compensation: Negotiable (depending on experience) employment type: full-time non-profit organization
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The Development Director plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates ongoing fundraising projects in support of JCOA’s mission, vision and strategic plan. Responsible for all aspects of fundraising including individual, corporate, and foundation fundraising through individual solicitations, grant writing, special events, and corporate sponsorships.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Plan, administer, implement and refine all fundraising activities including Senior Moments Gala.
• Develop annual and long-range fundraising plans in collaboration with the Executive Director. Research, cultivate and solicit individual donors, corporate sponsorships, and major gifts, working with the Executive Director and Board, as appropriate.
• Develop and maintain relationships with the philanthropic community, individual and corporate donors, sponsors, board members and volunteers.
• Speak at meetings within the community to let people know about JCOA and their mission.
• Write grants; identify corporate, foundation and government grants; follow-up after grant has been submitted.
• Compile and analyze information about potential contributors to develop mailing or contact list and plan selling approach.
• Manage Raiser’s Edge database program.
• Keep accurate records of expenses incurred and contributions received.
• Prepare fundraising brochures for mail solicitation programs.
• Manage website by updating news and managing donation page.
• Three to five years of direct sales or business development experience in a service industry or non-profit with emphasis on corporate sponsorships or corporate sales a plus.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills; must be able to communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.
• Knowledge of fundraising techniques and strategies.
• Ability to build rapport with donors, volunteers, and the general public with diplomacy and discretion.
• Ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities and a diverse workload, while achieving results.
• Detail oriented and highly organized.
• Ability to tactfully and effectively deal with the public, staff at all levels, and board members in a personable and professional manner.
• Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and current automobile insurance.
• Must pass a background check.
Education and/or Experience:
Undergraduate degree required. Specialized training or certification in fundraising/development a plus.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs; Raiser’s Edge Database.
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