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Vice President of Development
Category: Manager


Huntsville Botanical Garden
Huntsville, Alabama

Posted: Friday, May 3, 2013

 

Vice President of Development

Category: Manager

 

Huntsville Botanical Garden

Huntsville, Alabama

 

Founded 25 years ago by a small group of volunteers, the 112-acre Huntsville Botanical Garden provides inspiration, refreshment, learning, and entertainment to the families of northern Alabama and beyond. As a community-oriented, private non-profit, our staff, volunteers, and supporters work closely together to continually develop and improve the Garden and all it has to offer.

 

Our Mission Statement

Our Garden will achieve world-class recognition by balancing year-round botanical displays, strong educational programs and specialized research. The unique aspect of our Garden will be the blending of traditional botanical garden elements, the aesthetic heritage of our region, the conservation of our natural resources, and our thrust into the future.

 

The following position is currently available:

 

Job Title:                     Vice President of Development

Department:               Development

Reports To:                  CEO & President

FLSA Status:                 Exempt

 

GENERAL SUMMARY

Responsible for the development and execution of a comprehensive, strategic donor development plan that encompasses both operational and capital fund raising, constituent relationship management, and ongoing growth in the depth of support required to support the long-term mission of the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Provide vision, direction and management oversight to the Development Department staff and volunteer resources which support the continued growth of Garden Membership, Volunteer engagement, and multiple Donor development and solicitation programs. Serve on the Garden’s senior leadership team, contributing to long-range planning and implementation of strategic initiatives to further Garden development, expansion, renovation and new construction. Working closely with the CEO/President and members of the Board of Directors, responsible for the ongoing development of a broad base of individual donor, corporate, community and public support in order to meet the financial requirements of the Garden’s Master Plan.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Please see the full listing of essential duties and responsibilities, including Supervisory and Executive Management duties as posted on the Employment page of the Garden’s website, www.hsvbg.org.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

 

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related experience, preferably from the field of nonprofit management or related fields such as communications, public relations, marketing or business. Graduate degree or professional fundraising/non-profit management certification preferred. A minimum of 5 years of successful nonprofit or business management experience in developing and implementing fundraising or sales programs. Prior direct or in-direct (Board participation) experience in a non-profit environment managing fundraising programs such as annual giving, capital giving, special projects, grants, planned giving, fundraising events, or endowments. A proven record raising gifts in excess of $100,000. Previous business management experience to include direct supervision of personnel. Strong computer skills with prior experience utilizing Microsoft Office 2012 Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point. Prior experience with Raiser’s Edge or other fundraising database is highly desirable.

 

Skills: Proven excellence in organizational and communication skills. Have the ability, desire, and confidence to interact effectively with varied constituencies, including cold calling prospects. A self-motivated team player who is capable of providing leadership and direction with initiative and positive energy. Demonstrated ability to set and achieve established goals. Dedication, flexibility, and attention to detail are a must.

 

TO APPLY

Cover letters and resumes may be forwarded to Kathy Gilder, Vice President of Operations, kgilder@hsvbg.org. All interested candidates are requested to include salary history and minimum financial requirements as part of their information submitted. 

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