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Waccamaw Community Foundation Director of Development & Stewardship

 

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter and essay response to the question listed below.

  • Why do you want to work for Waccamaw Community Foundation? 

Please submit materials to jobs@coastalcommunityfoundation.org in PDF format by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 24, 2020 for consideration.

Position Description and Requirements

Reports To: Acting Executive Director

Paygrade: $69,000 – $75,000

Status: Exempt, Full-Time Employee

Job Summary

The Director of Development and Stewardship is an integral member of the Waccamaw Community Foundation team whose primary responsibility is increased asset development and excellent donor stewardship. The incumbent will maintain a robust portfolio of prospects and cultivate and develop relationships with individuals, professional advisors, and business contacts in order to continuously increase asset development for the Foundation and improve the donor stewardship experience of current donors. S/he will have mastery of philanthropic products such as planned gifts and other foundation products and services. In addition, s/he will have excellent stewardship techniques such as the creation of signature development events and custom-tailored donor annual reports.

The Director of Development and Stewardship will agree with and demonstrate respect for the Foundation’s belief that “diversity” means the active inclusion of the entire community as welcomed participants in all Foundation activities; support the Foundation’s practice of encouraging diversity, equity and inclusiveness as the cornerstones of all that the Foundation does.

Essential Functions:

Development and Stewardship Responsibilities

  • Emphasis on our providing development leadership across Georgetown and Horry Counties including, but not limited to, field of interest funds, donor advised funds, and scholarships.
  • Develop relationships with professional advisors and their clients and donors. This responsibility will include planned giving expertise related to estate planning.
  • Assist an ongoing donor and professional advisor customized education series and education opportunities.
  • Proactively manage a portfolio of existing Fund establishers to build strong relationships and increase their involvement with the Foundation.
  • Acting as major gift officer, develop relationships with prospective clients, including corporations, to create new Foundation funds and grow the unrestricted assets (endowment and Community Partnership Program) of WCF.
  • Protect the legacy of donors by fulfilling the terms of fund agreements.
  • Other WCF projects and initiatives as assigned.

Communications Responsibilities

  • Act as a spokesperson for WCF as needed in print media, TV, radio, and community meetings.
  • Work with Director and Board to develop a speaker’s bureau to communicate WCF’s work in Georgetown and Horry Counties.
  • Source and write content, including donor narratives regarding donors and nonprofits for communications channels in coordination with Communications Officer.
  • Gather and help maintain biographical files for Fund Establishers to be used in publications, media, grant transmittal letters, as well as protecting donors’ legacies.

General WCF Responsibilities

  • Responds to requests for information from Donors, either directly or indirectly, within 24—48 hours.
  • Assists donors, Board members, grantees and the general public in a courteous, helpful and respectful manner, with everyone given equal consideration.
  • Remains current with events and trends in local, national and international business, finance and philanthropy. Acquires and maintains current knowledge of public activities and internal projects, policies and procedures of WCF.
  • Supports the Foundation’s practice of encouraging diversity, equity and inclusiveness as the cornerstones of all that it does.
  • Understand the various functions of each of the Foundation’s Departments, in order to gain an overall understanding of the Foundation’s work.
  • Requires occasional nights and weekends work and regional travel with advanced notice.

 

Knowledge, skills, experience, and education needed

  • College degree required. Advanced degree or professional certification in a field related to philanthropy preferred.
  • Skilled in managing multiple tasks simultaneously and successfully.
  • Ability and comfort with significant degree of file organization, administrative support, and data entry.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and completely comfortable with learning new software.
  • Excellent written and oral skills.
  • Knowledge of customer relationship management software, such as Raiser’s Edge and/or GrantedGE a plus.

 

Reminder

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter and essay response to the question listed below.

 

  • Why do you want to work for Waccamaw Community Foundation? 

 

Please submit materials to jobs@coastalcommunityfoundation.org in PDF format by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 24, 2020 for consideration.