Vice President of Development
Support Circle Pregnancy Clincis
Support Circle is a group of medical clinics in Oakland, San Francisco and Redwood City, CA dedicated to providing time, space and support to women in unintended pregnancies. Their mission is to develop a trusted relationship with women and men facing unintended pregnancies through high quality medical, counseling and practical care. In serving their clients, they seek to honor God, the dignity that He has placed in all people, and His love in their hearts for everyone. They envision a community where women and men in unintended pregnancies are surrounded by respectful support to make well-informed choices that are in line with their core values.
Support Circle is led by CEO, Albert Lee, and is governed by a Board of Directors made up of men and women in medical, pastoral, financial and legal professions. Their budget for FY2018 is $1.6 million, with approximately 75–80% coming from individual donations, 10% from foundations, 5% from churches, and the rest from organizations and businesses. They do not receive any government funding. Their staff includes 14 people (7 full-time, 7 part- time), spread out between their main office in San Leandro and the three clinics. Over the past few years, more than 70% of the women they have served have chosen life (77% last year!), and they enjoy astounding online reviews from the women and men they have served despite the topic being a very personal and private one. They typically serve about 300 new patients each year.
The Vice President of Development plays a unique and influential role in furthering the work and ministry of a restorative social organization. This position oversees supporter engagement, with a focus on major gifts. S/he inspires and collaborates with a network of supporters to invest in Support Circle and partners with the CEO to actively expand and manage a growing portfolio of individual and foundation prospects and donors. This role reports to the CEO, serves on the Leadership Team, and works closely with the Board of Directors. Additionally, s/he directly supervises the Development Team.
The successful candidate must have a track record of building and managing a successful development program, particularly in the area of major gifts. They must be a strong communicator, be passionate about the mission and vision of the organization and be able to articulate that mission to donors and prospects in a way that is both educational and compelling. They must be willing to both develop a relationship and make an “ask”. They could come from another nonprofit organization, from a university setting, or even have a successful business development background in the corporate world. Terms like go-getter, highly relational, humble, relatable, listener, strategic, passionate, connector, team builder, storyteller, unafraid and called are best used to describe this person.
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To learn more about the work of Support Circle Pregnancy Clinics, please visit their website at www.supportcircle.org.