Funds Development Manager, Community Counseling Agency

Position Summary:

Seeking an experienced Fundraising/ Donor Relations Manager. This is a full time, salaried position. Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director, the Fundraising Manager will spearhead development efforts as Shield Bearer continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the Manager will have the opportunity to assist in the formation of the development function.

This position will be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of Shield Bearer’s fundraising including, the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special events, community engagement, monthly giving, sponsorships, and capital campaigns.  The Manager works closely with The Executive Director in all development and fundraising endeavors.

Seeking energetic, self-starter, goal achieving professional. The Funds Development Manager will spearhead multiple community events and ensure each are successful, manage multiple fundraising campaign efforts, the stewardship & cultivation processes while seeking out new opportunities to achieve the financial goals of this growing agency.



    Develop and execute Shield Bearer’s annual fundraising plan. Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations. Manage the implementation, training, and management of donor database and responsible for data entry and gift processing. Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors. Creating and executing a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors. Overseeing organization of special events. Developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to cultivate ongoing relationships. Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors. Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, fulfillment, and reporting requirements. Build the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies. Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives. Direct capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives. Coordinate & execute fundraising special events and annual fundraisers. Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about Shield Bearer with the community. Collaborate with other staff. Oversee creation of publications to support fund raising activities. Maintain gift recognition programs. Demonstrate professional conduct at all times. Other duties may be assigned.

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