Director of Fundraising & Marketing

St. Francis Children’s Center

Our Mission:

At St. Francis Children’s Center, our mission is to serve and educate children with special needs in inclusive environments, enabling them to reach their greatest potential.

In 1968, St. Francis Children’s Center started with one belief…the earlier children with special needs received assistance, the more opportunities there would be for them to achieve success.

Today, St. Francis Children’s Center is a nonprofit, non-sectarian organization that serves 900 children — from birth through high school — and their families throughout the Milwaukee area.

We are a team of educators, social workers, therapists and administrators devoted to working with children of all abilities–those with special needs and those who are typically developing–to ensure that all children have the tools needed to reach their goals.

Position Details

Director of Fundraising & Marketing
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

This is a rare opportunity to join the incredible Leadership Team at St. Francis Children's Center!

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Marketing and Development is responsible for the development of reliable funding sources for the Center through the identification and procurement of private, corporate, foundation and government funding sources.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops long range strategic planning for Center development, fund raising and public relations to include implementation steps and timetable to meet the Center’s needs and goals 
  • Plans budget as it relates to the Development and Marketing department and accomplishes those goals 
  • Develops and executes targeted marketing strategies for the Center’s programs, services and events 
  • Oversees the development of annual and strategic fund-raising campaigns including special events, special projects and programs, capital campaigns and planned giving through endowments and foundations 
  • Develops fund-raising relationships with foundations, private corporations, and other resources for funding opportunities 
  • Researches and develops alternative and innovative funding sources 
  • Identifies grant opportunities for the Center including private, corporate foundation, and government funding, and prepares and submits grant proposals 
  • Researches, compiles and analyzes data for proposalsin conjunction with appropriate Center staff and consultants 
  • Supervises and provides direction to the Development Associate 
  • Oversees the maintenance of donor records, reports, gift acknowledgements and donor recognition programs 
  • Investigates and researches data required for proper follow-up reports to foundations and corporations 
  • Serves as a spokesperson and provides direction for Center’s public relations and communications program 
  • Supports the activities of the Board as they relate to development and marketing 
  • Oversees the preparation of the annual report and assists in budget preparation as it relates to contributions and special program support 
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Education/License/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Public Relations or related field

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong administrative management skills, including interpersonal skills necessary to work with people of diverse cultural and educational backgrounds 
  • Experience in supervision and management of personnel 
  • Five to eight years of direct experience in leading development and marketing efforts in the non-profit community 
  • Ability to work with businesses, foundations, Boards of Directors, and community organizations 
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate program results as it relates to purpose and granting institutions

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