CDS Life Transitions Wolf Foundation-Director of Mission Advancement Email

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Name of Organization: CDS Life Transitions- Wolf Foundation

Title of Position: Director of Mission Advancement

Starting Date: 10/09/2023

Salary Range (low): $75,000 
Salary Range (high): $85,000 
Organization Website:

Description of Responsibilities::
Summary: The Director of Mission Advancement will work closely with the Executive Director of Advancement to greatly expand the philanthropic presence of the Wolf Foundation locally and nationally. The Director of Mission Advancement will be the main driver of success of a newly re-imagined Annual Giving Campaign 

Essential Job Functions: 

-        Responsible for execution of giving programs. Drafts, submits for approval, and monitors performance indicators on an annual basis

-        Assist in creating capital campaign plans and time-line that will enhance the Foundation’s ability to support other areas of need within the organization

-        Identify major-giving prospects and create long-lasting relationships that will philanthropically benefit the Foundation

-        Co-manage with the Executive Director any established pooled trust(s) housed within the Foundation

-        Manage the donor database (Donor Perfect) and provide insight into best uses and practices

-        Update contracts within a robust KPI tracking system

-        Plan and implement the agency’s Annual Appeal planning and implementation

-        Identify grant opportunities and work with appropriate department on the application processes

-        Create and provide analytical reports as requested

-        Provide thoughtful insight to the creation of a new advancement plan for the Foundation

-        Partner with the Marketing team to better position the Foundation for success through creative ideas

-        Collaborate with the Executive Director in growing the assets of the Foundation

-        Communicates with community contacts and ensures timely follow up

-        Refer community connections to other agency contacts as needed 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

-        Must be able to make presentations as well as address large and diverse groups

-        Must be able to multi-task, establish priorities, and meet deadlines, as well as work in a collaborative environment.

-        Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with CDS Life Transitions constituents, including staff, individuals, families, vendors, donors, etc.

-        Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

-        Proficient in time-management skills 

-        Knowledgeable in use Social Media platforms and usage 

Education and Experience: 

-        Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. 

-        Minimum 5 years of progressive experience in management and execution of marketing, advancement services, philanthropic management, annual appeals, and/or capital campaign planning, 

-        All experience and education requirements, except when required by federal, state, or local laws or requirements, may be waived at the discretion of management with the approval of the Chief Executive Officer, in collaboration with Human Resources. 

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

-        Sedentary working environment

-        Ability to reach above shoulder level.

-        Ability to turn/twist upper body.

-        Able to use hand repetitive action for fine manipulating, keyboarding and typing. 

Corporate Qualifications/Expectations:

-        Adhere to all CDS Life Transitions, Inc. policies and procedures.

-        Adhere to the Agency Mission, Vision, Shared Values, and Customer Service Standards.

-        Attend mandatory education and training modules as scheduled; obtain and maintain all required certifications/training by State regulations and CDS policy

-        Act as a professional representative of CDS Life Transitions, Inc. in regard to appearance, behavior, temperament, communication, language, and dress. 

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities, duties, skills, required of personnel so classified. Also, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the direction of the employer. The listed salary range represents the organization's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The offered salary will be determined by: Applicant qualifications and experience, education, position specific licensing/training and departmental budgets. CDS Life Transitions is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such affirms the right of every person to participate in all aspects of employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, citizenship, military or veteran status, gender expression and/or identity, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. CDS Life Transitions will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and feel you need a reasonable accommodation pursuant to the ADA, please contact us at 585-347-1616

Medical, Dental, Health Insurance 
Life Insurance 
Retirement Plan 

Position Reports to:
David Greenman
Executive Director of Advancement

Send Correspondence to:
Corey Fay
Talent Acquisition Lead
CDS Life Transitions
860 Hard Road
Webster, New York

[email protected]

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