CCH is searching for a passionate individual with great interpersonal skills to go out into the community and find, cultivate, and maintain donor relationships. A fundamental part of the position will be to retain new donors, increase their involvement, and raise total contributions. Must be comfortable with public speaking and available to work nights and weekends. Under the supervision of the Executive Director and current Fund Development staff, the Fund Development Associate will also help ease the workload of the current Fund Development staff by writing grants, maintaining funder data, and performing miscellaneous tasks as assigned.
40 hrs. week. Must be flexible and available nights and weekends to attend events, meetings, etc. upon request, sometimes with late notice.
*Finding, creating, and maintaining donor relationships and partnerships
*Attend funder related meetings and represent the agency in a variety of community settings, including funder, provider, and community meetings or events. Many times, on nights and weekends.
*Work independently and with the Executive Director to research prospective funders and develop donor relationships.
*Meet face-to-face with potential donors and cultivate major gift prospects.
*Give professional presentations representing Colette’s Children’s Home when groups request a speaker.
*Research new grant opportunities
*Write grant proposals for foundation, corporation, and government agency grants.
Support current Fund Development Staff:
*Writing and sending out thank you/ receipt letters
*Keeping donor information up to date in GiftWorks
*Help with the design and preparation of newsletters.
*Coordinating donation drives
*Perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned
Qualifications and skills:
*Ability to effectively and professionally represent the agency and our mission
*Experience public speaking to large groups
*Must be outgoing
*Experience developing relationships and soliciting donations from funders
*An understanding of the individual relationships required to secure major and corporate gifts
*Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
*Computer and internet competency (Excel, word, etc.)
*Valid Driver’s License, reliable transportation, ability to pass a background check
Organized, proactive, outgoing, professional, collaborative, detail-oriented, ability to multi-task, works well under pressure, passionate, responsible, self-motivated, can be counted on to meet and exceed goals successfully.
Job Description may be subject to change to meet the needs of the organization.
*8 hour shift
*High school or equivalent (Preferred)
*Fundraising: 1 year (Preferred)
*Microsoft Office: 1 year (Preferred)