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Director of Development and Communications

Company: Central Oklahoma Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Date Posted: August 9, 2017

Job Title: Director of Development and Communications Reports To: CEO
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Status: Full-time, Exempt

Position Overview:

In order for the Central Oklahoma Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy to achieve its ambitious mission, a proactive, relationship-oriented, organized fundraising and communications professional is required. The Director of Development and Communications will be part of a small team responsible for driving the Campaign and the Collaboration’s work forward. The Development and Communications Director creates, implements, and manages a strategic approach to fundraising and communications which includes annual fund development, personal solicitations, corporate donations, grant solicitation, special events, in-kind resources, publications, social media and other PR efforts.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Manage a comprehensive donor development and fund raising program to ensure the organization meets its annual and long-term fundraising goals.

  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with corporations, foundations and individuals to meet the funding goals, utilizing the CEO and Board of Directors when appropriate.

  • Provide support, guidance, and leadership to Board of Directors’ Development Committee.

  • Coordinate corporate and foundation grant program, research opportunities, write grants &

    handle follow-up and reporting.

  • Develop and coordinate donor stewardship activities.

  • Manage any special events including establishing a budget, event timeline and coordinating all details of the events.

  • Handle donor database operations enter donations, produce acknowledgment letters, etc. in a timely manner.

  • Oversee tracking of designated gift funds and in-kind contributions to ensure ethical use of contributions.

  • Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being achieved. Prepare regular reports on progress, budgets, receipts and expenditures related to fundraising and the management of the fund development activities.

  • Foster an understanding of philanthropy within the organization, gaining support from co- workers and volunteers.

  • Lead and participate in site visits, presentations and speaking engagements for donors, prospects, civic and corporate groups, and members of the general public.

  • Oversee the content development, design, printing and distribution of organization marketing and communication materials.

  • Manage content and tactics for organization’s digital communications including website and social media.

  • Collaborate with and support CEO in building relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization. Support stewardship activities of the CEO.

  • Represent the Campaign and the Collaboration to the central Oklahoma community; network with community groups and maintain current knowledge of community resources.

  • Other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  •   Bachelor’s degree in Non-Profit Management, Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Business or a related field.

  •   Minimum 3 years, 5 years preferred, of successful non-profit fundraising experience.

  •   Knowledge of fundraising strategies and implementation experience.

  •   Knowledge of federal and state legislation and regulations affecting charities.

  •   Knowledge of technology within a fundraising environment (i.e. database, social media, reporting,

    MailChimp, cell phone, texting, etc.).

    Proficiency in the use of technology:

    Fund raising software, databases, etc.
    Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
    Use of web pages, on-line surveys, email solicitations, Mail Chimp. Use of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, etc..

    Personal Characteristics:

  •   Person of exemplary character who is deeply committed to the Campaign’s mission.

  •   Takes responsibility for financial well-being of the agency and for meeting goals and deadlines.

  •   Possesses above average written and oral communication skills.

  •   Flexible, well organized, and able to reorder priorities in response to new opportunities, needs, or

    unexpected obstacles.

  •   Takes initiative; assertive; decisive.

  •   Collaborative, open and inclusive.

  •   Able to lead, support and collaborate with volunteers and board members.

  •   Able to excel in a dynamic work setting with multiple projects and pressured deadlines.

  •   Able to establish and maintain effective internal and external working relationships.

  •   Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of donors to meet or exceed their expectations.

  •   Works cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions

    that enhance organizational effectiveness.

  •   Set priorities, develop a work schedule, and monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data,

    information and activities. Think critically and analyze situations.

  •   Able to analyze effectiveness of efforts, gathers and processes relevant information, makes

    recommendations and/or resolves the problem.


Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  •   Analytical - Collects and researches data.

  •   Interpersonal - Maintains confidentiality; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

  •   Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations;

    Demonstrates group presentation skills.

  •   Team Work - Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.

  •   Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively.

  •   Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and


  •   Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with

    integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

  •   Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes tasks correctly and on time;

    supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities.

  •   Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's

    strengths & weaknesses; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.

  •   Adaptability - Manages competing demands; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or

    unexpected events.

  •   Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for

    own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals;

    Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

  •   Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased

    responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of

    opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

  •   Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes


  •   Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional

    resources; Sets goals and objectives; Develops realistic action plans.

  •   Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others

    with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

    Must be willing to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends.
    Must possess a valid Oklahoma Driver's license, have reliable transportation and the ability to drive. Must be able to pass a background check.
    Must be able to carry 25 pounds and carry a display board to presentations.

    The Central Oklahoma Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is committed to:

    • Providing equal employment opportunity to those qualified.

    • Recruiting and hiring people in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex,

      national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression,


genetic information, marital status, amnesty, status as a covered veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Submit Cover Letter, Resume, Salary Requirements and three references to:

Search Committee
Central Oklahoma Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy PO Box 18718
Oklahoma City, OK 73154

Applications may also be submitted electronically: