Who We Are:
For more than a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been helping change kids’ perspectives and giving them the opportunity to reach their potential.
Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is incredible potential. As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 5 through young adulthood in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
Summary of Opportunity:
As a direct report of the Vice President of Development, the Director, Individual Giving is responsible for implementing the overall strategy for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio of donors and sustainer level gifts for the organization. The Director, Individual Giving will join the Resource Development team and will serve as a leader for the department. They will build and manage relationships with prospects and solicit gifts that reflect the prospect’s philanthropic commitment to BBBSA.The position will be responsible for helping to ideate, build and grow Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s (BBBSA) Individual Giving program as well as the management of BBBSA giving societies and affinity groups, including alumni and board members. In support of the strategic plan, this leader will have primary accountability for individual giving revenue goals, fundraising campaign strategies and donor activation.
Travel: Approx. 25%
Location: Full-time Remote, U.S.; Major Airport Centric
People Manager: This position may be responsible for managing direct reports (future).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Education & Related Work Experience
Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree OR equivalent relevant experience.
Years of Related Work Experience: A minimum of 5-7 years of relevant experience in securing individual and transformational gifts specifically within a nonprofit environment.
Skills and Knowledge: Proven track record for securing gifts and ability to innovate and manage towards ambitious goals; Ability to develop creative and nuanced donor strategies including individual donor cultivation retention, and solicitation strategies; Fundraising Campaign Development and Implementation, board development and engagement experience
At Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) is an integral part of our values and mission. We recognize, affirm, and celebrate the diverse backgrounds, lives, and experiences of all of our stakeholders, including youth, families, donors, volunteers, and staff. We ensure the opportunity for all voices and perspectives to be heard and honored. In the workplace, we foster an environment where all people can be their best selves. We affirm that every person [regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ideology, income, national origin, race, or sexual orientation, marital or veteran status] has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We strive to realize the full potential that is within all of us by ensuring that all voices and perspectives are heard and honored.
Equal Employment Opportunity
BBBSA provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, age, sex, familial or marital status, pregnancy, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and ordinances.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Employee must be able to perform all essential job functions, with or without reasonable accommodation.
The above statements reflect the general duties, responsibilities and competencies considered necessary to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job and should not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. BBBSA may change the specific job duties with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is directly recruiting and hiring for this position. We are not engaging any staffing/recruitment firms or agencies for this position. If any candidate profile/resume/identifying information is sent to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and/or Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies, we will not pay any referral or firm fees in relation to this information.