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Vice President of Development

Company: John Locke Foundation
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

The Vice President of Development will work alongside the CEO, Amy Cooke, to oversee donor relations and fundraising activities for the John Locke Foundation. This individual will work to expand the Locke Foundation to 6+ million in the short term with the vision to expand to over 8 million in the next two years. They will lead overall strategy for the department while managing a talented team. This role will focus heavily on strategic planning, expansion of donor partnerships, and creating new avenues for fundraising efforts. This leader will oversee, prioritize, and carry out all fundraising activities, including the cultivation, solicitation, and relational stewardship of all prospects and donors.POSITION KEY RESPONSIBILITIES* Serve as the primary visionary and ambassador for the Development team* Grow the organization to 6+ Million in size through coaching the team and personally attracting and retaining the financial support of high net-worth individuals and other donors* Lead all donor-related activities: conduct face-to-face meetings, plan and attend donor engagement events, maintain detailed records within SalesForce, and think strategically for quarterly and annual goals* Implement a legacy giving program to ensure planned gift donations* Secure funds from individuals and businesses to meet the organization's major gifts fundraising goals and build the individual donor base* Manage JLF's direct mail program to ensure collateral material and organizational updates are communicated in a timely manner* Enhance donor engagement through acknowledgment letters, donor material, and ongoing communication * Direct and develop staff to ensure the overall strategy is being carried outCORE COMPETENCIES/SKILLS/EDUCATION NEEDED* Bachelor's Degree preferred * Experience as an entrepreneur; natural self-starter* 5-7+ years experience in online marketing, SEO, and E-Commerce strategies* Strong desire to build a profitable business from the ground up and be successful* Understands the importance of the lessons one finds in failure and knows the importance of watching out for the things that can damage or kill a business* Ability to network with a natural bend toward sales-will find the relationships needed to make the business successful* Thrifty-works hard to build the business with very little capital investment* Confidence in their ability but also humble, seeks the team's input and idea* Technically savvy-comfortable in spreadsheets, analyzing metrics, etc.* Excellent communicator with passion and a 'go-getter' mentality* Operates with high-integrity and high-competence* Strong independent decision-making, planning, and problem-solving skills* Ability to strategically build and develop business partnerships ABOUT JOHN LOCKE FOUNDATION:The John Locke Foundation was created in 1990 as an independent, nonprofit think tank that would work "for truth, for freedom, and for the future of North Carolina." The Foundation is named for John Locke (1632-1704), an English philosopher whose writings inspired Thomas Jefferson and the other Founders. The John Locke Foundation envisions a strong North Carolina committed to individual freedom, personal responsibility, and limited, constitutional government both now and for the future. As of January 2021, the John Locke Foundation has merged with the Civitas Institute to become a "powerhouse" for freedom in North Carolina. JLF employs research, journalism, and outreach programs to transform government by applying the principles of competition, innovation, personal freedom, and personal responsibility to issues such as fiscal policy, regulation, education, health care, and transportation. JLF seeks to expose barriers to freedom and then advocate to advance public policy. The organization desires a better balance between the public sector and private institutions of family, faith, community, and enterprise. JLF currently has 31 employees working from its headquarters in the state capital, Raleigh, as well as a number of other contractors and freelancers.CULTURAL DISTINCTIVES:JLF stands for truth, for freedom, and for the future of North Carolina. They describe their conception of a freer North Carolina in these four statements:* We are a land of liberty where the natural rights of individuals precede and supersede the power of the state.* We are a constitutional republic in which government power is limited and employed for the purpose of providing legitimate public goods rather than for the benefit of insiders and narrow interest groups.* We are a free market in which persons, individually or collectively, have the natural right to sell goods and services to willing buyers, and in which the individual pursuit of economic opportunity benefits all.* We are a free society in which citizens solve social problems not only through government but also by working together in families, neighborhoods, churches, charities, and other private, voluntary organizations.

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