JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE Vice President of Advancement by VinnyMyler

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									                                          JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE:          Vice President of Advancement
DEPARTMENT:         Advancement
REPORTS TO:         Executive Director
SUPERVISES:         Donor Relations Manager, Director of Corporate Relations, Director of Marketing and
                    Communications, Volunteer Manager, Director of Individual Philanthropy, CRM
                    Conversion Program Manager
STATUS:             Exempt
HOURS:              8:00 – 4:30 Monday through Friday; evenings or weekends as needed

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for executing a broad-based development strategy to secure financial
support through individuals, corporations, foundations, volunteers and government. Lead the activities of
SHH’s public relations, marketing, communications and volunteer efforts.


  • Lead fundraising by personally cultivating and soliciting portfolio of major donor and top prospects.
  • Develop a comprehensive fundraising plan for bequests and planned giving.
  • Utilize Executive Director, Board and other staff to secure funding through major donors.
  • Support Board led fundraising activities including establishment of a fundraising advisory board.

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive long-range fundraising plan to maximize potential of a 40k
     member donor database by effective utilization of direct mail, cause marketing, and donor relations.
  • Ensure an exemplary volunteer program to foster strong relationships within the community such that
     companies and volunteers make SHH the volunteer organization of choice.
  • Grow online giving through strong e-marketing platform

  • Pursue every avenue for grants, securing general operating, capital and special project funding.
  • Effectively manage capital campaigns and secure funding.

  • Lead and execute special events, food and fund drives increasing our financial return and standing in
     the community.
  • Execute a signature event that increases and maximizes our return on investment i.e. outdoor walk

  • Effectively develop and maintain communications materials, including brochures, annual report, news
     releases, newsletters, board orientation manual, website, direct marketing and other publications so
     that materials and the SHH brand effectively communicate the mission, programs and a positive image
     to the community.
  • Ensure positive media relations through articles, press releases, PSAs and op-eds to promote
     awareness of SHH and hunger issues.
  • Coordinate closely with External Relations on messaging and advocacy.
  • Codify and support branding effort, reflecting current partnerships, future growth, alignment with
     Feeding America.

  • Serve as contact for SHH Board, management and program staff in areas of Advancement.
  • Develop and be accountable for operating budgets.
  • Participate in strategic planning process and meet or exceed all annual strategic goals.
  • Participate on board committees when appropriate.
  • Prepare reports as required by the Executive team and the Board.
  • Participate on the executive team and support Executive Director with other duties as assigned.

  • Customer Service-respond with a high degree of urgency to the needs and requests of others, internally
     and externally. Understand the impact of your work on others and be an outstanding role model.
  • Establish goals, monitor progress and coach to enable employees to meet their goals.
  • Create a positive environment where two-way communication and strong trust are established.
  • Recognize achievers and address those who do not meet expectations in a timely, fair manner.
  • Provide individuals with professional and personal growth opportunities.
  • Administer all policies according to guidelines. (e.g. reviews, salary, PTO, financial, contracts, safety,

  • Senior level leader with demonstrated success in managing fund raising, major giving, capital
     campaigns, marketing, communications, PR, and events in a non-profit environment.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree. CFRE desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to raise more than 8.7M annually.
  • Outstanding clear, persuasive writing and editing skills.
  • Excellent oral persuasion and personal relationships skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and deliver effective presentations to individuals and groups.
  • An intelligent, articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of an organization.
  • A decision maker who has a “big-picture” view but is also able to operate in a “hands-on” capacity
  • Long-range planning and follow-through skills.

  • Ability to use hands, talk, and hear
  • Ability to sit at a desk and work on a computer as needed
  • Ability to travel as required

  • Executive Team; Board of Directors
  • Management team
  • Donors, Foundation and Corporate representatives
  • Media
  • Volunteers


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