Director of Development is responsible for the following key job functions:
Develops/modifies the strategy and case for support for philanthropic giving to NCCH.
Develops and promotes a culture of giving throughout the organization, including the board, staff, donors, and volunteers.
Engages colleagues, volunteers, and donors to determine the impact of philanthropy and giving on the lives and communities served by NCCH.
Develops creative and innovative ideas to increase funds and expand the reach of NCCH throughout the six counties we serve.
Refines and implements a fundraising plan consistent to retain donors and to reach and cultivate new and diverse donors. Ensures appropriate goals and measures are established to monitor and revise the plan as it is implemented.
Leads and directs all fundraising programs and practices
Broad-based fundraising, including the annual fund
Major donor initiatives
Corporate and foundation fundraising
Grant writing and grant management
Event management and fundraising
Planned Giving and Endowment building
Maintains a major gift portfolio of top-tier gift prospects to secure significant leadership gifts. Engages the president, board, and long-time stakeholders in cultivating and soliciting donors for gifts.
Directs and oversees fundraising operations including systems, databases, and donor records.
Directs and leads donor relations, recognition, and stewardship strategies programs and ensures effective implementation to cultivate and honor donors.
Recruits, hires, and manages an effective team. Develops goals, objectives, and plans for effective team performance.
Provides leadership, direction, and mentoring to the team.
Provides strategic and professional development opportunities to advance individual and team performance.
Establishes, implements, and monitors the fundraising budget.
Provides sound financial management and ensures accurate, regular, and ad-hoc financial reporting.
Serves as the liaison to the development committee. Builds and maintains strong relationships with board members; collaborates with the board to create cultivation strategies for donors.
Provides direction to the board regarding fundraising policy development and implementation.
Marketing and Public Relations
Leads marketing and communications activity for the organization, including brand development, marketing collateral, digital and social media, and marketing communications.
Oversees marketing for NCCH earned-income business ventures.
Participates in civic organizations and associations; represents and presents NCCH to the public.
Serves as primary organizational contact with the media.
The successful candidate will possess a strong knowledge of fundraising, marketing and communications, and nonprofit organization leadership as well as strong behavioral competencies and attributes described below:
Competencies, Skills, And Attributes
Passion for the NCCH mission
Leadership, innovation, and business acumen
Vision, strategic thinking, and planning skills with the ability to establish both short- term and long-term strategies and plans for achieving organizational goals
Extensive knowledge of fundraising strategies and tactics
Ability to accomplish tasks in collaboration with and through others
Very strong interpersonal, presentation, and persuasion skills with the ability to connect with a variety of constituents
Communication skills (including, verbal, written, presentation, and listening)
Ability to establish priorities, goals, and timelines and lead the team in the achievement of established goals
High-level and effective problem-solving and decision-making abilities
Orientation toward action and results
Ability to direct the team and to manage and measure work
Ethics and integrity
A Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field or equivalent knowledge/experience
Significant (5+ years) and progressively responsible experience with fundraising or comparable processes; history of closing major gifts; and working knowledge of planned giving
Significant leadership and management experience, including involvement in the nonprofit sector
Master's degree in a related field
Experience with housing and/or working with people with disabilities
About North Coast Community Homes
In 1984, North Coast Community Homes (NCCH) was created with the mission to develop and maintain safe, high quality homes in Northeast Ohio for individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness and other disabilities. Many of the wonderful individuals we serve have no family or have aging parents who can’t as easily meet the growing demands for care.
In keeping with our mission, our homes are safe, comfortable, and affordable, and are designed to empower persons with disabilities to live fuller, more independent lives. To date, NCCH has provided more than 200 homes in six counties and helped more than 600 individuals, but there is a long waiting list of others in need.
Alone, NCCH can only do so much. That’s why your help is so critical—to ensure that families can be assured that their loved one will be respected and cared for in a place they can call "home" when the time comes.