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St Gerard House
Hendersonville, North Carolina

Category: Other
Field of Interest: Education

Job Description:

Job Overview:  Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director (ED) and Board of Directors, the Development Director will spearhead (coordinate) development efforts as St. Gerard House continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to enhance the development function.

Reports to:  Executive Director

Work Schedule:  The Development Director is expected to be present during the Center’s operating hours

Employee Classification:  Salary, Exempt, 30-40 hours per week

Qualifications: Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access); Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat); Word Press, Google Suite

Essential Responsibilities: The primary duties of the position include:

  • Develop and execute St. Gerard House’s annual fundraising plan – including setting and reporting on specific funding goals.
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors.
  • Collaborate with a team on event planning and logistics for 3 special fundraising events annually.  This includes instituting sponsorship opportunities for Mardi Gras and Fall event, as well as increasing sponsorship of Annual Luncheon.
  • Working with the ED, develop and implement SGH’s grant calendar and submit letters of inquiry and grant proposals
  • Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising
  • Collaborating with the ED and Board, incorporate a Major Gifts strategy
  • Expand Mobile Giving Platforms
  • Implement a Planned Giving Program
  • Along with the ED, represent organization at community events, as needed

Project management: Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and experience in managing complex and multi-dimensional projects.

Time management: Ability to work under pressure and consistently meet deadlines without compromising attention to detail

Team player: Ability to work independently as well as function cooperatively and

productively as a member of a team. Great interpersonal skills. Ability and willingness to be self-starting and take initiative.


  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, ability to convey ideas to different types of individuals.
  • Strong editing skills.
  • Positive, “can-do” attitude.

Confidentiality: Ability to handle confidential material accurately and with sensitivity.

We are located in lovely Hendersonville, North Carolina.

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