Job Title: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FUNDRAISING CONTENT
CARE is hiring a Executive Director of Fundraising Content who will be responsible for drafting and editing inspired and effective materials geared toward a sophisticated private donor audience to include individuals and foundations making multi-million dollar philanthropic gifts – “top-of-the-pyramid” donors.
The Executive Director will be responsible for presenting CARE’s best work in clear and compelling materials that inspire and communicate program impact, effectively relaying what CARE is achieving with its poverty-fighting and gender-justice programming around the world. The position will work as a key member of the Resource Development team working closely with the Marketing and Communications team to deliver winning proposals for multi-million dollar investments as well as messaging that speaks to what we’re achieving with donor dollars and a clear case for additional investment. These “translation” skills require expertise in understanding detailed technical reports and statistics, identifying and unearthing the most relevant, impactful elements and converting those into simple, eloquent, and persuasive written materials.
This is a new position so it will also require the Executive Director to put in place the supporting processes across teams that results in consistent timely delivery of accurate, quality materials that convey the most updated and relevant information need for both fundraising and stewardship. Because this position will have a large role in shaping the overall fundraising narrative, it will work closely with the Program teams along with the Communications and Marketing departments to ensure strong storytelling and brand consistency across written content. This includes adhering to CARE’s content guidelines to ensure that language and narrative is on-brand and written through a social justice and equity lens.
The position reports directly to the Chief Revenue Officer and will be responsible for hiring and leading a team that includes one full time Coordinator and two interns.
- Writing and delivering communication materials for “mega-gift” pitching – Develop/update our top mega gift proposals and pitches into winning propositions. Engage, equip, and support Relationship Managers (RMs) to position CARE strongly. Work with Program teams and Marketing to build in funder considerations and simpler story telling. Support RM leads by working on mega gift proposals, working across multi-disciplinary teams with a focus on translating programming to better match donor criteria.
- Writing and delivering communication materials for stewardship and reinvestment – Support RM leads by working on mega gift proposals, working across multi-disciplinary teams with a focus on translating programming to better match donor criteria. Collaborate with Marketing and Program teams to produce and maintain a suite of “top-of-the-pyramid” materials that can be used throughout the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardships phases of fundraising.
- Creating and establishing systems and processes for timely, accurate communications pieces – Partner with Marketing and Fundraising Operations to establish a standing calendar for creating materials based on established fundraising cycles and known Program cycles. Partner with Marketing and Program teams to establish a process for creating materials that respond to crisis situations arising in the world, including helping shape compelling simple mega gift messaging from the beginning.
- Building a leading and effective team that includes engaging other departments – Hiring and managing one full-time coordinator and 2 interns serving year-round. Creating a culture grounded in and living out CARE’s principles of diversity, belonging, equity and inclusion. Effectively communicating and establishing cross functional relationships, including with Marketing, Programs, measurment and evaluation, Fundraising Operations, and all fundraising channels.
- College degree required or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Minimum of 10 years of fundraising or communications experience. Demonstrated track record of taking technical writing and converting it into simple, compelling copy that leads to results (donations, grants, or sales).
- 5+ years of experience in comparable role(s).
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, in positions requiring diplomacy in communicating with a broad and diverse audience – friendly, helpful, professional.
- Energetic, innovative, creative self-starter, problem solver and results oriented individual.
- Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational and client management skills.
- A “can do” attitude, integrity, and discretion.
- Demonstrated ability to work with flexibility, efficiency both individually and as part of a team.
- Superior organizational and time management skills; ability to track long-lead collaborative projects and meet deadlines.
- Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail.
- Strong computer skills; proficiency in a variety of design tools and PPT.
- Ability to work simultaneously on a wide range of tasks and projects and ability to prioritize tasks in a fast paced and high-pressure environment.
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