Executive Director - Southern & Central Ohio (Board/Donor Development, Strategic Leadership)
Type: Full Time
The Executive Director is responsible for creating an atmosphere for the volunteers and staff to succeed in meeting the objectives of JDRF’s mission. He or she accomplishes this through leadership, financial management and growth of the Chapter including annual budget development, planning, implementation and evaluation of all programs in conjunction with the Regional Director, Executive Council and Boards. The Executive Director develops and sustains effective volunteer Boards, leads relationship building with C-suite corporate executives and major donors and provides inspired leadership and oversight to all assigned staff. The Southern & Central Ohio Chapter has two robust business entities (communities) in Cincinnati and Columbus. The Chapter office in Cincinnati, supports the telecommuter staff based in Columbus. Including the Executive Director, the Chapter staff headcount currently consists of 6 individuals who work collaboratively across the Chapter footprint to serve the mission effectively and efficiently through relational revenue development, stewardship and community building to support life altering research and advocacy efforts. All of this is done in partnership with phenomenal volunteer leaders and supporters, without whom we couldn’t accomplish our goals.
Responsibilities: • Provides inspired and motivating leadership to the staff and volunteers while planning for and delivering year over year growth by serving as a visionary for the assigned geographic territory. • In conjunction with the Regional Director and with support from national partners and volunteer leadership, develops and implements annual strategic revenue plans to drive profitable, diversified and sustainable year-over-year growth in the Chapter consistently delivering against established revenue/expense targets. • Understands JDRF’s core program metrics and key indicators and effectively uses JDRF systems to aggressively monitor year over year trends and impact on performance. • Maintains a comprehensive understanding of JDRF’s mission and research strategy. • Evaluates human and financial resources which support maximum market penetration and increased efficiency. • Manages, coaches, and develops a team of fundraising professionals in the identification, development, and growth of the Chapter’s portfolio of donors to steward through the donor life cycle • Partners with volunteer leadership to solicit funding and other support from individuals, corporations, foundations and other sources of funding and/or influence. Develops prospect solicitation strategies and proposals. • Provides leadership and professional staff support for donor-centered and community event fundraising programs. Works to assure the fundraising priorities of the JDRF International Board are incorporated and successfully implemented. • Serves as the staff manager/partner to the Executive Council and community board(s), providing leadership, support, materials, reports and assistance in building and implementing annual Board Member engagement plans and ensuring the on-going development of a strong and engaged Board Members. • Develops and maintains processes and procedures that promote a good working relationship between staff teams and volunteer leadership. • Serves as the Chapter’s lead staff representative of JDRF in the communities served, building strategic relationships with stakeholders and donors on behalf of JDRF while expanding JDRF’s footprint in the philanthropic community. • Provides leadership for the cultivation of productive relationships with the media and various constituent and related groups including professional, educational and political leadership. • Through Chapter staff and volunteer committees, ensures support for JDRF’s outreach programs • Maintain strong lines of communication between the JDRF Advocacy team in Washington, D.C., and the local Advocacy Team Chair (ATC). • Models JDRF Volunteer/Staff Partnership including staff to staff/volunteer to volunteer management. • Performs and/or facilitates personnel management functions in accordance with JDRF policies and procedures, including, but not limited to performance management, training, supervision and hiring/termination. • Represents JDRF International Office at designated functions as a JDRF professional and attend meetings as requested. • Represents interests, professionalism and integrity of JDRF in all activities and relationships through a unified message of the JDRF mission and a commitment to organizational standards and leadership by personal example. • Ensures that the policies adopted by JDRF are understood and followed by all staff. • Provides leadership in building confidence and a strong working relationship between the field offices and the International office.
• Minimum of 8 years of professional non-profit fundraising experience, with a clear record of achievement in a complex, mission-driven organization; 5 years in a supervisory capacity. For-profit experience combined with non-profit experience will be considered. • Proven track record of success in a fundraising leadership role, particularly in large scale events (walk, gala, etc.) and major gifts ($10,000+). • Experience and ability to identify, recruit, engage and partner with strong and active volunteer leaders is critical, as is the ability to work successfully with a large network of passionate volunteers. • Strong skills in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, portfolio management and on-going stewardship of major individual donors and corporate partners. Strong sales aptitude - the ability to build rapport and trust, make the ask, and maintain long-term relationships. • Proficiency in Salesforce or other customer relationship management (CRM) tools and MS Suite. • Exceptional management skills and the ability to inspire, lead and motivate a talented staff team; develop and sustain an inclusive and respectful work environment through all interactions with staff. Commitment to staff development and ability to create career/development plans for staff, with a view toward retention. • Team player that has the experience and ability to interface with all levels of staff and volunteers. Must develop, grow, manage, and utilize relationships. Capability to leverage relationships and negotiate agreements. • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, human behavior and performance, and coordination of people and resources. Proficiency in non-profit fiscal and strategic management. • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. • High degree of energy, integrity, courage and creativity as well as the intellectual, organizational, and personal qualities to quickly earn respect and cooperation from all program constituencies. • High level of comfort communicating complex information (e.g. JDRF research, goals, etc.) to a wide range of audiences, from high-net worth individuals to corporate and governmental leaders, the press and the public. • Effectively multi-task, establishes priorities, and work in a fast-paced environment. Highly efficient in time management and can meet deadlines under pressure. Ability to work and make judgments independently and take initiative. Well-disciplined and a self-starter that is extremely resourceful. • Ability to be a passionate spokesperson/representative of JDRF’s mission. • Evening and weekend work required as needed. • Ability to travel locally required. Occasional overnight travel as needed.
Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.
To protect the health and safety of our employees, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have a COVID-19 booster shot regardless of location or position. This includes those with remote status. Requests for medical, religious, and other exemptions will be considered on an individual basis. JDRF will comply with all federal, state, and local laws.
JDRF supports a diverse and inclusive workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested more than $2.5 billion in research funding since our inception. We are an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. We collaborate with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our staff and volunteers in chapters across the United States and our six international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement, and our vision of a world without T1D. For more information please visit jdrf.org or follow us on Twitter @JDRF.
As a JDRF team member, you can look forward to interesting and challenging work, building strong relationships with fellow staff and our network of volunteers, and having a meaningful impact on the lives of everyone affec...ted by this devastating disease.
JDRF supports a diverse and inclusive workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.