Looking to hire a Business Development Specialist who will be responsible for the identification, qualification, solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors. This position also manages the Foundation’s grant writing and reporting process.Role(s):
Build and maintain relationships with a portfolio of major donors helping them accomplish their philanthropic visions with Al-Furqaan Foundation
Work closely with the Head of Fundraising to develop sponsorship strategies and goals for fundraising events and to manage the creation of collateral material to support solicitation efforts.
Identify, cultivate, and secure sponsors for The Foundation’s Events, signature Projects, and other identified activities.
Collaborate with the Marketing and Communications team to create effective, inspiring digital and print fund development materials.
Manage the Foundation’s grant writing and reporting system.
Carry out special fundraising events, meetings, and interviews within established ethical standards and in compliance with local, state, federal, and non-profit regulations, guidelines, and laws.
Support the Foundation’s efforts to ensure a community presence that increases the Foundation’s visibility as a funding recipient for potential and current/past donors.
Collaborate with the Foundation’s staff to identify untapped markets of interest, and to generate ideas, programs, and concepts to engage prospective donors.
Lead the department’s efforts in securing auction items for all the Foundation’s fundraising events.
Model high levels of motivation, performance, dedication, and commitment.
Provide professional, quality customer service to donors, volunteers, staff, and other community contacts.
Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, public relations, nonprofit management, or a related field.
Four or more years of demonstrated success in fund development or outside sales.
At least one year of experience in cold-calling required.
At least one year of experience in grant writing and grant research.
Experience in the development of budgets and the ability to manage financial resources effectively.
Proven results with fundraising and special events.
Strong public relations skills and ability to develop community collaborations.
Able to work independently within established guidelines, and to meet frequent deadlines.
Understanding and appreciation for the Foundation’s mission and the capability to project that mission to prospective donors and partners.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, Arabic & Urdu are highly preferred
Must be a team player whose superior communication skills facilitate working with a variety of internal and external customers
Ability to thrive in a changing and fast-paced environment
Experience working with cross-functional teams to ensure the exchange of information and effective planning
U.S. Work Authorization is required. Pay commensurate with knowledge and experience on a NON-PROFIT ISLAMIC ORGANIZATION scale.