Apply now for our Director of Development position!
About the Position
Patrol Base Abbate is 501(c)3 veterans service organization whose goal is to provide a meaningful community for all who have served. The organization is founded on three pillars allowing members to connect with one another in their local community and across the globe. We have no barriers to entry outside of honorable military service and are dedicated to serving all veterans.
The Director of Development will be the key member of Patrol Base Abbate’s Senior Leadership Team and will be the organization’s first full-time Director. The Director of Development will be directly responsible to the COO and will be overall responsible for all development functions of PB Abbate. PB Abbate Development includes all external facing sections including typical Development positions as well as Marketing. The Director will oversee all efforts to include but not limited to fundraising, donor relations, strategic partnerships, major gift officers, events, as well as Marketing. The Director of Development will join a team of volunteers already committed to advancing the organization’s development mission and the Director will be expected to advance those efforts. The job will be remote, but travel may occasionally be required for major fundraising events, meeting with key donors, supporting media engagements, etc.
+Provides strategic level leadership, direction, and advice in regards to development to the Executive Director and Board of Directors as PB Abbate grows and scales.
+Develop and implement long range plans to secure funding to advance the PB Abbate mission.
+Responsible for running the day-to-day operations and performing long-term planning for PB Abbate Development team.
+Oversee the PB Abbate Development team to ensure fundraising activities adequately support programming expenses.
+Proactively engage with current and potential donors in order to ensure continued growth of donations and create a pipeline for new support.
+Build PB Abbate’s individual giving program designed to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward key donors at the 5, 6, and 7 figure level.
+Ensure compliance of PB Abbate Development efforts in accordance with all legal requirements pertaining to a non-profit corporation.
+Develop a robust fundraising and donor relations program that will ensure the attainment of PB Abbate short- and long-term goals.
+Pursue new fundraising strategies and identify new revenue streams that will enhance funding for organizational programming.
+Work with the COO/Executive Director to initiate and secure strategic partnerships that provide impact and visibility.
+Oversee PB Abbate’s marketing, branding, media and public relations, community engagement, and all other external communication activities.
+Coordinate with the Finance team on a regular basis to ensure fundraising efforts exceed projections required to adequately support programming needs.
+Advise the staff on information technology systems and information management processes required to best accomplish the development mission.
+Bachelor’s Degree Required (Master’s Degree in relevant field desired)
+7+ years of working in a high-demand professional environment including experience leading a team
+3+ years experience in professional fundraising with demonstrated success expanding and cultivating donor relationships.
+Experience in a non-profit organization with a philanthropic budget of $1m+.
+Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with a high level of emotional intelligence to effectively engage with both internal and external constituencies including executive level donor relationships.
+Ability to juggle both Fundraising and external communication efforts seamlessly across a team of volunteers.
+Experience developing and executing strategic communications plans and proven effectiveness in engaging with an external audience is a plus.
+A high level of integrity, humility, transparency, and inclusivity is required.
+Military experience is not required but a strong belief in the mission is.
We recognize that no single candidate will have all of the desired qualifications. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with a wide array of Development experience that will be able to enhance PB Abbate fundraising efforts. We aspire to be the nation’s largest veteran service organization and we seek the right Director of Development to help make it happen. He/She must truly value the mission of the organization, possess the highest level of commitment to advancing the organization, and have the character and integrity to support Patrol Base Abbate as it strives to be a community for all who have served.
Pay will be competitive with Director-level positions across the non-profit space and will come with healthcare benefits. The application review will begin immediately and will remain open until the position is filled.
Salary: $70-90k, commensurate with experience
Location: Remote, although there will occasionally be a need to travel to support fundraising efforts/programming events
Start Date: NLT 5 Dec