Formerly known as MOFAS: Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Exciting News
from MOFAS

If you're looking for the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) you have come to the right place. We have some exciting news about our organization. We have a new name! MOFAS has officially been renamed Proof Alliance. Our mission remains the same: to prevent prenatal alcohol exposure and to improve the quality of life for people living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

Why PR%F

We now have the proof that prenatal alcohol exposure is a leading cause of brain injury in children. We have the proof that FASD is 100% preventable and people living with an FASD can reach 100% of their potential.

Why Alliance?

We seek to build powerful alliances with people with an FASD, their families, legislators, experts in the field, new partners, and community members to bring awareness, research, and services to this field.

What's Next?

Proof Alliance is rebranding, expanding, and we're moving! We have a new logo, website, and prevention campaign to help change the norms around drinking during pregnancy. And in May 2019 we will be moving to a stand-alone building. Proof Alliance commits to the people of Minnesota and we will continue to develop transformative programs to help Minnesotans impacted by FASD.

Director of Development and Communications – Full Time

we're hiringThe Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) is seeking a full time Director of Development and Communications.

Organization Summary

MOFAS was founded in 1998, with a clear vision: a world where women do not drink alcohol during pregnancy and individuals living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are identified, recognized and valued.

Since its inception, MOFAS has been a hub of hope for individuals and families affected by an FASD. MOFAS is the statewide organization serving as the leading voice and resource on FASD in Minnesota and on a national level, standing up for the rights of the FASD community, providing education and training so that FASD is better understood, and creating awareness so all women know that there is no safe level of alcohol use during pregnancy.

Mission: To eliminate disability caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and to improve the quality of life for those living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) throughout Minnesota.

Vision: A world in which women do not drink alcohol during pregnancy and people living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are identified, supported and valued.
(www.proofalliance.org)

Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Health and/or Disease Related
Category: Fundraising and Fund Development Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Full Time Salary: DOQ/Competitive

Primary Duties

Summary Statement:

This position is responsible for the overall planning, development and implementation of a comprehensive communication strategy for the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS), and is a key leader for ensuring all of the development/fundraising goals are achieved. This position wears many hats: as a director you will lead the visioning and planning of the development and communications work; as a manager you will manage and coach staff reporting to you, manage and track budgets, workplans, and reports; and as an employee you will have individual tasks and work products you are directly responsible for. This position needs a strategic thinker, who is also a hand’s-on worker.

Essential Job Functions:

  • To plan, develop and implement a communication strategy for programs supported by MOFAS’ funders;
  • To create, with the Executive Director, a fund development plan;
  • To analyze and make recommendations on the effectiveness of fundraising efforts and events;
  • To partner with other staff members to develop effective marketing strategies to increase awareness of educational and informational resources and programs throughout the state;
  • To effectively market the development programs of the organization;
  • To manage all position-related vendors and approved budget;
  • To write, edit and publish MOFAS communication tools;
  • To promote MOFAS in the media and develop relationships with media outlets in order to increase exposure;
  • To participate as part of MOFAS’ Leadership Team;
  • To represent the organization in the community and in the media as needed.

Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing, related field or relevant experience
  • Seven to ten years of marketing, development, communications, or PR experience in a nonprofit organization (Minnesota preferred)
  • Ability to express ideas in multiple forms of communication
  • Strong working knowledge of social media platforms
  • Experience with all types of development activities nonprofits preform (events, major donors, grants, etc)
  • Must be able to support the mission, vision, and policy statements of MOFAS
  • Incredibly detail-oriented
  • Highly proficient in the MS Office Suite (including Publisher), and InDesign
  • Experience in supervision of professional-level staff, support staff and volunteers
  • Exceedingly professional and ethical individual who can be effective as part of a team
  • Strong and persuasive presentation and public speaking skills
  • Budget management and tracking skills

Additional Information

Travel requirements: Potential limited travel within Minnesota and the border states

Reports to: Executive Director

Additional Information:
MOFAS is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to create an environment and culture of inclusiveness to better meet and serve the unique needs of a diverse community impacted by FASD.

In order to promote a culturally diverse and inclusive team, MOFAS strongly encourages applications from members of diverse ethnic origin, gender identity, and/or race.

MOFAS offers a family-friendly work environment and a complete benefits package that includes: generous vacation and sick time off, medical and dental insurance, disability and life insurance, dependent care and health FSA, and an IRA.

You must submit all the required documentation and information to be considered:
1. Cover letter clearly stating why you meet the position requirements, and your salary requirements
2. No more than one page/400 words writing sample (document or link), preferably from your work with a nonprofit
3. Current resume

Please email these to Jennifer Stieve, Director of Finance & Administration at jennifer@mofas.org. No phone calls, please.

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