Job Title: Development Specialist II
Organization: Giving Voice Initiative
Job Specifics: Non-exempt .5 FTE (20 hours per week) – six-month contract with possible renewal
Giving Voice Initiative (GVI) inspires and equips organizations to bring together people with Alzheimer’s and their care partners to sing in choruses that foster joy, well-being, purpose and community understanding. Formed in 2015, Giving Voice Initiative is a 501(c)3 is leading a movement that helps those with dementia lives better lives through strengthened connections and singing together in community. GVI has three choruses in the Twin Cities area and is providing assistance to choruses worldwide. As a leading advocate for living well with Alzheimer’s, Giving Voice is creating a passionate team to spread the message about the power of music, connection and hope. Development Specialist has the ability to significantly impact the lives of those with dementia and their caregivers.
Driven by a small staff and many talented volunteers, Giving Voice is growing and dynamic nonprofit with national recognition. The work of the organization involves technical assistance in chorus development, advocacy at a local and national level, partnerships with research institutions, and artistic excellence within our choruses. The evolving work of Giving Voice translates it into actionable guidance for our communities to reframe the way they see people living with dementia.
The Development Specialist will focus on key relationships for Giving Voice’s growth and long-term resource needs. The emphasis of the position is working with volunteers, partners and donors to inspire and build an innovative, thriving organization that changes lives.
Primary duties include:
1. Build significant relationships with major donors, sponsors, collaborators and volunteers
2. Create a tribute/memorial campaign for those personally impacted by Giving Voice’s mission
3. Communicate with donors on all important activities and milestones through management of Little Green Light database
4. With GVI Board and Development Committee support, build major donor, annual solicitation, salon events and sponsorship activities in order to achieve the strategic plan objectives
5. Expand and enhance GVI Advancement Plan by leading the Development Committee
6. Manage grant writing opportunities, assist with research of new grant opportunities and assist preparation of grant reports
Reports to the Executive Director
Essential Duties and Responsibilities-
• Build relationships with current and potential donors that advance GVI vision
• Cultivate, solicitate and provide multiple touchpoints for current and prospective donors
• Manage Little Green Light constituent database
• Manage all development communications and donor touchpoints
• Work closely with Executive Director and Board to expand and enhance key relationships for GVI
• Develop, implement and manage campaigns designed for targeted audiences and dates
• Expand the number of corporate sponsorships
• Create a calendar of activities and touchpoint events to cultivate donors and support campaigns, i.e. rehearsals, public performances
• Oversee development and printing of all materials and communications
• Track grant planning to identify upcoming grant deadlines and reports
• Work with Executive Director and Board members to identify funding needs and grant matching opportunities
• Work as a member of a successful grants writing team to obtain significant grants
• Track and assist with grant reporting as required by foundations/grantors
• Commitment to the mission and vision of Giving Voice
• Bachelor’s degree and at least 3-5 years’ experience in nonprofit development preferred
• Demonstrated experience in building relationships
• Experience with a donor database preferred
• Ability to work flexible hours and independently manage multiple projects
• Dedicated team player
• Excellent writing and interpersonal skills
Apply by Friday, September 13 to Executive Director, Giving Voice Initiative.
Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.