Director of Development

Website Living Well Group


Living Well Group is a nonprofit organization operating residential care homes in Burlington and Montpelier, Vermont. We provide our residents with opportunities to grow, learn, share, and thrive in a safe and respectful environment. We believe in endless possibilities, potential and vitality for our residents. At Living Well Group, we do not see aging as an illness defined by limitations, but instead by potential that can be achieved through love and encouragement. We are currently seeking a Director of Development to join our Executive Team. This position is based in Vermont, however our executive team is currently working remotely.



The Director of Development is a critical member of the Executive Team, reporting to the CEO. This is the person who possesses the talent to describe and illustrate the significance of Living Well Group’s (LWG) vision, mission, programs and outcomes—motivating and inspiring the financial support that allows LWG to exist as an organization, achieve its programmatic goals and ensure its financial sustainability. The Director of Development creates and implements a comprehensive strategic approach that grows a diverse pipeline of donors. Responsibilities include:




·       Collaborate with CEO and the Board of Directors to create a development plan to support the strategic direction of the organization

·       Identification, acquisition, and stewarding of donations from foundations, individual donors, city, state and corporate grants

·       Document stewardship strategies for prospective donors with goal of major gifts

·       Cultivate culture of philanthropy a LWG so that each location is able to passively and sustainably foster donations from families, community contacts, and local institutions

·       Coordination and execution of special fundraising events

·       Develop and manage all development/marketing materials

·       Establish, maintain, and update LWG communications and social media plans

·       Manage capital improvement budget for deferred maintenance and physical plant upgrade list

·       Support and train residence leadership on stewardship skills

·       Act as member of Board Development Committee




·       Build and manage org-wide marketing plan that clearly “tells our story”, with goal of increasing visibility with prospective donors and to drive admissions

·       Development and management of all LWG marketing materials

·       Leveraging LWG unique programming and story to drive fundraising efforts and create funnel for admissions


Community Outreach:

·       Serve as an ambassador for and champion of LWG’s mission, programs and services at press conferences, media interviews, community meetings and events related to our mission

Advocate for LWG on local and state level, with advocacy organizations, legislators, and city officials
The above requirements in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on at “at-will” basis.


Educational Requirements:

·       Bachelor’s Degree (BS or BA); equivalent International Degrees also considered.

·       MBA or Advanced Degree in Healthcare, Public Policy or related field preferred.

·       CFRE credentials preferred.

Qualifications and Experience:

3+ years experience with grant writing with demonstrated success of securing funding
3+ years experience cultivating relationships and executing stewardship strategies with prospective donors
3+ years experience working in marketing, communications, or public relations
Previous experience with non-profit fundraising best practices, tools and resources.
Experience working in deadline-driven environments
Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines
Able to monitor and meet income goals
Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals
Strong editing and attention to detail skills
Compensation is commensurate with experience/education.


401(k) with company match (After 1 year of employment)
Dental insurance
Disability insurance
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Health reimbursement account
Life insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance
This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

Achievement-oriented — enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
Autonomous/Independent — enjoys working with little direction
Innovative — prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity
·       LWG provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state and local law. Come join us.


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