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Foundations and Corporate Relationship Manager

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is a leading national organization focusing on mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder, which affect over 21 million Americans, account for over 50% of the nation’s suicides every year, and cost $23 billion in lost workdays and other workplace losses.

DBSA offers peer-based, wellness-oriented support and empowering services and resources available when people need them, where they need them, and how they need to receive them—online 24/7, in local support groups, in audio and videocasts, or in printed materials distributed by DBSA, our chapters, and mental health care facilities across America.

Through our extensive online and print resources and our nearly 600 support groups and more than 200 chapters, DBSA reaches millions of people each year with in-person and online peer support; current, readily understandable information about depression and bipolar disorder; and empowering tools focused on an integrated approach to wellness.

OUR VALUES

  1. Community—DBSA creates the opportunity for meaningful lives by compassionately engaging with individuals and providing peer-led support groups, educational materials, and wellness tools that focus on resiliency, achievement, creativity, and connection.
  2. Inspiration—DBSA celebrates peers’ accomplishments, including those of the many talented, successful individuals recognized by the public for their contributions to the world.
  3. Wisdom—DBSA advances learning through research and experience while promoting a transformative understanding of mental health through wide, timely dissemination of information about the latest treatments, wellness practices, and lived experiences.
  4. Responsibility—DBSA advocates for the right of peers to choose their own paths to mental, emotional, and physical wellness while promoting structures and practices that advance whole health and accessible care for everyone.

SCOPE OF ROLE

DBSA is seeking candidates for a Foundations and Corporate Relationship Manager with proven success in writing and securing foundation and corporate grants and sponsorships. Reporting to the Development Vice President, the Manager initiates, cultivates, and sustains relationships in an effort to secure $500K in funding from a diverse portfolio including foundation grants and corporate sponsorships. Success will be measured using metrics such as the number of 1) prospect visits 2) LOIs and proposals submitted, 3) grants and sponsorships secured, 4) revenue secured, and 5) reports submitted on time.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identifies and qualifies funding opportunities provided by public, private, and corporate foundations.
  • Independently initiates cultivation and solicitation strategies for new and previously identified foundation and corporate prospects that result in new and renewed revenue.
  • Conceptualizes and launches a new corporate sponsorship program with the support of the VP of Development.
  • Writes letters of inquiry and full grant and sponsorship proposals including budgets, program work plans, outputs and outcomes in partnerships with other departments, to ensure that the proposals align with the mission of DBSA.
  • Creates and maintains a timeline of submission windows for institutional investors to ensure maximum opportunity for acceptance.
  • Works with Finance to ensure timely and complete release of restricted funds.
  • Assumes all reporting responsibilities as required by the funder.
  • Monitors progress toward revenue goals and provides statistical reports on an ongoing basis.
  • As a representative of DBSA, independently travels to meet prospects for the purpose of effective, coordinated, and efficient cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship on a regular basis up to 20% of the time.
  • As a member of the Development Team, maintains a small portfolio of individual investors and executes development activities including qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship efforts, preparation of proposals, arranging for visits with prospective donors, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of three years of successful fundraising experience, specifically working with foundations and corporation
  • Familiarity with donor tracking software such as Raiser’s Edge
  • Demonstrated experience in securing grants and sponsorships ($100,000 or more preferred)
  • Ability to work in teams in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to multi-task and provide support to team members with diverse work styles

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NOTES:
Additional Salary Information: This is a full-time position with benefits including health, dental, vision, disability, 401K and life insurance. Position will primarily work standard hours of 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, flexible start/end times possible.

 

Communications Director

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is a leading national organization focusing on mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder, which affect over 21 million Americans, account for over 50% of the nation’s suicides every year, and cost $23 billion in lost workdays and other workplace losses.

DBSA offers peer-based, wellness-oriented support and empowering services and resources available when people need them, where they need them, and how they need to receive them—online 24/7, in local support groups, in audio and videocasts, or in printed materials distributed by DBSA, our chapters, and mental health care facilities across America.

Through our extensive online and print resources and our nearly 600 support groups and more than 200 chapters, DBSA reaches millions of people each year with in-person and online peer support; current, readily understandable information about depression and bipolar disorder; and empowering tools focused on an integrated approach to wellness.

OUR VALUES

  1. Community—DBSA creates the opportunity for meaningful lives by compassionately engaging with individuals and providing peer-led support groups, educational materials, and wellness tools that focus on resiliency, achievement, creativity, and connection.
  2. Inspiration—DBSA celebrates peers’ accomplishments, including those of the many talented, successful individuals recognized by the public for their contributions to the world.
  3. Wisdom—DBSA advances learning through research and experience while promoting a transformative understanding of mental health through wide, timely dissemination of information about the latest treatments, wellness practices, and lived experiences.
  4. Responsibility—DBSA advocates for the right of peers to choose their own paths to mental, emotional, and physical wellness while promoting structures and practices that advance whole health and accessible care for everyone.

SCOPE OF ROLE

The DBSA Communications Director will be responsible for developing, overseeing, and executing DBSA’s communications strategies and initiatives to reach our key audiences: individuals living with a mood disorder, parents and caregivers, and clinicians. This individual will work in close collaboration with all DBSA leaders and staff to provide strategic counsel while, at the same time, ensuring DBSA’s messaging and branding are consistent with the mission and vision of the organization. The Communications Director will have one direct report to supervise and mentor (Communications Manager), as well as manage communications-related contractors and vendors, and any future communication staff, interns, or volunteers.

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop, execute, and oversee communications, public relations, and marketing strategies to enhance constituent loyalty
  • Strategically enhance and expand digital presence, including utilization of DBSA’s extensive website assets and social media presence, as well as oversee DBSA’s written publications
  • Manage DBSA messaging, voice and tone
  • Collaborate with management team on external position papers, speeches and talking points
  • Work cross-functionally across the organization to advance DBSA’s strategic priorities through a fully integrated communications strategy, including:
    • Enhance efficacy of DBSA national and local public policy and advocacy initiatives
    • Support donor communications, engagement and fundraising initiatives
    • Ensure all programs, campaigns, and initiatives are promoted through all channels to core constituents
    • Promote DBSA resources to effectively reach peers, caregivers and clinicians
  • Analyze metrics to determine the effectiveness of the various strategies
  • Supervise and mentor the Communications Manager to ensure objectives are met and to promote their professional development
  • Other projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires prior demonstrated success in directing and leading communication initiatives.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in marketing, communications, media/public relations, business or related field
  • Minimum of five years related experience, including supervisory experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as listening and interpersonal skills necessary
  • Demonstrated success in expanding organizational brand and program awareness
  • Professional experience managing cross-channel marketing and communication strategies including, but not limited to, website, print and electronic newsletters, direct mail, events, and social media.
  • Excellent organizational skills and high level of attention to detail
  • Proficient computer skills including use of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proven ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Proven ability to pick up on systems and data bases with minimal training
  • Commitment to supporting and empowering individuals living with a mental health condition; prior personal or professional experience with mental health preferred

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