Lead Development Specialist

Reference: JOB1163
Employer: American Red Cross

As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity as a Lead Development Specialist.

Responsibilities
Understands and utilizes multiple data and reporting systems to access data and reports to support the development team. Leads gift processing for the region and ensures gift processing procedures are followed and understood which can include collaborating with the business operations ensure accurate execution of check processing and bundling procedures.

Leads review of gift reports to identify needed gift adjustments and/or gift linking requests to support accuracy of regional revenue and fundraiser credit per the national credit guidelines.

Leads data hygiene updates to support the quality of data in the CRM and other data systems including creating new accounts, requesting account merges and making other needed updates in the CRM and/or requesting updates through submission of data support cases.

Supports portfolio updates in CRM by transferring accounts/contacts to the appropriate relationship manager as determined by regional leadership. Ensures portfolios are reflected in CRM per the approved portfolio for each role as defined by regional and divisional leadership. Inactivate and add new accounts in Salesforce as directed by regional leadership. Understands and analyzes key national reports.

Assists regional leadership in analyzing regional activity and performance. Provides data to regional development leadership to support operational reviews and other initiatives as directed. Monitors upcoming and past due solicitations and gifts and proactively shares information to regional development team to ensure data is updated appropriately.

Fully utilizes the CRM (Salesforce FRF) platform to support fundraising leadership and field fundraisers. Assists with onboarding of new fundraisers in the region and serves as the primary systems trainer for new hires. Educates the users on new functionality and/or changes in the CRM. Provides ongoing training to regional development team on CRM and other development data systems/reports.

Serves as the liaison to key national contacts for the CRM, other data systems, gift processing and research through a relationship with the national Data Manager assigned to region and other national contacts as needed. Supports tracking large budgeted monthly gifts, as reflected in the revenue budget to support regional forecasting. Manage volunteers who perform data entry and data-related projects for regional development team.

Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor’s degree or combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.

Experience: Minimum 5 years of proven experience and documented success in fund development or equivalent experience.

Management Experience: Preferred 2 to 4 years supervisory experience.

Skills and Abilities: Ability to relate well and work effectively with multiple constituencies and audiences. A team player committed to developing and working within a collaborative environment and to ensuring the highest customer service orientation. Leadership ability with exemplary interpersonal, verbal, listening and written communication skills.

Partners internally and externally with others to develop the organization; open, friendly and comfortable with diverse groups; networks effectively and establishes long-term relationships with the community. Works successfully on teams and strives for optimum results; resolves conflict; promotes cooperation, commitment, momentum and pride; puts success of team above own interests.

Ability to manage multiple priorities with strong skills in planning and problem-solving. Directs and works effectively with donors, volunteers, staff and committees in a wide range of activities while under pressure and/or deadlines.

Other: Intermediate level proficiency with MS Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Salesforce.com or equivalent CRM experience preferred.

Travel: May involve travel.

Essential Functions/Physical Requirements: Depending on work assignment, may require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or the ability to stand, walk and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of up to 20 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read technical information. Overall mobility is essential. May include sitting for long periods of time, driving a vehicle and working under challenging conditions.

Work Conditions: Work is performed indoors with some potential for exposure to safety and health hazards related to emergency services relief work. May travel and participate in meetings and conferences throughout chapter jurisdiction, state and Red Cross system. Because the Red Cross is a disaster response organization, staff may be asked to be on 24-hour call during period of major disaster.

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.

The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that offers employees growth and development; team spirit; a competitive salary; and a comprehensive benefits package. 

If this sounds like the kind of opportunity that you’ve been waiting for, please visit our website at:

www.redcross.org/jobs

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

 

posted March 28, 2019