Premier music therapy provider seeks development professional to continue to build upon the successes they’ve experienced during the global health crisis (Middleburg, VA)
A Place To Be helps people with disabilities as well as medical and mental health issues. From individual sessions, to community programming, to medical music therapy, A Place To Be’s certified music-therapists are helping people face, navigate, and overcome life's challenges using the clinically-based practices of music therapy!
When the global pandemic hit earlier this year, A Place To Be quickly pivoted their operations and programming into an online format, creating a strong and sustainable financial model for future growth. The next Director of Development will walk into a strong organization that adapted quickly and has not seen the types of struggles so many other community non-profits have had to face in the wake of this crisis.
A Place To Be is seeking a Director of Development (DoD) to join this vibrant community organization to ensure that they can continue to serve children in need throughout Loudoun County. The DoD will join a thriving community, inspiring families to be independent and successful and will engage with individual and corporate donors while taking on limited foundation grant writing and creating a pipeline of planned giving donors. Reporting to the Creative Director and Executive Director and leading a team of three, the successful candidate will work as a partner in realizing the vast potential of A Place To Be and continue the organization’s shift into the digital space.
At least 5-7 years of experience in non-profit development with proven revenue results.
Demonstrated ability to cultivate and steward long-term investor relationships that expand an investor base, increase revenue, and advance organizational goals.
Track record of scaling an organization, significantly increasing revenue through the expansion of the donor base and moving existing donors into higher giving brackets.
Record of cultivating relationships with long-term partners, listening to their needs and adapting stewardship style accordingly.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where new opportunities are constantly emerging.
Ability to work independently and to embrace collaboration, teamwork, and flexible thinking.
Knowledge of the Northern Virginia community, particularly Loudoun and Fairfax Counties, with an understanding of how to effectively reach and communicate with these donors.
Authentic and empathetic personality capable of working with all types of people, from wealthy donors to the children involved in the programs.
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