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Development Director

Company: Domestic Violence Service Center
Date Posted: October 24, 2016

Repsonsibilities & requirements for this position are as follows:

Fund Raising/Grant Opportunities

  • Identify, cultivate, and maintain relationships with new funding sources (i.e.; federal, state, local, foundation, corporate, community and individual) while representing the DVSC.
  • Assess market needs and funding trends in Luzerne and Carbon Counties.
  • Develop and implement short and long range fund raising and public relations strategies.
  • Develop budgets, prepare remarks, and organize arrangements for fund-raising events.
  • Monitor, circulate, track, and review information on funding opportunities.
  • Keep abreast of all federal and state regulations regarding grants and contracts and understand their impact to DVSC.
  • Coordinate the preparation and submission of grant proposals for final approval by Executive Director.
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors Marketing & Fund Raising Committee chair to strengthen the Committee and support its activities; communicate development activities to the Committee and other members of Board of Director.

Events Planning

  • Research and propose new ideas for fund raising events/projects.
  • Coordinate all planning and communications for fund raising events.
  • Prepare and manage budget activities for fund raising events.
  • Handle various administrative activities and special events as assigned by the Board.
  • Engage Board Members and enlist help from them for event planning, coordination, implementation, & management to facilitate a successful outcome

Donor Database Management

  • Implement, manage, and maintain a donor database.
  • Develop and implement donor recognition program.

Public Relations

  • Arrange company visits and presentations for Board Members, staff, and for the purpose of community awareness, and introducing DVSC services to potential corporate sponsors.
  • Work with the staff on programs and events, assisting in organizing projects, correspondence, publications,grants, and various daily general items and outreach efforts.
  • Cultivate and maintain media contacts and promote awareness and the efforts of DVSC through such contacts.
  • Assist in establishing a presence in Luzerne and Carbon Counties through publicity, coordination & implementation of events and functions.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of public relations/marketing materials.

Miscellaneous duties are not to be underestimated and include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assisting staff in day-to-day agency work and special projects as assigned.
  • Other tasks as directed by the Board and/or Executive Director.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS in Business, Communications, Marketing, Social Work, Nonprofit Administration, or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years successful experience in fund-raising and public relation.
  • Outstanding verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills including grant-writing experience and public speaking.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to deal with/and relate to all people of various and diverse backgrounds in a fair and non-judgmental manner especially women and children.
  • Successful experience in grants/contracts management in a non-profit setting.
  • Established and relevant professional contacts and networks a plus.