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Boys Town - Senior Development Officer - Omaha, NE

Job Title: Senior Development Officer - Omaha, NE

*Interested applicants would need to apply online by visiting the Boys Town website:

As the Senior Development Officer you will plan and lead a comprehensive development program to generate incremental revenue for the organization.  You will provide expertise and guidance for the fundraising process, including:  strategic outreach with the Executive Director; channel management; and cultivation of individuals, corporations, foundations.  The role also performs good stewardship, compliance, and quality assurance through solid infrastructure and systems.


Provides guidance and assistance to the Executive Director around fundraising, marketing and community outreach. 

Develops and maintains relationships with internal partners (staff and Board) and external partners (individuals, businesses, and foundations) that contribute to securing the organization’s financial resources.

Actively participates in gift solicitation.  Builds strong donor relationships through cultivation and stewardship with individual, business, and foundation donors. 

Develops and executes business plans focused on the “One Boys Town” mission, considering the values and principles of Boys Town and regulatory compliance.

Provides outstanding functional leadership and communicates effectively across the organization and with senior management to achieve goals.

Develops and directs avenues of strategic communications.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in business administration, marketing, or equivalent.  Master's degree preferred.

10+ years of professional, related experience preferred, with consideration given to related fields (non-profit, business development, sales, marketing, communications, public relations). 

5+ years of progressive fundraising and/or development experience.

Available to travel as needed.

Proven success generating revenue in all major arenas including:  individual, corporate, foundation, and capital campaign solicitation; direct marketing; special events fundraising; and planned giving. 

Knowledge of strategic planning, resource allocation, and leadership techniques.

Knowledge of non-profit administration, fiscal, and organizational management, and administration of grants and donations.

Knowledge and practice of the ethical standards within the fundraising industry. 

Ability to engage and influence a wide range of stakeholders internally and externally while maintaining necessary degree of integrity and confidentiality.

Ability to collaborate between departments, communicate and to align strategies to achieve the mission.

Ability to motivate and develop leaders across all areas of responsibility.

About the Village of Boys Town:

A National Historic Landmark since 1985, the Village of Boys Town is now the only National Historic Landmark District in Nebraska. At any given time, about 400 boys and girls live in the Village, receiving care and guidance for a wide range of behavioral, emotional and academic issues. When Father Edward J. Flanagan purchased the Overlook Farm in 1921, it became the new, permanent site of Boys Town. Over the decades that followed, schools, churches and homes were built, and tens of thousands of young lives were transformed.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we offer an array of competitive and attractive benefit options. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town Physicians, free prescriptions, tuition assistance, access to the campus Field House, parenting resources from our experts and advancement opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.