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Fund Development Manager 


Why join NBCC?

The National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc., and Affiliates (NBCC) fosters a collaborative work environment filled with people dedicated to advancing mental health services across the globe. Through credentialing, examinations, continuing education, legislation, scholarships, and grants, we are passionate about supporting counselors and mental health providers so that they can make the biggest impact for the clients they serve.

Some of our amazing benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401(K) retirement plan with a 6% company match and a 2% discretionary profit sharing
  • Daycare assistance - dependent care FSA employer contribution
  • Medical health reimbursement account - employer contributions
  • Employer paid Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, and Basic Term Life AD&D
  • Paid time-off programs (sick, vacation, personal)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Costco or Sam’s Club membership
  • Employer paid LifeLock identity theft protection


Job Summary:

Imagine a work environment in which you can utilize your influence and skill set to contribute to the greater good? As the Fund Development Manager (FDM), you will plan, lead, and oversee all aspects of the NBCC Foundation’s development and fundraising strategies. The Fund Development Manager is responsible for individual donor development and stewardship, corporate and foundation giving, and planned giving.

The Fund Development Manager organizes large-scale fundraising initiatives, staff and board fundraising events, works with board members, manages the annual fund, builds relationships with donors together with executive leadership, identifies and cultivates relationships with prospective major gift donors, grows small donors, oversees in-kind donations, manages donor database, and works with the communications, programs, and event staff to coordinate event planning.

The Fund Development Manager will expand and grow the Foundation’s potential donor pool, including alumni of Foundation programming, in addition to holding a critical role in planning events and coordinating other activities to encourage donations and help ensure that the NBCC Foundation continues to be able to expand mental health accessibility to underserved populations.


Donor Relations and Development

· Develop and implement the annual fundraising plan, including setting annual and long-range goals for fundraising, and evaluate performance against this plan in collaboration with Development and Communications Director and executive leadership.

· Raise funds for scholarships and capacity building programs that meet or surpass fundraising targets.

· Develop and coordinate direct mail/email and direct ask solicitations with assistance of the communications department.

· Cultivate and maintain a positive culture of philanthropy amongst staff, boards, and volunteers for all affiliates.

· Develop and coordinate cultivation of existing donors through targeted outreach, communications, and event strategies.

· Identify and coordinate cultivation of new donors and prospects, including alumni of the Foundation’s fellowship and scholarship programs.

· Leverage technology and social media where possible to improve fundraising activities.

· Analyze the performance of events and activities for effectiveness and to identify areas where money can be saved.

· Collaborate with other organizations and groups within the community to build partnerships and enhance fundraising activities.

· Develop and maintain ongoing systems to identify, engage and draw financial support (annual gifts, major gifts, and grants) from individuals and entities (foundations, organizations, etc.) with an affinity for the Foundation’s mission.


· Assist in planning and coordinating events meant to raise funds and coordinate activities of volunteers related to event planning and execution, including organizing and leading annual staff fundraising event (Family First)

· Work with staff and board to identify and secure event sponsorships

· Attend annual Symposium and assist with overall event execution, including donor stewardship with attendees

Administrative and Communications

· Prepare reports for management as needed

· Prepare development communications as needed for board reports, newsletters, and donor thank you and follow-up

· Database Management

· Oversee timely gift entry, receipt, and acknowledgement process

· Participates in organization-wide planning activities as assigned.

· Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Annual Work Plan.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

· Administrative Staff

· Interns

Education and Experience:

· Bachelor’s Degree or higher in social services, business, communications, or a related field.

· 2–3 years of nonprofit fundraising experience required.

Required Skills/Abilities:

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal, sales, and customer service skills. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups of board members, staff, award recipients, and other key stakeholders.

· Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

· Ability to develop project work plans, handle multiple concurrent assignments, meets deadlines

· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

· Must be able to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate and function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.

· Thorough knowledge of and experience with donor management systems.

· Ability to analyze data, identify database inconsistencies, problem solve resolutions and produce reports.

· Ability to reconcile spreadsheets and implement basic mathematic calculations.

· Ability to research information and produce succinct summaries.

· Ability to produce technical writing and compelling correspondence.

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

· High level of professional demeanor.

· Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

· Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.

· Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

· Ability to work from home if necessary.

· Occasional travel required


The ideal candidate will:

· Have a passion for the expansion of mental health counseling resources for underserved communities

· Possess knowledge of non-profit fundraising techniques and strategies and an enthusiasm for raising funds to further the NBCC Foundation’s mission in a values-aligned manner.

· Experience working in non-profit fund development preferred (volunteer or paid)

· Be highly organized, have excellent written and oral communication skills, be well versed in MS Word and Excel, database management, social media, and electronic marketing systems.

· Be collaborative, efficient, enthusiastic, flexible, and comfortable working in a remote space or in person office space

· Excel working with a high degree of autonomy. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who takes initiative to plan and execute required duties and tasks.

· Communication - must be able to listen to others, process information, and communicate effectively.

· Leadership - instill trust, provide direction, and delegate responsibility.

· Adaptability - ability to adjust to circumstances and think creatively.

· Task Management - involves working efficiently and competently.

· Developing Others – ability to cultivate individual talent and successfully motivate others.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

· Occasionally required to climb or balance.

· Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear; climb stairs.

· Frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

· Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 8/16/2022  
Location National Board for Certified Counselors  
EOE Statement NBCC and Affiliates provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  

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