The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Director of Development and Communication

    Job Locations US-IA-Cedar Rapids
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Salvation Army Mission Statement: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of Christ. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.



    • Develop a strategic plan for direction and implementation of local fundraising campaigns and community relations
    • Manage functions related to resource development, marketing/public relations and volunteerism including supervision of the volunteer manager.
    • Develop a strong donor cultivation plan by working with the Divisional Development team which includes the Divisional Development Director, Major Gifts, Planned Giving
    • Implement a tracking mechanism for all grant and donor proposals
    • Provide monthly contact reports for meaningful contact with donors, media, corporations, foundations, etc.
    • Maintain and record all donor actions into the Divisional/Territorial CRM database weekly
    • Manages and monitors the effectiveness of direct mail and makes recommendations to the Corps Officer.
    • Attend Advisory Board meetings and serve as a liaison for Advisory Board development, attendance and recognition, orientation and other related board activity. Duties include, but are not limited to: attendance at all committees and full board meetings, preparation of agendas and folder for full board meetings, distribution of full board meeting minutes, press releases and other communications to members and distribution of meeting reminders for executive committee and full board meetings. Serve on the planning committee for Flood the Run.
    • Assume overall responsibility for the creation, planning and implementation of special events (e.g. Flood the Run) and other events fostering public awareness, donor cultivation and recognition activities.
    • Provide support to Christmas activities including the red kettle campaign, Toys for Tots and other community events – emphasis on community/donor relations, special events and fundraising activities and media relations
    • Maintain professional status and current knowledge in development, community and public relations fields.
    • Individually and also with support staff, presents the story, mission and needs of The Salvation Army to community leaders, groups, organizations, and media
    • Create, prepare and communicates marketing material and press releases. Act as media and general public contact for the agency including giving interviews, presentations and hosting tours.
    • Establish and meet realistic daily, weekly and monthly expectations for personal contacts with potential donors, prospective volunteer resources, and other potential benefactors of The Salvation Army.
    • Manage local organization’s online presence including website and social media outlets.
    • Attends quarterly Divisional Development meetings
    • Other duties as assigned that are in relation to work in Development.


    Bachelor’s degree in related field; in lieu of a degree equivalent work experience is acceptable
    The Salvation Army’s “Safe from Harm” Training


    Experience: A minimum of two years’ experience in development, marketing, community relations or sales. Ability to connect with others and forge strong relationships. Able to build trusted relationships with internal staff and volunteers (Advisory Board) and external stakeholders. Excellent written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills. Foundation and grant writing experience. Familiarity with CRM databases and ability to learn new software as needed. Highly organized, analytical, proficient in Microsoft Office programs and volunteer tracking databases. Must pass all applicable background checks. English proficiency sufficient for communication with supervisors, co-workers, clients and customers.


    Physical Demands/ Work Environment: This Position is required to occasionally lift 40 to 50 pounds, In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the individual is regularly required to remain stationary for some periods of time, use hands and fingers, communicate, move, occasionally required to position self to stoop, kneel or crouch, frequently required to reach with and use arms and hands as required in using standard office equipment and a PC. Specific vision abilities by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to focus. The work environment for this position includes an office environment with a low noise level.



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