Development and Marketing Manager

Employer: AMPED

Job Description

The Development and Marketing Manager will report directly to the Executive Director. This position leads strategy development and executes all fundraising plans for annual operations and any capital projects and must implement and evaluate all projects pertaining to corporate and foundation grants, individual giving, public funds and special fundraising events. The Director will also be responsible for developing marketing and communication materials that promote the values and mission of AMPED and that keep donors and other stakeholders regularly informed of updates, needs, and successes.

The Manager is expected to grasp complex concepts, find solutions to problems, and make informed decisions regarding development issues. He/she will establish strong relationships with the staff, governing board, volunteers, donors, and the general community.

Salary Range: $45,000 - $55,000

Job Requirements:

Essential Responsibilities:
The responsibilities for the Manager of Development and Marketing will be, although not limited to, as follows:

Create a yearly fundraising document outlining funding sources and priorities.
Collaborates regularly with the Executive Director and Board members to ensure a clear and accurate interpretation of the organization’s fundraising vision and direction.
Research grant and other fundraising opportunities aligned with AMPED’s vision, values, goals, and priorities and produce materials in a high-quality manner.
Establish and maintain productive relationships with local foundations, corporations, and individual donors, ensuring that AMPED is attracting, retaining, and motivating donors and volunteers.
Coordinate and lead site visits of individuals, corporate and foundation leaders to the facility, providing inspiring representation of AMPED.
Initiate, prepare for, and participate in meetings with current and prospective funders.
Assist Board members, leadership team, and other volunteers as necessary to identify, cultivate and solicit charitable gifts.
Attends and helps to manage Development Committee meetings of the Board of Directors.
Ensure all gifts and visits are appropriately acknowledged and entered into the database.
Establish fund development goals and performance measures; monitor and evaluate results.
Produce monthly status reports for Board of Directors and Executive Director.
Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and laws, maintain accountability standards to donors, and ensure compliance with code of ethical principles and standards for fundraising.

Marketing and Public Relations
Create social media content for AMPED – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
Create marketing pieces, with consistent branding and messaging, to promote AMPED for fundraising and community outreach purposes (e.g. brochures, press releases, visitor packet, donor/volunteer interest cards, etc.).
Coordinate media and press opportunities.
Create template for monthly newsletter to be distributed to all friends and donors of AMPED.
Publish monthly newsletter to communicate updates, needs, and successes.
Lead the publishing of an organizational annual report at the end of each fiscal year.

Data Management, Reporting, and Special Events
Determine donor database system to be used for recording and acknowledging all gifts to AMPED.
Maintain comprehensive prospect and donor records, including information from special events and in-kind donations, through donor database.
Track pledge payments and mailing of payment reminders to donors.
Produce all donor reports, including any annual reports for grants and reports for receipt of public funds.
Assist with coordinating any special events related to friend raising or fundraising (Dream Maker Awards Dinner).

Participate in professional development opportunities.
Model the tone, values, and mission of AMPED through all actions and decision-making.

Qualifications and Experience:

Education and Experience:
A Bachelor’s degree (preferred).
At least three (3) years development experience; knowledge of education a plus.

Skills and Qualifications:
An undeniable level of integrity and excellent judgment and decision-making skills.
Outstanding organizational skills, planning, professionalism, and attention to detail.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, across a wide variety of stakeholders.
Proven ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals and to initiate process improvements, using data to identify and solve problems.
Ability to work well under pressure.
Proven ability to manage the ambiguity and multiple priorities inherent in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment.
Demonstrated ability to work well with others and build relationships with colleagues and external constituents, including major donors, community leaders, and members of the Board of Directors.
Ability to motivate, excite, and educate both internal and external resources.
Ability to inspire staff and others involved with AMPED to be effective resources in fundraising endeavors.
Strong work ethic, perseverance, and willingness to go above and beyond for our students.
Exceptional leadership and flexibility.
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Google Apps, and database software.

How to Apply:

Resumes and cover letters should be sent to Dave W. Christopher Sr. at