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Director of Development

Company: Maryland Nonprofits
Location: Bowie
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Job Description:

Overview of Position: The Director of Development and Communications is responsible for the development and successful growth of Ardmore's development activities to include fundraising, major gifts, planned giving, special events, capital campaigns and social media presence. This position will build strategic partnerships to further promote the goals of Ardmore Enterprises The director works closely with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, and volunteers in all development and fundraising endeavors. The Director of Development and Communication is responsible for all communications developed to promote the services of Ardmore Enterprises and engage community members through social media and online campaigns. Duties and Responsibilities: General -- Collaborate with program directors, board of directors, and people we support and their families to provide input on organizational improvements, especially based on feedback from families. -- Develop and support team of volunteers to grow Ardmore's fundraising efforts and activities. Maintain professional development memberships and affiliations. -- Demonstrate a strong understanding and dedication to Ardmore's mission. Actively promote and represent organization's philosophy through all interactions with both internal and external customers. -- Performs all other duties as assigned necessary to fulfill the mission of Ardmore. Fund Raising -- Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications. -- Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors. -- Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements; works with the staff and board of directors to target Ardmore's mission and goals. -- Build the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies. -- Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives. -- Manage third party fundraising entities such as The United Way. -- Direct capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives. -- Create and coordinate annual and special fundraising events. -- Represent Ardmore at speaking engagements and public events to share information about Ardmore with the community. -- Be the primary staff on the Board's Development Committee meetings. -- Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems. -- Assist the Finance Department with accounting, allocating and reporting of funds raised. -- Assist and collaborate with other staff. -- Oversee creation of publications to support fund raising activities. -- Maintain gift recognition programs. Board of Director Activities -- Serves as the primary point of contact for all board communication. -- Develops and provides ongoing support of the board development process. Communications -- Promote the mission and goals of Ardmore. -- Manage all written communication materials including pamphlets, press releases, articles, etc. -- Manage all social media including websites, Facebook, etc. keeping communications, positive, informative and up to date. -- Assist with press releases, responding to the press and assisting other staff with public communication. -- Represent Ardmore in community-based committees, such as the Prince George's County Providers Council within the field with public relations, fund raising and political action. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities -- Bachelor's degree or experience in Sales, Marketing, Business or Communication degree strongly preferred. -- At least five years of development and/or communications experience. -- Experience building strategic partnership with a variety of community members. -- Experience with public speaking, promotions, or marketing strongly preferred. -- Must possess strong oral and written communication skills. Experience in grant writing. -- Interest or passion supporting people with intellectual disabilities in achieving their dreams required. Must believe everyone can work. -- Must have excellent time management and customer service skills. Strong ability to think creatively and develop strong internal and external relationships and resources is required. Must be confident and comfortable working with executive-level persons independently. -- Must be available to work 40-hour work weeks, to include evenings and weekends as necessary. Required Conditions of Employment -- Must be able to drive and possess a good driving record. -- Must meet eligibility for employment in the United States. (Provide appropriate I-9 documentation on first day of employment). -- Must have a clean criminal history. -- Must be able to pass a drug screening. -- Knowledge of augmented communication strongly preferred. -- Must be able to professionally, intelligently and tactfully represent Ardmore as the first point of contact with the organization. Send me my free professional resume critique from TopResume There is more to running an ethical, accountable, and transparent nonprofit than just legal and accounting requirements. Boards of directors can set the tone for the organization by conducting regular reviews of core governing and operating policies and procedures. Check out these four things your board of directors can do to embrace ethical, accountable, and transparent values in the new year. As an undergraduate student at Johns Hopkins, I am still new to the world of nonprofits, and the Legislative Preview was very eye-opening to me. I enjoyed hearing about the various policy issues brought up by the speakers, including the Kirwan Commission's educational reforms presented by Mr. William E. Kirwan himself, and the campaign to [---]

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