American Red Cross Specialist, Development Operations (Dallas, TX) in Dallas, Texas

Job Description:

At the Red Cross, there is no such thing as a small disaster. In every single case it is the Red Cross' mission to help people affected by disaster meet their emergency needs that include shelter, food, clothing, and health and mental health services. As a paid staff member, you will support our loyal Red Cross disaster volunteers who serve selflessly to provide a bridge of assistance until individuals and families can resume a normal life.

Our disaster volunteers are the heart and soul of our mission to respond to emergencies and provide relief to victims of disasters. They serve in a number of capacities, including Disaster Action Team Member, Disaster Assessment, Caseworker, Mass Care Feeding, Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) Driver, Shelter Manager/Staff, Disaster Health Services and Disaster Mental Health.

We are currently seeking a Specialist, Development Operations (Dallas, TX) to work in our Dallas, TX office. This position will work 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday, and some weekends and evenings will be required during times of business need. Travel will also be involved up to 10% of the time.

The Specialist, Development Operations participates in development of funding growth for the chapter through analysis, recommendation and coordination of Financial Development events and activities, strategic implementation of cause-marketing relationships, and management of third-party fundraisers. May be responsible for management and coordination of volunteer committees, vendor support, event communications and donor follow-up and recognition.

SomeResponsibilities:

  • Analyzes and implements programs and strategies for the long-term cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of development prospects. Oversees solicitation plans and processes including proposal writing, compliance and stewardship

  • Works in conjunction and collaboration with the Chapter Communications and NHQ Marketing Departments

  • Identifies, qualifies, and cultivates new and ongoing development prospects research, networking and visits

  • Data management – assist fundraisers with the data management of their portfolios, as well as identify and communicate challenges to leadership

  • Creation and analysis of reports to help Fund Development leadership track and monitor team progress

  • Special project management – ex: intake and day to day management of Fund Development volunteers

Qualifications:

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

Experience: Minimum 3 to 5 years of proven experience and documented success in fund development.

Management Experience: Preferred 6 months – 1 year supervisory experience.

Skills and Abilities: 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. Capable of directing and working 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. 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.

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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.

The American Red Cross is a diverse nonprofit organization offering its employee's professional development and growth opportunities, a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a collaborative team spirit environment.