• Development Officer

    Posted: 03/26/2021

    Reports to: Executive Director
    Status: May be P/T or F/T salaried exempt
    Salary commensurate with experience: $50,000-$65,000

    We offer a flexible schedule with a focus on results. Weekend and evening hours are sometimes required.
    Bike Newport Mission: to create the conditions that lead to more people biking more often, and to ensure that bicycling is a viable, safe and comfortable primary choice for transportation and recreation.
    Bike Newport Vision: Everyone who wants to ride rides whenever they want. Bike Newport is an exciting fast-paced leader in bicycle advocacy. We bring together community programs and leaders to establish positive outcomes for bicycling in Newport and Aquidneck Island, and to influence statewide bicycle planning. Our goal is to get more people on bicycles for both recreation and transportation, and we make progress by focusing on infrastructure, education, and ridership. We work to remove any barrier to bicycling based on location, personal mobility, financial status, language, gender, culture, race, and any other obstacles. We work with intention to ensure equity in leadership and participation. All Bike Newport staff are expected to be directly involved in the organization’s programs and initiatives, and comfortable in the Bike Garage environment. To that end, all staff complete basic bicycle skills training and racial equity training, agree to follow the rules of the road, bike for transportation as much as possible, and serve as role models and advocates for safe cycling practices. Together, staff ensure implementation of Bike Newport’s organization values in programs, policies and practices, including economic justice, inclusivity, livable/healthy environment and livable/healthy lifestyles.

    Responsibilities: Primary responsibility is management of Major Gifts. The Development Officer will design, develop and implement a program to manage relationships with existing donors and new prospects. An ability to clearly communicate our organization’s mission is key. Our Development Officer will energize team members, persuade prospects and persevere to meet our goals. Essential functions and responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Work with Executive Director to align efforts and set goals • Oversee portfolio of approximately 400 donors and prospects. • Participate in each step of the donor pipeline including: identification; qualification through research; cultivation; briefing; request for support; and prompt follow up, stewardship, and recognition. • Develop individual donor strategies, along with materials, to renew and upgrade donor gifts. • Collaborate with other staff to enhance relationships and create greater fundraising and outreach possibilities. • Manage systems and software to track and cultivate donors and prospects, including donor database and wealth screening tools • Maintain an organized system for donor stewardship by updating constituent records, as appropriate. • Help our donors accomplish their philanthropic goals and ambitions through a relationship with our organization • Make direct, face-to-face solicitations, and assist the board and staff with their solicitation (e.g. provide portfolio development support, strategic counsel, and help with donor communications) • Acknowledge major donors through public and private recognition • Track and report progress using specific metrics

    The Development Officer may assist with other Development efforts, depending on their experience and expertise, including: = Development calendar = Grant writing = Event planning = Business partner relations
    Other Responsibilities: • Set job priorities, develop and follow a work schedule, monitor progress toward goals, and track activities. • Keep personal timesheets up to date daily • Provide monthly activity report to the Executive Director by the 7th day of each month. • Work cooperatively and supportively with all staff to ensure optimum agency and project progress.

    To Apply Please send one pdf attachment including these three elements: 1) Cover letter expressing why you are a good fit for this position, how this position aligns with your professional career goals, and how you can help elevate DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) as a part of your work. 2) Your current resume – showing alignment with this position. 3) Links and references – links to pertinent articles, projects, posts demonstrating your skills in this area, and at least two relevant professional references with contact information. Feel free to indicate privacy/timing requests which will be honored. Send your application to: Allyson McCalla, Director of Community Relations and Administration, allyson@bikenewportri.org.

    Thank you for your interest!

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