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Director of Development

Company: Souls Harbor of NWA
Date Posted: December 7, 2017

Role and Responsibilities:

This position reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for planning, organizing and coordinating all fundraising for the organization including donations, corporate sponsorships, in-kind donations, fundraisers and grants. Responsibilities includes:

  • Develop an annual fundraising plan and budget in conjunction with Executive Director to include a variety of fundraising strategies such as grants, planned giving, annual fund, major gifts, etc.
  • Create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors.
  • Meet with prospective donors and ongoing supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communication (including recognition/appreciation) to promote long-term sustainable relationships.
  • Direct the annual operational fund strategy including mailings, specific drives, and fundraising events
  • Seek new grant funding as opportunities are found through corporate and foundation contacts
  • Represent Souls Harbor NWA to area civic clubs, organizations, and professional groups in Northwest Arkansas through speaking engagements and other community activities
  • Seek and continue active membership in various civic and professional groups
  • Prepare and present fundraising reports for the Executive Director and Governing Board using donor database
  • Track in-kind donations and ensure all donors receive “Thank You” notes and appreciation.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Passionate about the Souls Harbor’s mission to help provide a healthy and positive environment for men in recovery to restore and renew their lives.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and 3-5 yrs of non-profit fundraising or 5-7 yrs of experience in non-profit fundraising.
  • Strong relationship builder and persuasive communicator who strives for excellence.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Additional duties as assigned

Preferred Educational Requirements

  • Educational background including an advanced degree in Business, Communications or a related field
  • Salesforce database used to track donors

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Fundraising in a non-profit environment: 5 years


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