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Development Director

Company: Meals on Wheels of Durham
Location: Durham
Posted on: July 14, 2019

Job Description:

Meals on Wheels Durham is seeking a fulltime Development Director to head our ongoing fundraising needs. Reporting to the Executive Director, this professional must have an established background in nonprofit donation strategies, marketing and communications.Our budget has tripled over the last 10 years. The need for our services continues to increase, and we are strategically adding this position to continue growing and serving more seniors. Key ResponsibilitiesPlanning and Leadership--- Work with the Executive Director and the corresponding Board committees to set annual goals, objectives and timelines for development, marketing and communications activities.--- Develop annual written development plan to raise resources needed and community awareness to support Meals on Wheels Durham.--- Propose an annual revenue and expense budget for development and communications activities and monitor these revenues and expenses throughout the year.--- Provide regular reports to the Director and Board of Directors regarding progress on annual goals.--- Train staff and Board to achieve goals for development activities. Fundraising--- Identify, cultivate and solicit major gifts--- Assist the Executive Director, Board of Directors and key volunteers with major gift solicitations.--- Track and report, on a regular basis, interactions with current and prospective donors.--- Develop and oversee processes to recognize and show appreciation of gifts to the organization.--- Ensure that signature fundraising events are successful and raise community awareness.--- Work with the Executive Director, Board members and others to create a network of individual, corporate, foundation and governmental funders who will invest in the mission of Meals on Wheels Durham.--- Ensure that grant applications and reports are strategic, timely and effective.--- Work with the staff, board, and volunteers to hold fundraising events as deemed appropriate by the Board. This will include the annual Gala. Communications and Marketing--- Responsible for all functions and activities of an effective communications and marketing program raising community awareness of Meals on Wheels Durham and its work and needs.--- Create and implement a written communication and marketing plan with goals, objectives and timelines.--- Train staff and Board on assisting with communication and marketing activities. Donor Data Management--- Monitor all prospect and donor contacts to ensure timely, positive and purposeful relations are cultivated and maintained.--- Ensure collection of in-kind donor contact information, the provision of tax receipts, and appropriate recognition for significant in-kind donors.--- In conjunction with the Executive Director, identify in-kind donors and/or volunteer individuals, congregations, corporations, and other constituents able to make financial gifts to the work of Meals on Wheels Durham, and ask them to make a financial gift.--- Supervise Administrative Assistant to administer donor database send timely acknowledgement and tax letters. Administration--- Participate in Board of Directors meetings as needed and support and lead the work ofBoard committees overseeing development, communications and marketing.--- Perform other related duties assigned by the Executive Director. Required qualifications and skills--- Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as journalism, marketing, advertising, communications, fundraising, or management preferred--- Demonstrated interest in being a part of an agency committed to helping others --- Experience working with a board of directors--- Demonstrated success developing and implementing strategic fundraising plans and achieving goals--- Proven ability to manage and grow an active portfolio of prospects--- Marketing and communications skills --- Success soliciting major gifts --- Ability to work independently and as part of a team--- Proficiency in computer skills related to fundraising, communications and reportingThis is a fulltime, exempt position. The salary range is $60,000 - $70,000 with a benefits package including fully funded health insurance. To apply, please submit a one page cover letter and a resume to . The position will remain open until it is filled.

Keywords: Meals on Wheels of Durham, Durham , Development Director, Executive , Durham, North Carolina

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