Position: Director of Development
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt, full time position.
Hours and days will vary depending on organizational needs. Includes some weekend and holiday work as needed.
Immediate Supervisor: President of BWAR
Availability: To fill immediately. Position must be available based on the needs of the organization, and applicant must understand that needs may change based on the time of year, activities the organization is involved in, and needs of the business. Occasionally long work hours are required to meet the needs and goals of the organization.
General Position Summary: The Director of Development is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic fundraising plan to raise sufficient funds for Brother Wolf in a cost effective and time efficient manner. The Director of Development also manages and supervises the Development Team.
Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:
● Create and implement strategic fundraising plan for the organization, ensuring that all needs of the organization are met.
● Grow the major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.
● Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
● Build the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies.
● Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives.
● Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about Brother Wolf with the community.
● Manage capital campaigns as necessary
● Manage systems and software to track and cultivate donors and prospects, including donor databases and wealth screening tools
● Develop print marketing collateral related to fundraising in collaboration with marketing department
● Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems.
● Oversee creation of publications to support fund raising activities.
● Create and maintain gift recognition programs.
● Work closely with CFO to create budget for organization
● Manage and supervise the development team, including the Grant Writer, Donor Relationships Manager, Editorial Content Manager and Planned Giving Manager.
● Recruit, interview, and select well-qualified fund development staff as necessary
● Develop policies and procedures for the development team which reflect ethical fundraising practices.
● Create and maintain strategic relationships with donors and foundations.
● Help our donors accomplish their philanthropic goals and ambitions through a relationship with our organization
● Communicates BWAR mission, values and goals to employees and instills a sense of mission within the team.
● Promoting a humane and caring attitude toward all animals.
● Filling in for other areas and performing other tasks/functions as needed, including helping out at special events or during times of Rapid Response efforts.
● Communicates BWAR mission, values and goals to Chapter employees and instills a sense of mission within the team
● A bachelor’s degree and five or more years of development and fundraising experience
● Transparent and high integrity leadership and a style that motivates people
● Solid, proven budget management skills including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
● Strong organizational abilities including collaborating, planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
● Five or more years experience in professional fundraising/development to include applied knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations with foundations, individuals, corporations, and other sources.
● Experience, interest and a proven track record with major gift fundraising
● Strong written and oral communication skills and appropriate self-confidence and maturity so as to effectively communicate BWAR’s vision at all levels and across organizational lines in a manner inspiring to staff, board, donors and volunteers
● Excellent interpersonal, and client service, and time management skills
● Suggested knowledge of the animal welfare industry
● Strong commitment to the No-Kill mission
● Ability and initiative, working with minimal supervision and direction. Self Motivated.
● Ability to read, write, and understand English is required.
● Ability to treat people and animals with respect
● Ability to contribute to effective teamwork.
● Understand, agree with, and live the BWAR mission, values, and vision.
● Allergic conditions, which may be aggravated when handling or working with animals, may be a disqualification.
Conditions may include working alone, working inside or outside during varying weather conditions, frequent interruptions, and some evenings/weekends meetings and classes.
About Brother Wolf Animal Rescue
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, located in Asheville, North Carolina, was founded in 2007 to build and provide the resources and programs to help create No Kill communities. As a grassroots organization, BWAR operates a no-kill shelter and adoption center that is open to the public 365 days a year, making it easy to adopt, volunteer, and become involved in our No-Kill mission. We are also building a large scale sanctuary (where we have already rescued chickens, pigs and cows) and are the only cat and dog rescue in the U.S. with an explicit vegan message.