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FDCS Foundation Uncategorized 0 May 24, 2019

Foundation Director

Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation – Fort Dodge, IA

Reports to: Board of Directors

Job Type: Part time with potential to expand to full time


Position Overview:

The Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation has an exciting opportunity for someone who will provide leadership to a board of directors with a primary focus on fundraising and promoting goodwill and community relations. The Foundation Director is a part time position and is responsible for a broad range of fund development and
communications activities for the organization including: cultivation and management of individual donor, foundation, corporate, and campaign relationships, annual fund appeals, database management and donor correspondence. The person will manage, direct, and support the Foundation Board and will oversee the execution of all marketing and communication activities, both digital and traditional, for the organization. The Foundation Director will provide oversight and support for agency sponsored events so as to achieve the organization’s fundraising and community engagement objectives while ensuring a consistent brand message and position. This is a position that requires an ability to think strategically and work with multiple teams within the organization.


      Significantly expand revenue generating and fundraising activities to support and expand existing program operations

     Deepen and refine all aspects of communications – web presence and social media

      Develop new fundraising opportunities

      Build partnerships in new markets, establishing relationships with donors, political and community leaders and businesses

       Awareness and participation in key Foundation committees including marketing, teacher grants, fundraising programs and future endowment projects

       Update and maintain donor records, recognition and tax receipts

       Coordination of Annual Fundraising event: (including but not limited to)

o   Active participation in annual Foundation Go Big, Go Dodgers event

o   Work with vendors for design updates on posters, flyers and various mailings, including printing and distribution of mailings

o   Secure venue for annual Go Big, Go Dodgers event and confirm/create floor plan and food arrangements

o   Submit marketing material to various organizations as needed

      Serve as primary spokesperson by initiating and completing newspaper interviews, press releases and speaking to teachers on an ongoing basis

     Participate in community organizations to help ensure the role and mission of the Foundation within the district

     Carefully monitor weekly performance levels and contact points for donors

       Oversee, review and update long range plans

      Invite grant presenters to meetings and notify requesters of grant decisions

      Serve as district liaison for Miles of Pennies fundraiser

      Presentation of quarterly reporting on financial initiatives and status of donors

      Attend monthly board meeting and quarterly investment committee meeting

      Monitor Foundation bylaws

      Other duties as assigned

 Job Qualifications

      Strong PC Skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

      Ability to create and manipulate spreadsheets

      Detail oriented

      Self-motivated with ability to work independently

      Ability to use critical thinking and prioritize workload

       Strong communication skills both verbal and written; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills

       Action-oriented, adaptable and innovative when approaching business planning

       Excellence in organizational management with the ability to set and achieve strategic objectives and manage a budget

       Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships

       Prior experience with WordPress, social media marketing and donor software preferred

Education and/or Experience

       Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

       4+ years of non-profit organizational management including strategic planning, board relations and operating/financial management preferred

       Strong use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other related Office software

       Proven record of success in public relations and/or fundraising

       Strong marketing, public relations and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures

       Prior experience with WordPress, social media marketing and donor software preferred


Application Requirements:

Resumes must be submitted to Lindsey McKinney via email at lindsey.remax@gmail.com

The application deadline is June 21, 2019. Interviews will be conducted as qualified applicants are identified, with a desired start date of August 1, 2019 or sooner.


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