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Annual Fund Director

Website Nevada FFA Foundation


The director’s primary responsibility is the strategic execution and management of a comprehensive annual giving program.

He/She develops a coordinated matrix of solicitation strategies involving email, direct mail, phone/mail, personal visitation, workplace giving, employee giving and volunteer engagement, all focused on shaping a sustainable tradition of annual support.

In addition, he/she will foster the growth of best practices in the supporting areas of gift processing, data management and stewardship.

The director provides strategic direction and long-range/short-range planning in the context of growing the annual giving program while supporting the greater development goals of the Nevada FFA Foundation.



  • Determine annual individual and corporate giving goals for all solicitation strategies and build strategic and tactical plans for achieving these goals.
  • Focus on effective engagement and solicitation activities within specific market segments identified as having potential for the greatest growth.
  • Work effectively with the executive director and board to gain strong participation in annual giving and build strategies for moving donors to higher giving levels.
  • Statewide travel may be required.  Reliable transportation is required.
  • Team player with the ability to work independently in a frequently changing environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, listening, written and verbal communication, follow-up, and project management skills and initiative.
  • Interact and work with a diverse group of internal/external people.
  • Provide excellent customer service to internal and/or external customers.
  • Effectively prioritize, organize, use time-management skills, and be adept at multi-tasking.
  • Accurate, detailed-oriented, able to problem solve/analyze, and maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Computer literate and be able to make and receive phone calls. Must be willing to use personal phone and computer and have access to reliable internet service.
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) as well as an ability to learn new software programs.  Ability to learn/use QuickBooks and Donor Perfect.
  • Confident in speaking in front of small and large groups.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience may be substituted for education


  • 3+years of previous non-profit or fundraising, public relations, sales, marketing experience preferred.


  • Yearly ½ time position contract.  Committed to 3-year position (1/2 time).  Willing to go full-time sooner based on success. The position will be evaluated yearly to determine details such as expanding the position and benefits.
  • Flexible Schedule, minimum 20 hours per week
  • Pay – 1099 Contract Position (Open to making it a part-time employee position.) – $45,000 plus a budget for travel and professional networking
  • Remote work in Nevada preferred. Residence outside of Nevada negotiable based on experience and travel budget.
  • To apply, submit a detailed letter of application addressing the essential functions and technical/professional knowledge, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three (3) references to: with “Annual Fund Director” in the subject link.  Questions can be directed to Heather Dye, 775-721-6052.

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