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Sr. Director of Development

Location: Garden City, NY
Job # 10115378
Date Posted: 11-06-2017
JOB DESCRIPTION
The Sr. Director of Development reports directly to the AED of Development & Public Affairs.   Responsible for spearheading fundraising activities including prospect research, major gift appeals, foundation/corporation appeals, E- appeals and special events. 
QUALIFICATIONS
  • BA degree.
  • Five years of experience in development/professional fundraising.
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills.
  • Embrace the Organization's mission and possess skills to work with & motivate staff, Board members and volunteers.
  • Self-starter and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.
  • Ability to work independently, represent the organization in a professional manner and build external relationships.
  • Knowledge of fundraising software applications
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
  • Establish relationships with Foundations, Corporations, Vendors and Government funders.
  • Research and identify new funding prospects.
  • Prepare and submit grant proposals and report to funders.
  • Enhance current special events and drive third party event initiatives. 
  • Develop major gift prospect list and strategy for solicitation.
  • Work with Director of Marketing to develop an E-appeal strategy. 
  • Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about the organization in the community.
  • Supervise fundraising staff, and collaborate with other departments.
  • Manage fundraising database and tracking systems, including monthly reconciliation with Finance Department.
  • Oversee the creation of publications to support fundraising activities and maintain gift recognition programs.
  • Work closely with the AED of Development, Executive Director and Board members.
  • Assist with Board of Director recruitment and onboarding, and ongoing monitoring of participation standards. 
  • Demonstrate professional conduct at all times.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
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