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Development Manager - West Palm Beach, Florida

The Development Manager for West Palm Beach, FLA will implement, coordinate and manage cost-effective fundraising activities to assist the local business unit attain its financial goals. This is a sales position where the majority of the performance review is based upon achieving aggressive annual revenue goals. The position also solicits trains and manages an effective volunteer base of community leaders to assist in meeting the financial goals. This position acts as liaison between the Arthritis Foundation, its volunteers, and the local community.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, orient, and train volunteers to organize events that meet or exceed the established fundraising goals. Develop a successful business plan using the organizations national core business tactics to reach this goal.
  • Develop strong networks within the local community, cold call or develop and grow prospects for potential revenue streams, event sponsorships, and volunteer opportunities.
  • Manage and provide leadership to volunteer committees on each event to ensure that committee members are fully supported and accomplish tasks required for successful events.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records/data to evaluate cost-effectiveness, profitability, and public awareness of events and/or mission/program activities. This may include preparing income/expense budgets, compilation/analysis of event statistics, evaluation of media coverage, researching and analyzing community fundraising potential versus actual revenues, etc.
  • Develop and implement events to recognize, reward, and motivate successful volunteers to ensure ongoing commitment.
  • Work with mission staff and volunteers to ensure that every special event contains program content to enhance the knowledge of the audience and general public regarding the Arthritis Foundation mission, programs, special services and benefits for all people with arthritis.

Position Competencies:

  • Proactively address issues as they arise including problem solving and conflict management.
  • Represent the best interests, professionalism and integrity of the Arthritis Foundation in all activities and relationships through a unified message of the Arthritis Foundation mission.
  • Commitment to organizational standards and leadership by personal example.
  • Works cooperatively across organizational disciplines.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of the Arthritis Foundation mission and its programs and services.
  • Abides by the Arthritis Foundation Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct.

Position Qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree or equivalent
  • 2 to 3 years of prior related work experience, preferably in sales or event fundraising in a not-for-profit setting.
  • Should be able to demonstrate successful fund raising experience including knowledge of sales best practices and current trends.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills required – the ability to gracefully handle rejection and bounce back assuring goals are met. Strong interpersonal and presentation skills required; ability to cold call, grow local contacts and build and nurture effective business relationships to increase Arthritis Foundation visibility, brand awareness, volunteer staff and revenue.
  • Detail oriented, adaptable, organized and demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks.
  • Must be able to read, comprehend and analyze financial goals and fundraising reports and also generate required reports on a timely basis.

 Value Added Qualifications:

  • Embraces change and has the ability to create a culture that is adaptable to change.
  • Knowledge of marketing and communications
  • Strong corporate contacts in your professional network
  • Sense of humor and compassion

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Development Manager - West Palm Beach, Florida

Date Posted:  03/25/2015
Experience Level:  Experienced
Career Group:  Development/Fundraising
Cause Type:  Health

400 Hibiscus Street, Suite 100
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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