• Director of Development

    Heartland United Way
    Job Description
    Director of Development

    Heartland United Way is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving lives and strengthening communities in Hall, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick Counties. We are currently seeking a motivated and experienced Director of Development to join our team and lead our fundraising and development efforts. The Director of Development will play a vital role in building and maintaining relationships with donors, cultivating partnerships and overseeing the implementation of fundraising campaigns to enable us to continue making a positive impact in the community.

    1. Fundraising Strategy: Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy to meet the organization's financial goals and objectives. This includes creating annual fundraising plans, identifying new funding opportunities, and diversifying revenue streams.
    2. Donor Cultivation and Stewardship: Cultivate relationships with current and prospective donors, including individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies. Establish and maintain strong relationships to maximize donor engagement, satisfaction, and long-term support. Coordinate donor recognition and stewardship activities.
    3. Grant Writing and Management: Identify and pursue grant opportunities that align with the organization's mission and programs. Prepare high-quality grant proposals, applications, and reports to secure funding from foundations, government agencies, and other funding sources. Ensure compliance with grant requirements and manage grant reporting processes.
    4. Major Gifts and Planned Giving: Develop and implement strategies to solicit major gifts and planned giving from individuals and organizations. Build and maintain a portfolio of major gift prospects, cultivate relationships, and secure substantial donations to support the organization's initiatives.
    5. Fundraising Events: Plan and execute fundraising events, including campaign events and donor recognition events. Coordinate event logistics, recruit and manage volunteers, and work with the marketing team to promote events and attract attendees.
    6. Board and Volunteer Engagement: Collaborate with the Board of Directors to engage their networks and support fundraising efforts. Provide guidance and support to board members in their individual fundraising efforts. Recruit, train, and motivate volunteers to participate in fundraising activities.
    7. Collaboration and Communication: Foster strong relationships and effective communication with internal stakeholders, including program staff, marketing team, and finance department. Collaborate with colleagues to align fundraising efforts with organizational priorities and develop compelling messaging and materials.
    - Bachelor's degree in a related field (business, non-profit management, communications, etc.). Associate’s degree with experience may be accepted.
    - Proven experience in fundraising, development, or related roles in the non-profit sector.
    - Strong track record in securing major gifts, grants, and sponsorships.
    - Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships with diverse stakeholders.
    - Excellent writing skills, particularly in grant writing and proposal development.
    - Knowledge of fundraising best practices, donor cultivation strategies, and fundraising event management.
    - Familiarity with donor management systems and fundraising software.
    - Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, and meet deadlines.
    - Passion for the mission of Heartland United Way and commitment to community development.

    Heartland United Way offers competitive compensation packages, including salary commensurate with experience, health benefits, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.

    To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and three professional references to [email protected]. Please indicate "Director of Development" Application" in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
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