Reporting to the President and CEO and serving as a visionary partner, the Director of Development is an essential part of the Black AIDS Institute’s executive team that provides strategic leadership to the organization. The Director of Development oversees the Development and Communications departments. The Director of Development ensures that fundraising activities are consistent with the organization’s mission and Strategic Plan and develops, analyzes and evaluates systems and structures for tracking and reporting fundraising data. The Director of Development is responsible for the creation, development and implementation of an annual comprehensive fund development plan that incorporates individual, corporate and foundation solicitation, annual appeals, and special events, and engages key organizational stakeholders in activities that increase the financial resources and support to the organization.
The Director of Development works directly and indirectly with current and potential funders and is responsible for all aspects of fund development from researching funding opportunities, writing and submitting appropriate proposals and grants, building major donor and direct mail campaigns, and executing successful fundraising events.
The Director of Development will work with the entire Black AIDS Institute team to develop and implement an overall fundraising strategy for the organization while supporting BAI’s strategic communications to advance our core campaigns and position our organization and staff for greater impact. In addition, this position will work to develop and implement an organization-wide, communications plan to raise the visibility of BAI to key external audiences.
The successful candidate is a proven fundraiser, compelling storyteller, communicator, pitcher, and avid social networker, who wants to use those skills to advance bold health goals and ensuring health care access to vulnerable communities. They must be able to communicate the Institute’s mission in compelling ways to donors, supporters and other key influencers; identify and cultivate new major individual and foundation donors to meet our annual revenue targets; and be able to quickly translate complex policy analysis for a wide range of audiences—including private and public sector funders, grassroots activists and decision-makers.
The ideal candidate must have a broad range of relationships with foundations, corporations and other funding sources. It is critical that the Director of Development be entrepreneurial, innovative, a critical thinker, leader, action-oriented, and goal oriented. A proven record of accomplishment of successful grant writing and fundraising for HIV & AIDS, Hepatitis, STIs and other health-related topics is preferred.
Job Location: Los Angeles, California preferred but open to remote locations
(No re-location costs are covered by the agency)
Reporting Relationship: President & CEO
Supervisory Relationship: Development Manager, Communications Coordinator, grant writing consultants
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