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Development Officer

The Ranch is a residential treatment and educational center for youth and their families, a place where we look the most troubled, complex and amazing kids in the eye, walk with them and help them become their best selves in this world and in Christ. Because the Ranch helps the kids that no one else can, we provide unparalleled care, expertise and presence in the name of Christ to keep today’s troubled kids from becoming tomorrow’s troubled adults.

Every employee in every department plays a significant role in helping the children we serve realize their full potential, and walk with them in the name of Christ to become the best that they can be.

We are currently recruiting for Development Officers (one in Fargo, ND, and one in Minot, ND) to raise support for agency programs and services. You follow agency protocol in the acquisition, cultivation, and solicitation of current and potential donors. You implement stewardship and generosity principles and fund raising program(s) as directed and serve as an ambassador of the organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

As part of the Mission Advancement Team (MAT) assist in establishing short- and long-range goals/strategies for identifying funding sources.
Manage an assigned list of donors, prospects, congregations and church related groups (e.g., LWML, WELCA, etc.) from a designated geographic region.

Help acquire new donors.

Provide leadership with the Agency's prospect management system, compiling and analyzing information about potential contributors, including corporations, and businesses to develop a cultivation and solicitation strategy.

Take pledges and funds from contributors, acknowledge those gifts as received and provide an appropriate thank you.
As part of MAT, assist with agency special events attend appropriate meetings, and as necessary fill in for other Development Officers and assist with Servant Teams.

Travel:

The person in this position may travel up to 50% of their time to their designated geographic area.

Qualifications 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preference is given to individuals with previous fundraising/development experience.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Development software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Be able to travel in a car to and from appointments.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Required to travel.

Email humanresources@dakotaranch.org or call 701-551-6810.