Wednesday, May 17, 2023
About the job
You are an exceptional storyteller with a strong passion for ORAM’s work. You are well-connected, highly energetic, emotionally insightful, and an intellectually courageous person. This isn’t your first time—you know how to skillfully grow existing relationships as well as strategically develop new prospects. Relationships are only one piece of the puzzle. You will also build the infrastructure and maintain the systems and activities related to private fundraising and relationship management. As a steward for RAM’s relationships and strategic partnerships, you will be responsible for identifying and cultivating new donors and engaging and growing existing donors. This includes communications, events, and relationship strategies for government, foundation, individual, and corporate groups.
We’ve recently reached a new $1.5M operating budget milestone. The continued growth and development of ORAM’s ability to provide critical services and advocacy to some of the world’s most marginalized communities depend on your ability to raise and grow revenue to support the organization’s mission. You will be supported by an amazing ORAM team as well as the Alight Donor Services team for back-office support.
We strive to represent the diverse communities we serve. Applicants who contribute to this diversity and those who bring lived experience with displacement are strongly encouraged to apply.
Duties include, but may not be limited to, the following:
Fundraising & Development Systems
Design, direct, and implement a fundraising program designed to achieve ambitious but well-founded goals for annual operating revenue, corporate partners, grants, and major gifts.
Develop and maintain relationships with key individuals, organizations and strategic partners
Conduct prospect research and create donor profiles on individual donors, corporate, and foundation funding sources.
Solicit, secure, and steward major gifts from private sources.
Build on recent successes to create and operationalize a successful corporate engagement program, leveraging the growing interest in the intersection of LGBTIQ and refugee issues in the corporate sector.
Serve as an ambassador for ORAM’s work at conferences and networking events, continuously growing the donor and partnership base as well as recognition in the broader community.
Produce the organization’s fundraising events.
Organize and conduct corporate, foundation, and individual donor trips to the field.
Establish and report on fundraising targets and pipelines.
Ensure donor management systems are optimized and underlying donor cultivation strategies are supported through effective technology and best practices.
Coordinate with field staff on appropriate projects for proposal submission and cultivating corporate representatives in their regions.
Leadership & Accountability
Draft and implement a strategic development plan by leveraging the Executive Director and Board Development Committee expertise.
Design and manage the fundraising budget.
Establish a data-driven plan for success and lead multi-year advancement/growth planning, including tracking and reporting on initiative progress and key performance indicators (KPIs).
Ability to “manage up” to ensure the success of the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and organization in supporting fundraising efforts.
Supervise communications and development staff and interns
Desired Skills include, but may not be limited to, the following:
5-7 years of development experience, with proven track record of fundraising success in a nonprofit or similar setting.
Experience nurturing current donor relationships, networking, identifying new donors and managing diverse relationships.
Experience working with funders of LGBTIQ issues and experience working on LGBTIQ issues.
A network of strong and effective relationships in the corporate sector and experience cultivating and securing corporate sponsors.
Exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills, including a strong ability to write concise and compelling narratives and tell stories.
Proven success in prospect research and grant writing.
Excellent organizational skills: the ability to work productively in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to work independently, partner, collaborate, and be a team player with multiple stakeholders in different locations and time zones.
Willingness and ability to travel internationally and domestically.
Knowledge of issues facing asylum seekers and refugees, and experience with international relief organizations desired.
Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge a plus.
People management experience is a plus.
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ORAM is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status. ORAM complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.