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Solutions Pregnancy Center

Director of Development

Solutions Pregnancy Center
Shrewsbury, New Jersey, United States


Date Posted: 05/20/2013
Categories: Fundraising
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Summary:

 

The Director of Development is responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive program to identify, cultivate, solicit and secure donors for Solutions Pregnancy Center.  The ideal candidate must have the ability to develop a prospect list of individuals, corporations, churches, groups and foundations of which have the capacity and propensity to give.  The Director of Development must be a committed Christian who demonstrates a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. 

 

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Initiate and develop relationships with new donors to establish a more extensive financial base and new opportunities.
  • Write quarterly appeal letters to all donors.
  • Develop creative ways to present the ministry to civic groups, churches, community, and home groups.
  • Organize and plan annual Pastor Breakfast.
  • Develop and implement strategic fund raising programs.
  • Evaluate current and introduce new fund-raising efforts initiated by the Board of Directors, such as bequests, charitable annuities, etc.
  • Research and implement ways to underwrite the cost of fund raising events.
  • Assist Executive Director and participate in all fund-raising events.
  • Assist with planned coffee’s.
  • Achieve annual fundraising target through individual solicitations, fundraising events and grant writing.
  • Work with fundraising volunteers to communicate events and needs.
  • Maintain and/or monitor a database of prospects/donor activity.
  • Maintain contact with all financial supporters through correspondence and monthly thank you letters.
  • Provide input for an effective quarterly newsletter (“raise awareness”) for donors.
  • Develop with Executive Director Annual Reports for supporters.
  • Provide the Board of Directors and Executive Director with timely financials and donor reports. 
  • Prepare written monthly reports to be submitted for Board Meetings.
  • Comply with financial guidelines, laws pertaining to non-profit operations and tax guidelines.

 Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, business, organizational development or a related field.
  • Knowledge of best practices for major gift solicitations, capital campaigns and fundraising events.
  • Minimum of 5+ year’s experience in developing and fundraising for a non-profit organization.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office for Windows applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Outlook, etc.).
  • Experience with fundraising software.
  • Must be available for travel and variable schedules, including early morning meetings, evening engagements, and occasional weekend obligations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.