The Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA seeks a skilled fundraising professional with diversified experience and a proven track record to lead SARDAA’s development function. Candidates must also have some experience in program-related work.
Since its founding in 2008, SARDAA has focused on addressing the needs of people with schizophrenia and related brain disorders; reducing the isolating stigma attached to the illnesses; and changing the language that is used to describe schizophrenia and other serious psychiatric disorders to what they really are: brain illnesses or diseases.
Among SARDAA’s signature programs are: Schizophrenia Alliance self-help/peer support groups, Family and Friends Support Conference Call Groups, the Schizophrenia Health Storyline mobile app and the groundbreaking Hearing Voices of Support initiative. The organization is also a strong advocate for laws and policies that protect and advance the rights of people with schizophrenia and related brain illnesses and provide funding for programs that increase services to all, with an emphasis on those people who lack the access or resources to address their needs.
To serve as the key staff member responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive resource development plan to secure the resources necessary to advance the mission and goals of SARDAA.
To assist the CEO with the development and implementation of SARDAA’s programs and services, as required.
Work closely with the CEO and Board Chair to assess fundraising needs as determined by strategic plan goals, operating needs and annual plan priorities.
Develop, implement and monitor all fundraising programs including: Major Gifts, Foundations, Corporations, Individual Support, Online Fundraising and Special Events
Develop annual fundraising budgets, and prepare and monitor income projections, progress reports and long-range/strategic plan forecasts.
Monitor philanthropic trends and develop short and long term fundraising strategies aimed at maximizing contributed income.
Develop new relationships with major gift, foundation and corporate funders, and continue to cultivate and maintain these donors.
Build the involvement of the Board in the solicitation and donor stewardship processes and guide the Board development process.
Write and produce fundraising related materials, including prospect research reports, proposals and appeals, reports to funders and donor acknowledgements. Oversee the implementation of data management systems and fundraising records.
Recruit, train and supervise volunteers to assist in implementing the development department’s plans if appropriate.
In addition, assist the CEO with the development and implementation of SARDAA programs and services as required. Responsibilities will include: participation in planning efforts, attendance at conferences and meetings, etc.
Six or more years of experience in diversified fundraising; demonstrated experience in major gifts, foundation and corporate support, annual fund, online/mail campaigns, donor stewardship, proposal development and presentation.
Some experience in program work in a nonprofit organization, including planning, implementation, direct services, etc.
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills; ability to create and sustain successful working relationships with donors, board members and staff.
Entrepreneurial sensibility; ability to recognize opportunities and proactively pursue them.
Ability to synthesize disparate ideas and organizational needs; strategic planning experience.
About Schizophrenia and Relating Disorders Alliance of America
Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA) promotes improvement in the lives of people with schizophrenia-related disorders and their families.
*Family and Friends Support Conference Call (FFS) Groups, a peer support group for family members and friends of those affected by schizophrenia-related brain disorders.
*Sponsor SA Conference Call Groups
*Provide technical suppo...rt for Schizophrenia Alliance (SA), a self-help peer support step program for persons who have schizophrenia-related brain illness.
*Information and resources for people with schizophrenia-related brain disorders, their families, professionals and the public including:
Website, sardaa.org, which provides accurate and current information about schizophrenia and related brain disorders causes, treatments and recovery tools.
*Personal stories of recovery and hope from people with schizophrenia-related brain disorders
*A Speakers Bureau of people with expertise about schizophrenia-related brain disorders, including individuals living with the illnesses, family members and professionals.
*Public education campaigns to increase schizophrenia awareness, early diagnosis, to eliminate stigma and discrimination.
*An online resource library of promising and evidence-based practices, the latest research, and other information for treatment professionals.
*Advocacy at the federal, state and local levels for mental health policies and funding that support the recovery of people with schizophrenia-related brain disorders.