Lowell Transitional Living Center
This position reports to the Executive Director.
The Development Officer works with the Executive Director and the LTLC Board to develop and maintain a successful corporate, foundation, and individual donor solicitation program and to develop and manage a portfolio of corporate and foundation prospects and individual donors.
- Build a successful giving program by identifying prospects, designing and initiating strategies, and producing materials, proposals, and applications as needed
- Uphold the Mission Statement and Core Values of the LTLC
- Maintain staff, volunteer, donor and guest confidentiality at all times.
- Build a sustainable financial giving model for the organization
- Meet annual fundraising goals per the development strategic operating plan
- Develop and maintain a successful corporate, foundation, and individual solicitation program, including the developing a strategic operating plan, identifying priorities and prospects, and building resources and connections to implement the plan.
- Create and manage a portfolio of corporate, foundation, and individual prospects, communicate with current and prospective donors to build relationships and secure grants and donations
- Develop strategic briefing and communication materials
- Develop and track strategies for cultivating, soliciting, stewarding, and recognizing donors
- Maintain the integrity of donor relationships, including the understanding of the needs and interests of major donors
- Produce and manage donor correspondence, including annual campaign appeals
- Engage and support staff and Board in the soliciting and stewarding donors
- Work with Board and the Executive Director to secure sponsorship of special events such as the Steps to Home walk.
- Increase awareness of the LTLC in the Greater Lowell community
- Coordinate events required to interact with donors (conferences, galas, house parties, etc.)
- Work with volunteers and staff to maintain Giftworks Donor Software
- Ensure the quality and timely submission of all grant applications, reports and data
- Provide regular fundraising updates to Executive Director and Board
- Track record in fund raising
- Compassion and commitment to the mission and goals of the LTLC
- Bachelors degree required, along with 3+ years and a proven track record in raising money in a nonprofit environment, including direct mail campaigns, donor relations, and corporate and foundation relationship management.
- Ability to work both independently and on team projects with a diverse constituency of staff and donors
- Experience with nonprofit marketing and branding
- Upbeat, positive, and energetic approach to work
- Results-driven with highly developed interpersonal skills, excellent oral presentation and written skills – especially correspondence with donors and prospects.
- Comfortable operating in a nonprofit, resource-limited environment.
- Energized by the opportunity to build the development program for the LTLC
- Skill with databases and presentations
- Maturity to work with highly visible civic, philanthropic, and business leaders
- Past success with a capital campaign a plus