ASAE helps associations, and the professionals who lead, manage, and work in them, transform society through the power of collaboration. We are looking for someone to join our team as the Vice President, Development. Candidates must be able to work in a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative environment where colleagues are engaged, respect and support each other, hold themselves accountable, and celebrate their work.
The Vice President, Development is the primary fundraising professional for the ASAE Foundation. The VP provides leadership to all development programs, campaigns, and special events that support the foundations initiatives as well as managing donor and volunteer relations, and donor cultivations and recognition programs. Represents the foundation to key constituents and organizations within the association community.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Works closely with the President & CEO, the Foundation Board of Directors, the Development Committee, and other volunteers in the development and implementation of strategies and tactics to raise money to support all ASAE Foundation programs and research.
Serves as primary contact for donors and volunteers.
Working with the manager of operations, responsible for maintenance of accurate, complete, and up-to-date records on all donors, gifts, donor files, correspondence, etc., related to prospects, donors and development volunteers.
Oversees the mobilization of volunteer leaders for all fundraising activities.
Develops and manages campaigns for ongoing cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of key prospects and exercises initiative in identifying additional prospects through a systematic program of prospect research and evaluation.
Takes a leadership role in driving a collaborative process with staff and volunteer leaders that would result in the development of goals, objectives and operational plans for all fundraising and development programs.
Works closely with key internal departments including marketing, communications, social media, meetings & events, sponsorship, publications, research and website to accomplish the outreach and branding goals of the foundation.
With Meeting & Events team, develops plans for registration, logistics and on-site management of fundraising events associated with annual giving, Leadership and Legacy Societies, major gifts and grants, designated or restricted funds, capital programs, and special programs and/or events.
Initiates and cultivates relationships with individuals, associations, companies and foundations to build a stream of grant funding to support specific ASAE and the ASAE Foundation programs and initiatives.
With guidance from the President & CEO:
Determines fundraising goals and strategies for all development programs and campaigns.
Develops an annual operating budget for development programs, monitor financial performance against the budgets, and adjust operations, as appropriate, to ensure the financial integrity of the Foundation.
Ensures that the Foundation conforms with all legal requirements of a 501(c)(3) organization, including financial management and reporting.
Ensures that all contributed gifts are received and processed in accordance with all applicable I.R.S. and accounting regulations. Maintains standards for donor confidentiality, stewardship, and use of funds.
III. Administration and Governance
Serves as senior staff liaison to the Development Committee.
Cultivates a strong partnership with the Foundation Board of Directors and Development Committee to direct development activities and volunteer engagement consistent with the mission of the Foundation.
With the President & CEO, creates agendas and supports the meeting of the Development Committee and related subgroups.
Prepares all internal and external reports on the status of fundraising activities for the Foundation and any other reports as requested by the President & CEO.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Communications, or related field or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Minimum of 5 years fundraising experience and knowledge of best practices and strategies.
Preferred Education and Experience
Familiarity with donor software programs
Supervisory experience preferred
Grant writing experience preferred
Work Environment This job operates in a professional office environment.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Work Authorization/Security Clearance Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Our organizational members are trade associations and individual membership societies that represent almost every sector of the economy and countless professions. Our 42,000 individual members—association professionals and industry partners—lead, manage, and work in or partner with organizations in more than a dozen association management disciplines, from executive management to finance to technology. Together, they represent 7,300 organizations and create a vibrant community that makes the world smarter, safer, and better every day.
With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge, and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession and provides resources, education, ideas, and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community.
ASAE Business Services, Inc. (ABSI), ASAE’s wholly-owned subsidiary, provides business solutions to the association community that help associations grow and prosper, save time and money, and simplify the business of running an association.