Lowell Transitional Living Center Seeking Development Officer

Lowell Transitional Living Center

Development Officer

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.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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

 

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