Sea Education Association Director of Development in Falmouth, Massachusetts
The Director's primary responsibility is the strategic design, execution and administration of comprehensive fundraising for SEA. A key component of this position is the effective leadership and management of SEA?s annual giving program, including a coordinated matrix of appeals involving emails, phone, personal visits and volunteer engagement. The Director provides strategic and tactical direction and long and short term planning for all areas of growing the annual giving program while also managing special fundraising campaign goals and the overall development of SEA donor relations and stewardship. The Director is responsible for strategically positioning SEA for success in terms of dollars raised, percentage participation, new gifts, consistency of giving and timely donor stewardship and acknowledgement. During the current comprehensive campaign, the Director of Development will take a leadership role in campaign execution and work to employ the campaign activities into the overall development operation. The successful candidate will have proven leadership and managerial experience with demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills S/He will have a minimum of 5 years of experience in development, with proven success in leading annual fundraising programs, donor stewardship and events Willingness, ability and availability to travel as required Understanding of database and moves management (Raiser?s Edge preferred), gift processing and donor relations The ability to motivate and coach Discretion and confidentiality a must, humor a plus Experience in capital campaign planning and execution preferred Previous experience in an educational setting or non-profit organization Bachelor?s degree required Position office location: Falmouth, MA Please send cover letter, resume and three professional references to DODsearch@sea.edu by January 31, 2020.