The development director will work collaboratively with
the Board of Directors, Development Committee, CEO, Senior
Management team, staff and volunteers to establish and implement a
development plan to promote the growth of the organization. This
person will direct the agency’s fundraising program to support the
operating budget, capital campaign initiatives, program needs, and
endowment growth. He/she will assist in preparing and monitoring
the annual development program budget. And he/she will serve as
staff liaison to the development committee. This position requires
time in the office and remotely as needed.
Lead efforts to the identify, steward, cultivate and solicit
appropriate donors and prospects. Establish a comprehensive
development plan to include:
Ø Major gifts: develop a cultivation, identification,
stewardship and solicitation plan for existing and prospective
donors, including conducting prospect reviews.
Ø Corporate philanthropy: establish meaningful relationships
with corporate leaders to seek their financial support through
donations, sponsorships and in kind contributions.
Ø Planned giving: promote and execute planned giving program,
including memorial gifts.
Ø Grant writing: research, identify and prepare proposals to
meet organizations funding needs.
Ø Ensure annual leadership giving with CEO and Board Chair.
Ø Provide training and support to Development Committee, Board
of Directors and volunteers.
Ø Lead annual giving efforts including direct mail and email
appeals, social media and other strategies.
Ø Ensure timely gift acknowledgement and communication.
Ø Complete other duties as assigned.
Serve as project lead in the planning, coordinating, executing
of special events, while working closely with Development and
Ø Develop an annual event management plan that will include all
internal and external events.
Ø Research and implement new fundraising initiatives and events
in order to generate new sources of revenues to meet targeted
Ø Successfully market and promote existing and future
fundraising activities and events.
Ø Work closely with Development and Events Committee to
Oversee Marketing and Communications (hired by this position),
development of strategies to identify, cultivate, establish
meaningful relationships within the community to promote Lowell
House’s mission, vision and fund raising goals.
Ø Assume direct responsibility for all public relations
activities, maintaining contact with media representatives,
community leaders and others in a position to support the mission
of the agency.
Ø Develop and execute public relations strategies that will
cultivate the community’s support of the agency’s mission.
Ø Responsible for publishing biannual newsletter and monthly
Ø Responsible for press releases correspondence with media
contacts and public speaking.
Ø Identify and plan opportunities to acknowledge volunteers,
sponsors, donors and other support groups.
Ø Represent the agency at various events in order to establish
and maintain meaningful relationships within the community.
Ø Design, produce and oversee that organization’s marketing
materials present the mission, values and image in a comprehensive
Ø Supervise website management.
Ø Monthly reporting to Development Committee, Board of Directors
and Executive Director; complete other reporting requirements to
state, including quality outcomes report.
Ø Bachelor degree or equivalent experience in the field
Ø Three to five years of experience in development, marketing,
communications, or related field
Ø Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ø Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
Ø Excellent written, oral and organizational skills
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $85,000.00 - $100,000.00 per
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
- Professional development assistance
- Referral program
- Retirement plan
- Tuition reimbursement
- Vision insurance
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Remote: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before
starting work (Required)
- Fundraising: 1 year (Required)
- Microsoft Office: 1 year (Required)
Work Location: Remote
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