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.

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