Annual Giving Development Officer- Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga, Inc.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga, Inc.

Position Description

Position: Annual Giving Development Officer

Reports to: Director of Development

Status: Full-Time Non-Exempt

In partnership with the Director of Development and other Development Team Members, identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards donors; supports fundraising events, and assists in various other initiatives designed to ensure the organization’s financial stability. This position requires attention to detail and the ability to be adaptable. Networking and communicating is a key responsibility to this role, so being able to speak to a large group of people on the mission of RMHC to having a cup of coffee with an individual donor are both common.

Development Officer Explained:

Annual Fund, Donor Stewardship & Cultivation (70%)

• Assist with identification, cultivation, and stewardship of prospective individual and corporate donors.

• Plan and manage special gift solicitation which may also include Capital Campaign and Planned Giving.

• Manage a portfolio of donors with specific levels of capacity to give.

• Speak on behalf of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga to civic groups, businesses, churches, and other public invitations.

Administrative (20%)

• Work with the Director of Development on the planning and management of donor cultivation, fundraising campaigns and events including developing calendars and action plans.

• Help maintain comprehensive donor database and provide reports on a weekly basis.

Special Events (10%)

• Assist the Director of Development and Project/Events Coordinator with fundraising events, when needed.

General Requirements

• Serve as a member of the organization’s development team and perform duties as assigned to assist in the smooth operation of the Ronald McDonald House, Family Room or Care Mobile.

• Participate in appropriate professional organizations for continuing education and professional growth.

• At the direction of the Director of Development, attend RMHC-sponsored events, in-House activities, and community-sponsored events benefiting the organization.

• Demonstrate the ability to work with other staff, volunteers and house residents in a collaborative and compassionate manner.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements:

• Must be able to sit for long periods of time or walk various distances for meetings.

• Physical demands may change when a special event occurs. Employee may lift or move heavy objects, load and unload trucks, and spend most of the weekend, or event time, standing.

Essential Requirements:

  • BS or BA preferred in non-profit management, communications, business, public relations, or other related fields.

  • At least 2 years of development, direct sales or business development experience is needed in a service industry or with a nonprofit.

  • This position requires the development officer to work some evenings and weekends.

  • Passion for working in the nonprofit sector is essential.

  • Successful candidates will have excellent oral and written communication skills, along with organizational skills.

  • Careful attention to detail and being able to work in a fast-paced environment is a must.

  • Comfortable with computers, proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, and the ability to learn other platforms quickly is crucial.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Tiffany Commons, Director of Development.