POSITION TITLE: Associate Director of
REPORTS TO: Director of Development
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None
Grade/Class: Grade F, Exempt, PSA
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The Associate Director of Development serves as the deputy to
the Director of Development and, in that capacity, plays a key role
in driving philanthropic revenue, strengthening the Connecticut
region's fundraising program, and achieving the region's annual
fundraising goals. The Associate Director of Development will
manage a portfolio of donors and prospective donors and will
develop targeted management plans and solicitation strategies. They
will be responsible for identifying new potential donors while
cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding existing donors. The
Associate Director of Development will design/prepare newsletters
and donor communications. The Associate Director of Development
will take on additional responsibilities as directed by and in
conjunction with the Director of Development.
- Assist the Director of Development in setting fundraising
priorities and establishing financial goals.
- In consultation with the Director of Development, identify,
cultivate, build, and solidify relationships with new and
established contributors. Analyze historic patterns of giving
and assist in developing strategies to encourage new gifts and
- Manage a portfolio of new and existing donors, as well as
prospective donors. Directly solicit and close gifts from these
- Work with the Regional Director and Development Director to
stimulate effective leadership participation in fundraising.
May provide staff support to the Glass Leadership Institute.
Solicit and cultivate relationships with participants, and create
opportunities for their on-going engagement.
- Cultivate and maintain community relationships and community
outreach. Identify potential speakers and may establish a
- As necessary, plan, organize and execute fundraising events
such as corporate and professional dinners, parlor meetings and
special events. Organize event committee meetings; mentor
event chairs and co-chairs. Coordinate event program,
honorees and attendees.
- Participate in special assignments or projects to assist the
Regional Director, Director of Development, or a representatives at
the National level.
- Participate in development-related functions such as
design/prepare newsletters and donor communications and marketing,
design/preparation of print materials, event logistics, and
post-event follow up based on individual skills and office
- Other responsibilities as assigned by and in conjunction with
the Director of Development.
- Proven ability to solicit and close gifts.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and good oral and written
- Good organizational and administrative skills including the
ability to multi-task.
- Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, and database
- Five to seven years of community fundraising experience in a
- Experience in direct solicitation and closing gifts.
- Event planning experience.
- Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience.
ADL COVID-19 Protocol (updated
: ADL is adhering to CDC, State, local, and
Federal orders regarding COVID-19. ADL requires that all employees
are vaccinated with exceptions for medical and religious
accommodations. ADL may require proof of vaccination. This role
will start as a remote position but may transition to a hybrid
environment when offices reopen.
This position is a Grade F3, which has a salary
midrange of $64,550 to $81,650. This salary midrange is reflective
of a position based in Connecticut. Please note that actual
salaries are commensurate with experience and reflect the budget
for a given position, and since ADL has a location-based
compensation structure, there may be a different range for
candidates in other locations.
ADL values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages
women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with
disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents,
and veterans to apply. ADL is an equal opportunity employer.
Recruitment, hiring, promotions and other terms, conditions and
privileges of employment shall be maintained in a manner which does
not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, religion, color,
national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression,
marital status, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or
military status, or in violation of any applicable Federal, state
or local laws.
ADL will ensure that individuals with disabilities are
provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job
application or interview process, to perform essential job
functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of
employment. For individuals with disabilities who would like to
request an accommodation to support the interview process, please
contact Talent & Knowledge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADL will consider for employment qualified applicants with
criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of
the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and all other applicable State,
Local, and Federal laws.