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||Board Fundraising Manager
||DC Metro Region
||Greenpeace is the leading independent environmental organization that utilizes bold action, cutting-edge research and creative communications to protect the Earth. We expose global environmental problems and promote the solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. We investigate, document and expose environmental destruction in a peaceful manner and promote open, informed debate about society's environmental choices. To ensure our independence we do not accept donations from corporations or governments. To learn more about us, please visit our website at www.greenpeace.org
Greenpeace in the U.S. is seeking a seasoned fundraising professional with a strong background in working with boards of directors. Under the supervision of the Director of Major Gifts and Foundations and in partnership with the Chair(s) of the Greenpeace Board(s) and the Chair of the Board Fundraising Committee, this position is responsible for planning, implementing and overseeing an ambitious board fundraising plan. In addition, the Board Fundraising Manager will be responsible for personally securing high-value donations with board members and senior management staff.
The Board Fundraising Manager will also participate in the management of the organization?s board development program, including all aspects of process, candidate identification and engagement, recruitment, orientation, and post service engagement. This position will schedule meetings, prepare development and fundraising materials for board members, and support the Chair(s) of the Board and Chair of the Board Fundraising Committee in all aspects of fundraising.
Additionally, this position will be responsible for directly managing major gifts officers in working with board members, and will assist the Director of Major Gifts and Foundations with management of staff.
In collaboration with the Director of Major Gifts and Foundations and the Chair(s) of the Board,
Create a clear, practical framework for engaging board members in fundraising for Greenpeace that is both strategic and tactical.
Develop and implement an overall board development plan based on mission, vision and strategic plan.
Finalize, implement and manage the Board Fundraising plan.
Develop post service engagement and fundraising plan.
Work personally with each board member to help maximize their “personal capital.”
Oversee fundraising trainings and support for board members.
Clearly identify and oversee the roles of major gifts staff in board fundraising.
Oversee the on-going production of collateral materials needed for board members to be successful.
Remind board members of assignments in advance of deadlines and schedule check-ins to monitor progress.
Monitor fundraising progress, and prep Chair of the Fundraising Committee and Board Chair for committee meetings and board meetings.
In collaboration with the Chair of the Fundraising Committee, establish roles for fundraising committee members. Assist in facilitating fundraising committee meetings.
Keep careful records and contact reports. Update the Executive Director and Director of Development on progress to date, and in a timely fashion.
In collaboration with Chair(s) of the boards, further develop the process for candidate identification, engagement, solicitation and stewardship.
Assist in further developing candidate vetting and recruiting process.
Assist in candidate orientation, especially in terms of fundraising goals.
As a member of the Greenpeace management team, stay abreast of organization-wide issues and contribute to the overall management of the organization.
Proven success in working directly with a board of directors (preferably a developing board) around fundraising.
At least five years of successful major gifts or foundations fundraising for advocacy related issues.
At least five years of management experience is strongly preferred.
An articulated belief in the mission of the organization
Must be an effective leader
Excellent communications skills emphasizing the ability to write, listen and hear others
Attention to detail
Ability to synthesize
Understands the importance of service to others
Empathy and a strong will to succeed
Is personally philanthropic
A working knowledge of environmental issues and activism
BENEFITS AND TRAINING:
Greenpeace USA values a healthy work-life balance and has flexible, family-friendly employment policies. Our competitive benefits package for full-time employees includes medical, dental, and vision coverage with low contributions from staff. We have options for pre-tax flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care costs. Greenpeace employees enjoy generous 401K matching and time off for vacation, sick, personal, and parental leave. After five years, staff are eligible for a paid sabbatical. To encourage public transportation use and biking, we offer subsidies for staff who choose to bike or ride mass transit to work. Greenpeace is committed to the growth and development of staff and fostering a creative workplace culture. For more information, check out our benefits plan (http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/en/about/jobs/benefits-plan/).
Please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please include the following in your cover letter: a specific explanation of your interest in Greenpeace?s mission and the available position and how you found out about this career opportunity. Please use the email subject line: Board Fundraising Manager Position: YOUR NAME. Application deadline is October 13, 2012. No phone calls please.
||Oct 13 2012 12:00AM
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