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Chief Development Officer

Company: Utah Pride Center
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

The Utah Pride Center (UPC) has been part of the fabric of Utah LGBTQ+ life for over 29 years. The vision of the Center is " to ensure a thriving LGBTQ+ community in Utah". - -Utah Pride Center services include mental health resources, adult focused programming, senior programs, resources for youth, an annual Pride celebration, and community space. Utah Pride Center opened its doors in a beautiful new space in 2018. UPC is governed by a 17-person Board of Directors and a dedicated staff of 16.
Research shows that members of marginalized groups - including women, LGBTQIA+ identified people, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) - tend to apply for jobs only if they meet every single requirement listed. Here at Utah Pride Center, we want the best candidates for the job, and those candidates don't always meet 100% of the qualifications listed. If you are passionate about -uniting, empowering, and celebrating diverse LGBTQ+ communities -for all and breaking down barriers for equity, we encourage you to apply - especially if you're a member of a structurally marginalized group. We look forward to your application.
THE POSITION:
The Chief Development Officer (CDO) is a new and exciting full-time position for UPC. -In partnership with the CEO and Board of Directors, the CDO will lead efforts to design and implement a comprehensive resource development program that focuses on building donor relationships, major gift development, public and private grants, and special events. The CDO will play a unique role in assisting the CEO and board in building out a long-term development staffing structure, supervising the work of staff with responsibility for development functions, and [DMC1] -creating cohesion and synergy between all fundraising activities, events, and communications.
The CDO will plan and execute all external communications to create a strong organizational image and communicate the impact of the UPC mission.

THE RESPONSIBILITIES:
DEVELOPMENT & DONOR RELATIONS
Establish robust resource development capability by creating systems and processes that prioritize identification, cultivation, and stewardship of existing and potential donors.
Cultivate new individual donors by identifying, evaluating and cultivating prospects and expanding the sustaining membership program.
Increase giving of existing donors by establishing personal relationships, soliciting major gifts, and providing new opportunities for institutional donors to invest in UPC.
Maximize CRM capability to ensure proper accounting, acknowledgement of gifts and stewardship of donors.
Develop relationships with institutional donors (foundations and corporations) focused on major gifts and donor retention.
Support grant writer to ensure seamless preparation, submission and reporting of grants.
Support the engagement of the board of directors in fundraising activities.
Inspire and model a culture of philanthropy among staff, the board of directors and volunteers.

EVENT LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT
Oversee planning and execution of fundraising and public awareness events to improve efficiency and increase return on investment.
Lead and carry out fundraising strategy for all events (Pride Festival, Road Rally, Gala, etc.) focused on cultivation and solicitation of sponsors, cash and in-kind contributions.
Supervise event planning and logistics.

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Plan and implement external communications across all platforms and communication channels that supports the UPC brand and elevates the organization's profile in the community.
Establish and manage a regular timeline for publications including annual report, newsletters, social media, etc.
Support media relations activities.

TEAMWORK & LEADERSHIP
Work collaboratively with CEO to establish and carry out annual resource development goals and objectives.
Oversee and support the work of other external relations staff to create efficiency and effectiveness.
Manage timeline and work processes of all external relations staff.
Provide coaching to team members focused on clear expectations, accountability, and skill building.
[DMC1]As mentioned, they do not have a team right now and accurate expectation setting will be crucial. Their infrastructure is really weak so this person needs to be hands on. To be clear there isn't a team right now. Not in development.

Keywords: Utah Pride Center, Salt Lake City , Chief Development Officer, Executive , Salt Lake City, Utah

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