Development Director

  • CIS of Washington
  • Federal Way, WA

The Development Director is responsible for developing a multi-year strategy and supporting annual plans that enable us to achieve our ambitious resource development goals. In addition to cultivating and developing their own resource development efforts, they will effectively leverage board member efforts to meet the revenue goals of the state office which are bench marked and evaluated annually. This position also provides leadership and expertise to help strengthen fund raising capability and capacity of Washington’s network of CIS affiliate offices.

Communities In Schools Overview

The Communities In Schools (CIS) of Washington State Office is a small, high energy agency which provides technical assistance and support to independent affiliates and expanding communities across the state to support students through the proven CIS model of Integrated Student Services.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive fund development plan to meet strategic objectives and financial goals.  
  • Develop, retain and deepen corporate and foundation relationships; coordinate event sponsorships and identify other potential avenues of corporate support. 
  • Collaborate with the Board Resource Development Committee Chair to lead and support activities of the state board; inspire, develop and leverage board member talents and connections through coaching and mentoring, to maximize resource development support. 
  • Implement, coordinate, and optimize an annual individual giving program with customized cultivation plans.
  • Lead and provide managerial oversight and support for the Development Manager; support the annual grants calendar and client relationship manager database to achieve agency objectives and legal requirements.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of friend raising and fund raising events in alignment with the resource development plan; coordinate our annual Mardi Gras Event to leverage agency capacity and secure contracted support to meet established goals.
  • Provide guidance, consulting, and leadership to local affiliate executive directors and boards to strengthen fundraising skills and capacity within their local communities. 
  • Develop and lead collaborative fundraising strategies through an affiliate network resource development committee; provide opportunities to increase state-wide interactions and capacity of affiliate development staff. 
  • Demonstrate leadership and customer service in alignment with the state office values and belief in local empowerment. 
  • Actively contribute to a culture of team work with the state office and affiliate network.
  • Represent Washington on national CIS initiatives and partnerships.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Competencies of the Successful Candidate

  • Exceptional relationship skills to foster team work aligned with strong leadership qualities to motivate staff, network leaders and board members.
  • Highly entrepreneurial, multi-tasker with a solution focus.
  • Competency with computer software including Microsoft Office Suite and a client relationship manager database.
  • Comfort in dealing with a variety of personalities, positions and skill levels.
  • Organized, efficient, detail and process oriented.
  • Excellent written, oral, presentation, and professional skills.

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Target Hire Date: July 2019