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These mission-critical roles serve as the key steward for a rich portfolio of current and prospective philanthropists in support of the American Red Cross. You will be expected to meet annual revenue targets by maintaining a grant calendar and writing 60-70 grants a year.

Responsibilities:
1. Strategy: Develops and executes ongoing strategy for qualifying and writing grants that fit within our regional an organization goals. Works collaboratively with other departments and partners with development staff at the National Office to create customized solicitation strategies matching the objectives of the organization and interests of the donor/prospect.

2. Fundraising Targets and Portfolio Management: Manages an assigned portfolio of foundations and grant writing. Responsible for minimum annual fundraising goal tied to blended portfolio as specified in performance standards, including both renewable gifts and new incremental revenue. Develop aggregate donor management plans resulting in primarily phone interaction and local face to face solicitation. Revenue target may increase due to major domestic disasters. Serve as mentor/informal leader to less experienced team members and operational resource in the areas of retention and strengthening donor relationships.

3. Relationship Development: Accountable for cultivating relationships of individual and organizational fundraising with focus on retention, recapture and growth. Responsible for new business development and the need to steward donor relationships until annual hand off of accounts occurs which meets channel design and donor centric principles.


Skills: Qualifications Education:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. Advanced degree highly desirable.

Experience:
Minimum five year of sales and/or fundraising experience required. Experience in qualifying donors through donor discovery and proven success with straightforward requests is required. Proven performance in high volume grant writing preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

Ability to relate well and work effectively with multiple constituencies and audiences. Excellent organizational, verbal and written skills required. Knowledge of office systems: MS-Office preferred and fundraising database systems (e.g., Raiser’s Edge, Sales force . com).

The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that offers employees growth and development; team spirit; a competitive salary; and a comprehensive benefits package

Education: Bachelors
Yrs Experience: 5+

Contact: Cindy Ferris

• Location: Houston, Houston, TX

• Post ID: 67014527 southeasttexas
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