The Director of Development is a new position for the LSS team. The Director of Development will develop strategies and relationships to promote and fund the mission of LIFE Senior Services and its affiliated organizations. This person will work with our donors to find projects which match their interests and accomplish their philanthropic goals through a relationship with LIFE. This position is a safety-sensitive.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Inspire a collaborative, cross-functional team to focus on donors’ needs and raise funds and awareness for LIFE and its mission.
Together with the team, create and execute the annual fundraising plan and long-term strategy.
Develop materials and campaigns which showcase the role of LIFE in our community.
Work with the team to manage a comprehensive approach to development, including personal solicitation, direct mail, digital outreach, grant writing, and research and special events.
Maintain a consistent dialogue with departments within LIFE and its affiliates to identify needs, stories and opportunities.
Report on program progress to the leadership team and/or the board.
Provide donors a clear understanding of the return on their investment in LIFE.
Monitor philanthropic landscape, industry trends, and market conditions to identify opportunities and risks in order to recommend tactical strategies.
Oversee the volunteer program; Devise recruitment strategies and work to ensure volunteers have a meaningful experience while supporting the organization’s capacity to promote the mission of LIFE Senior Services.
This job might be for you if...
You have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in public relations, communications, marketing or related major.
You have 5 years of professional experience in a development role.
You have experience in public speaking, in small and large groups, and you have substantial writing and computer experience.
You have strong leadership, strategic planning, analytical skills, quantitative skills, and initiative.
You have excellent organization, communication, and presentation skills;
You have the ability to direct and oversee appropriate promotion strategies and integration of services throughout the organization.
You have Microsoft Office Suite skills, social and digital media experience.
You have a career history of proven results, including a proven ability to develop and implement programs with deadlines and assure outcomes.
You have the ability to work well with colleagues and influence cross-functional teams.
You have the ability to manage multiple projects at a time.
You have the ability to work with diverse partners and forge collaborations at the local, state, and national levels.
CERTIFICATION, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License and current auto insurance required.
Internal Number: 133
About LIFE Senior Services
Making LIFE Better for Generations For more than four decades - LIFE Senior Services has strategically grown to meet the emerging needs of an ever-increasing and diverse aging population. LIFE provides solutions that allow older adults to maintain their independence and live their lives to the fullest. Centers for active aging, caregiver education and support, volunteer opportunities and affordable housing are just a few of the programs and services that make life better for thousands of older adults each year.