The CDO is responsible for increasing CC’s fundraising capacity to achieve its vision and strategic goals through a strengthened culture of philanthropy. Specifically, the CDO is responsible for the vision and successful organization and execution of all development initiatives including major gifts, direct mail campaigns, planned giving, foundation grants, corporate partnerships, government funding, special events, volunteerism, and capital campaigns.
Furthermore, the CDO will lead all media, marketing, and communications initiatives. The CDO is a chief spokesperson representing the organization to constituencies, both internal and external. They also ensure legal compliance and best practices for gift administration and records management to ensure excellent stewardship of the entire donor process. This position will lead a team of seven and will report to the Executive Director. They will serve on the Executive Director’s leadership team and will also work closely with the Board of Directors, senior staff and other keys stakeholders.