director, senior program leaders, and the Board.
• Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual, corporate and foundation prospects.
• Manage all aspects of the annual giving appeal; including managing all aspects of Board on peer-to-peer solicitations.
• Organize and conduct donor site visits and donor stewardship reports; ensures timely donor stewardship and cultivation.
• Manages all in-kind donations and donated product program.

Special Events
• Lead and execute all Urban Pathways special events.
• Oversee and manage all aspects of the annual gala, silent auction, and donor recognition.
• Work with program staff to execute other special events including ribbon cuttings/celebrations at program sites.
• Plans and execute annual Board party.
• Provide support to Human Resources on the annual staff luncheon.

• Conceptualize, write, and edit grant proposals, cultivation and stewardship materials related to individual, foundation, and corporate prospects and donors.
• Manage UP’s web communications; including writing for all types of social media.
• Support public relations and marketing initiatives across a variety of media.

Board Relations
• Manage all aspects of Board’s involvement in fundraising and development activities; attend all Board meetings.
• Work with Nominating Committee Chair with new member solicitations; work with Development Chair.
• Support the Development Committee by completing tasks as assigned by the Development Committee Chair and Executive Director in a timely fashion.

Junior Board:
• Manage Junior Board; manage Junior Board’s signature annual gift bag program.
• Assist in executing all Junior Board fundraising events.
• Assist Junior Board Co-Presidents to recruit new members.

Leadership Council:
• Manage communications with Leadership Council; assist in solicitation of new members to the Council; solicit donations, service, and in-kind participation of the Council.

• Oversee development staff – Development Associates and Development Assistants.
• Oversee all fiscal and financial operations related to donations to UP.
• Responsible for development updates to the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Development Committee and Executive Director.
• Oversee maintenance of donor database.
• Work on multiple tasks, projects, and set priorities for the Development department’s workload.