EPS Director of Development

Essential Pregnancy Services - 93rd Street - Omaha



Name of Facility: Essential Pregnancy Services
3171 N 93rd St
Omaha, Nebraska

Submitted By

Name: Dennis Waggoner
Email: dwaggoner@essentialps.org


Department: Advancement
Reports to: EPS Executive Director - Kerri Gilson

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

● Commitment to the Mission, Core Values, and services provided by EPS.
● Develop a comprehensive Advancement plan that maps onto the priorities of EPS’ strategic vision, with one
to five-year projections
● Develop, execute, and continuously adapt a comprehensive set of donor marketing and communication
● Direct a successful development strategy, exhibiting a clear passion and ability to:
○ Lead stakeholder/donorresearch and analysis, overseeing and leveraging the stakeholder database
○ Identify stakeholders/donors with a high potential for major/planned gifts
○ Initiate stakeholder/donor communications and visits deftly and consistently
○ Realize greater stewardship and giving, and grow EPS’ capacity to advance its mission, brand, and
○ Execute a highly effective stakeholder/donorrecognition program
○ Re-engage current stakeholders/donors consistently, creatively, and personally
○ Cultivate stakeholder/donorrelationships to maximize engagement and giving through key channels,
■ Major gifts
■ Planned/legacy gifts
Essential Pregnancy Services • 3171 N 93
rd Street, Omaha, NE 68134 • 402-554-0121 • essentialps.org
■ Signature events (GLOW, Breakfast for Life, Mother’s Day Rose Campaign; Baby Bottles
Campaign, etc.)
■ Annual Appeal
■ Lighthouse Society (for donors supporting EPS with gifts of $1000 or more annually)
■ Grants
● Collaborate with the marketing and communications team supporting development activities and materials
● Serve as a key face and voice of EPS, building positive relationships with current stakeholders and potential
● Direct the Advancement & Events Coordinator, who will support execution of the Advancement plan,
including the administration coordination of all signature events
● Direct the Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator, who will support all EPS and EPS Auxiliary programs, services,
projects, and volunteers
● Design and manage a Capital Campaign to raise necessary funds to support EPS capital needs as i


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
● Self-starter, willing to learn new skills and take on tasks at any level to achieve goals
● Organized and goal-driven, exhibiting follow through on tasks and achieving goals
● Collaborative leader, exhibiting the ability to engage, motivate, and build relationships across a wide array of
stakeholder groups, including but not limit to: Board, Executive Director, internal peers, donors, volunteers,
and community partners
● Strong interpersonal and writing skills
● Demonstrated track record ofraising charitable gifts from multiple sources, including individual donors,
corporate and family charitable foundations, state and federal grants, events, annual appeals and planned
giving programs to support a budget of $1 million and more.
● Proficiency in core office applications such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook, Google Docs,
and Adobe Suite; experience with development applications such as Bloomerang or Raiser’s Edge preferred

Education and Experience
● Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, public relations, communications, orrelated field. Master’s Degree
● Preferred 2-3 years minimum experience as a professional in development or a related field including sales,
marketing and communications, or event planning; experience as a volunteerleader/chair of major
fundraising efforts

Application Instructions

Applicants should email both a resume and a coverletterto the Executive Director, Kerri Gilson at