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Development Director

General Description: The Development Director (DD) is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors. The DD will foster a culture of philanthropy within the organization in order to secure sufficient funds and resources to meet the budget and grant-matching requirements of the ongoing and long-term goals of agency operations. The DD will maintain appropriate systems to fund development including, but not limited to, donor management, endowment, research and cultivation, and gift processing and recognition. He/she will also be responsible for maintaining accountability and compliance standards for donors and funding sources. The DD is supervised by the Executive Director, and works closely with other Administrative staff and the Development Committee of the Board of Directors.

Supervision:The DD is supervised by and reports directly to the Executive Director.

Classification:Exempt

Essential Job Functions:
A. Meet with the Executive Director on a regular basis to determine project priorities and strategize funding approaches and cultivation plans.
B. Participate with the Executive Director, Board of Directors and staff in charting the organization’s course in fund development.
C. Stay informed on philanthropy and fund development trends and ensure such activities are carried out in keeping with the organization’s values, mission, vision and plans, and can compassionately articulate the Noah Project story.
D. Help develop a balanced funding mix of donor sources and solicitation programs tailored to the needs of organization that will enable it to attract, retain, and motivate donors and fundraising volunteers. (This may include, but is not limited to, establishing planned giving, increasing ongoing donor base, increasing the endowment fund, extending donor base beyond Abilene, etc.).
E. Develop a caseload of active major gifts prospects, and carry out strategies for solicitation of these prospects.
F. Prepare and provide accurate and timely activity reports and revenue forecast.
G. Develop, maintain, and/or monitor a donor base sufficient to meet the funds and resource requirements of the organization’s operations, including coordinating all fund-raising activities that relate to the donor base/ data base.
H. Assist with the research for and completion of grant applications for organization operations. Coordinate with the Executive Director and Staff in developing and/or writing grant proposals.
I. Develop all materials to support and track fund-raising activities including invitations, brochures, event print and correspondence.
J. Respond to all gifts received by the organization in a timely fashion per direction of ED.
K. Coordinate all public relations endeavors including speaking engagements, media presentations and mail outs (brochures, newsletters, etc.).
L. Maintain a good professional relationship with the community and statewide organizations that have an interest in or provide support to Noah Project.
M. Prepare and distribute quarterly newsletter.
N. Participate in ongoing development education, seminars, and workshops.
O. Set a positive example to staff on flexibility and teamwork.
P. Other duties as assigned by Executive Director.

Minimum Qualifications:
A. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major course of study in development, public relations, communication, or a related field.
B. 2+ years of front-line experience in leadership gifts development.
C. Demonstrated track record of successful fundraising in an environment of similar complexity.
D. Ability to engage the Board of Directors or Executive Director in donor visits.
E. Ability to close complex large commitments including planned gifts, campaign and endowment gifts, and investment options.
F. Superior presentation skills with diverse constituencies including principal donors and Board Members.
G. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write narratives, create business quality letters, speak clearly and effectively, listen attentively, and possess a capacity to engage, inspire and persuade.
H. Some of the aforementioned qualifications may be waived in their entirety with documented evidence of significant success in the areas of grant writing, capital campaign drives, planned giving programs, endowments, and high-profile public relations enterprises.

Screenable Job Requirements:
A. Ability to communicate both in writing and verbally.
B. Ability to maintain a professional appearance in both manner and attire.
C. Willingness to work a flexible schedule, especially as required for fund-raising and development events or speaking engagements.
D. Ability to work with a variety of groups, both internal and external to the organization.
E. Experience in public speaking. Ability to communicate effectively with media on camera or via radio interview.
F. Willingness to perform tasks outside of the job description.

Selection Procedure: Applicants for this position will be screened and interviewed in accordance with the Job Posting and Hiring Procedure.


Primary Prevention Specialist


Prefer full-time but willing to consider part-time/flexibility
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $13.50 per hour

Benefits: Health Insurance, Retirement, Generous PTO and Holiday Leave

General Description: The PPS is responsible for two major areas: Primary Prevention/Schools - including written materials and programs for family violence and primary prevention presentations; delivery of primary prevention and character education in schools. Community Awareness: including presentations to agencies and groups, resource fairs, events and other duties as assigned. Although typical schedule will follow school hours, evening and weekend hours will also be required at times.

Classification:Non-Exempt

Essential Job Functions:
A. Coordinate primary prevention presentations with schools in Noah Project 10 county service area.
B. Facilitate speaking presentations on family violence, primary prevention, and character education in schools; coordinate with the Primary Prevention Director to ensure that other requests for speakers are fulfilled. Presentations include all prevention programs.
C. Develop/revise all primary prevention curricula and programs to be used in schools.
D. Support Community Awareness initiatives by attending resource fairs, etc. with Noah Project materials.
E. Aid in training of volunteers and new staff.
F. Cross-train with advocacy department to fill in on crisis line or assist advocates as needed during seasonal or emergency staffing situations.
G. When schedule allows, assist with adult and children activities for residents and non- residents.
H. Other duties as assigned by Primary Prevention Director or Executive Director.

Minimum Qualifications:
A. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major course of study in education, development, public relations, communication, social sciences, or a related field.
B. At least two years of experience in a professional position related to this job description. C. The above qualifications may be waived in their entirety by the Executive Director with documented evidence of significant success in the areas listed above. Will consider applicant working toward bachelor's degree.

Screenable Job Requirements:
A. Ability to communicate both in writing and verbally.
B. Ability to maintain a professional appearance in both manner and attire.
C. Willingness to work a flexible schedule, especially when required for advocacy assistance, volunteer shifts or speaking engagements in rural school districts or evening/weekend community events.
D. Ability to work with a variety of groups, both internal and external to the organization, in a continuing quest to enhance Noah Project, Inc.
E. Ability to present effectively a broad range of audiences: school age children, teens and adults.
F. Willingness to perform tasks outside of the job description.

Supervision: The PPS is supervised by the Primary Prevention Director.

Selection Procedure: Applicants for this position will be screened and interviewed in accordance with the Job Posting and Hiring Procedure.

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