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Development Director

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

The Development Director is responsible for procuring funding for the work of the agency by promoting programs and services, and corporate and community relations, discovering funding opportunities, researching new grant opportunities, data collection and research, donor database management, and events planning.

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.

For consideration, please email cover letter, resume, & salary requirements to