Director of Development

 

The First Step Director of Development will oversee donor relations, direct all fundraising activities (including major donor, and individual program). Key areas of responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  

Salary: $45,000 – $50,000 annual salary commensurate with education and experience

Responsibilities:

The First Step Director of Development will oversee donor relations, direct all fundraising activities (including major donor, and individual program). Key areas of responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  

Development and Fundraising:

  • Develop, plan, and execute an annual fundraising plan
  • Assist Executive Director in grant writing and grant management
  • Implement and grow recurring (monthly) donation initiatives.
  • Identify and support competitive applications for foundation and non-government grants/funding
  • Maintain and update fundraising/donor records. 

Community & Donor Engagement:

  • Develop and cultivate donor and community relationships
  • Serve as member of the Community Engagement Team at First Step
  • Increase community awareness about First Step and the impact of our work
  • Assist in digital and in-person outreach activities
  • Provide timely communications with donors and other supporters
  • Identify and execute an annual signature event to increase awareness of organization needs.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • At least 4-6 years of fundraising and/or development experience
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising
  • Previous experience with fundraising software
  • Computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Office and/or similar business software suites.
  • Ability to travel regionally 

Skills: 

  • Ability to collaborate and serve in team setting
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Adept at public speaking and making public presentations
  • Time management and flexibility with job duties
  • Organized and a self-starter; ability to prioritize deliverables

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references in one document to:

 candyphillips@firststepva.com 

Please no phone calls.