Development Officer, CASA Fresno & Madera Counties

Employee Type: Full-time. Monday through Friday. 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Fresno & Madera Counties is a non-profit organization whose mission is to recruit, train, and support volunteers to advocate and speak for the best interests of children in the foster care system. 

Position Goal: 

The goal of the development officer is to increase the number of givers and gifts to the level necessary for CASA to achieve its annual goals and its strategic goal of advocating for 450 children and youth in foster care daily by June 30, 2022. 

Key Responsibilities: 

1. Administration - Ensure overall results for CASA in fund development. 
-Keep the Executive Director apprised of progress, decisions, issues and priorities through the Quarterly and Weekly Work Report and quarterly and weekly one on one meetings. 
-Work cooperatively with the Executive Director in advising the Board of Directors in setting goals for the fund development portion of the annual plan. This includes goals and strategies in the areas of major gifts and major gifts team, annual giving, recurring giving, Crab Feed, direct mail, information lunches, donor acknowledgement and the annual report. 
-Track progress by maintaining the fund development portions of the Quarterly Resource Development Report. 
-Provide outstanding customer service to donors. 
-All other duties as assigned. 

2. Giving Programs - Administer fund development strategies to generate the revenue necessary to achieve both the annual and strategic goals. 
-Achieve a personal revenue target between $250,000 and $550,000 as determined annually. The Development Officer must set the example by regularly asking for and receiving gifts. 
-Assist in administering the Courageous Hope Campaign that utilizes goals and strategies in the areas of major gifts and major gifts team, annual giving, recurring giving, Crab Feed, direct mail, information lunches, donor acknowledgement and the annual report. Included in the campaign should be a strategy to integrate Crab Feed donors. 
-Assist in administering the annual Courageous Hope Campaign event. 
-Oversee the annual direct mail solicitations and increase the number of prospective donors on the mailing list and the annual revenue received. 
-Develop and grow a program of monthly recurring giving to provide sustainable donated revenue. 
-Assist the Executive Office in administering between four and six information lunches per year to introduce prospective donors to CASA. 
-Assist the Executive Director in providing leadership and administrative support to the work of the Major Gifts Team. This includes regular communication and building positive working relationships with each member. 
-Assist the Executive Director in networking with the members of the Board of Directors, volunteers and community leaders to identify prospective givers and build and maintain relationships with them. 
-Follow-up with all prospective donor leads generated through networking, information lunches, campaign events, advocate swearing in ceremonies, Crab Feed and other activities always seeking to communicate the mission progress of CASA and provide opportunities for further involvement and giving. 
-Provide leadership and administrative support to the Crab Feed Sponsorship Team. Maintain an ongoing strategy for increasing the number of sponsors and the annual sponsorship revenue. The Development Officer must set the example in sponsorship solicitation by strategizing and asking for sponsorship gifts. 
-Assist the Executive Director in developing the Council of Advisers strategy designed to create ownership in the mission of CASA among top influencers and potential top givers. 
-Develop and promote planned giving options. 

3. Marketing, Communication and Stewardship - Increase the awareness of the mission of CASA in Fresno and Madera Counties in support of achieving the annual and strategic goals. Oversee the use of data management tools to enable excellent reporting and donor communication. 
-Develop and administer a systematic approach to maintaining personal contact with key donors. 
-Oversee the donor data system, ensuring accurate donor records and timely reporting, donor acknowledgments and donation thank you letters. 
-Provide regular updates to donors and supporters of CASA through an e-newsletter and develop other regular communication methods. 
-Recognize donors through the website, newsletter, social media and the events and activities of CASA. 
-Provide an annual update on the mission progress of CASA through developing and distributing the annual report. 

Desired Minimum Qualifications: 
-Bachelors degree required. 
-Minimum of three years of experience in professional work setting. 
-Previous resource development or sales experience. 
-Ability to be flexible and adapt to new roles, tasks and situations. 
-Ability to remain objective while resolving conflicts. 
-Strong observation, analytical and listening skills. 
-Ability to supervise and train others. 
-Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. 
-Ability to prepare written reports, correspondence and maintain accurate records. 
-Ability to organize, set priorities, take initiative and exercise sound, independent judgment within areas of responsibility. 
-Good knowledge of personal computer operations and software including word processing, databases and spreadsheets. Good typing skills. 
-Ability to carry out assigned duties and responsibilities in an ethical manner and follow the policies of the organization. 
-Possession of a valid California Drivers License. 
-Ability to successfully pass a background check. 

Please send cover letter and resume to: 
CASA of Fresno & Madera Counties
2300 Tulare St #210, Fresno, CA 93721

Justin Kamimoto