The Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Development Director must have a clear understanding of the organization’s mission and direct their work to accomplishing it. The Director is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic funding plan to raise vital funds for the organization in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner. The person in this position focuses on the introduction, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donor relationships and will work extensively with the Executive Director to develop and manage St. Vincent de Paul’s upcoming capital campaign. The Director will be a part of the senior leadership team and will be expected to collaborate with the other directors in an effort to better fund the overall operations of St. Vincent de Paul.
Develop & implement written, multi-year, diverse and innovative development plans to achieve projected financial and in-kind giving goals, critical success factors, and strategic goals
Plan and direct a full range of fundraising activities, including but not limited to a donor relationship program, direct mail, foundation giving, annual giving, planned giving, and donor acquisition and appreciation
Manage the grant lifecycle, including identifying prospective grantors, establishing relationships, completing grant applications and updating grantors on results
Partner with Community Relations team in support of special events and drives
Plan and develop written materials, brochures, letters to donors, etc.
Prepare and manage budget for the Development Department
Oversee donor database and reporting relating to the Development Department
Supervise development staff
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; Five years of progressively responsible roles managing a fundraising or sales program; Experience in a variety of fundraising or sales methods (i.e. annual campaign, grants, major donor, corporate, special events, planned giving). Strong organizational, management and interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written skills are required. Strong computer skills required included in Word and Excel. Proficiency in donor management software (Donor Perfect preferred but not required). Experience with Capital Campaigns preferred.
Work Environment: Office Environment; Hours vary – some evening and weekend hours required.
Send resume and cover letter to Kristen Klein, Director of Community Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.