The Foundation Director is a part-time position located at our Luther Oaks campus in Bloomington, IL.
Do you love relationship building? Then this is the job for you.
The primary responsibility of the Foundation Director is to build and maintain a pool of major annual and planned gift prospects through effective identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship for the benefit of the assigned Lutheran Life Communities campus. The Foundation Director is also responsible for working with the Foundation to raise essential funds for Lutheran Life Communities and the campus and to increase annual fundraising.
Works closely with Community and Corporate Leadership to execute a successful fundraising strategy that is highly coordinated with central Foundation strategies and procedures.
Identifies and qualifies prospects who would be worked through moves management process.
Keeps currents on programs and activities at the local campus and across Lutheran Life Communities and networks with appropriate associates within Lutheran Life Communities.
Provides accurate and timely documentation of prospect and donor contacts in Raiser'd Edge fundraising database.
Conducts ongoing evaluation and development of philanthropic interests of potential donors.
Develops and executes strategies for cultivating a genuine relationship with prospects and carrying out effective major gift solicitations.
Organizes major gift, planned gift and annual solicitations with Foundation associates, Community or Corporate Leadership, or the appropriate volunteer.
Participate, as requested by Executive Director and Corporate Director of Advancement, in Lutheran Life Communities activities including special events, associate meetings and training, and other activities as assigned.
Works closely with Foundation and Lutheran Life Communities associates to execute fundraising strategies including prospect and volunteer development, annual giving and campaign activities, corporate partnerships/sponsorships and special events.
Communicates regularly with Corporate Director of Advancement and Campus Executive Director and provides regular reports on progress and activities on agreed upon schedule.
Works with Foundation associates to plan community fundraisers/events - include projected expenses and income, potential audiences, and statement of how each event/communication will be evaluated for effectiveness.
Provides timely and appropriate recognition of donors in coordination with other Lutheran Life Communities Foundation associates.
Develops and maintains working knowledge of major and planned gift techniques including basic tax law and best practices and ethics of philanthropy.
Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university; or at least three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in the marketing, cultivation, and solicitation of major and planned gifts and thorough knowledge of non-profit fund development.
Exhibits excellent verbal and written communication skills
About Luther Oaks
Lutheran Life Communities is recognized as an international leader in residential and life care services. We have achieved this recognition based on our commitment to Christian service, our dynamic-growth culture, innovation and excellence of services that offer respect, dignity and compassion.
Lutheran Life Communities is grateful for its strong history of community support. We were founded in 1892 by faithful congregations that wanted to meet the needs of their aging members. From one generation to the next, donors and friends have come forward to support this ministry of service. The same is certainly true today. The Lutheran Life Communities Foundation was established to receive gifts for all of our campuses.
Last year, the Lutheran Life Communities Foundation was able to raise over five million dollars thanks to the many generous friends who made the choice to be a part of this ministry. Generous contributions helped to fund campus reconstruction and renovation, provided spiritual care, supported staff development and enabled us to care for residents who have outlived their financial resources