Massachusetts Employer Director of Resource Development in Lawrence, Massachusetts
Director of Resource Development Award-winning Lawrence nonprofit, $2.5 million budget, seeks Director of Resource Development to manage RD team and support ambitious mission of holistic local revitalization. Position reports to Executive Director. Responsibilities Fundraising: Develop and manage annual fundraising targets and plans, based on strategic & business plans. Manage foundation, corporate and government grants campaign Research prospective funders ? local, state & national Cultivate and maintain relationships with foundation & agency staff/trustees Work with Department Managers to ensure program goals and development plans are coordinated with funding opportunities and priorities Participate in partnership development as necessary to support program/funding goals Prepare &/or coordinate well-written, compelling proposals and reports Coordinate funder correspondence Oversee maintenance of funding history files Manage individual donor campaign including: Annual gifts research & cultivation Major gifts research & cultivation Effective use of Community Investment Tax Credit as a tool for solicitation Steadily grow mailing list & number/amount of donations Explore feasibility & cost-effectiveness of special events Manage/oversee correspondence including thank you notes, annual reports, invitations, and other cultivation Manage in-kind contributions Research potential contributions Coordinate appropriate solicitation of in-kind gifts Track & cultivate in-kind giving Marketing and Public Relations: Manage development of marketing/pr materials including Organizational and fundraising brochures Newsletters (semi-annual) & Impact Report (every 5 years) Website/video production/social media presence Manage public relations & media strategy to support marketing/fundraising plans Coordinate media coverage of events (press releases, broadcast media) Manage library of media coverage for use in PR/fundraising Organizational Development & Strategic Planning: Report regularly to the ED, CFO, and Board on resource development progress Develop, with ED, long-term strategic plan for resource development program Participate in development of organizational budget Determine opportunities for program growth and funder development in response to organizational priorities Supervision & Management: Oversee resource development staff & ensure productivity and accountability Draft and implement policies and procedures for resource development dept. as necessary Participate in development of organization-wide policies and procedures Board Relations: Serve as staff liaison for the Board?s marketing & development activities Manage the fundraising efforts of the Board, including board gifts, donor prospect research & solicitation, development of a solicitation mailing list, special events and in-kind giving Qualifications & Experience Extremely good written and oral communication skills 5 years of relevant experience managing donors/funders and writing complex funding proposals Familiarity with state and federal contract management Very well-organized, thorough, & detail-oriented Flexible, adaptable team player; willing to work occasional late nights to meet important deadlines if necessary Good managerial skills and ability to effectively supervise and motivate staff Excellent follow-up and follow-through skills Cool under pressure; comfortable with deadlines and multiple responsibilities Self-motivated, self-directed, takes initiative Good project management skills PR/marketing skills/experience a plus Bilingual/bicultural a plus Interest in/commitment to LCW mission and approach Knowledge of community development, organizing, asset-building, or youth development fields a plus Proficient with Microsoft Office and social media Resume, cover letter and writing sample needed to apply.