Community Development Manager/Officer

Job title: Community Development Manager/Officer
Organization: FC Cincinnati
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description

FC Cincinnati is an ambitious, disruptive soccer club that is both brand- and fan-focused, embraces competition with a zeal for winning on and off the field and an unwavering dedication to excellence to build the club and serve the community. The club is fully committed to making Cincinnati a championship city, by creating a legacy that becomes the embodiment of a rising Cincinnati. FC Cincinnati is set to lead, inspire and unite the next generation of citizens and soccer fans.

The organization is built on the core tenants of winning, a family-friendly atmosphere and serving as an active participant in the community. The culture of the company and the team thrives on trust, a desire to be great, a commitment to success, and to furthering the “aligned ambition” of goals that provide cohesive opportunities for personal and organizational growth.

The Community Development Manager/Officer will spend roughly 90% of his/her time spearheading fundraising initiatives for the FC Cincinnati Foundation and roughly 10% of his/her time managing community initiatives for FC Cincinnati.

The Community Development Manager/Officer understands the importance of strong communication skills and adhering to tight deadlines. Creativity, hard work, positive attitude, strong attention to detail, and dedication are all necessary traits.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Translate current and emerging organizational priorities into achievable fundraising targets, develop plans of action, and lead the execution of those plans for donor development and annual giving.
  • Develop and execute a diversified annual fundraising program and actionable plan to achieve the annual goal.
  • Oversee the identification and cultivation of new funding sources to attract new investors and generate new revenue.
  • Develop and manage a portfolio of prospective individual donors including solicitation and stewardship.
  • Create and execute short and long-term strategies to increase foundation and corporate donations.
  • Manage internal and external resources for grant-writing and development; writing grants, all grant reporting.
  • Measure, monitor, and track outcomes using appropriate criteria to produce accurate budget preparations and project fundraising activities.
  • Manage fundraising database including maintaining the integrity of the database and producing fundraising, donor analytics, and other reports.
  • Other duties as assigned by VP of Community Relations & Executive Director

Required Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Knowledge and experience in a wide range of nonprofit functions including all areas of fundraising.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key business partners, private foundations, and individual donors by building personal credibility and solid trust.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills essential to expanding relationships, resolving conflicts, and managing change effectively.
  • Ability to self-motivate and self-direct; possess strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Community-minded both internally working well with a team and externally in Foundation programming.
  • Proven leadership ability with strong drive for results and success; convey a sense of urgency to achieve outcomes and exceed expectations.

Education and Experience:

BS/BA in Communications, Marketing, Public Administration, Social Work or related field, along with 5-7 years in development for a nonprofit, including a proven track record of major gifts, annual fund campaigns, donor cultivation and engagement in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Work Hours:

Business hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm; however, additional hours will be required on weekends, evenings and some holidays as the project workload dictates. You will be expected to work every home match.

Interested candidates please email with resume and cover letter, and salary requirements.