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Regional Chief Development Officer

American Red Cross
Job Description

As a key member of the development leadership team located in Denver, the Chief Development Officer is responsible for strengthening and growing the donor base and the development program to meet assigned financial goals.  This position reports jointly to the Regional Executive and Divisional Fundraising Vice President.

 
In this role you will:

  • Support the Regional Executive who is the chief fundraiser for the region
  • drive a strong revenue-oriented culture based on market-driven targets. 
  • lead a development team in planning, managing and implementing fund development strategies for the Region. 
  • Maintain a portfolio of assigned major donors and prospects and personally makes solicitations. 
  •  Functions in a highly visible, externally facing role and will represent the Region in cultivating donors with the greatest capacity. 
  •  Manages leadership volunteers.  Reports jointly to the Regional Executive and Divisional Fundraising Vice President.

Qualifications:
Education:  Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree is highly desirable.

Experience:   Minimum 7 years of fundraising leadership experience.  Proactive development leader with an established track record of increasing philanthropic revenue from diverse constituencies.  Experience in the development and implementation of a broad-based fundraising program including personally opening doors, cultivation and successfully closing major gifts.  Significant expertise with the Region’s funding community highly desirable.  Progressive experience in successful development programs and knowledge of “best practices” in development. Corporate and/or Business-to-Business sales leadership experience may be substituted for fundraising experience.  

Management Experience:  Minimum 5 years of supervisory experience.

Skills and Abilities:  Ability to relate well and work effectively with multiple constituencies and audiences.  Excellent verbal and written skills.  Knowledge of office systems:  MS Office preferred and fundraising database systems (e.g. Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce.com).  A team player committed to developing and working within a collaborative environment and ensuring the highest customer service orientation.

Travel:  Requires frequent travel within the Region. Occasional travel within the Division and to Washington, DC.

Because the Red Cross is a disaster response organization, staff may be asked to be on 24-hour call during period of major disaster.
 

Apply now!  Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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The American Red Cross is a diverse nonprofit organization offering its employee’s professional development and growth opportunities, a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a collaborative team spirit environment. To be considered for this position, please visit www.redcross.org/jobs to apply.

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