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Director, Development


The Director of Development will be the lead staff person for management of The League’s activities that will be a part of the plan to reach The League’s annual development revenue goals. This includes direct mail, electronic solicitation, event management, maintaining the Development master calendar, and the overall management of the donor stewardship program. The responsibilities in this role will take place under direction of the Vice President, Development and will align with The League’s strategic plan.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Annual Giving – Direct The League’s Annual Giving campaigns to reach revenue goals that have been established for The League’s Annual Fund. This includes creating a plan, developing a timeline, managing the donor portfolios, developing the content, and working the plan to exceed The League’s revenue goals.

  • Direct Mail – Be the lead staff person to manage the direct mail activities for The League to include database management, direct mail content and the timeline.

  • Electronic Solicitation – Be the lead staff person to manage the electronic solicitation activities through email and social media for The League. This includes database management, developing messaging and content, and the timeline.

  • Event Management – Be the lead staff person for The League’s Annual Special Event and put the best strategy in place to exceed the event’s annual goal. This includes building a strong and effective volunteer event committee to lead the following; recruiting corporate sponsors, developing an engaging auction, create a unique event experience, selling tickets, and more.

  • Volunteer Management – Manage volunteers on various committees that contribute to the success of The League’s Annual Giving and Annual Special Event activities.

  • Development Calendar – Manage The League’s Master Development calendar to ensure that development activities are taking place as scheduled in order to help The League exceed the annual revenue goals.

  • Donor Stewardship – Manage the stewardship calendar and activities to support the Development Department’s efforts. This includes the schedule for donor phone calls, stewardship mailings, and other activities to properly cultivate relationship with our donors.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Write content for grants as directed, to support program and development needs.

  • Attend program activities and shadow opportunities to learn about the organization and gather participant stories.

  • Attend external events as appropriate to represent The League.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Minimum of five years working in the nonprofit development field.

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required, with a degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Mass Communications or a related field preferred.

  • Knowledge of donor/constituent database software required. Knowledge of Donor Perfect a plus.

  • Understanding of social media, website management and email platforms a plus.

Other Requirements:

  • Demonstrates exceptional skills in the following areas:

  • Written, oral, and presentation skills

  • The ability to effectively interface with staff, Board members, community members and volunteers.

  • Event management.

  • Volunteer management, including building relationships with others, specifically volunteers and donors.

  • Organizational and planning skills.

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Proven track record of meeting fundraising revenue goals required.

  • Experience in marketing and communications a plus.

  • Demonstrated skills in managing technical set-up for presentations and media.

  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

  • Ability to make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs.

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