Senior Director of Development & Communications

Wayside House

| Twin Cities, MN | Posted Aug 11, 2017 |


The mission of Wayside House is to empower women to recover sobriety, identity, family, home and community by providing treatment, housing and supportive services. Committed to ending child abuse and neglect and building strong healthy families.


Wayside House, is a historical leader in providing gender-specific, trauma-informed chemical dependency treatment services for Minnesota women, children, and their families for more than 60 years. This 8.5M organization served 546 women and 270 of their children across all our services in 2016; with 244 children receiving services directly in our Family Treatment Center while residing with their mothers.

Wayside is capable of providing chemical dependency treatment to any woman in the state of Minnesota. Wayside staff routinely work with Greater Minnesota partners to provide care they are not able to provide and/or care that would complement services the clients already receive. It is important to note that Wayside House has significant waiting lists at both residential facilities. The Family Treatment location has a list that exceeds 60 individuals any given week on average. Wayside’s centralized intake division assists individuals with referrals to other partners in the state; however, all six treatment locations that allow children are typically full any given week.

THE POSITION

Wayside’s successful candidate for this position will be a self-starting, strategic thinker whose hallmark qualities include the ability to genuinely listen to stakeholders; have a commitment to community and mission of women and children; building and strengthening fundraising outcomes, and the ability to relate comfortably with people of diverse profiles and backgrounds.

This Senior Director of Development reports to the Chief Executive Officer and is part of a senior leadership team made up of a VP of Clinical Programs, Senior Director of Finance/Adm., Senior Director of CC/Medical Billing, and Manager of Housing. S/he will influence and support the overall vision as a key stakeholder and senior leader at Wayside House; sharing responsibility for the design/execution of the organization’s comprehensive strategy.

The primary near-term objectives of this position are three-fold:

(1) Build a development department that will strengthen the organization’s fundraising activities to meet the contribution objectives that have been set in the strategic plan.

(2) Identify and implement systems, policies, and processes to support the move to a much more aggressive and diverse fundraising and communications effort.

(3) Engage CEO, Board, staff volunteers, community stakeholders to achieve fundraising goals.

Specific responsibilities of the position include:
•    Planning, developing, and administering all funding programs, including major giving, annual fund drives, corporate sponsorships, and special gift appeals to ensure that all goals are reached and broad public participation is achieved.
•    Personally manage the accounts of top donors and prospects with the support of a strong fundraising CEO and an active development committee.

•    Identifying potential new local and regional funding sources, corporate, foundation and individuals.

•    Directing a comprehensive grant development efforts so that grant monies are maximized and all conceivable opportunities pursued.

•    Build and monitor the development and communications budget so that appropriate fiscal management is assured and needed resources are made available to accomplish determined objectives.

•    Designing and directing a comprehensive communications strategy that promotes the work of Wayside House by integrating key messages into the marketing communications materials, website, social media, and special events.

•    Effectively hire, develop and manage staff in accordance with approved budgets, maintain a staff of qualified professional employees.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate for this position will be a proven not-for-profit development professional with a Bachelors degree and minimum of eight years varied fundraising, public relations and/or communications experience. Qualified candidates will have demonstrated success in the solicitation of annual gifts and accomplishments with a high rate of funded proposals, sponsors, and profitable events.

•    The ability to build strong internal and external relationships, particularly with staff, board, key donors and community leaders;

•    Be well-respected for their fundraising work by individual donors, foundation and corporation partners;

•    Experienced in successfully leading a team of fundraising, communications, and/or public relations staff.

Wayside’s team firmly believes they are in the business of saving lives. They understand change is necessary in order to focus on achieving excellence, and strive to be a culture of continuous improvement and growth. Leadership and staff are committed to finding a development leader with a bold, entrepreneurial results-driven style… an individual who is creative and comfortable with change.

Wayside’s successful candidate for this position will be a self-starting, strategic thinker whose hallmark qualities include the ability to genuinely listen to stakeholders; have a commitment to community and mission of women and children; building and strengthening fundraising outcomes, and the ability to relate comfortably with people of diverse profiles and backgrounds.

TO APPLY:
Send resume and cover letter to anne@rizzoexecutivesearch.com.

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