121 S. Main, Boerne, Texas  78006 | phone 830-249-8000 | fax 830-249-9639

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Cibolo Nature Center & Farm
Job Description
The Cibolo Nature Center & Farm’s mission is conservation of natural resources through education and stewardship. We provide programming for children, youth, adults and families while protecting vanishing natural areas.
 
FULL TIME JOB DESCRIPTION
 
Reporting to the Director of Development and the Executive Director, partnering with the Director of Operations and working closely with key Trustees, the Assistant Director of Development will be responsible supporting fundraising activities of the organization aimed at attracting financial support. The Assistant Director of Development plays an important role by providing administrative support to the Development Office and participating in all fundraising activities including donor and public relations, direct mail appeals, and special events. The intentions of this position is to eventually move into the Development Director role once a full understanding of donor relationships, scope of work and organization have been understood. The Director of Development will supervise the activities of the Assistant Director of Development, but work closely with the Development Team which includes the Assistant Director of Partner Relations, the Communication Coordinator, and the Database/Donor Development Manager. Development Specialist.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Attend bi-weekly staff & Director meetings
  • Attend weekly Development Department Team Meetings
  • Support the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm’s overall development efforts to raise an annual budget of 1+ Million and 5 Million Farm Campaign
  • Act as a liaison to the community and be knowledgeable of all programs and operations of the organization
  • Support a comprehensive acknowledgement process for all donations to include donor records and recognition
  • Assist the Director of Development, Executive Director and Board of Directors in the design and successful implementation of any capital and major gifts campaigns
  • Engage in a grant strategy, writing, tracking and administration
 
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential corporate & foundation sponsors and individual donors
 
  • Cultivate and grow our donor base at all giving levels
 
  • Maintain foundation, corporation and individual donor files.
 
  • Create monthly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed.
 
  • Continually update and correct database records.
 
  • Conduct preliminary research on prospective corporate foundation and individual donors.
 
  • Coordinate productions and mailing of spring and year-end appeal letters.
 
  • Assist with fiscal reporting and presentations.
 
  • Analyze data, confirm results, and brainstorm new campaigns.
 
  • Plan, schedule and execute outreach campaigns and fundraising events.
 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.
 
 
 
QUALITIES NEEDED
 
Leadership

 
  • A person who leads by force of intellect, knowledge of the field, an innate desire to excel and to inspire others, passion and enthusiasm for the CNC & Farm, and dedication to mission
     
  • A leader who engenders support among colleagues and other members of the community by virtue of his or her service orientation, creativity, and willingness to teach and empower colleagues
 
  • An unpretentious person who collaborates with others and is willing to “roll up one’s sleeves” in order to lead by example and to achieve results
     
  • An individual whose life integrates personal values with professional performance
     
Experience
 
  • At least five years in development. Preferably supporting functions as annual campaigns,
      alumni relations, and major and planned giving, preferably in an independent non-profit
 
Skills and Knowledge
 
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills that allow one to work successfully in a CNC community and to share with its members the strong sense of purpose and “connectedness” that is built on the mission of the CNC & Farm
 
  • Excellent communication abilities, both verbal and written, with a range of internal and external constituencies
 
  • A disciplined person who follows through on projects and is attentive to key details
 
  • One who understands development as a total system and can marshal resources to execute according to a comprehensive strategic plan
 
  • Knowledge of campaigns, annual drives, alumni relations, and corporate and foundation philanthropy
 
  • Solid computer proficiency, particularly in all Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
 
 
 
Personal Traits
 
  • A person of unquestioned integrity who has an impeccable reputation, who honors commitments, and who deals with people in a straightforward and personable fashion
 
  • One who embraces the mission of the CNC and projects true excitement and “fire in the belly” in promoting its goals
 
  • An individual who is poised and polished-- yet understated-- and in the spirit of a servant leader finds fulfillment in helping others succeed
 
  • Accessible, approachable, and secure in his or her personal capabilities
 
  • A team player who is mindful of the well-being of the total community while having courage of conviction and a willingness to speak one’s mind for the good of the whole
 
  • Warm, genuinely interested in others, and compassionate while still exercising tough-mindedness and accountability in a businesslike way
 
  • Able to work in a small, face-to-face environment that values a high degree of teamwork and collaboration
 
  • Well organized, clear thinking, and efficient
 
  • A good listener
 
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills.
 
  • Must be able to prioritize, manage, follow through and report on multiple tasks on a regular basis.
 
  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail and accuracy.
 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
 
  • Must be able to solve problems efficiently.
 
  • Must be able to function in a multi-task environment, both independently and within a team.
 
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, particularly for events.
 
 
Physical Demands
 
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk and listen. The employee frequently is required to use hands to maneuver handle or feel objects, tools or controls.
 
Interested parties please send resume and cover letter to Jennifer Wyle at jennifer@cibolo.org
 
 
 
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