Director of Development

  • Location

    Philadelphia

  • Category

    Development / Fundraising

Job purpose

The Center for Loss and Bereavement in Skippack (Montgomery County) is seeking a Director of Development (DOD) to manage its marketing, communications and development efforts.  These efforts include: growth of individual/major donor giving; research, cultivation and solicitation of corporate support; application and coordination for appropriate grant funding opportunities; management of all aspects of fundraising print/mail, digital/media, and social events.  The DOD will play an integral role engaging board members and staff in fundraising efforts as well as coordinating efforts to gain awareness, engagement, and support of the Center’s mission and sustainability.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in and commitment to the Center’s mission
  • Pursuit of working with the Center’s Development needs in a long-term capacity
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Preferred
  • Minimum of five – seven years of experience in fundraising and/or relevant experience
  • Excellent oral and interpersonal communication/presentation skills
  • Ability to problem solve and set priorities; ability to manage multiple projects with strong attention to detail
  • Professional and positive manner – a high level of sophistication and maturity in social and professional settings
  • Discretion and an ability to interact with high-level donors and the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Openness and adaptability to a dynamic workflow and culture
  • Functional working knowledge of fundraising databases and software/platforms for donor/donation management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Outlook
  • Valid Driver’s license and transportation available
  • Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse Clearances

Working conditions

This position requires part-time hours, with some flexibility.  Scheduling and salary will be discussed with the Executive Director during the application process.  Some evenings and weekends may be required.

Physical requirements

Ability to lift 40 lbs and use of stairs

 

About Us

Mission: The Center for Loss and Bereavement is a non-profit organization that provides professional counseling, support services and education for those individuals, couples and families dealing with loss and bereavement.

 

The Center is comprised of dedicated, empathetic, and creative professionals who work together in teams of mutual respect and appreciation.  Ongoing career goals are discussed regularly and professional development is encouraged for all levels of staff.

Apply for this job

To be considered, interested applicants must submit: A cover letter, resume, a development-related writing sample, and three professional references to Emily Vincent at emv@bereavementcenter.org, email subject: DOD Applicant. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. The Center for Loss and Bereavement is an EOE.

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Director of Development

  • Location

    Philadelphia

  • Category

To be considered for this position applicants must provide a detailed resume, cover letter, and salary history/requirements. Candidates who do not include this information will not be considered. Please, no phone calls or in-person applications.

The Director of Development is responsible for assisting with the implementation of a multi-faceted development program, which includes foundation grants, annual giving, planned giving, major gifts, corporate sponsorship, and special event components. Building on the existing fundraising program, the Director of Development will identify priorities to broaden revenue sources and to build lasting donor relationships. The Director of Development will also be involved in marketing and communications, as well as data, evaluation and outcome collection and reporting processes. This position manages the “Development Team” which includes an Associate Director of Development, is a part of the agency’s leadership, reports directly to the Executive Director, and works closely with the Finance and Development Committees of the Board of Directors.

Responsibilities and Duties

-Drives prospecting, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for engaging individual donors, foundations, and corporate sponsors.

-Uses social media and the internet to connect with donors and raise visibility of SCS’ mission and programming.

-Researches corporate and foundation funding sources and writes proposals, reports, acknowledgements, and other required material in a timely fashion.

-Maintains grants calendar for current and pending proposals and reports.

-Plans and implements special event fundraisers working with program managers, board members, and volunteers.

-Acknowledges all gifts and oversees the maintenance and expansion of SCS’ database of supporters.

-Oversees SCS’ electronic donor data base, ensuring accurate and up to date record keeping.

-Collaborates with Management Team to ensure data and evaluations process supports outcome measures required for foundation grants.

-Works closely with Finance and Development Committees and the Executive Director to set goals and monitor fundraising activities.

-Participates in SCS’ Marketing Committee and Technology Committee.

-Strategically facilitates agency communications and marketing plans

 

Required Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s degree.

-Experience in non-profit development.

-History of success in fundraising, fund development, and grant writing.

-Excellent ability to plan, organize, and direct multiple projects.

-Excellent writing and editing skills.

-Proficient in Microsoft Office programs.

-Desire to provide an excellent customer service/donor experience.

-Understanding of, and passion for, the mission of SCS. Willingness to articulate the mission and services of SCS and represent the organization in a highly professional manner.

-Ability to work with diverse groups of people.

-Sound judgment, professionalism, and positive attitude.

-Self-directed, flexible, a team player, and a strategic thinker. Occasionally, events may fall on evenings or weekends.

-Willing and eager to learn, use technology to advance the organization, and embrace change as SCS’ development program grows to meet funding needs.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

-Previous experience working with donor tracking systems and relationship management software (Donor Perfect) a plus. (Data entry, reporting)

-Previous experience with business/non-profit social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), online email services (such as MailChimp), and online survey programs (such as Survey Monkey).

-Knowledge of the region and the social service/aging field.

 

Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision, and Retirement Savings Plan

 

Please include detailed resume, cover letter, and salary requirements. Please, no phone calls. Application packets can be sent to info@scs-delco.org, or apply through the following job link: https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?t=director+development&jk=d75240f1d9ef9055&_ga=2.144678002.637636725.1521057442-260589415.1510240893

About Us

Senior Community Services (SCS) is a local nonprofit with the mission of providing independent, meaningful living to older adults through direct services and programming in the home and community. With four nationally accredited senior centers and an abundance of programs serving Delaware County, SCS is an organization older adults rely on daily for meals, health and wellness activities, adult education classes, socialization, meaningful volunteer opportunities, assistance with care management, health insurance counseling, caregiver support, and much more.

Apply for this job

To be considered, interested applicants must submit: A cover letter, resume, a development-related writing sample, and three professional references to Emily Vincent at emv@bereavementcenter.org, email subject: DOD Applicant. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. The Center for Loss and Bereavement is an EOE.

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