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Business Development Representative

Position


The Business Development Representative creates and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising which may include major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitation, and in-kind resources. The Business Development Representative is the liaison to Call for Help's corporate partners; strengthens relationships, organizes donor engagement opportunities, and maximizes resources for Call for Help.


As a part of the Call for Help team, the Representative is essential to the development and implementation of agency’s strategies to engage donors and improve its revenue position. This outward-facing role requires the candidate to be a leader who has the demonstrated ability to build strong, mutually beneficial relationships. In conjunction with the Executive Director and other staff, the Representative will help develop and execute overall strategies to engage donors. The Business Development Representative is responsible for creating and executing the short and long-term account plans for each organization to realize substantial revenue growth.

 

Duties


Collaborate with the Board of Directors and Executive Director to create a fund development plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization

Develop, coordinate monitor, and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being achieved and carried out in a timely manner

Monitor trends in the community or region and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary

Organize fund development activities

Develop and implement policies and procedures for the development department which reflect ethical fundraising practices

Prepare and submit grant applications as outlined in the fund development plan 

Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events as specified in the fund development

Oversee the administration of a donor mailing list and database which respects the privacy and confidentiality of donor information

Coordinate in-kind donations and make decisions regarding the issuing of receipts

Develop and gain approval for an annual income and expenditure budget for the fund development program

Prepare regular reports on progress, budgets, receipts, and expenditure related to fundraising and the management of the fund development activities

Monitor expenses and analyze budget reports on fund development and recommend changes as necessary

Develop a comprehensive communication plan to promote the organization to its donors and maximize public awareness of the fundraising activities and special events of the organization

Coordinate the design, printing, and distribution of marketing and communication materials for development efforts

Develop an annual grants strategy including cultivating and soliciting new grants

Work collaboratively with staff members to identify avenues of economic support for programs/projects

Develop strategies for and coordinate all fund-raising activities of the agency in keeping with agency goals

Aggressively seek new corporate foundations, community stakeholders, and individual funding sources and maintain relationships with current/past donors.

Write high-quality grant proposal narratives, applications, and supporting documents

Responsible for researching, collecting data, and writing each grant

Manage the proposal submission process to ensure timely submission of all required materials by maintaining and creating a proposal calendar

Coordinate and follow up on the progress of submitted proposals


Qualifications


A bachelor’s degree required

Demonstrated excellence in organizational and communication skills

Must embrace the mission of Call for Help, Inc

Have knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques, particularly major gift fundraising.

Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members, and other volunteers.

Have the desire to get out of the office and build external relationships.

Be a “self-starter” and goal-driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.

Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals.

 

Agency


Call for Help, Inc. helps people overcome a variety of personal crises, ranging from sexual assault and poverty to homelessness and mental illness. We change lives by giving people skills and support that empower them to overcome emotional and physical crisis.
 

To learn more about this position and other positions that we have available, please visit our website at www.callforhelpinc.org.