Contact: Catsy Pemberton at email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Hours: Full Time
Reports to: Executive Director
Salary: Commensurate with Level of Experience
Position Description: The Director of Development & Communications will report to the Executive Director (ED) and is responsible for the development, implementation and execution of the organization’s fundraising and communication efforts. The individual in this key role will work closely with the ED, grant consultant and key Board members. He or She will lead the efforts in the design and implementation of a comprehensive and strategic development program including major and planned gift donor development, grant writing, special events management and special campaigns.
Work with the ED and the Development and Marketing committee in the creation and implementation of the revenue strategy to achieve revenue objectives.
In conjunction with the ED and in consultation with the Board, create a written, diversified, metrics-driven development plan with clearly defined goals, objectives, timelines, and assignment of responsibilities. Create an annual development calendar of activities.
Work with ED to develop the development and marketing budget to support the yearly plan.
Personally identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of potential leadership and major gift donors including individual donors and family foundations, corporations, and foundation grant writing.
In conjunction with the ED and the Board, develop relationships with community leadership with focus on building collaborative relationships that support Peter’s Place’s mission and opportunities to engage with surrounding communities.
Create and implement a strategic communication plan including brochures, newsletters, direct mail, advertising, website content, e-blasts, seminars, and events to raise funds and awareness.
Serve as a key liaison in arranging for speaking and media opportunities for the ED and also serve as a spokesperson for the organization as needed.
Engage in networking opportunities in the community that will create greater awareness of Peter’s Place and increase its reputation in the community.
Position Specifications – Key Attributes
Demonstrated leadership and relationship building skills and ability to work well with diverse groups including donors, fundraising volunteers, Board, and staff.
Strong appreciation, comfort and sensitivity to mission of Peter’s Place.
Participate in organizational strategic planning with the ED, Board, and key staff and volunteers to develop new programs.
Bachelor’s Degree, or higher, in a related field
At least 5 years fundraising experience
Excellent verbal communication skills and clear, persuasive writing abilities
Proven track record of achieving revenue targets
Desire to join a collegial, passionate community, with understanding of the culture of a small non-profit team environment
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and familiarity with fundraising databases
Familiarity with human/ social services environment and region’s agencies also a plus