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The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute (RRPFI) is the nonprofit organization created by President Reagan himself and specifically charged by him with continuing his legacy and sharing his principles - individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy and national pride. The Foundation is a non-partisan organization which sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, CA, the Reagan Center for Public Affairs, the Presidential Learning Center, The Air Force One Pavilion and the award-winning Discovery Center, as well as the Reagan Institute, which carries out the Foundation’s work in Washington, D.C.  The Reagan Library houses over 55 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and over 60,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It also serves as the final resting place of America’s 40th President and his First Lady. www.reaganfoundation.org

Position Available

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute is seeking an Associate Director of Development (ADoD).  Reporting to the Chief Development Officer (CDO), the ADoD will be a member of the RRPFI’s Development team and will provide excellent and energetic support to the Chief Development Officer and three Directors of Development.

Duties and Responsibilities

In addition to other duties that may be assigned in the future, the ADoD will have the following responsibilities:

Donor Engagement and Stewardship:

  • Engage with and support the Leadership Team in the fundraising process by managing all stewardship, cultivation, and recognition programs for the highest-level donors, providing excellent relationship management and prompt follow up.
  • Manage a portfolio of donors at the $1K+ level with the intent to broaden their support into major gifts.
  • Develop stewardship strategies for a portfolio of the organization’s most important prospects and donors.
  • Facilitate and coordinate communication with high level prospects and among the prospect’s relationships with RRPFI Leadership. Promote positive relations with these prospects and donors.
  • Assist with the strategy for and creation of written correspondence from various Leadership Team members to donors.
  • Serve as engagement manager for current corporate members and sponsors for recognition, events, and other fulfillment efforts.
  • Oversee foundation grants reporting and stewardship efforts; and assist with the development of grant proposals.

Event Planning/Management:

  • Develop and support a consistent stewardship event strategy for major donors.
  • Implement donor cultivation and stewardship events and serve as liaison with other departments to ensure the smooth coordination of event activity. Identify and cultivate potential new event hosts.
  • Plan and manage fundraising events such as house receptions, tours, and galas.

Development Operations:

  • Collaborate with team members to ensure the timely and accurate completion of routine work such as gift acknowledgements, solicitation and cultivation mailings, and event invitations.
  • Collaborate with inter-departmental staff involved in marketing, finance, education, administration, IT, etc to assist the Chief Development Officer in the administrative operations of the Department;
  • Oversee the proper acknowledgement of donations by drafting thank-you letters, greeting cards, memos, newsletters, reports and making timely touch points.
  • Become proficient at all aspects of Salesforce, Wealth Engine, Leadership Connect and other systems, including but not limited to data entry and report generation, with the ability to manipulate data and create reports and mailing lists, record all donation information, and maintain communication records with donors.
  • Oversee donor research that will provide support for the development of individual donations.
  • Liaise with the Finance team to reconcile donation information and to identify areas of process and efficiency improvement.
  • Approve departmental invoices.
  • Stay current with fundraising trends including, but not limited to, data management software, research methodologies, and stewardship best practices.

Other:

  • Manage two direct reports (Development Coordinator and Development Assistant) who support the entire department.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant fundraising or donor stewardship experience
  • Philosophical alignment with and passion for the principles Reagan stood for, including individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy and national pride
  • Prior donor stewardship and database management experience with a solid understanding the donor lifecycle
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, while paying extreme attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner and to tactfully handle stressful situations, negotiate and resolve conflicts, maintain confidentiality and to respect and observe organizational protocol
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Benefits

This is a full-time exempt position, offering a salary commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits, including vacation, health/dental benefits, and the opportunity to participate in a retirement plan. 

Application Instructions

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute has retained Higher Talent Executive Search to manage the recruitment process. Candidates will complete comprehensive reference and background checks. Interested candidates should direct inquiries to: Mindy Cohen at ms@highertalentinc.com, or call 561-709-5410.