On behalf of our client, Pinky Swear Foundation, CohenTaylor Executive Search Services is conducting a retained executive search for its Director of Development.
Founded in 2003 by Steve and Becky Chepokas in memory of their son, Mitch, Pinky Swear Foundation eases the financial and emotional impacts experienced by families with a child battling cancer by providing basic needs support during a very challenging time. Cancer is not a one-day thing. It is hard to imagine what life is like to have a child going through cancer; it affects the whole family. That's why Pinky Swear Foundation’s programs are so important. When cancer enters life, the simple, everyday things aren’t so simple anymore.
Pinky Swear Foundation is seeking its next Director of Development. As a senior member of the Pinky Swear team, the Director of Development holds responsibility for the oversight of the organization’s comprehensive, strategic resource development plan. With specific goals of increasing support from individual and foundation donors, growing Pinky Swear’s national fundraising scope, and launching an endowment campaign in the next year, the Director of Development will design and execute a national strategy focused on expanding the mid/major gifts program and direct mail/annual fund. The Director of Development will be responsible for leading strategy as well as working hands-on with the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of mid/major gifts from both individual and institutional funders.
Reporting to the Executive Director, with direct supervisory responsibility of two development staff, and in collaboration with colleagues and the board of directors, the ideal Director of Development will increase the capability and capacity of Pinky Swear Foundation to help further its mission to support families with a child battling cancer. This leader will bring a minimum of five years of successful hands-on fundraising experience, including development and implementation of a successful annual or multi-year strategic resource development plan.