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Director of Development

Stratford, Connecticut, United States

Date Posted: 06/14/2010
Categories: Fundraising - Sales
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Director of Development

MedSend is a Christian ministry designed to provide funds to health care professionals to pay for educational loans incurred during their education freeing them to serve the world’s most needy people as Christian medical missionaries.

Working independently, the Development Officer makes personal visits, conducts face-to-face and written solicitations, drafts proposals and reports, and initiates group meetings for donors and prospects including individuals, churches and foundations. This individual will also be responsible for the creation and submission of grants to potential funding sources.
The Development Officers principal charge is to create numerous, efficient and compelling opportunities for major donors to support MedSend and to make the experience of giving satisfying and rewarding.
• Identify, cultivate, solicit and close major and planned gifts from individuals, organizations and foundations typically in excess of $5000
• Development of new major donor relationships.
• Cultivating existing major donors with creative initiatives and strategies.
• Reactivate lapsed donors
• Create and implement a plan to secure bequests, gift annuities and gifts from charitable trusts, insurance policies and other financial instruments.

• 5 years sales/fundraising experience. CFRE preferred.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Experience with public speaking and presentations
• Computer skilled in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat.
• Travel within US, Some overnight travel required

This is a full-time position reporting to the COO
Benefits include;
Health care policy
2 weeks paid vacation
10 paid holidays
401K Contribution

Please submit a resume, references and cover letter via e-mail no later than July 15th 2010