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Posted: 01/20/2017

Employer
Northern Bedrock Historic Presrevation Corps
Non-profit

Dedicated to providing experience-based learning in the preservation trades, Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps works to reduce the backlog of maintenance and repair of historic sites and structures across the state of Minnesota. Northern Bedrock, a non-profit organization founded in 2011, strives to “build a pathway to the preservation trades” by developing a network of trades and craftspeople to provide training for young adults (age 18 - 25). A member of AmeriCorps and the Corporation for National Service, Northern Bedrock’s efforts are made possible in part by a partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, and those who value its mission. During this period of growth and change, with a staff of one-part time and five full-time members, Northern Bedrock seeks an individual with the skills and passion to further its mission: Building a Pathway to the Preservation Trades.


Position
Development Director
001
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Duluth, MN
Details
 

Position Type:Development Director

Location: Duluth, MN

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Benefits: Stipend ( Negotiable )  

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

 

Dedicated to providing experience-based learning in the preservation trades, Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps works to reduce the backlog of maintenance and repair of historic sites and structures across the state of Minnesota. Northern Bedrock, a non-profit organization founded in 2011, strives to build a pathway to the preservation trades by developing a network of trades and craftspeople to provide training for young adults (age 18 - 25). A member of AmeriCorps and the Corporation for National Service, Northern Bedrocks efforts are made possible in part by a partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, and those who value its mission. During this period of growth and change, with a staff of one-part time and five full-time members, Northern Bedrock seeks an individual with the skills and passion to further its mission: Building a Pathway to the Preservation Trades.

 

Overview

 

Ideal candidates are passionate about using their talents to continue to build and maintain this successful start-up organization. The Development Director is responsible for identifying, cultivating and soliciting new funders. This position develops and implements the individual giving plan, and creates organizational fundraising strategies. The Director identifies prospective grant opportunities, submits compelling proposals and manages received grants. The Development Director is also responsible for the creation of marketing and communication plans and providescontent and direction for traditional and online media.

 

Candidates will have a strong background in communications, including website management and social media. Ideal candidates have experience writing to motivate, inspire and engage potential supporters to act. The position requires strong organizational and networking skills, the ability to work on various projects simultaneously, and a strong eye for detail. The Development Director reports to the Executive Director and collaborates with Northern Bedrock management team.

 

Responsibilities

Grant Writing & Administration

- Create an effective process for grant research and develop grants calendar

- Plan, write, and submit compelling proposals to foundations and other public or private funding sources  

- Manage grant administration including compliance, timelines and reporting

- Stay knowledgeable of best practices and industry trends

 

 

Communications & Marketing 

- Create a strategic communications and marketing plan, to include message and content development with consideration for effective digital and social media outreach

- Provide planning and oversight for development of communication pieces and promotional materials

- Plan and execute all public relations activities including press releases, publications, mailings and others as needed

 

 

Fundraising

- Create and execute an individual giving plan

- Create and execute strategic fundraising plan(s)

 - Provide stewardship training for staff and board members

- Build and maintain strong relationships with funders  

- Identify, structure and implement engagement events for fundraising


Other Duties  

- Attend conferences and trainings to maximize networking and skills development   

- Explore new funding opportunities and develop supportive partnerships to increase revenue

 

Requirements

- Bachelor's degree and 2-3 years of relevant professional experience

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OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Please submit cover letter, writing sample, resume, and two professional references. Email application materials to admin@northernbedrockcorps.org incomplete applications will not be considered. For questions, contact Ashley Brey, Communications Manager, (701) 340-9690 or ashley@northernbedrockcorps.org. Northern Bedrock is an equal opportunity employer and offers all persons the benefit of participating in its programs and employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, and/or any other legally protected factors.
Ashley Brey
Phone: (701)340-0969
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