POSITION TITLE: DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
FLSA Classification: Part-time/Exempt
Supervisor’s Title: VP of Advancement
OVERALL JOB PURPOSE:
Responsible for implementing an effective plan for securing philanthropic support by establishing and stewarding relationships. Specific development responsibilities include, but are not limited to, implementing an annual giving campaign, direct mail solicitations, major gifts and planned gifts solicitation, donor stewardship, data entry and grant writing and management.
The successful candidate will promote the spirit of teamwork, demonstrate the ability to be a good colleague, strive to continuously improve the quality of the agency and self; accept cultural and individual differences, uphold the vision and mission of the agency and actively participate in agency initiatives to achieve these goals.
|1. Assists with grants including researching opportunities or history, writing proposals, managing relationships with grantors, tracking and reporting.||35%|
|2. Implement a donor solicitation program. Creates a strategy for stewarding current donors and moving donors from a lesser to a higher level of giving. Extensive communication with current and potential donors.||30%|
|3. Works with Communications team to design printed materials including campaign proposals, event materials, annual reports, newsletters and other print collateral as needed.||20%|
|4. Works in donor database by inputting data, maintaining accurate records, researching constituents and running queries to identify and segment donor groups to provided targeted solicitations. 5. Hosts volunteer groups on campus for various events and activities with residents. Stewards relationships with volunteers/donors.||10% 5%|
Contacts: Extensive contact with the community with a specific focus upon individual and foundation donors, Board members and volunteers. Is in contact with all levels of staff within the organization.
Decision Making Authority: Must be able to make effective decisions regarding strategies for increasing donor support of the agency.
1. Develop and implement a clear fundraising plan with specific targets and goals.
2. Solicit new relationships and steward existing relationships to meet fundraising goals.
3. Grant composition and management.
Functional Knowledge: Knowledge of fundraising and marketing strategies. Proficient in the use of Raiser’s Edge, Internet and general computer skills. Knowledge of budget development and effective management techniques. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Education and Skills: Minimum of bachelor’s degree in communications, business or related field. Prefer individual with course work/seminar training in fundraising.
Experience: Minimum of 3 years of written communications experience with at least 1 year of fundraising/grant writing experience preferred. Strong relationship builder and communicator with experience engaging community partners.
Responsibility Level: Mid-level position.
Send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.