Job Announcement for Development Director
Achieve Tahoe, a non-profit which leads the way in providing adaptive sports and outdoor recreation for people with disabilities and their families, seeks a dynamic leader to join the management team in the position of Development Director.
About the Organization
Founded in 1967, Achieve Tahoe has successfully guided people to a life without limits. Achieve Tahoe remains dedicated to the belief that sports are a vital part of the process in which individuals with disabilities build health, confidence, and independence. Its programs instill in participants the knowledge that it’s not their disabilities, but their abilities, that count. Participants will tell you with pride, “If I can do this, I can do anything.”SM
Based at Alpine Meadows Resort in North Lake Tahoe, CA, Achieve Tahoe serves over 700 individuals annually. A team of committed and experienced professionals leads over 250 active and dedicated volunteers. By joining this experienced team, a Development Director will capitalize on Achieve Tahoe’s mission and financial success by expanding current fundraising efforts and building a culture of philanthropy to take the organization to a new level.
About the Position
Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Development Director is responsible for the leadership, strategic direction, management, execution and evaluation of all fund development campaigns, events and activities of Achieve Tahoe. Primary duties include:
Requirements for the Development Director include: an undergraduate degree in nonprofit management, business administration or the equivalent, (advanced degree preferred); and, at least five years of experience formulating and executing successful, comprehensive fundraising programs within a collaborative and consistent team process, or equivalent.
The ideal Development Director will have a track record of managing relationships with donors and leadership in implementing the methodologies and best practices of philanthropy. The Development Director will possess the knowledge and passion for the work of the organization and have the ability to both directly and passionately translate the organization’s mission and program delivery into fundraising initiatives that garner financial support. It is essential that the Development Director has the ability to utilize database software and other online tools; must be able to outreach to, engage, gain the respect and cooperation of, and communicate effectively and professionally with both internal and external constituents such as corporate and foundation executives, highly visible civic, philanthropic and business leaders, individual donors, Board members, program participants, staff and volunteers.
An outgoing personality with excellent interpersonal and communication skills; strong strategic and operational leadership skills; a vision and passion for growing the organization; excellent team building skills; personal initiative and a strong work ethic are expected, yet the work environment is relaxed, friendly and fun. Some domestic travel is required.
Compensation includes a competitive base salary commensurate with education and experience along with health insurance and other benefits.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to: Haakon Lang-Ree, Executive Director, Haakon@achievetahoe.org
Posted July 2020. Position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.
Achieve Tahoe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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