Development Director

Job Description:

The Development Director will be responsible for overseeing all the fundraising efforts of Agape Development. The director will supervise the additional fundraising/development staff which currently consists of longtime volunteer coordinator, a gift administration staff member, and a communications associate, all of which are part-time, totaling about 50 hours per week. The Development Director works closely with the founding CEO and the board of directors in all development and fundraising endeavors including, but not limited to: individual donor development, event planning, grant review, and donor cultivation/stewardship. While staff will assist with certain aspects of fundraising, the Development Director will need to have the mindset of running a small shop.The biggest skills needed for the Development Director are written communication, team management, planning, and event coordination.

Qualification Requirements:

The candidate must possess at least 3-5 years of professional fundraising experience, preferably leading the efforts of an organization.

Experience planning and executing special events and donor stewardship is preferred.

The candidate must be comfortable with public speaking.

Must be able to manage the project deadlines of an annual fund development plan and incorporate volunteers as part of the mix.

Education: Bachelors required

Further training in fundraising is a requirement

Professional and Personal Skills: Strong communication skills, verbal and written

Special Event Management

Must relate well to people of diverse backgrounds

Possess strong organizational skills

A self-starter, looking for ways to improve our fundraising

Willingness and eagerness to learn

Comfortable learning new technological systems

Humility, the ability to admit and grow from mistakes

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