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Director of Development

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director of Development is part of the senior management team for the organization and reports directly to the CEO. The Director of Development provides the leadership, strategic direction, management and coordination for all aspects of The Center’s fundraising efforts and manages the development department in a fiscally sound manner.

The Development Director works with the CEO, an active Governing Board, Associate Board and appropriate committees to engage and lead in various fundraising efforts. The position requires sound fundraising judgment, a collaborative work ethic, strong organizational skills and excellent written and spoken communication.

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ONGOING ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Annual Giving
  • Corporate Relations
  • Foundation Relations
  • Major Gifts
  • Planned Giving
  • Event Planning & Production
  • Database Management

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND WORK EXPERIENCE

A seasoned fundraising executive with a minimum of 5-7 years of successful development experience, including 3+ years as the manager of a high performing team and a complex fundraising program, in a sophisticated organization, with a reputation for excellence. A demonstrable track record of personally identifying, cultivating and soliciting individual donors, corporations and foundations for support is essential. Strong marketing skills, knowledge of audience research, and fluency with social and digital media. Experience with LGBTQ, and low to moderate income constituencies, while not required, is desirable. Equivalent profit sector experience in sales, marketing, or other related disciplines coupled with nonprofit volunteer work will also be considered.

 

WORKING AT THE CENTER

The Center strives to identify applicants who will contribute as high potential employees, leaders and managers. We employ individuals who foster and promote The Center’s mission and purpose. Successful candidates exemplify uncommon integrity; they are honest, trusted, and team-oriented and live the core values of The Center. These candidates display great judgment, by practicing evidence-based decision-making. They are strategically focused by contributing to and achieving department goals and vision. They set high performance standards and hold themselves accountable by aggressively executing these standards.

These employees also develop a deep passion for The Center and the impact it has on the LGBTQ community and low to moderate income residents of Southern Nevada. Successful candidates and successful employees identify their personal career goals and development opportunities, and work with their colleagues to turn their opportunities into accomplishments and achievements. They contribute to The Center’s success by inspiring talent, through their individual efforts and by leading and developing their teams.

The Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, people with disabilities, women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming and queer candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

 

HOW TO APPLY

The following documents must be submitted in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF.

  1. CV or Resume, including community service and volunteer experience
  2. Cover Letter

Applications may be submitted by email to ceo@thecenterlv.org with a subject line of Development Director. Applications may be mailed to Development Director Search, The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89101.