Sutherland Institute is a nonpartisan 501 (c)(3) organization and – after 27 years – is one of the most respected conservative think tanks in the western United States.
Sutherland Institute is a nonpartisan policy and educational institution – a think tank. Our mission is to advance principled public policy that promotes the values of faith, family and free markets. Our research informs the public and policymakers alike – true to the belief that this and every generation must recommit to the principles and founding virtues that make us free.
About the Vice President of Development/Director of Development Opening:
Reporting to the President & CEO, the Vice President of Development/Director of Development is key to managing a growing network of donors and partners in Utah and across the country. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, professional, highly responsive to opportunities and eager to fulfill a key role in redefining a world-class operation. This position is a critical, outward facing role with donor and constituent interaction at the highest levels. Candidates must model an outstanding work ethic, exemplary people skills and a commitment to relationship building.
Sutherland Institute is open to hiring someone at either the Vice President or Director level, depending on experience. The Vice President of Development will have 7+ years of proven experience in nonprofit or academic sector fundraising or equivalent relationship development experience while the Director of Development will have 4-7 years of experience.
Pay, Benefits, & Location:
This position is full-time exempt. While office hours are flexible, this position is based in Salt Lake City. This is a hybrid role and the new hire can work from home up to two days per week.
Benefits include employer subsidized health & dental insurance. Other benefits including paid PTO and 401(k) participation and employer match.
Salary is based on experience but falls within the range of $180,000 to $225,000 for the Vice President of Development and $140,000-$180,000 for the Director of Development.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work closely with the CEO and management team to create and implement integrated development strategies that reflect current growth opportunities including individuals, foundations, family offices and corporate supporters.
- Envision and manage the creation of a development team.
- Leverage the relationships between policy, events and development.
- Develop and grow long-term relationships with supporters.
- Serve donors by aligning their giving with specific outcomes, from research to content to events and media.
- Interact with donors through events, one-on-one visits and written correspondence with a goal to inform and engage.
- Leverage CRM tools to maintain precise data.
- Track progress and analyze results.
The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:
- At least 4 years of proven experience in nonprofit or academic sector fundraising or equivalent relationship development.
- Outgoing, entrepreneurial spirit.
- Recognize the difference between “sales” and “development.”
- Notable relationship building skills and personality.
- Experience with matching funds campaigns a strong plus.
- Excellent communication skills, in particular writing and presentation skills.
- Ability to organize numerous moving parts of a project and meet deadlines.
- Deep understanding of and commitment to Sutherland principles.
- Experience with grants applications and reporting.
- Ability to interact with sophisticated donors about issues related to faith, freedom and free markets.
- Experience with Salesforce and basic Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Salesforce experience a plus (training will be provided).
- Ability to travel up to 20%.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:
- Cover letter, which should detail your interest in this position and Sutherland Institute’s mission, your salary requirements, and whether you would like to be considered at the VP or Director level
Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link:
There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled.
Questions can be directed to Katelynn Barbosa, Director of Talent Engagement, at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected]
While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.
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