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Make-A-Wish Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada

This is a Full-time position in Reno, NV posted October 15, 2022.

Make-A-Wish Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada is currently seeking a full-time Regional Director (Hybrid) to join our team in our Reno, NV 89501 location.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer (CDO), the Regional Director is responsible for leading the organizations revenue strategy in the region. The Regional Director will qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual donors, foundations, and corporate partners. Serving as the primary external face of the organization in the region, the Regional Director will grow our revenue base and increase awareness of local operations. Additionally, the Regional Director will support the recruitment, development, and management of a regional council of volunteer leaders who are committed to supporting the organizations growth. The Regional Director is expected to utilize a team approach to building longterm relationships with current and prospective donors to deepen their commitment to Make-A-Wish and understanding of our Chapters vision and priorities. This position requires strong fund development experience with cultivation of major gift individuals and corporate partnerships and the ability to represent Make-A-Wish in meetings and other public forums.

What Youll Do:

Developing and implementing a comprehensive, relationship-based fundraising strategy that grows revenue in support of our mission from key markets, including Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Truckee, and the Tahoe Basin

Building and cultivating a major gift portfolio that successfully increases revenue annually, including independently identifying and cultivating new major gift donors

Executing effective stewardship strategies that build donor loyalty and increase giving levels

Leading the Northern Nevada Regional Council in achieving annual fundraising goals through management of monthly meetings and an inclusive strategy that furthers council engagement

Developing a strategy to explore engagement in Northeastern Nevada, including building medical and financial partnerships in Fallon, Winnemucca, Elko and surrounding markets

Representing the organization among other non-profits in the region, building strategic partnership where appropriate

Developing and enhancing corporate sponsorships through strong interpersonal communication, collaboration, and negotiation skills. Creating mutually beneficial partnerships for all supporters with a donor-centric fundraising approach

Representing Make-A-Wish at events and promotions including public speaking engagements as needed

Maintaining appropriate records. Analyze donor data from Raisers Edge to determine the best stewardship options to increase giving in the future

Providing leadership for Trailblaze Challenge, our annual peer-to-peer fundraiser located at Lake Tahoe

Performing other duties as assigned by Vice President of Philanthropy

Our Ideal Candidate:

Education and Experience

Bachelors degree or equivalent experience in a related field

5+ years of experience with major donor fundraising

Proven experience managing and growing a portfolio of significant donors

Required Skills and Abilities

Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic plans that grow revenue and include appropriate tactical execution

Exceptional writing skills, with a demonstrated track record of articulating program impact to a variety of audiences

A constant learner who is interested in being a proactive, positive member of the team

Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment, utilizing good judgment to make quick decisions in service of the mission

Excellent communication skills with demonstrable ability to speak persuasively, and listen attentively

Superior relationship-building and interpersonal skills which enable rapport-building with internal and external stakeholders

An eager teammate who looks for opportunities to support the success of others

Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside Make-A-Wish

Superior organizational and project management skills with strong attention to detail

Proven ability to manage multiple, deadline-driven projects and responsibilities while partnering with internal and external teams

Maintains the confidentiality of sensitive information

Youll Be Successful If:

You are passionate about the mission of Make-A-Wish and are intrinsically motivated to serve families facing a critical illness

You have a positive relationship with money and are not intimidated by wealth and power

You are excited to share in the successes of others and actively look for opportunities to get others a win

You are familiar with industry standards in fundraising, but also stay on top of new trends and open to new ways of doing things

You are committed to succeeding in a team environment

You are resilient and push to find solutions to challenges

You bring an exceptional level of authenticity to your work and growth and operate with integrity across all your areas of responsibility

You are oriented by a growth mindset

Time Commitments:

Full-time, exempt employment status

Occasional evening or weekend fundraising events, as needed

To Apply:

Please submit your resume via the APPLY NOW button

Equal Opportunity Employer

Associated topics: district manager, executive director, executive vice president, general manager, manager ii, manager iii, manager iv, overall, regional manager, state president

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