The Chief Development Officer of Christian Care manages the Fundraising and Community Development Programs. This position supervises and is responsible for the developing the structure and strategic direction of all Development Activities on all six campuses and through training and support, the success of Annual Giving, Planned Giving, Project-Capital Giving and Special Events. The CDO shares indirectly the supervision of Campus Development Staff with the Executive Directors of each campus. In addition, responsibilities include supervision of Grant Program Solicitation, Donation Management and Tracking to reach annual grant income goals, designated grant outcomes. The Chief Development officer will work closely with all campuses and departments to ensure annual community support activities and events successfully raise needed funds. Manages and implements in partnership with Executive Directors, Campus Development directors, special events and related activities for Financial & Community Development and Grant program services. The Chief Development Officer partners with the CEO and Executive Directors on volunteer recruitment, training and development to increase volunteerism in Christian Care’s boards and committees.
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, financial development, communication, public relations, human resources, education, social work or a related field. Master's degree, CFRE (Certified Fund-Raising Executive) or CAP (Chartered Advisor of Philanthropy) preferred. Five or more years of successful full-time financial development or executive director experience in a non-profit organization with an emphasis on Annual support programs (funds from tax credit, annual giving or annual events raised dollars) growth, endowment development, grant program management, as well as development of grant income and grant driven programs, special events, sponsorship, cause-related marketing, staff supervision, Foundation Board development, fiscal management and strategic planning. Must possess strong organizational and management skills and ability to build strong relationships effectively with the Senior Leadership, the community, staff and volunteers. Must have a proven track record in working effectively with high level volunteers in a committee/board/fund-raising program structure.