Argentum’s culture is grounded in teamwork, collaboration, and a passion for seniors. We seek a high-energy, self-starter to join our team as the Vice President, Fundraising. The Vice President, Fundraising oversees and manages the organization's fundraising strategy, development, and execution. This role requires an individual with excellent leadership skills and networking abilities. The Vice President, Fundraising will be responsible for building good relationships with prospective donors and clients across multiple sectors, communicating with the broader public and internal teams, delegating tasks, and drawing up plans to ensure annual targets are met. The Vice President, Fundraising should be well organized, proactive, and can inspire others.
Reporting to the President/CEO and serving as a member of the senior leadership team this role requires an individual who understands and is passionate about the mission and vision of the organization and can articulate Argentum’s mission to donors that will educate and compel them to give.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The Vice President, Fundraising will be responsible for the following:
Design and implement a fundraising strategy for the Argentum Advocacy Fund to raise, at minimum, $1M+ annually through the solicitation of major gifts, special events, and corporate support that will achieve short-term and long-term goals.
Develop and execute a fundraising strategy for the Argentum Silver PAC to raise, at minimum, $500k+ annually through individual contributions, company campaigns, and direct marketing.
Expand and diversify Argentum’s donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new and future initiatives. In addition, the VP will work closely with the board of directors and any related committees to support members as they take on a more active fundraising role.
Identify new potential income streams and produce strategies to access these funds.
Develops annual fundraising budgets.
Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical analysis on the overall performance of fundraising goals against strategic plan to board and senior leaders.
Stay apprised of advancements and changes pertinent to fundraising and development profession, including compliance with applicable laws, regulations, or guidelines related to fundraising. Direct and lead adaptations to current strategies and practices in accordance with these changes, as necessary.
Develop and implement a comprehensive program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors to support organization’s fundraising efforts including responding to donor concerns and/or requests, gift acknowledgements, and program information.
Foster ongoing relationships with donors by maintaining contact and proactively educating donors on outcomes and results of Argentum’s efforts.
Design and implement growth and retention strategies with existing donors and opportunities to forge new donor relationships.
Oversee the strategy and development of fundraising events, collaborating with the Business Operations Group and the Public Policy Group to set event plan and timelines allowing for the successful execution of the event
Work with Business Operations Group on coordinating and calendaring fundraising campaigns to maximize member/prospect touchpoints and communication
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Bachelor's degree with 10-plus years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources). The desired candidate will have extensive knowledge of fundraising strategies and principles, and a knowledge and understanding of Federal FEC reporting requirements and laws regarding Political Action Committees are preferred.
We are looking for a candidate with excellent communication skills, both written and oral, who can influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships. The candidate should also display a flexible and adaptable style; being a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives.
Candidates should possess strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail, be customer-focused, and can work both independently without close oversight, but also be a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside Argentum. Candidates should also have a knowledge of tax planning principles and techniques that favor charitable giving and be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
This is a full-time position. Days and work hours are Monday through Friday during core flexible work hours. Argentum has a hybrid schedule of both in-office and telework. Up to 25% travel is expected. Argentum requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
ARGENTUM is conveniently located at 1650 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 near the King Street Metro. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including teleworking options, summer days office closings, and a week off between the December holidays.
ARGENTUM is the leading national trade association serving companies that own, operate, and support professionally managed senior living communities in the United States.
Argentum is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.