The Director of Development is responsible for the leadership and management of the council’s revenue development functions and related staff members and volunteers. Working through key council officers and volunteers, the Director will develop the plan of action to carry out the financial development goals in support of the council’s strategic plan and budget. Key functions include execution of the annual campaign, multiple special events, and cultivation of corporate and community philanthropic relationships.
Working in concert with board officers, volunteer leaders and staff, the Director oversees preparation and submission of funding requests from local United Ways, corporate and private foundations and other funding sources. Major gifts, capital development and endowment gifts also fall within the scope of duties for this position.
The Director provides direct leadership to a full-time staff of 4, and indirect leadership to up to 20 additional staff while serving as a member of the CEO’s leadership cabinet.
Background and Experience:
Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and 5 years’ experience fundraising experience with a scope of work comparable to the needs of the council: $500,000 + annual campaign, multiple $100,000 + special events, and success in donor prospecting, cultivation and solicitation and closure of endowment and capital gifts. Travel within the council’s 19-county territory is a vital part of this role.
Simon Kenton Council is among the premier BSA Councils in the country. Scouting develops leadership, citizenship and physical and mental fitness in young men and women aged 5 – 18. The Council serves 19 counties in central and southern Ohio and northern Kentucky.
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