Website Solidarity Bridge

Life-Changing Surgery. Transformative Mission.

OUR MISSION
In a spirit of solidarity, we partner with communities in Bolivia and Paraguay to increase access to safe, affordable surgery and other essential health care.

ROLE DESCRIPTION – DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
In partnership with the Executive Director, the Development Director will help set strategic direction for fundraising and collaborate with staff and board to achieve organizational goals. This position is budgeted at 26-32 hours per week, with full time potential. (Staff working 26+ hours per week are benefit eligible. Benefits include PTO, health-dental-vision insurance, 403B employer contributions, and a team environment that is supportive of work-life balance.) We have a hybrid work environment with the expectation that all staff work at least 2 days per week in the office.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Develop and execute annual fundraising strategy to include support from individuals, foundations, corporations and parishes. 
Create and execute a plan for financial gifts from a wide base of annual individual donors, with special attention to donor retention and growing the donor base
Create and execute a plan for major donors ($5000+ annual giving)
Create and execute a plan for organizational giving (foundation grants, corporate giving, parishes etc.)
Oversee annual gala and other special event planning

2. Ensure accurate donor data entry and timely donor stewardship
Oversee data entry for financial gifts and data reconciliation with office volunteer and Business Mgr.
Oversee thank you letters and other donor acknowledgement processes
Create reports related to development goals

3. Collaborate with Communications Director to achieve all development goals, donor stewardship, and community engagement
Create and oversee Communications calendar including all annual appeals
Provide input on various stakeholder messaging

4.     Actively participate in regularly scheduled office and zoom activities.

This includes weekly staff meetings, annual board/staff retreats, strategic planning and bilateral meetings with Bolivian and Paraguayan partners.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

BA (required) MA, CFRE, CDE or similar preferred

Passion for Solidarity Bridge’s mission, comfortable working in faith-based environment

3-5 years of increasingly responsible positions in fundraising and development

Proven success in raising funds from individuals, foundations, corporate and/or government agencies, experience with mid and major level giving preferred

Experience in managing special events preferred

Familiarity with donor management systems, Salesforce NPSP preferred

Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace

Ability to work with diverse groups of people in bi-cultural environment

Creativity and strong problem-solving skills, excellent organizational and managerial skills

Sound judgment, professionalism, and resourcefulness. Desire to grow professionally

Spanish proficiency preferred

 

Interested applicants can send cover letter and resume to info@solidaritybridge.org.

To apply for this job email your details to rachel@solidaritybridge.org