Location: Philladelphia, PA
Children’s Crisis Treatment Center (CCTC) is a vital private non-profit agency that specializes in delivering behavioral health services to Philadelphia’s children and their families. CCTC is dedicated to addressing the impact of child abuse, neglect, traumatic events, and other challenges to early childhood development, and to assisting children in reaching their full potential within their homes, community and society.
For over 40 years, CCTC has used innovative, research-based methods to help children and their families heal from traumatic experiences and renew their sense of hope for a brighter future. CCTC collaborates with other agencies, social and cultural organizations and community programs across the city in the belief that strengthening a family’s local resources is integral to the work they do.
With a staff of close to 500, CCTC works with over 3,500 children and families annually. The organization’s success and unwavering commitment to excellence have gained CCTC recognition for their expertise in the areas of trauma, school-based services, community integration and early childhood treatment.
CCTC seeks a Director of Development (Director) to be a key member of the senior leadership team. The Director will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer, the Board of Directors and the entire leadership team to establish, direct and administer a comprehensive development program for CCTC to secure the funds needed to support CCTC’s mission. The Director will provide strategic and operational leadership in support of CCTC’s overall vision and goals with focus on individual giving and major gifts. The Director will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to support planned growth and annual giving. He/she is expected to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major donors and foundations, and collaborate with the Chief Executive Officer on corporate and government funding. In addition, the Director will work closely with the Board of Directors, the Board Development Committee, and individual Board members as they take on more active fundraising roles.
The Director will represent development to CCTC’s internal and external constituents. He/she will focus on creating a structure and process to bring awareness of CCTC’s presence to Philadelphia’s philanthropic communities.
The position calls for a versatile, hands-on professional with a broad base of knowledge, and a sophisticated understanding of fundraising and development strategies. The Director must have self-confidence and adaptability to work within an organization that is evolving and highly personal and that will continue to be a growing force in the years ahead.
- Design and implement a comprehensive, strategic plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual and philanthropic support through annual giving, major and planned giving, special events, and corporate and foundation support
- Establish and cultivate relationships with annual and major donor prospects. Develop strategies and provide leadership and direction for the Chief Executive Officer and Board members, where appropriate, for their involvement in the cultivation and/or solicitation process.
- Prepare detailed revenue and expense budgets for each category of the annual fundraising plan, the summaries of which will be included in CCTC’s operating budget.
- Collaborate with the Marketing and Communications department on overseeing and managing all communications and public relations emanating from or relating to development activities.
- In conjunction with the Chief Executive Officer, prepare and implement annual development plans and oversee all fundraising activities.
- Responsible for the day-to-day operations related to fundraising.
- Supervise staff as appropriate. Set objectives and criteria to measure staff performance, set clear goals, standards and guidelines; provide timely, constructive feedback; address performance issues in a timely manner.
- Understand CCTC policies, procedures, mission, vision and values and represent the organization to all constituents.
- Bachelor’s Degree is required.
- Minimum of ten years of professional development experience.
- Demonstrated experience and success in planning and executing a broad range of fundraising best practices and strategy in annual giving, major gifts, combined and/or capital campaigns, planned giving, and special events.
- Demonstrated capability and knowledge within field of expertise; willingness to acquire new information and participate in learning opportunities.
- Ability and experience in forming, and successfully managing relationships with Board members, multiple donor sources, program leaders, community members, etc.
- Proficiency in the use of Microsoft applications, including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word and other presentation applications; Raisers Edge experience is a plus
- Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Flexible and adaptable; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives.
- High energy and passion for CCTC’s mission is essential.
- Strong leadership and mentorship skills.
- Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with strong attention to detail and sensitivity to deadlines.
- Willingness and ability to work evenings and attend meetings outside normal business hours.
- Results-oriented, strongly driven individual.
- Down-to-earth, strong work ethic, compassionate, exceptional personal integrity.
- Relationship builder and manager, strong communicator.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and sense of humor.
- Good judgment and strong problem-solving skills.