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VICE PRESIDENT OF FUNDRAISING AND CORPORATE RELATIONS

Company: The Children's Shelter
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Description:
PRIMARY FUNCTION/PURPOSEThe Vice President of Fundraising and Corporate Relations (known as the VP of Development) provides leadership to The Children's Shelter's development program to meet and advance the mission, vision, and values of the agency. Leadership includes strategic planning, coordination and implementation of all fundraising activities, fund development, grants, community relations, communications, PR, volunteer services, and other for-profit revenue programs. The Vice President of Development develops and maintains active and productive relationships with individual, foundation and corporate donors and board members. The Vice President of Development is also responsible for creating an environment that encourages open communication, collaboration, emphasizes Trauma Informed Care principles and Praesidium best practices for safety, while increasing employee engagement and retention.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESDevelop, implement, and coordinate a fundraising plan with short- and long-term goals, objectives, and budget consistent with the organization's mission and strategic plan. The plan will incorporate annual giving, direct mail, planned giving and endowment as well as the role of community relations, volunteer services, and for profit programs play and function in the fundraising plan.Plan, develop, implement, and maintain Major Gift Program including identification of prospects, managing Major Gift portfolio, moves management and any projects associated with this group of donors.Be familiar with the child and family welfare trends and national and regional trends in funding.Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential corporate and foundation sponsors and individual donors by producing specialized correspondences, scheduling, and attending in-person visits, acknowledgements, and other stewarding avenues.Understand the needs of the clients, programs and services of The Children's Shelter and its affiliates. Acts as lead staff to the Board's Development Committee and serves as Development staff Liaison. Develops fundraising training for Board members and other leadership volunteers as needed.Supervises, trains, advises, supports, and evaluates both program and administrative staff on community relations and fund development issues/programs/events, etc. Collaborates with Program Leadership, Human Resources and the Finance team on grant requests ensuring all appropriate stakeholders are involved for the successful execution of grants.Adhere to and continue to update the Development and Volunteer Operations manual as needed to relevant best practices.Ensure the agency complies with ethical fund-raising practices.Creates strategies, executes, and operationalizes the strengthening and management of the culture and practices that reflects the organization's mission, core values and trauma informed care principles and fosters high engagement and retention of staff.Ensures that all activities carried out in the name of the agency are in accordance with agency policies, state, and federal regulations, COA accreditation requirements.Participates in the budget development process and maintains a high level of fiscal responsibility; maintains overtime and budget expenditures within approved budget expenses for team and/or program.Maintains overtime and budget expenditures within approved budget expenses for program.Develops a team-based environment to motivate and inspire staff to work collaboratively toward vision and goal, by clearly communicating agency vision, implementing yearly staff development plans, and mentoring.Leads staff in the continuous improvement of quality and operational processes that support service delivery through the Performance and Quality Improvement (PQI) program.Supports and role-models the strengthening and management of the culture and practices that reflects the organization's mission, core values, employee promise, and fosters high engagement in staff. Builds and maintains strong, collaborative relationships with internal staff, clients, and community stakeholders.Establishes and clearly communicates performance expectations and responsibilities to staff and team. Interviews, hires, plans, assigns, and directs work; evaluates employee performance; rewards and disciplines employees; addresses complaints and resolves problems.Provides, and ensures program leadership, provides consistent reflective supervision, training, and support to create and maintain an environment of safety, well-being, and a highly engaged team.Regularly evaluates the quality and varieties of services provided by the program/department and implements changes as needed. Develops a team-based environment to motivate and inspire staff to work collaboratively toward vision and goal, by clearly communicating agency vision, implementing yearly staff development plans, and mentoring.Leads staff in the continuous improvement of quality and operational processes that support service delivery through the Performance and Quality Improvement (PQI) program.Provide for all staff a strong day-to-day leadership presence; coaches and develops staff to broaden and deepen skills; creates structured, focused interaction with learners and uses appropriate strategies, tools, and techniques to promote desirable and sustainable change for the benefit of the learner, making a positive impact on the organization.GENERAL EXPECTATIONSContributes to building a child welfare system that is safe, secure, and stable; family centered; connected to the community; which relies on evidence-based practice necessary to support contract services.Adheres to all policies and procedures of the agency and its accrediting and standard setting bodies, such as Council on Accreditation (COA) and state licensing.Ensures all processes and tasks completed by program meet local, state, and/or federal compliance requirements.Maintains client confidentiality per The Children's Shelter standards and all applicable codes of ethics. Meets assigned deadlines and follows through on assignments.Learns, understands, supports, and demonstrates The Children's Shelter mission, vision, and values.Demonstrates the Trauma Informed Care principles and utilizes with peers, clients, and external stakeholders.Understands and demonstrates the Praesidium best practices to ensure the safety of clients.Promotes teamwork within team, program, and agency.Promotes, demonstrates, and provides appropriate respect for cultural diversity among coworkers and clients; additionally, as a supervisor, monitors staff to ensure they are demonstrating the same.Attends and successfully completes mandatory trainings as defined in positions training matrix by the assigned deadline.Uses outside professional collaboration and intra-agency teamwork appropriate to the agency.Skilled in organizing work in an environment with multiple challenges and priorities. Avoid all conflicts of interest, real or perceived. Attends work in accordance with agency leave policy.Performs other duties as assigned to ensure continuity of operations.

Requirements:
REQUIREMENTSBachelor's Degree, Master's degree preferred; applicable to nonprofit fundraising such as business, marketing, communications, public relations, social science, or related field.Experience in financial management, including budget development and grant management.Knowledge of and experience in the nonprofit development field.Familiarity with children's issues/human services, public policy analysis, or advocacy. Experience in prospect research, proposal writing and grants management.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Self-starter with a desire to take the initiative.Demonstrated ability to work successfully with board members, volunteers, and civic and business leaders.Excellent presentation, organizational and problem-solving skills. Successful clearance of a criminal background check, including fingerprinting and drug testing. Maintain current driver's license/access to reliable and safe transportation for self.Ability to engage and communicate effectively with persons from diverse cultures and communities, including children/youth, their parents, network provider's staff, supervisors, administrators, and the legal and judicial system. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective relationships.Skill in managing staff and having courageous/difficult conversations.Skill in organizing work in a responsible way in an environment with multiple challenges and priorities.PI183096389

Keywords: The Children's Shelter, San Antonio , VICE PRESIDENT OF FUNDRAISING AND CORPORATE RELATIONS, Executive , San Antonio, Texas

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