Senior Director - Development
Summary:  The Senior Director of Development works directly with the VP of Resource Development and will contribute to the creation and execution of best-practice fundraising strategy to maximize revenue from grants, corporate and philanthropic sources through major gifts and partnerships.
Description:  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Include But Not Limited To)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Contribute to development of relationship-driven, integrated departmental fundraising strategy
  • Lead execution of the strategy in key areas to substantially grow, diversify and sustain Mercy Ships operational financial resources
  • Identify and steward high value relationships resulting increased funding and support
  • Develop and manage a budget, implementation plan and meet existing fundraising expectations
  • Prepare regular reports on progress, budgets, and expenditure
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Requirements)

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Strategic planning experience in complex organizational settings
  • In-depth knowledge of fundraising management systems, major gift cultivation and stewardship
  • Experience successfully broadening and deepening corporate, grant and philanthropic fundraising streams
  • Proven track record of achieving fund development goals and securing six figure major gifts and up
  • Mature approach and high emotional intelligence, able to build strong relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders and negotiate successful outcomes
  • Solid understanding of economic and giving trends
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Software Proficiency: Adept at Microsoft Office products, and experience with Salesforce or similar CRM/Development databases
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation is an asset
  • Supportive of Mercy Ships mission and vision, and committed to its core values.
  • Understand and apply servant leadership, work collaboratively with integrity and demonstrate accountability

Education and Experience

The requirements listed below are representative of the education and / or experience required.

  • Education: Minimum Bachelor’s Degree – preferably in marketing, business, fund development or related discipline
  • Experience: Minimum 7 years of non-profit fund development
  • Successful completion of Mercy Ships Entry Training will be required within the first year.