Development and Communications Director

EVOLVE Family Services

| Twin Cities, MN | October 3, 2019

Development & Communications Director

EVOLVE Family Services

$60,000-70,000 DOQ

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in development, marketing, communications, or related field and at least four years of experience with the Minnesota philanthropy and/or grant-making process. Knowledge of and connection to Minnesota government and philanthropic grant makers required. Must possess excellent in-person and written communication skills using expository, descriptive, persuasive, and narrative styles. It is imperative the Development and Communications Director possesses strong interpersonal skills, is focused on customer service and has an acute attention to detail. Must have a passion for and commitment to the agency’s child-focused, family services mission and values.

Desired Qualifications
The preferred candidate will be a Certified Fundraising Executive. A successful candidate will be experienced in writing proposals, grants, and capital campaigns that have resulted in high-level awards.

Position Purpose
The Development and Communications Director will work collaboratively with all agency Program Managers and Directors to ensure all agency goals are being met. This position is responsible for fundraising and marketing of all programs. This position also manages a small team, including a Marketing Specialist. The agency is searching for a team leader who is motivated to grow the agency fundraising portfolio to 20% agency budget achieved through fundraising.

Donor and Foundation Development
Cultivate and maintain donor relationships to deliver on major gifts program
Develop relationships with foundation officers to increase foundation awareness and interest
Oversee daily operations of identified roles, providing program leadership, evaluation, and direction
Supervise the research, development, and completion of local, state, and national grant opportunities
Provide original content and research applicable written work for compelling stories and statistics benefitting agency program growth through grants, gifts, and successful proposals
Integrate planned giving strategies and manage calendar of appeals
Develops content for agency fundraising materials, electronic files, and databases
Writes proposals and reports in support of foundation outreach and compliance
Work collaboratively with managers and directors to successfully complete all required reporting, licensing, and accreditation processes

Fundraising Events
Manage the coordination of fundraising, marketing, and outreach events
Attend local development committee meetings, chamber of commerce events, rotaries, referral groups, and other networking opportunities to source perspective donors and clients
Participate and engage the community by leveraging opportunities to develop and support agency programs and services
Organize and schedule collaborative agency communications, training, and meetings to positively impact marketing and development outcomes
Support and tracking for the Anne McManus Fund Committee
Support of the Next Generation Leadership Group

Responsible for 360 degree marketing
Manage and edit social media content promoting agency services
Supervise the research, acquisition, and scheduling of social media content and advertising
Supervise and participate in community outreach activities on behalf of agency, including meetings, presentations, conference attendance, education sessions, and vendor tables
Supervise and participate in the creation, editing, and management of online forms, newsletters, graphics, and media releases
Supervise the monitoring and benchmarking of online work using analytical tools
Coordinate with agency teams regarding the implementation social media and marketing strategies related to agency wide goals, as well as specific program marketing goals

Staff Management
Interview, hire, and provide orientation to new marketing and development staff
Participate actively in weekly meetings to check in with team progress
Develop and review department goals, as well as take appropriate actions to identify and mitigate issues
Supervise and coordinate performance reviews
Manage marketing and development budget, increasing outcomes to 20% of agency budget
Work proactively and in collaboration with managers and directors on the hiring of essential consultants and program staff throughout the year

Professional Responsibilities
Innovate and influence change through participation in staff meetings, in-service training, consultation meetings, and workshops
Complete work according to established guidelines, budgets, and timelines
Keep supervisor informed of potential problem situations, as well as suggestions for improvements in programming and agency functioning
Maintain continuing education and ethical and professional standards as required by the state, Minnesota rules, and agency policies
Contribute to the agency’s overall well-being and effectiveness by fully communicating needs, ideas, and concerns directly to other team members, and supervisor as needed
Participate fully as a management team member in day-to-day tasks as well as special activities
Other duties as assigned

Apply for Employment with EVOLVE

To be considered as an applicant, you must submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and completed application to employment(at) or drop all required documents off in person at one of the EVOLVE offices. Download our application at:

No phone calls please. EVOLVE Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Equal Opportunity Statement and Non-Discrimination Policy The Board of Directors of EVOLVE is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons. It is the policy of the agency, in recognition of the essential rights of all children and individuals, to provide agency services without regard to race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, union or political affiliation, religion, national origin, citizenship status, age, marital status, disability, or reliance on public assistance except where a bonafide qualification exists.

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