10 hours
2017-12-152018-01-14

Chief Development Officer

ideastream
Cleveland, OH 44115
Department: Development and Communications

Reports to: President and CEO



Job Content:



Position Summary:



This position is accountable for developing the vision and strategy and for leading the implementation of effective development and communications efforts for ideastream. Activities include developing relationships and raising funds from individuals, foundations, corporations and government agencies, the development and execution of special events as well as the development and execution of plans for public relations and external promotion of ideastreams programs and services.



Essential duties and responsibilities:



  • Design and implement an effective fundraising strategy and identify criteria to measure success.

  • Optimize revenue raised in the community through the implementation of appropriate and contemporary methods.

  • Design and implement an effective public relations and promotion strategy and identify criteria to measure success.

  • Optimize community regard and awareness of ideastream through the implementation of appropriate and contemporary methods.

  • Build relationships and grow funding by monitoring opportunities and interacting with potential individual, corporate, foundation and government donors.

  • Develop partnerships with educational, cultural and government entities to identify funding and community service opportunities.

  • Serve as a volunteer in industry and community groups and be recognized locally in the development field, as well as regionally/nationally in public media.

  • Supervise the professional staff, volunteers and associated vendors involved with Development and Communications activities select, hire, train, coach, counsel and assure positive performance and morale.

  • Serve as a member of the ideastream Executive Team.

  • Develop and manage the annual revenue and expense budget relating to development and communications.

  • Maintain the highest integrity in development and communications efforts consistent with industry standards and assure compliance with the gift acceptance policy established by the Board of Trustees.

  • Serve as one of the organizations spokespersons as needed.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.





Qualifications:



Knowledge/Skills/Aptitudes:



Demonstrated emotional intelligence: empathy, trust, integrity and social sensitivity.

Outstanding professional and personal character and integrity.

Demonstrated ability in securing grants and gifts from individuals, foundations, corporations and government agencies.

In depth knowledge of fundraising techniques and fundraising management, including but not limited to annual giving, special campaigns and special events.

Excellent written and oral communication skills; stand-up presentation skills; demonstrated ability to organize and present complex information in ways people understand.

Broad general business knowledge: budgeting, planning, supervisory experience, etc.

Individual and team leadership skills.

Ability to exercise good judgment to demonstrate an understanding of ethics as it relates to development and communications activities.

Demonstrated innovation and creativity, calculated risk taking.

Computer proficiency: word processing, spreadsheets, email and internet.

Knowledge of the business, philanthropic, government and not-for-profit community.



Experience:



Seasoned level of progressively responsible management experience in fundraising and nonprofit management. Experience in public media a plus



Education:

Bachelors degree required. Advanced degree a plus.



Essential Physical Demands and Working Environment:



Ability to see, communicate, hear and utilize electronic communication devices. Work is primarily in an office environment. Typing on keyboard. Ability to travel throughout the service area and to work long and sometimes unusual hours.



 
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Categories

  • Arts / Entertainment / Media
  • Management
  • Government
  • Marketing

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