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Director, Diabetes Dayton

The Director of Diabetes Dayton is responsible for the day to day operations of Diabetes Dayton.  This position will work closely with the President and CEO, along with the area Vice Presidents and Chief Human Resources Officer of LifeCare Alliance in an integrated, matrix structure. 
“An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer”

JOB CLASSIFICATION: Director, Diabetes Dayton
STATUS: Full-Time (40 hours per week)
REPORTS TO: President and CEO of LifeCare Alliance and Matrix reporting and coordination by area

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Director of Diabetes Dayton is responsible for the day to day operations of Diabetes Dayton.  This position will work closely with the President and CEO, along with the area Vice Presidents and Chief Human Resources Officer of LifeCare Alliance in an integrated, matrix structure.

This position will manage operations at Diabetes Dayton, and interact with LifeCare Alliance management staff, Diabetes Dayton and LifeCare Alliance donors, volunteers, Board members, and the community to insure the stability and ongoing success of Diabetes Dayton.  This position directly supervises all Diabetes Dayton staff and volunteers.

A major focus will be on advancement activities, including building relationships with donors and prospects, devising and executing strategies to raise funds, and developing communication strategies, and strategies for Diabetes Dayton in collaboration with the Development Manager.  In addition, this position will be responsible for identifying major gift opportunities and planned giving candidates, and meeting with government officials.  This position will also work closely with the LifeCare Alliance Grants Manager and staff to identify, apply and report on numerous grants.  As Diabetes Dayton’s funding is mostly from these types of development activities, this will be a major area of work.

This position will represent Diabetes Dayton and LifeCare Allliance in various settings including regular presentations for donors, funders, and community organizations, attendance at Diabetes Dayton and LifeCare Alliance events, and other community locations and events. This position will be responsible for maintaining the highest level of ethical standards within the agency’s development and operations activities.  This position will be part of the Leadership team of LifeCare Alliance, and may serve on various agency and community Boards and committees.

A key responsibility for this position is the management of Camp KoManShe, a one week camp for children with type one diabetes.   Responsibilities include managing the camp in person, recruiting, hiring, and training of program staff, coordinating with Camp Program Directors on activity schedule and securing materials, coordinating with Camp Medical Director to order insulin and medical supplies, collaborating with Dayton Children’s Hospital to secure medical staff, ordering food and related supplies, and working with Office Manager on registration.

This position also manages the Diabetes Emergency Supply Assistance Program (DESAP) which provides needed diabetes supplies to those in need.

This position will also assist RD/LD/CDE with marketing and scheduling community and individual diabetes education sessions including corporate wellness opportunities.

Work performed in this position will be of a complex, professional and confidential nature. Work requires a current knowledge of Dayton area philanthropic giving activity and strict adherence to all applicable regulations, laws and policies governing agency development and operating activities.  This includes IRS, State of Ohio and local charitable laws and ordinances. This position has constant contact with the public, agency board members and agency employees and volunteers. The Director must be able to conduct agency business in a variety of public and private settings, including public speaking settings, and must be able to handle multiple tasks and stressful situations while maintaining a professional and ethical demeanor at all times. A positive and cooperative image is crucial for this position.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Responsible for the day to day operations and general operations of Diabetes Dayton.  This includes direct supervision of Diabetes Dayton staff, including staff recruitment, hiring, evaluations and terminations, in cooperation with LifeCare Alliance senior management.  This includes management of annual camp and DESAP Program, and coordinating community and individual education activities.
  2. Responsible for advancement activities for Diabetes Dayton.  This would include identifying prospects, volunteers, Board, community, and clients, and making direct contact thru personal visits, correspondence, group presentations, and agency events.  Responsible for meeting with government officials and funders.
  3. Responsible for regular presentations regarding planned giving and major gifts.  This would include identifying candidates and building relationships, follow up correspondence, personal invitations to events and recognition programs, and other communications, working closely with Development Manager.
  4. Responsible for working closely with LifeCare Alliance Grants Manager and staff on grant applications, opportunities, and reporting.
  5. Responsible for maintaining current knowledge of Dayton philanthropic giving activities.
  6. Responsible for fiscal oversight and fostering positive relationships and partnerships with Diabetes Dayton vendors, contractors, service partners, and sister agencies. Assist with negotiation of pricing, approval of billings, and other day to day financial activities.
  7. Responsible for the development of the Diabetes Dayton budget, service levels, and managing the budget within LifeCare Alliance guidelines.
  8. Responsible for maintaining/adhering to all applicable regulations, laws, and policies governing agency development activities. This includes IRS regulations, State of Ohio laws, and local charitable laws and ordinances. Ensures agency compliance.
  9. Responsible for maintaining the highest levels of ethical standards while conducting agency development activities. This includes representing the agency in a professional and ethical manner in a variety of public and private settings, during agency and community events and with a variety of individuals and groups.
  10. Responsible for performing other duties as necessary. This would include serving on various agency and community committees, filling in or performing other functions in emergency situations or as necessary, and representing the agency in other capacities as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years’ experience in operating an entity and development activities required. Advancement experience required. Must have valid Ohio driver’s license; vehicle available for agency use and adequate auto insurance.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Work is performed in a variety of public and private settings which would include office, private homes, businesses, public buildings, and outdoor venues. Working hours are generally between 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday thru Friday but may include evening hours and weekend days and/or nights.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to a wide variety of individuals.
  • Ability to interact effectively with clients, donors, prospects, board members, agency staff, volunteers and the general public.
  • Ability to work independently and in a variety of settings.
  • Must have strong time management and organizational abilities.
  • Must be able to accomplish public speaking events.
  • Must be able to develop and think creatively.
  • Must have strong financial and management skills.
  • Ability to identify and take advantage of planned giving and major gift opportunities.
  • Ability to develop a variety of fundraising and donor events.
  • Must possess strong ethical and professional standards.
  • Must be knowledgeable in various laws, regulations and policies governing planned giving, major gifts and development activities.

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