A.V.R.E. Career - Director of Development

ASSOCIATION FOR VISION REHABILITATION AND EMPLOYMENT, INC.

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

I           JOB IDENTIFICATION

A.  TITLE:                     Director of Development

B.  REPORTS TO:          President/CEO

 

II          STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

The Director of Development is responsible for building and enhancing relationships with current donors and prospects. The Director of Development will work independently, with senior staff, and the Foundation Board of Directors. The Director of Development will play a key role in organizing and leading a major and planned gifts program and in securing private philanthropic gifts in support of AVRE’s mission.  The Director of Development will execute AVRE’s Integrated Fundraising Plan. 

 

III         RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS

            Supervisory responsibility for departmental staff. 

 

IV         BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Communication with the CEO is frequent.
  2. Communication with Marketing staff is frequent.
  3. Communication with the Foundation Board is regular.
  4. Communication with Leadership Team is regular.

        

V          SUPERVISION REQUIRED

The incumbent is expected to act and function independently within the parameters defined by the President/CEO and the Board of Directors.

 

VI         EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in Fundraising Management, Philanthropic Studies, Public Administration, or a related field is required. CFRE credentials preferred.
  2. At least five years of related experience identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major and planned gifts.
  3. Excellent written and verbal communication, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.
  4. Experience working with donor databases, e.g.  Network for Good and RaisersEdge.
  5. Experience in researching and completing grant opportunities.
  6. Comfortable building working relationships with individuals and businesses relative to fundraising, as well as representing AVRE to the community.

 

VII        SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assist in identifying donor prospects with the financial capacity to make major and planned gifts.
  2. Formulate strategies for building relationships with individual and foundation donor prospects.
  3. Prime for planning, coordinating and executing fundraising events e.g. Dining in the Dark and Nine at Night.
  4. Support Board members and the CEO in making introductions and securing major and planned gifts.
  5. Solicit major gifts of $1,000 or more and arrange for planned gifts from appropriate prospects.
  6. Support and lead stewardship of current and future donors.
  7. Lead Annual and special Appeals
  8. Maintain and enhance donor data base.
  9. Research, write, and steward foundation proposals as appropriate.
  10. Provide resource support for the Foundation Board of Directors as needed.
  11. Prepare and deliver reports to the Foundation Board and board committees.
  12. Build relationships with individuals and businesses across AVRE’s nine county service territory.
  13. Provide ongoing support for all AVRE advancement activities as needed.
  14. Participate in committees and complete special projects as appropriate.
  15. Participate in ongoing professional development activities.
  16. Travel as needed to fulfill job responsibilities.
  17. Keeps workplace organized and clean

 

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Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment, Inc., 174 Court St., Binghamton, NY 13901 (607)724-2428

AVRE encourages diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veterans   NOTE: Nothing in this job description should be construed as meaning that these are the only tasks and duties of the position. Management reserves the right to modify positions as determined by business and consumer needs and requirements.