Organization: MNCASA | Location: Minnesota
Activity Area: Development/Communications | Job Type: Full-Time | Salary: $68,000 – $73,000
The Development and Communications Director will be primarily responsible for establishing strategic direction and leadership in all aspects of organizational communications and messaging, while also being directly responsible for planning and executing strategies to increase revenue through the solicitation and securing of individual gifts, government grants, fundraising event sales, corporate gifts, foundation grants, and in-kind support. This position is expected to be a strategic communication partner to all program areas of MNCASA.
- Work closely with leadership team as the communications leader to develop and support the organization’s strategic initiatives.
- Direct and implement communications strategy to promote the work of MNCASA.
- Supervise website and social media management strategy.
- Supervise design and graphics messaging.
- Create and maintain a communications schedule, adjusting as needed throughout the year given changes in circumstances and strategic work plan.
- Serve as media point of contact, including drafting all press releases and organizing press conferences.
- Provide research on funding trends, new opportunities, fundraising challenges, and best practices in fundraising.
- Diversify organizational revenue sources through increased philanthropic funds.
- Create and execute successful annual fund development plan, building upon and enhancing current funding sources and strategies including government grants, while growing individual, corporate, and foundation giving.
- Coordinate grant proposals planning, preparation, and reporting, assuring timely submissions while partnering with MNCASA grant program managers.
- Assist with ensuring compliance with government grants and private gifts.
- Explore, plan, and implement successful fundraising events and partnerships.
- Provide leadership, implementation, and support with the Executive Director and members of the Board on all major fundraising initiatives.
- Work with the Fundraising Development Committee.
- Ensure donors are thanked and acknowledged in a timely manner and coordinate all communication efforts to current and prospective donors.
- Supervise implementation and use of donor database, ensuring accuracy in data management and reporting.
- Supervise program staff and volunteers who are part of the communications and fundraising team.
- Manage department budget, regularly monitoring revenue and expenses.
- Serve as a member of MNCASA’s leadership team.
- Perform other tasks as assigned.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in communications or a related field, or equivalent professional experience; master’s degree a plus.
- Minimum of five years of communications and fundraising experience, ideally in a leadership role within a political, government, or advocacy organization.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Proven experience with website content development, media relations, newsletters, donor communications, and fundraising.
- Demonstrated success with grant proposal writing, and initiating and cultivating relationships with foundations.
- Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills; proven ability to communicate from different perspectives and in different voice.
- Familiarity with the Twin Cities philanthropic community.
- Excellent relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
- Extensive experience with social media management in a professional capacity – specifically Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – including knowledge of best practices for effective use of those platforms’ analytics tools.
- A successful track record in setting priorities and keen analytic, organizational, and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.
- Collaborative work style with diverse constituent groups, including staff, board members, donors, collaborative partners, and other supporters.
- Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Previous experience with Adobe Creative Suite is a plus.
- A passion for and demonstrated commitment to MNCASA’s mission and programming, including dedication to anti-oppression efforts.
ORGANIZATION SUMMARY: The Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) provides leadership and resources for sexual assault programs and allies to prevent sexual violence while promoting a comprehensive, socially just response for all victims/survivors. We support, convene, and collaborate with sexual assault programs, advocates, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers to promote a more victim-centered response to sexual violence, and increase effective criminal justice. Our prevention programs take action before someone is harmed, and we work with policy makers and elected officials for laws and programs that fight sexual violence. MNCASA provides:
- Victim and Survivor Supportby helping partner programs and medical personnel, law enforcement, and legal and social service providers deliver state of the art victim advocacy and support;
- Prevention Supportby developing the capacity of partner programs and others to design and implement effective community-level primary prevention strategies;
- Policy Reformsthrough public policy education and advocacy; and
- Systems Changeby developing capacity in medical, criminal justice, social service, and judicial systems to incorporate a coordinated and victim-centered approach into their responses.
To apply, go to MNCASA’S Job Board and send a resume and cover letter through our online applicant tracking system.
Diversity and open expression are fundamental to the work of MNCASA. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working environment where everyone can belong. Every member of our team enriches our work by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our sector: individuals who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQI+ and gender fluid or gender nonconforming, individuals with disabilities (both seen and unseen), veterans, people of any age or family status. We encourage you to apply even if you feel like you don’t fit 100% of the technical requirements.
Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, disability, marital status, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, genetic information or a protected veteran’s status.
Our organization has a partnership with Metropolitan Alliance of Connected Communities (MACC) to provide administrative services including management of the recruiting process. If you apply for this position, you may see references to MACC in some online materials.
MACC participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.