The Director of Development will provide leadership and management in overseeing the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising. The areas of focus will include but are not limited to the following: event planning, major gift fundraising, planned giving and corporate solicitation.
*Oversee systematic efforts to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift donors.
*Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events as specified in the fund development plan to generate funds to the organization.
*Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are achieved.
*Coordinate the design, printing and distribution of marking and communication materials for the development efforts.
Skills and Abilities:
*Six to eight years of professional experience in a non-profit organization; Bachelor's degree and demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources)
*Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over time.
*Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships.