The American Red Cross
Houston, TX, United States
Sales, Fundraising, Nonprofit
Are you a visionary fundraiser ready for a challenging and engaging career? Join the Red Cross today!
Join the Red Cross Fundraising and Development Team!
With more than 23,000 employees and 330,000 volunteers, the American Red Cross comprises a diverse network of men and women committed to changing the world, one community at a time. As a member of our development team, you'll take satisfaction in fundraising for an organization where donor dollars make an immediate impact at home, across the country and around the world. Work alongside colleagues who not only share your passion, but also support and encourage you along the way.
The American Red Cross is proud to be one of the Top-Rated Workplaces: Best Non-Profits based on rankings and reviews on Indeed.
Job DescriptionMake your career count! The Red Cross is seeking a visionary fundraiser who can meet goals and objectives, connect with our individual donors and serve our mission. You will be expected to meet annual revenue targets by engaging, cultivating, and ultimately soliciting major gifts from donors and coordinating an annual event, thereby advancing the organizational mission and creating meaningful impact in the lives of both donors and beneficiaries of that mission.
Develops and executes ongoing strategy for qualifying donors to ensure retention, growth of individual donor contributions as well as recapture from previous donors. Works collaboratively with other departments and partners with development staff at the national office to create customized solicitation strategies matching the objectives of the organization and interests of the donor/prospect
Manages an assigned portfolio of individual donors and prospects with intent to form deep relationships. Responsible for minimum annual fundraising goal tied to segmented or blended portfolio as specified in performance standards, including both renewable gifts and new incremental revenue. Develops donor management plans for entire portfolio resulting in strategic, knowledgeable, and complex asks. Solicits assigned donor portfolio through face to face visits, including preparation of personalized materials. Revenue target may increase due to major domestic disasters
Implements programs/activities to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors at the $2,500 level or higher, with an emphasis on maximizing revenue for the American Red Cross. Identifies potential planned giving prospects among assigned donors and partners with region's assigned Gift Planning Officer to solicit those prospects. Updates donor records in region and/or district database and Salesforce.com following donor contacts
Develops ongoing relationships with major donors for the benefits of the American Red Cross. Accountable for cultivating relationships for individual fundraising, organizational fundraising, or both and by supporting volunteer leaders in peer-to-peer outreach, (if appropriate) using giving societies such as the Tiffany Circle Society of Women Leaders as a key program
Participates in disaster relief fundraising projects as appropriate. May oversee and have responsibility for staff development
It is the responsibility of all Red Cross staff members to recruit, train, and work with volunteers and to treat all clients, volunteers, guests, and other employees in a courteous and respectful manner at all times while maintaining a cooperative atmosphere for everyone. It is expected that each member of the regional management team work with a volunteer counterpart to ensure key volunteers are utilized and ensure depth within the function
Carries out any additional assignments required to fulfill the mission of the American Red Cross
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required. Advanced degree highly desirable
Minimum five years sales and/or fundraising experience required. Proven experience in developing strategies for donor retention growth and recapture and proven success with complex requests is required
Ability to relate well and work effectively with multiple constituencies and audiences. Excellent verbal and written skills. Knowledge of office systems: MS-Office preferred and fundraising database systems (e.g., Raiser's Edge, Salesforce.com). A team player committed to developing and working within a collaborative environment and to ensuring the highest customer service orientation
Requires frequent travel within the region. The amount will vary depending upon size and geography of region
May include sitting for long periods of time, driving a vehicle and working under challenging conditions. A current valid driver's license and good driving record is required
Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.
The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law
The American Red Cross is a diverse nonprofit organization offering its employee's professional development and growth opportunities, a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a collaborative team spirit environment.
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The American Red Cross
Website : http://www.redcross.org
Each day, thousands of people – people just like you – provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world. We roll up our sleeves and donate time, money and blood. We learn or teach life-saving skills so our communities can be better prepared when the need arises. We do this every day because the Red Cross is needed - every day.