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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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