The Development & Communications Director develops the overall fundraising strategy for Quail Springs, sets fundraising goals in collaboration with the Executive Director, carries out the plan to achieve these goals, and communicates goals and progress to the rest of the staff and board. This person also develops the communications strategy for Quail Springs and manages all communications with the public (newsletters, social media, press, etc). Because of our sociocracy-based structure (see above), the Development Director shares decision-making power equally with the rest of the staff. Candidates must therefore be excited about, and ideally already comfortable with, working in a non-hierarchical workplace. We believe this makes for a more sustainable and enjoyable experience for the entire team.
Note that the Development & Communications Director is responsible for holding most but not necessarily all of the below roles. There is also room for the Development & Communications Director to take part in other parts of the organization’s work that are not listed here, where their skills and interests align.
Design and implement the overall fundraising strategy, including:
-Meet regularly with major donors (via phone, email, or in person)
-Identify and cultivate potential new donors
-Write fall appeal letter and manage mailings
-Manage production of short fall fundraising video
-Create and maintain a campaign landing page for fall fundraising
-Plan and execute in-person fundraising events as needed
-Delegate and collaborate on fundraising tasks with other staff as needed
-Ensure that all donors, large and small, are thanked and appreciated
Communicate fundraising goals, plans, and progress to Quail Springs staff and board
Maintain donor database records
Collaborate with the Executive Director to align fundraising goals with budget needs
Identify grant opportunities for Quail Springs
Collaborate with other QS staff to research, write, and edit grant applications and reports
Attend networking events, and speak at events as needed
Develop and manage the overall communications strategy
Write and send the monthly newsletter to our 5,000+ subscribers
Develop social media strategy and guidelines
Oversee social media posting and messaging
Conduct interviews with news outlets as needed
Identify and pursue new opportunities for reaching a broader audience
Collaborate with the Program Director on program marketing
Create visuals for posters, social media, promotions as needed
2+ years nonprofit fundraising management experience
Experience with project management
Experience with grant writing
Experience with direct donor asks
Experience with public speaking
Ability to share ideas via writing in a clear and compelling way
Ability to communicate goals and progress to a team
Ability to identify and connect with potential partners and funders for Quail Springs
Ability to contribute to an inspiring and motivating work environment
Ability to create and manage your own schedule
Clear and compassionate communication skills
A strong spirit of volunteerism and willingness to engage in community chores (laundry, cleaning, cooking, etc.)
Enthusiasm for living in community and working collaboratively
Cultural sensitivity and commitment to dismantling systems of oppression
LGBTQ+ folks and BIPOC are encouraged to apply
Some people might hesitate to apply because they don’t have absolutely everything on the above lists of qualities and qualifications. Please don’t let that stop you! Most importantly, we’re looking for someone we can rely upon to thoughtfully and skillfully manage our nonprofit’s fundraising campaigns, donor relations, grant opportunities, and communications with the public.
Please take care to fully fill out our online application on our website so we may best get to know you. If your application is approved, we will contact you to set up an interview. We are hard-working folks, so please be patient with our response time! But also don’t hesitate to check back in on the status of your application.
Before a final hiring decision is made, candidates are asked to come out to Quail Springs for a final interview and site visit to be sure of a mutually good fit.
Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to reviewing your application!
Application Link: https://www.quailsprings.org/development-communications-director/
Application Deadline: July 25, 2021