POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer and in accordance with state agency policies and procedures, the Senior Director of Development is responsible for the fundraising activities for Helping Hand Center. The Senior Director of Development will develop a comprehensive plan including strategy, metrics, standards and financial goals in partnership with the President /CEO and members of the philanthropy committee of the board of directors.
Identify and build relationships with potential donors.
Write and send letters of thanks to donors.
Secure commitments of participation or donation from individuals or corporate donors.
Develop fundraising activity plans that maximize participation or contributions and minimize costs.
Develop strategies to encourage new or increased contributions.
Direct or supervise fundraising staff, including volunteer staff members.
Develop or implement fundraising activities, such as annual giving campaigns or direct mail programs.
Solicit cash or in-kind donations or sponsorships from individual, business, or government donors.
Conduct research to identify the goals, net worth, history of charitable donations, or other data related to potential donors, potential investors, or general donor markets.
Compile or develop materials to submit to granting or other funding organizations.
Establish fundraising or participation goals for special events or specified time periods.
Monitor budgets, expense reports, or other financial data for fundraising organizations.
Write reports or prepare presentations to communicate fundraising program data.
Design or produce materials such as posters, Web sites, or newsletters to promote, market, or advertise fundraising events.
Write speeches, press releases, or other promotional materials to increase awareness of the causes, missions, or goals of organizations seeking funds.
Explain the tax advantages of contributions to potential donors.
Plan and direct special events for fundraising, such as silent auctions, dances, golf events, or walks.
Attend community events, meetings, or conferences to promote organizational goals or solicit donations or sponsorships.
Direct or coordinate web-based fundraising activities, such as online auctions or donation Web sites.
EDUCATION AND KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in public relations, communication, English or business preferred. Master’s degree in philanthropic studies, fundraising or business a plus. Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience: 10 years, combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience
Minimum Field of Expertise: Major campaign, marketing, fundraising, public relations and/or volunteer management experience.
Internal Number: 7083523580
About Helping Hand Center
The mission of Helping Hand Center is to assist persons with disabilities to achieve their highest level of independence through quality programs and services.