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LMB is Hiring a Development Director

Posting Date: August 29, 2018


League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) seeks a dynamic, experienced professional to join the LMB team as Development Director. This is a full-time position based in our Lansing, Michigan headquarters.

This position provides leadership for the creation and implementation of strategic fund development initiatives including: major and annual giving, direct mail, events, sponsorships, peer-to-peer fundraising, donor stewardship and recognition, and administration related to development. The ideal candidate must have a bachelor’s degree, a minimum of two years of progressively responsible fundraising experience in a non-profit organization, and an interest in bicycling.

Major Gifts
• Develop a major gifts program including identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major donors
• Identify potential donor relationships and manage information to assist staff and volunteers in helping to cultivate and solicit major and planned gifts
• Develop and implement targeted fundraising plans for major gifts, planned giving, matching gifts, recurring donations, annual campaigns, etc.
• Cultivate and maintain ongoing communications with private and corporate donors

Direct Mail
• Plan, execute, and evaluate direct mail solicitations, including annual and special appeals
• Leverage matching gifts to increase total donations and average gifts
• Develop segmentation strategies to facilitate donor retention and increase average gift size

Special Events
• Secure sponsorships for LMB Tours and other events
• Collaborate with staff on the management and planning of fundraising events, donor receptions, house parties, member mixers, etc.
• Coordinate and execute invitations, programs, volunteer management, and other event logistics
• Follow up with attendees and report on results as appropriate

Other Tasks
• Produce reports on major giving for staff, Board of Directors, or volunteers as needed
• Maintain and grow database of current and potential members and donors
• Routinely engage major donors by phone, face-to-face, and other means to cultivate strong relationships
• Oversee proper acknowledgment and stewardship of all gifts
• Oversee implementation of fundraising related elements within LMB Strategic Plan
• Identify and execute opportunities to leverage database tools more efficiently
• Pursue peer-to-peer fundraising opportunities
• Support efforts to grow LMB’s $1 Per Rider Program
• Support efforts to retain and grow LMB membership
• Curate efforts to move supporters up the ladder of engagement
• Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements as needed
• Staff board committees as appropriate
• Play a leading role in developing LMB’s Annual Report
• Oversee grants on limited basis including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements
• Other duties and office responsibilities as needed in small non-profit environment

• A minimum of a bachelor’s degree or related work experience with at least two years of non-profit fundraising experience including grant writing and individual/corporate donor recruitment/retention
• Skill in writing and editing compelling grammatically correct communications
• Strong verbal communicator who is comfortable with public speaking
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Software experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Wordpress, relational database management such as Neon CRM or equivalent, and social media platforms a plus – training provided as needed
• Conscientiousness, strong work ethic with attention to detail
• Professional demeanor, sense of humor, and a strong ability to collaborate
• Capacity to solve problems and identify ways to complete tasks more efficiently
• Flexible and able to manage competing priorities in a changing environment
• Self-motivated and self-directed, seeking guidance when appropriate
• Enthusiasm for bicycling

Work under the administrative direction of the LMB Executive Director

• Flexibility to work non-standard hours for occasional evening and weekend events as needed
• Must be available for in-state travel (driver’s license required)

$30,000 - $50,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include paid time off, health coverage, employer-matched retirement plan, annual bonus opportunities, bicycle commuter incentive, YMCA membership, and paid time off to participate in LMB Tours.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and three references as a single PDF to John Lindenmayer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The PDF file should be named as follows: LastName_FirstName_DD.pdf. Please include the text “Development Director” in the subject line of your email. The position is open until filled. LMB will begin reviewing resumes and requesting interviews on September 24, 2018.

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