The Development Manager is responsible for implementing the strategic fund-development plan that will provide for the on-going viability of the Multicultural Community Services (MCS) program of Lutheran Community Services NW (LCSNW) in Portland, OR. LCSNW partners with individuals, families and communities for health, justice and hope. We are proud to work with and serve people from different faiths, backgrounds, nationalities, cultures and sexualities. MCS started in Portland in 1975 to provide immigrants and refugees with culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Through our wrap-around services, MCS provides hope and opportunity for refugees and immigrants by offering refugee resettlement, assistance with citizenship, immigration counseling and mental health counseling as well as general support and adjustment groups.
The Development Manager reports to the Chief Development Officer (CDO), and works collaboratively with the Sr. District Director as a member of the MCS leadership team. The ideal candidate has an entrepreneurial mind-set, is motivated to create highly-successful fundraising campaigns, and is driven to build new and sustainable donor populations and funding sources. This role requires enthusiasm for working with a mission-driven team to make a real and lasting difference for the future of the clients we serve, and of this dynamic nonprofit.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
In collaboration with the CDO and MCS leadership, develop and implement a comprehensive 3-year strategic fund-development plan that leads to meeting required operational funding goals to support the MCS program in Portland.
• Tactical implementation of the comprehensive 3-year strategic fund-development plan will include:
1. A case statement that communicates funding need and return-on-investment for potential partners.
2. Defining, updating, and maintaining a segmented donor list within the donor database.
3. Collaborating with MCS leadership and the agency’s development team on major donor caseloads and corporate giving relationships.
• Strengthen commitment of established partners/donors to optimize their giving capacity
• Conduct partner/donor solicitations to cultivate new donors
• Identify and develop new sources of funding including: public, private, corporate, and foundation sources.
• Promote and advocate for MCS programs/services through presentations to community, corporate, government, congregational, and civic groups
• Partner with communications team members to develop creative briefs to develop marketing communications materials that support fundraising efforts.
• Coordinate partner and donor-focused events and campaigns, both in-person and virtual
• Use social media effectively in fundraising efforts
• Facilitate timely donor recognition.
• Manage all donor/data tracking through CRM: includes data entry, activity tracking, etc.
• Generate monthly reporting of progress toward established goals.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s or equivalent degree required. At least three years of fund-development experience within a nonprofit or government relations setting with a proven track record of success. Experience in working in a multicultural setting, or with a multicultural client base is preferred. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. LCSNW is an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, veteran, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability, and is committed to workplace diversity. We encourage those who meet the basic requirements of the position to apply.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must have excellent communication skills with the ability to read, write, and speak English. Must have the ability to write effective memos, emails, donor acknowledgements, and other basic correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to funders, government officials, clients, colleagues, and the general public.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: OR State Driver’s License and auto insurance are required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met/may be encountered by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is normally engaged in low-activity tasks such as sitting, standing, and walking. The work environment is typical of a professional office; the noise level is usually moderate. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
Coordination tasks are generally performed in a normal office environment. However, some work is performed in a community-based site so travel to and from determined locations will be required.
While the Portland office is currently operating in accordance with Oregon state COVID protocol and working remotely is encouraged, the successful candidate will be required to reside in the Portland area and be able to work in an office with a diverse workforce.
To Apply: Visit our Careers page on www.lcsnw.org. Find this listing and click “Apply Now.”
LUTHERAN COMMUNITY SERVICES NORTHWEST IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND COMMITTED TO CULTURAL COMPETENCY.