Position Summary: The Director of Development will oversee our donor relations program and manage major fundraising initiatives. In collaboration with the Director of Foundations and Corporate Giving and the Marketing and Communications Director, this person will lead development efforts as DOROT continues to grow.
The successful candidate will be responsible for developing DOROT’s fundraising campaigns, communicating with current and prospective donors, and building a strong development team for our organization. This position involves managing individual gifts as well as the planned and annual giving campaign.
Develop, oversee, and execute DOROT’s annual fundraising campaign
Create and execute a strategy for digital fundraising
Solicitation of major gifts
Plan and execute all cultivation and fundraising events, including Annual Spring Benefit
Oversee Direct Mail strategy and work with consultant
Create and execute a strategy to identify and cultivate major donors
Maintain ongoing communications and relationships with donors
Take the lead on the management and planning of donor cultivation and fundraising events
Collaborate with the Director of Marketing and Communications to develop print marketing collateral related to fundraising
Supervise the Development Associate
Other duties as assigned by CAO
7-10 years of experience in Development
Master’s degree (a plus)
Constituent relationship and cultivation experience
Ability to identify mutually beneficial partnerships
Experience with major donors a must
Experience with online donations, use of direct mail, and event planning are essential
Excellent written, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated supervisory skills
Demonstrated track record of positioning an organization to achieve measurable outcomes in a competitive environment
Command of the fundamentals of business communication, planning, and budgeting
Ability to simultaneously lead multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under time pressure with minimal supervision
Strong collaboration, time management, and organizational skills
Excellent judgement and creative problem solving skills
Familiarity with the field of aging, social isolation, volunteerism and/or intergenerational programming is a plus
Knowledge of Raiser's Edge
Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office 2010 software is essential (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
It is the policy of DOROT, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals for employment or advancement without discrimination because of race, color, religion creed, political association, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic violence or stalking victim status, national origin, citizenship, age, veteran status, pregnancy, handicap disability, genetic, genetic characteristics, or other protected status.
DOROT is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to alleviate social isolation and provide concrete services to older adults. For more than four decades, DOROT has been an innovative leader in the fields of aging services and volunteerism. DOROT’s diverse set of programs, as well as our focus on providing intergenerational connections to seniors, has ensured that DOROT’s clients have access to the resources they need to age with dignity, independence, and grace.