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Veterans Inc. Director of Development in Worcester, Massachusetts

Director of Development

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  • Worcester, MA, USA

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  • Full Time

    This is a full-time position with full benefits (health, dental, vision, 403B, paid time off, short/long term disability and life insurance, etc.)

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With the belief thatthey were there when we needed them, so we must be there now that they need us,Veterans Inc., the largest provider of supportive services to Veterans and their families in New England is seekinga professional, highly motivated, goal-oriented, skilled, and hardworking individual to fill an opening on its Senior Leadership Team to oversee advancement and fundraising initiatives, and become a valued member of Veterans Inc. team!

This position is responsible for strengthening and diversifying funding by planning and implementing a strategic fundraising plan for Veterans Inc. to include a strategy for garnering support across the geographical area served. The agency has programs physically located in all six New England states: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire, as well as in Montana and North Dakota. The service area expands across the United States with a toll-free call center connecting veterans and their families to appropriate resources.


  • Create and oversee strategic development plan.

  • Grant proposals: Oversight of grant writing team; help to develop proposals and letters of interest to funders as necessary; respond to funders' questions as needed. Monitor progress on grants and contracts ensuring all reporting requirements are met. Ensure all files are maintained on grants and contracts and soft copy is on shared drive. Maintain current data for programs and funding requests. Schedule preplanning and implementation meetings to inform staff about newly received grants/contracts and subsequent funding requirements.

  • Oversee all fundraising events and activities and implement fundraising policies and procedures

  • Identify and cultivate relationships with individuals, associations, foundations and corporations across the service areas to solicit financial support.

  • Seek out new funding sources that will fund new initiatives, support current programs and fund needed projects, collaborating with senior management to identify fundable projects fitting organizational strategies.

  • Oversee capital campaigns in support of the organization's strategic plan.

  • Develop, implement, and manage a planned giving program that supports philanthropy through bequests, charitable trusts, and endowments.

  • Oversee the gift processing and acknowledgement program. Ensure comprehensive, accurate donor and prospective donor records.

  • Generate financial reports regarding gifts, grants, and pledges.

  • Oversee coordination of volunteers.

  • Review and gain thorough understanding of all agency programs.

  • Serve as primary relationship manager/liaison with foundation funders, and corporate funders as needed. Prepare letters of inquiry, proposals, reports, budgets, acknowledgments and other materials as needed to secure and advance support.

  • Coordinate the development of annual report.

  • Support communications strategy. Assist in the creation of print, digital and social media content.

  • Provide monthly, quarterly, annual, and "as needed" reports to Executive Team and Board of Directors.

  • Management Duties: Supervision of designated staff. Responsible for timely performance reviews for all staff and developing goals with staff input. Responsible for coordinating with Human Resources regarding disciplinary measures, employee relations, and employee training and development. Responsible for authorizing and approving staff time, attendance and reimbursement requests as set forth in Veterans Inc. policy and procedures.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Business, Nonprofit Administration, Public Administration, Communications, or Related Field required.

  • Master's degree in Business, Nonprofit Administration, Public Administration, Communications, or Related Field preferred.

  • CFRE highly valued.

  • Two years of management or supervisory experience.

  • Minimum of Five years of fundraising experience.

  • Experience and/or certification in Principles of Lean Management Systems or Six Sigma highly valued.

  • The ability to successfully pass all Veterans Inc. pre-hire testing including, but not limited to CORI/Background and drug screening


    Veterans Inc. offers a complete benefits package which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, and employer paid short term and long term disability. If you have medical insurance coverage through another source, you will be eligible to receive an OPT out bonus of $2,000.00 per year. Veterans Inc. offers a competitive 403b plan with matching and well as tuition reimbursement opportunities!

    For more information, or to apply now; visit our website ( . Please do not mail, email, or fax your cover letter/resume as we are limited to only accepting completed applications through our career page ( . Mailed, emailed, or faxed cover letter, resume, and applications will not be reviewed.

    Veterans Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status. If you need assistance completing an application please

    We do not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. Agencies are requested not to contact Veterans Inc. with recruiting inquiries.