Director of Development

Director of Development

iMentor

Oakland, CA, United States

iMentor Bay Area is seeking a Director of Development (DoD). Reporting directly to and partnering with the Executive Director, this person will lead a comprehensive development strategy to meet fundraising goals across diverse revenue streams, with a goal of raising $1M in 2021-22.

Alongside the Executive Director, the Director of Development will cultivate and lead key relationships with individuals, mentors, corporations, and institutions, building new relationships for iMentor in the philanthropic landscape and funding sources. This person will lead the Young Executive Board, and partner with the ED in supporting the Regional Advisory Board. They will be responsible for building the pipeline for institutional and individual giving, manage corporate partnerships, apply for grants, and report on and manage grants for the region. The ideal candidate will have a successful track record of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gifts of five figures or more.

The Director of Development will also partner closely with development, communications, research & evaluation, and other staff across iMentor National and its various regions to fundraise for the Bay Area. This includes cross-regional grants and corporate partnerships, inputs into research and program evaluation, participating in marketing campaigns, etc.

This role will support iMentor's ability to raise critical funds that will sustain the organization and expand its impact over the long-term.

Responsibilities

  • Support the Executive Director in Regional Advisory Board leadership by assisting in the cultivation of new members and providing guidance to existing members on fundraising strategy
  • Manage and support the Bay Area Young Executive Board
  • Partner with iMentor National to conduct prospect research (individual donors, corporate giving) to create new relationships in the philanthropic landscape and diversify funding sources
  • Develop and implement a major gift fundraising strategy focused on increasing five figure gifts
  • Lead corporate giving and manage corporate partnerships with the Director of Mentor Engagement
  • Serve as the primary grant writer; maintain grant writing and reporting calendar
  • Work with the National Development team and other national/regional teams to understand our best practices and extend them to the region
  • Some travel required once safely able to do so: 10% within Bay Area; transportation not provided
  • Support iMentor organization-wide initiatives

Qualifications

  • At least 6-8 years of relevant fundraising experience including major gifts, grant writing and reporting, and corporate partnerships
  • Experience identifying and cultivating relationships with leadership donors ($10,000-$50,000) and making asks at that level
  • Experience working with a board of directors and board activation around fundraising
  • Demonstrates innovation, flexibility, adaptability and accustomed to finding new ways to pitch an organization
  • Effectively persistent, patient, and consistent
  • Can quickly craft pitches that are persuasive, timely, and appeal to individual funders
  • Experience and familiarity with the Bay Area fundraising landscape is highly preferred
  • Demonstrated alignment with iMentor's mission, values, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Views differences between individuals (race, gender, age, cultural heritage, physical ability, education, beliefs, and lifestyle) as an asset and demonstrates an appreciation of the diversity across the iMentor community.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience required
  • Our organization works in partnership with district public schools across the country. In doing so we must meet all compliance requirements of those districts.

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