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Senior Director of Fundraising 

Category Administrative  

Easterseals UCP is seeking an experienced fundraising leader who is passionate about cause marketing to join our team. The position reports to the Chief Marketing Officer and will play an integral role as part of our growing Marketing team.
The Senior Director of Fundraising must embrace the mission of Easterseals UCP. This role is responsible for planning, organizing and leading all facets of our fundraising including major gifts, planned giving, corporate sponsorships, special events, individual donor donations, etc. In addition, this position will help research and identify opportunities for foundation grants.

Specific activities include:
• Working closely with the Chief Marketing Officer, Marketing team and internal Program Directors.
• Communicating effectively and professionally with donors.
• Meeting prospective donors and supporters to build and maintain strong relationships.
• Directing campaigns, major fundraising drives and special events.
• Directing employee fundraising drives.
• Directing development of our annual fund, mailings and annual fundraising drives.
• Growing a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.
• Participating in grant seeking research, proposal writing and reporting requirements.
• Building a planned giving program for deferred gifts and bequests.
• Analyzing fundraising campaigns, creating compelling reports and making strategic recommendations based on metric-based outcomes.
• Supervising the fundraising database and tracking systems.

Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Direct knowledge and experience with fundraising techniques proven to raise money.
• Ability to inspire and motivate team members, board members and volunteers when necessary.
• Desire to get out of the office and build meaningful relationships with prospective donors.
• Goal driven, self-starter, comfortable in initiating donor visits and fundraising calls.
• Organized with great “follow through” on tasks and goals.
• Winning attitude, willing and able to "jump right in" when needed.
• Current, unrestricted, state-appropriate driver’s license and current personal vehicle insurance.
• Ability to travel and occasionally work evenings and weekends as needed.
• A bachelor’s degree.
• 7-10 years minimum experience in professional fundraising.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position Senior Director of Fundraising  
Division Administration  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Administration Raleigh  
About the Organization Easterseals UCP has been part of the fabric of North Carolina and Virginia for 75 years. We started in counties all over NC and VA filling gaps and addressing the needs of children and adults with disabilities. Our legacy organizations Easterseals NC, United Cerebral Palsy NC, and Easterseals Virginia joined forces as Easterseals UCP to intentionally work side-by-side with more than 20,000 individuals and their families, providing the broad network of services and support they need to achieve better days. Today we are affiliated with both Easterseals, Inc. and United Cerebral Palsy Inc.

Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice, and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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