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Resource Development Specialist / Director

Company: Gregory House Programs
Date Posted: November 28, 2017

Resource Development Specialist / Director: Under the supervision and direction of the Executive Director, The Resource Development Director (RDD) is primarily responsible for managing fundraising and resource development activities for the organization. The Resource Development Director works in conjunction with the Executive Director and with the Board of Directors as required on the development and implementation of the annual fundraising plan that expands support for the organization. The Resource Development Director (RDD) is a newly created position at Gregory House Programs.  The position will be responsible for meeting quantitative goals that will be outlined collaboratively between the Executive Director and the RDD.  The RDD will support the Executive Director in representing Gregory House Programs in the community, and develops, maintains, and coordinates the agency’s corporate relationships and private foundation relationships.

Essential Duties: Provide leadership on all fundraising initiatives including individual gifts, major gifts (financial & gifts in kind), special events, sponsorship acquisition and broadening of our development approach in planned giving and social media, and including private foundation grant research, grant writing, and private foundation grant reports. Identify, organize and manage the fundraising activities with a focus on new possibilities to obtain ongoing and increased support from corporations, public and private funding organizations, faith communities and individuals. Responsible for formulating a funding strategy which deepens the commitment of existing donors, and maximizes the number of supporters and develops opportunities for all to contribute to Gregory House Programs to support the agency in its success in realizing its mission. 

  1. Work with the Executive Director to develop a comprehensive annual fundraising plan that includes goals and strategies.
    1.  Develop and implement a donor stewardship program.
    2. Develop budgets and monitor expenses related to the development function. Analyze cost effectives of funding programs and develop reports and recommendations.
    3. Assist Executive Director with grant research, writing, and reporting.  Responsible for private foundation grant writing; and responsible for writing interim and final private foundation grant reports.
    4. When appropriate and at the direction of Executive Director, involve board members in affiliate fundraising through training. Assist board members in personalizing appeals and making calls to people they know.
    5. Guide, coach and enable volunteers to be actively and productively involved in fundraising and public relations activities and projects.
    6. Develop plans to help establish and maintain relationships with donors and expand donor recognition events.
  1. Support marketing and public relations efforts.
    1. Make public appearance and presentations necessary to solicit funding and sponsorship support.
    2. Create appropriate marketing materials and tools that support fundraising efforts. Work with staff and volunteers on website, newsletters, brochures, annual reports, campaign materials, PowerPoint presentations, DVDs, client/program participants testimonials, etc.
    3. Monitor and evaluate processes and policies are consistent with the development and achievement of fundraising goals a. Oversee and expand existing database by better defining how it is used, where and how data is entered, etc.
  2. Monitor and evaluate the fundraising infrastructure to ensure that systems, processes and policies are consistent with the development and achievement of fundraising goals.
    1. Oversee and expand existing database by better defining how it is used, where and how data is entered, exploring new data collection systems to support maintaining donor lists, etc.
    2. Use database to coordinate fund development activities and donor retention and recognition programs. 

Education/Experience: Minimum requirement; Bachelor’s degree in public/non-profit management, human relations, human services, social work, education or some related field or equivalent training and/or experience.

Desired skills: Exceptional leadership and program management skills with attention to timelines and fiscal accountability; able to effectively motivate volunteers; able to create and work as part of a team; effective interpersonal skills; outstanding written and verbal communication skills; self starter and take initiative to reach organizational goals; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously; demonstrate integrity, perseverance and confidentiality; proficiency with MS Office software and computer database programs. Experience in successful event management, grant writing and annual giving campaigns desirable. Familiarity with social media approaches in fundraising. Familiarity with local community and local private foundations preferred, but not required.