Director of Marketing and Development

Website Center for Health and Learning

Director of Development and Marketing

Level of Effort: 1.0 FTE

Status: Exempt, salaried

Location: Vermont

Reports to: Executive Director

Estimated Starting Date: June 10, 2023

For more information:  Lorie Holtgrave [email protected]

Job Description
The Development and Marketing Director is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising plan that will raise essential funds to support the organization’s short- and long-term goals of the Center for Health and Learning. They will manage a diversified financial portfolio of unrestricted and restricted resources. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success in fundraising and grant writing, as well as strong organizational and communication skills.  This position will also be responsible for building and managing our brand and all aspects of marketing communications in order to raise awareness of the organization.

-Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan in conjunction with the leadership team that includes a variety of strategies, such as individual and corporate giving, major gift solicitation, and planned giving.

-Manage all aspects of the fundraising process, including prospect research, donor cultivation, and stewardship.

-Build and maintain relationships with potential financial donors, including corporations, foundations, and individuals.

– Oversee reporting activity, writing quarterly and annual reports on Foundation funded projects, donor solicitation, and online fundraising.

-Research potential sources of and apply for grants and public funding.

-Plan fundraising events that effectively communicate the purpose of the organization.

-Develop and implement a comprehensive marketing plan in conjunction with the leadership team with targeted goals, quantifiable outcomes, and timelines.

-Create, produce, and distribute marketing materials such as press releases, newsletters, flyers, style guides, and publications (print and digital) using multiple platforms.

-Ensure consistent use of all branding assets such as letterhead and logos.


-Bachelor’s degree in fundraising, business administration, or a related field. (Master’s degree preferred)

-3+ years of experience in fundraising, grant writing, and marketing, preferably in a nonprofit setting

-Extensive knowledge of fundraising strategies and principles

-Strong organizational and communication skills.

-Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

-Excellent writing and editing skills.

-Proficiency in Google Workspace products and Canva

-A familiarity with the demographics and community needs within different regions of Vermont

-Extensive knowledge of Vermont communities and charitable giving prospects, and the ability to travel within the state to make and maintain relationships across the state.

-Experience with Hubspot, and preferred

Salary and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off, and sick leave.

Please note:  A cover letter is required.  Submissions without a cover letter will NOT be considered.  The cover letter should identify your experience and success rate in grant writing as well as your experience in cultivating unrestricted gifts for nonprofit organizations. Submitting a portfolio of marketing assets is strongly encouraged.

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