Director of Annual Giving
This position supports the work of Rosemount Center, an early childhood education and family support center (Early Head Start & Head Start/District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent subsidized/Private Pay) and reports to the Chief Development Officer/Deputy CEO with accountability to the Chief Executive Officer.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Leads prospect research of potential individual, foundation and corporate donors.
- Produces letters of inquiry and proposals for grant requests.
- Maintains the development database, keeps donor information up-to-date, and provides reports as needed.
- Prepares donor acknowledgement letters.
- Responds to funders, tracks funding requirements, and provides updates and final reports as needed.
- Plans, implements, and manages every aspect of Rosemount’s Annual Fund Campaign.
- Takes responsibility for annual fundraising goals as outlined in the yearly Development Plan.
- Stays current on Rosemount’s programs and services, follows latest funding trends, and seeks resources primarily to support the general operations of the Center.
- Focuses on increasing both the amount of funding and the number of donors who support Rosemount’s general operations annually.
- Oversees in-kind giving to the Center and coordinates end-of-year holiday giving.
- Supports creation of materials and content for the Center’s internal and external communication.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the CEO and CDO.
- Maintains close working relationships with the entire Rosemount Center community in order to accomplish the tasks above.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Fully computer literate including knowledge of Microsoft Office and development database systems.
- Excellent English language skills in speaking and writing and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of people.
- Highly organized with ability to manage multiple projects thoroughly by adjusting quickly to shifting priorities, meeting deadlines, and exercising sound judgment.
- Pleasant interpersonal skills and desire to work in an early childhood education and human services environment.
- Fundraising experience preferred.
- Must have unexpired Driver’s License and regular access to an automobile.
- Primary responsibilities are performed in an office setting onsite in a seated position.
- Ability to use desktop computer and telephone on a frequent basis.
- Light work, which involves lifting no more than 20 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds.
Workplace Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.