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Development Director

  • Chelsea, MA
  • Experience
  • Full Time (40 Hours)
  • Location
  • Chelsea, MA

North Suffolk is looking for a Development Director to join our team! The Development Director collaborates with the Board, CEO, and executive leadership team to advance philanthropy for NSMHA.  This position provides supervision and oversight to the Grants Manager.

What you’ll do:

  • Direct Fundraising
    • Responsible for the development, execution, and management of a successful plan to elevate NSMHA through its giving program via events, direct mail, online appeals, social media, and annual giving days.
    • In partnership with the CEO, is responsible for successful fundraising event execution.
    • Maintain a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors.
  • Prospect Management and Research
    • Monitor donor/prospect pipeline and prospect development.
    • Conduct prospect research.
  • Donor Relations and Stewardship
    • Manage creative and innovative donor acquisition/stewardship activities for prospects and existing donors.
    • Coordinate donor recognition programs including naming opportunities, giving societies, annual report and special campaign recognition.
    • Supply reports on donor giving with cultivation and stewardship recommendations.
  • Database Management and Support
    • Maintain a donor database to ensure accurate recordkeeping.
    • Manage the websites for all online giving platforms.
  • Communications
    • Create communication materials including but not limited to: capital campaign materials, regular emails, occasional E-blasts, web content, donor testimonials, media announcements, stewardship communications, and videos.
    • Work closely with the Communications & Marketing department of NSMHA to ensure brand standards and communications are consistent and in alignment with their annual goals and strategy.

What you’ll need:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in Fundraising, Public Relations, Communications, or Marketing preferred.
  • Experience:  Five or more years’ experience in development and communications in a non-profit setting. Experience with Annual Giving programs and special events are a must. General knowledge of fundraising, direct mail, special events, prospect research and database management.
  • Skills/Other:
    • Must be able to plan, organize and coordinate varied and complex operations, present ideas effectively, orally and in writing to a diverse audience.
    • Must be able to deal constructively with conflict; collect, analyze and interpret data from a variety of sources and take appropriate action.
    • Must have the ability to develop, and manage a budget.
    • Additionally, a working knowledge of the following is required:
      • Grant proposal terminology, methods, and principles of application; Applicable software packages including, word processing and spread sheet packages; Internet communications, search engines, and appropriate web sites for grant research; and Familiarity with relevant private and federal funding sources.
  • Vaccination: At least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccination is required prior to hire and complete the full vaccination schedule in the appropriate timeline as documented by the CDC requirements for vaccination.

Competitive & Comprehensive Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off Two weeks’ Vacation per year (three weeks after 2 years of service), 12 Sick Days per year, and 11 Paid Holidays per year
  • Health & Dental Insurance, with generous employer contribution
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 403 (b) Retirement Plan with employer matching
  • Voluntary Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Medical & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Access to Credit Union Banking
  • Access to State Tuition Remission Program (Worksite Specific)
  • Eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Discounted Movie Tickets
  • Comprehensive Training Program
  • Internal Advancement Opportunities

Tagged as: Administration, Bachelor's Degree, Human Services, Mental Health, Social Work

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