The Huntsville Botanical Garden is a growing non-profit garden located in Alabama. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. To provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. The Garden does not discriminate in employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Job Postings as of: 05.01.13
VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT
- Responsible for the development and execution of a comprehensive, strategic donor development plan that encompasses both operational and capital fund raising, constituent relationship management, and ongoing growth in the depth of financial resources required to support the long-term mission of the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Provide vision, direction and management oversight to the Development Department staff and volunteer resources which support the continued growth of Garden Membership, Volunteer engagement, and multiple Donor development solicitation programs. Serve on the Garden's senior leadership team, contributing to long-range planning and implementation of strategic initiatives to further Garden development, expansion, renovation and new construction. Working closely with the CEO & President and members of the Board of Directors, responsible for the ongoing development of a broad base of individual donor, corporate, community and public support in order to meet the financial requirements of the Garden's Master Plan.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Evaluate current methods and fundraising practices in order to define, implement, and regularly monitor the effectiveness of various programs and support functions of the Development Department
- Develop, implement and execute solicitation strategies for securing Garden Operating Budget fund raising programs to include corporate and individual sponsorships, memorials and honorariums, public support, grants, appeals, and other revenue generating events and activities to meet and exceed the Development Department budget. Actively and effectively perform donor solicitation activities including prospect identification, donor calls, and timely follow-up and documentation
- Design, initiate and manage donor development events and relationship building practices that will ensure consistent, ongoing communication with both existing supporters and prospects. Implement and maintain processes to provide ongoing documentation of donor-related activity to include call reports, verbal and written correspondence, participation in Garden events and all other activities that will provide current and historical status of the donor's support of the Garden to all parties involved in fundraising efforts
- Provide management direction and approval of initiatives to promote growth in Membership and Volunteer support. Define and direct proactive strategic goals, budgets and action-oriented objectives for the Membership, Volunteer, and Development Department functions.
- Develop and implement strategies for capital fundraising campaigns and initiatives to provide the financial resources needed to complete capital projects as defined by the Garden's Master Plan. Working closely with the Board of Directors and applicable committees, participates in development and execution of capital fund raising appeals.
- Coordinate communication and interaction with the Garden's Foundation Board of Directors to increase endowment and planned giving growth. Attend Foundation Board meetings, building relationships and defining initiatives that will broaden the awareness of the Foundation fund and giving opportunities.
- Manage and approve the design and production of departmental collateral pieces to further develop brand recognition of various Development department programs such as Membership, Volunteers, Butterfly Releases, Capital fund raising efforts, etc.
- Ensure processes supporting departmental functions are well-defined, documented and executed in a timely and accurate manner. Oversee ongoing development of departmental reporting and data utilization for the purpose of providing value-added tools for constituent development. Ensure ongoing maintenance of donor records and reporting as required for campaign management, financial audit support, and tax reporting.
- Develop and cultivate relationships with community leaders, associated organizations, and members (both past and present) of the various Garden Boards of Directors to provide support for the promotion and expansion of the Garden.
Supervisory Duties & Responsibilities:
- Provide direct and indirect supervision to the employees of the Development Department to include participation in the interview and selection process, orientation and training, performance evaluation and feedback, development and maintenance of job descriptions, staff schedules, goal identification and measurement and all other activities that will provide Garden employees the highest opportunity for successful performance. Supervisory responsibilities must be carried out in accordance with the organization's policies and all applicable employment laws.
Executive Management Duties & Responsibilities:
- Determine annual budget needs, authorize expenditures and manage the assigned operating budgets for the Development Department. Maintain fiscally responsible practices ensuring department and organization objectives are met within budgetary constraints. Actively participate in defining and acheiving organizational goals, supporting all departments as needed. Prepare for and effectively communicate in various management, staff, and Board of Director meetings. Demonstrate leadership and integrity in their position by taking responsibility for their actions, providing a good example to other employees, keeping commitments, and following through on tasks. Work with both direct and indirect subordinates to assist in their growth and development in order to better serve the organization. Manage time effectively, delegating appropriately, and ensuring departmental functions can continue to be performed in their absence. Maintain an ongoing understanding of the organization's policies and procedures as contained in the Employee Handbook, Safety Manual and other documents. Actively ensure that all personnel comply with the Garden's s safety rules, policies and procedures as required.
- Education and/or Experience:Bachelor's degree or equivalent related experience, preferably from the field of nonprofit management or related fields such as business development, sales management, communications, public relations or marketing. Graduate degree or professional fundraising/nonprofit management certification preferred. A minimum of 5 years of successful nonprofit or business management experience in developing fundraising or sales programs. Prior direct or indirect (Board participation) experience in a nonprofit environment managing fundraising programs such as annual giving, capital support, special projects, grants, planned giving, fundraising events, or endowments. A proven record raising gifts in excess of $100,000. Previous business management experience to include direct supervision of personnel. Strong computer skills including utilization of Microsoft Office 2012 suite of products (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point). Prior experience with Raiser's Edge or other fundraising database is highly desirable.
- Skills: Proven excellence in organizational management and communication skills, Have the ability, desire, and confidence to interact effectively with varied constituencies, including cold calling prospects, public speaking and in all opportunities to represent the Garden. A self-motivated team player who is capable of providing leadership and direction with initiative and positive energy. Demonstrated ability to set and achieve established goals. Dedication, flexibility, and attention to detail are a must.
Interested candidates for the Vice President of Development position are asked to forward their resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 Internships - For information regarding the Garden's unpaid summer internship program, please see the Volunteer/Internships page under the Get Involved section of this website. An internship does not constitute employment by the Garden. Instructions for application for an Internship are found on the Volunteer/Interships page. Thank you for your interest.
To Apply please submit your cover letter and resume as follows:
Fax: (256) 830-5314
Mail: Huntsville Botanical Garden,
4747 Bob Wallace Ave.,
Huntsville, AL 35805
E-mail: hr Fax: (256) 830-5314 Mail: Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave., Huntsville, AL 35805
OR Complete Employment Application (available at Visitor’s Center desk).
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