Director of Development
Reports to: Executive Director
Hours: 20-25 hours/week
Organization and Program Descriptions
BORP was founded in 1976 and is the leader in the field of adaptive sports and recreation in Northern California with a stellar reputation for providing game-changing opportunities for children, youth and adults with physical disabilities. BORP is looking for a highly motivated person to translate BORP’s success story into increased fund raising results. With a current operating budget of approximately a $1,000,000 we are seeking to increase our development revenues (currently $600,000), from private philanthropy sources over the next several years. In addition, later this year BORP will launch the silent phase of a capital campaign to develop an adaptive sports and recreation center.
The overall goal of this position is to expand BORP’s fund raising program at all levels, creating, implementing and managing successful strategies to attract, renew and upgrade individual, corporate and foundation donors. Specific responsibilities include:
- Expand the annual giving program (including major gifts).
- Prepare BORP for its first capital campaign.
- Work with the Executive Director to identify and successfully solicit corporate and foundation donors; researching appropriate grant opportunities, preparing letters of inquiry and grant proposals and other funding requests.
- Provide overall direction for BORP events, and manage the Development & Communications Associate.
- Staff the Development Committee and lead stewardship efforts, engaging the board and executive director in this work.
- Evaluate and, if necessary, develop more effective reporting and acknowledgement systems to measure progress towards fundraising goals and to ensure timely and accurate stewardship and tracking of gifts.
- Market planned giving/bequest opportunities.
- Work with the Development & Communications Associate to:
- maintain updated information on BORP’s web page, in social media, and through other outlets.
- develop appropriate communication vehicles, including engaging the media outlets.
- Other duties as assigned
- Demonstrated success in a senior level fundraising position.
- Experience with major gifts and capital campaigns.
- Strong, demonstrated skills in verbal & written communications, and relationship building.
- Experience leading and engaging a volunteer board to achieve fund raising results.
- Hands-on experience with fundraising database systems.
- Strong command of Microsoft Office computer software programs.
- Passion for BORP’s mission.
- High energy and enthusiasm.
- A half-time position is a good fit.
- Current CFRE or ACFRE certification.
- Experience with government funding.
- Experience working in the disability field.
- Undergraduate college degree.
TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter and resume to Rick Smith, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. . In the cover letter (1 – 2 pages) make a strong case for your qualifications and experience as they pertain to this job description.
BORP is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply
20 hours per week/$18.01 per hour
Tuesday: 12 – 7, Thursday 12 – 7, Saturday 9 – 4.
Occasional Special Events outside regular hours.
The Adaptive Cycling Program uses handcycles, adapted three-wheelers, tandems and standard bicycles to make cycling possible for people with disabilities. The program includes youth, adults, family members, friends and an active volunteer base. Most activities take place at the BORP Adaptive Sports Center in Berkeley.
The Program Assistant works with the Program Manager, other staff, and volunteers to make cycling accessible, safe, and fun for people with disabilities. The Assistant manages and leads all youth group rides throughout the season and multiple off site rides throughout the year.
- Lead cycling rides for people with disabilities.
- Help adult and youth participants get fitted and transfer to cycles.
- Ensure that trips are conducted safely and according to BORP policies.
- Assist with basic adjustment and maintenance of bikes.
- Enter attendance and participant information into BORP databases.
- Maintain Cycling Center as a clean, organized and welcoming environment
- Be a positive promotor of BORP Adaptive Sports in the community.
- Previous experience in recreation programs, preferably for youth or people with disabilities
- Passion for working with people with disabilities.
- Passion for cycling, outdoor recreation and inclusive sports.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Must pass a criminal background check.
- Valid California Drivers License and insurance.
- Ability to move and load adaptive cycles (50 lbs.) into storage, trailers, etc.
- Athletes with disabilities encouraged to apply.
Seasonal Employment: Position open until filled. Position terminates 12/15/2018 with possibility for rehire March 1 depending on performance.
To apply email cover letter and resume to Cycling Program Manager at email@example.com