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Development Specialist

Houston, TX, USAHoustonTXUSA
Full-time

The Development Specialist is responsible for coordinating and executing cost-effective fundraising events in order to meet fundraising objectives of the March of Dimes in the assigned market. The position acts as a liaison between the March of Dimes and the community by recruiting volunteer and corporate participation in fundraising activities such as March for Babies and our Signature Chefs Auction. Principle roles and responsibilities include revenue development and volunteer leadership development.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Identify prospects, research, and analyze sales options in order to identify business opportunities for designated area of responsibility. Develop relationships with constituents, referral partners or existing volunteer leaders in order to obtain introduction to prospective constituents.
  • Develop and present sales presentations in order to educate and inform top-level constituents or prospects.
  • Accurately sense when and how to follow up and to advance from initial call to the final decision.
  • Identify, recruit and train qualified candidates for volunteer roles for all event committees within the designated area of responsibility. Manage fundraising volunteers for designated fundraising events.
  • Work with volunteer committees to effectively manage the execution of all assigned fundraising events, including fundraising and logistics. Be the lead staff for data management, systems management, report generation, etc. for fundraising events and donors.
  • Adhere to all event budgets, adjust and control expenditures.
  • Communicate the mission of the March of Dimes with staff, volunteers and within the community in order to connect current and prospective donors with Mission outcomes.
  • Perform other related duties from time-to-time in order to ensure the attainment of market financial goals.
  • Represent the March of Dimes with other professionals and volunteers both internally and externally. Contacts are critical to motivating, negotiation with, developing and collaborating with others.
  • Decisions or decisions this position leads in making, may have important consequences and may directly impact the fundraising success of the market.
Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred and/or directly related professional skills and experience
Skills/Experience: 
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in fundraising and event execution.
  • Physical Demands: May involve lifting and carrying boxes; may involve traveling by car or plane to meetings and training.

Organization Info

March of Dimes

Overview
Headquarters: 
White Plains, NY, United States
Annual Budget : 
$100-500M
Founded: 
1950
About Us
Mission: 

With the success of the Salk vaccine in the mid 1950s, the March of Dimes turned its focus on birth defects, low birth weight and infant death. Over the past 75 years, March of Dimes' cutting edge research and innovative programs have saved millions of babies from death or disability.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Aug 19 2019
Active Until: 
Sep 19 2019
Hiring Organization: 
March of Dimes
industry: 
Nonprofit