Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Development Director provides leadership to the organization's efforts to obtain financial sustainability to support its work, including annual and major giving, special events, direct mail, and online giving. Develops strategies for approaches to individuals, corporations, and foundations. Manages the marketing, promotional, and communication functions. Manages department budgets. Formulates and implements short, long, and strategic direction goals. Cultivates and sustains relationships with donors, influential leaders, and decision-makers throughout the community.
- Implements a strategic plan to raise vital funds for the organization in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner.
- Develops communication/marketing plans for review and approval by the CEO to benefit the future of the organization.
- Fulfills a public affairs role, which demands superb interpersonal skills to inspire and satisfying donors, board members, staff, and press.
- Collaborate and implement content for a website, newsletters, social media, or marketing campaigns that advance the organizations' reputation including crisis communication responsibilities.
- Develops, implements, and oversees short and long-term action plans for fundraising activities, sponsorship acquisition, special events, stewardship, and communications.
- Directs the production of fundraising reports and sets priorities to support staff to implement action plans, measure results, and determine future courses of action.
- Directs the recruitment and supervision of volunteers for development activities.
- Evaluates campaign results and activities to identify strengths, threats, and opportunities.
- Conducts research and develops a strategy for major donor cultivation including planned gifts and leadership gifts.
- Develops and maintains stewardship programs including gift acknowledgment, donor appreciation, and recognition.
- Coordinate the functions of the Fund Development Committee to ensure continuity excellence in stewardship.
- Prepare annual development budgets.
- A Valid driver’s license and acceptable CORI/SORI/Fingerprinting/ Driving Record results.
- Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field and a minimum of five years successful development experience.
- A cover letter along with a resume is required to be considered for this position.
Comprehensive benefits package including vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, health, dental, life, disability, and 401K. Advancement opportunities.
The Arc is an equal opportunity employer and does not
discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital
status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information,
age, or other legally protected characteristics.
When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply and/or interview for a job, they may request it orally or in writing through the VP of Human Resources.