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Director of Development

Website Wright Foundation for the Realization for Human Potential

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Do you want meaningful work? Are you a self-motivated go-getter who thrives in collaborative environments? If you want to work for a company that is making a positive difference in thousands of lives every day while developing your skills, we may be the company for you. Mission-aligned candidates with relevant skills are encouraged to apply; we provide significant training and opportunities for advancement.
Who We Are: 
We are a cutting-edge graduate school and non-profit educational organization dedicated to empowering people to lead toward a world that works for everyone. We design and deliver innovative curriculum in the areas of coaching, leadership, and social and emotional intelligence.
Who Are You? 
We are looking for a Director of Development to join and head our Philanthropy team. This position leads all development strategies with individuals and family foundations, including donor engagement and solicitation, special events, volunteer services, and marketing & communications in support of policies, goals, and objectives of the Wright Foundation.  This position is responsible for developing and implementing annual fundraising, public relations and marketing plans.
Consistently managing a high volume of prospects and doing a high volume of dials.
Hands-on cultivation activity including pipeline management, networking events, personally developed leads, and closes.
Design and execute strategies to achieve short and long-term sustainable philanthropy and engagement goals with individuals and family foundations through annual, major, planned, campaign and corporate giving strategies.
Act as primary advisor and coach on culture of philanthropy, ensuring policies, systems and practices support fund development and stewardship, support senior managers and board members in their development activities.
Spearhead sustainable philanthropy campaigns to expand operating, capital and funding.
Work closely with team members, senior managers and board to ensure strategic direction and ROI on key philanthropic initiatives is supported and communicated.
Manage a leadership donor portfolio, including cultivation, solicitation, closing of gifts, and stewardship.
Oversee departmental technology use, data collection, evaluation, and planning.
Oversee management of gift processing and donor acknowledgement, the donor database, financial reporting, and accompanying information systems.
Other duties as assigned.

What’s required:
At least 5+ years development experience preferred
Bachelor’s degree
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
Ability to work at a high velocity while multi-tasking
Strong in following systems and processes
Understanding and experience in the Benevon® sustainable funding program preferred
Proven track record of fundraising success, particularly by securing major gifts, successfully managing campaigns, and engaging a community of motivated supporters
Extreme tact and discretion, attention to detail, and a commitment to excellence
Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability

100% employer-paid health insurance premium; dental and vision insurance available with employee-paid premium
Personal development and leadership training included (approximately $11,000 value in the first 15 months of employment)
Wright Graduate University tuition discount for those who meet admission requirements (after six months and with permission of supervisor)
PTO time based on experience, plus sick days and holidays
Eligibility for 401K after one month
How to Apply: In an effort to set up prospective employees to succeed in our fast-paced environment, we ask that you a few assessments. The system also asks that you upload a resume. Some assessments are timed, so make sure you have arranged to be distraction-free. You will need approximately 20 minutes to complete the tests, which must be done in one sitting.
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