Director of Development and Public Relations
The director of Development and Public Relations will be responsible for all development and marketing initiatives of the organization. This includes, but is not limited to, grant writing/development, special event fundraising, corporate and planned giving, and capital campaign activities. The Director reports directly to the CEO/President and has a support responsibility to all departmental staff, management team and the Board of Directors.
Bachelor Degree in Fundraising or related field. Advanced degree preferred.
At least five years’ experience in non-profit development.
Experience working with people with disabilities and their families a plus.
Experience in advocacy and supervision preferred.
A safe driving record, current driver’s license and current motor vehicle liability insurance.
Public Relations, Marketing, and Capital Campaign
• Excellent writing and public speaking skills.
• Work with executive leadership and staff to design a cohesive, comprehensive, and aggressive marketing and development program for the organization.
• Develop and implement planning and project management processes to ensure the effective coordination and integration of the programs and resources of the organization.
• Provide support to executive leadership and staff in the areas of planning, management, program execution and communications.
• Foster relationships among local schools, universities, businesses and other community partners to enhance the position of the organization.
• Develop, coordinate and publish the organization’s quarterly newsletter, brochures, e-newsletters and marketing materials as well as web site and social media.
• Manages membership database and coordinate all membership activities (includes individual and business memberships).
• Coordinates and implements all agency special events including annual meeting.
Preparing and Managing Grant Proposals
• Develop and secure proposals and reports to foundations and grant providers.
• Ensure that reports and proposals are filed in a timely fashion.
• Provide regular updates to supporters and prepare thank you letters.
• Research new funding sources
• Develop plans for building relationships with new potential supporters.
• Arrange meetings for senior staff and board members with key foundation staff.
• Represent the organization at funder meetings, as appropriate.
• Maintain fundraising files and spreadsheets.
• Identify national and local grant sources for local collaborations.
• Coordinate the solicitation of United Way activities (employee campaign, grants).
• Attend staff, department meetings and events