Reports to: Executive Director
Status: Exempt – Full time
Background:BORP was founded in 1976 and is the leader in the field of adaptive sports and recreation in Northern California; the organization has steadily built a stellar reputation for providing game-changing opportunities for children, youth and adults with physical disabilities. More information available at www.BORP.org.
BORP is looking for a highly motivated person to translate BORP’s success story into increased fundraising results. With a current operating budget of approximately $1,200,000 we are seeking to significantly increase our development revenues from private philanthropy sources (currently around $600,000), over the next several years.
The overall goal of this position is to lead and manage BORP’s growing fundraising program, creating, implementing, and managing successful strategies to attract, renew and enhance individual, corporate and foundation donors. Specific responsibilities include:
Provide leadership to all facets of BORP’s development operations, including strategic planning, major donor identification, annual fund management, and constituent growth initiatives.
With the executive director, guide the engagement of the board of directors and key stakeholders in implementing fundraising campaigns and strategies.
Oversee direct mail campaigns and other outreach efforts to solicit contributed income.
Advise, support, and execute with staff a multi-channel outreach initiative to increase and retain donors.
Manage internal development systems with supporting staff to include the processing of tax letters, sending donor stewardship communications, and ensuring the accuracy of constituent data.
Partner with the executive director to identify, cultivate, and solicit major gifts to fund specific projects.
Work with the executive director to identify and successfully solicit corporate and foundation donors; researching new grant opportunities, preparing letters of inquiry and grant proposals.
Provide overall planning and support for BORP events, and work collaboratively with the development team and others.
Work with the development team to maintain and provide updated information on BORP’s website, in social media, for a regular newsletter, and through other channels.
Passion for BORP’s mission and advocating for individuals with disabilities.
At least three to five years of leadership experience in a fundraising role with significant fundraising responsibilities and definable successes.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills required along with a strong ability to work with a wide range of individuals, staff, and groups. Ability to write concisely, and compile and/or edit material.
Experience managing fundraising events.
Proficiency with constituent databases is highly desirable (BORP currently uses DonorPerfect and Salesforce).
Demonstrated proficiency using technology to organize and execute projects.
High energy and enthusiasm.
B.A./B.S. with M.A./M.S. is preferred; equivalent experience considered.
CFRE certification is a plus, but not required.
This is a full-time, exempt position; competitive salary DOE $75,000 – $90,000, with excellent benefits package including full health/dental/vision insurance, Simple IRA with employer match, three weeks vacation and sick days.
Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make a strong case for your qualifications and experience. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified candidates will be contacted directly by our staff to schedule an interview. No phone calls will be accepted.
BORP is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals. We strongly encourage candidates of all abilities and from diverse backgrounds to apply. People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
BORP prohibits discrimination in the recruitment and hiring of employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.