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Development Director

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As a member of our core team, the Development Director proactively, strategically, and creatively advances Home Sweet Home's visibility, reputation, and relevance with multiple constituencies. This person works to broaden Home Sweet Home's reach, deepen engagement, and inspire the public and community to give, advocate, and volunteer. This position develops, integrates, and implements a broad range portfolio of communications, public relations, media, fundraising, and community engagement tools and practices to further our mission.



Provide strategic direction to and implement the HSH annual fund plan, annual giving program, and overall fundraising program
Identify long-term initiatives and prepare timelines/strategies for successful implementation
Develop, implement and oversee an ongoing system to manage donor cultivation and stewardship efforts
Oversee the administration of the fundraising CRM
Identify and solicit new donors in collaboration with Executive Director and Development Committee
Build a diversified corporate funding program, including multi-year approaches, workplace giving, and matching gifts
Provide collaborative leadership on the management team, representing the development department's initiatives, goals, and progress
Acknowledge all donations promptly
Assist in writing grant proposals and developing gift opportunities
Coordinate with Executive Director and grants volunteer in writing any material for grants and other applications
Coordinate with the Executive Director and Communications Director on mailing appeals, event materials, brochures, etc.
Manage the direct mail program
Coordinate t-shirt orders and sales


Work closely with the Executive Director regarding the development of board members to realize the organization's annual fundraising goals and objectives
Encourage/support current and former board members to maximize the engagement of their networks in helping HSH to achieve its mission
Serve as the staff liaison to the Board's Development Committee, providing the chairperson with analyses, meeting agenda, and overall strategic development direction
Assist in the creation of the annual operating budget and maintain timely reports on the budget for the Executive Director and Board of Directors


Develop a budget for each event based upon anticipated fundraising results maintaining 80% net revenue per fundraiser
Plan and facilitate fundraising meetings and work sessions
Manage all aspects of marketing events, including print, television, website, and social media
Work with a volunteer team to procure items for sale in auctions and soliciting donations/sponsorships in the form of money or gifts
Coordinate vendors, including venue, entertainment, food, décor, etc.


Provide organizational leadership, model organizational culture, and behavioral expectations, and define strategy as a member of the management team
Effectively share Home Sweet Home's Mission and Values with staff and community
Demonstrate close attention to detail, strong organizational and time management skills, and the ability to manage multiple responsibilities
Hold themselves accountable; maintain consistency
Ability to create structure, implement new strategies, and train the entire team on effective communication
Ensure that solid communication and trust is built between the development and programming departments
Network with members of the local business/philanthropic community and fellow non-profit organizations to increase awareness for our mission, attract financial support, and discover/implement new initiatives adaptable for Home Sweet Home
Monitor monthly revenue and expense statements, and prepare alternate plans of action when necessary to meet overall financial goals


5-7 years of related fundraising experience
Supervisory experience preferred
Demonstrated experience in managing and implementing comprehensive fund development programs and producing charitable contributions. This individual must have direct knowledge of standard fundraising techniques and development office functions, including gift processing, prospect and donor histories, and fundraising reporting
An organized, self-motivated, and committed individual who can work with minimal supervision, manage multiple priorities, and work in a deadline-driven environment
Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills
Maintain a professional appearance and attitude
Ability to work Monday through Friday as well as occasional weekends or events
Able to influence people in positive ways for mutual benefit
Must be patient and kind as we are working with an at-risk population
Able to pass all background checks

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