Development Director

Website Rutland County Humane Society

Rutland County Humane Society
Job Description
Job Title: Development Director
Position Reports to: Executive Director

Job Purpose Summary: The Development Director is responsible for stewardship and
donor relations, annual giving, corporate and foundation support and planned giving.
This role is responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining a comprehensive
advancement plan for the agency. It will develop a strategy to build awareness,
engagement and giving in support of the Rutland County Humane Society.

Key Responsibilities:
 Explore, develop and employ new and multi-channel fundraising
strategies to increase revenue and donor participation, while building
on the success of current programs
 Expand donor base with strategies to continually grow the donor
pipeline over multiple years
 Play a direct, lead role in forging productive long-term relationships
yielding sustained support and formulate engagement strategies
 Effectively leverage staff and Board Members in fundraising efforts
 Effectively convey the organization’s mission, objectives, programs,
outcomes and impacts in asks, in one-on-one conversations and with
larger groups
 Develop and implement thoughtful and strategic cultivation,
solicitation and stewardship plans for prospective major gift donors
 Qualify existing donors, identify prospects with growth potential and
develop individualized cultivation plans
 Create and implement regular plans to re-engage lapsed donors
 Provide fundraising event support
 Oversee capital campaign, working closely with the consultant and the
capital campaign committee
 Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
 Excellent understanding of private philanthropy as it relates to the nonprofit organization
 Ability to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and alter strategic
advancement plans
 Comprehensive understanding of fundraising, including basic selling
skills, proper stewardship, and various approaches to generating
revenue as well as knowledge of mail and telephone techniques
 Demonstrated track record of working successfully with donors of all
giving levels, cultivating relationships stewarding and closing large
gifts
 Ability to articulate the case for support so that donors and prospects
embrace the vision, mission and goals of RCHS
 Demonstrated interpersonal skills to establish, build and maintain
effective working relationships with donors, volunteers and colleagues
 In addition to these general skills, the position requires the ability to
participate in all aspects of the gift cycle: 1. To initiate contacts with
potential major donors, 2. To develop appropriate cultivation strategies
for them, 3. To move potential donors in an appropriate and timely
fashion toward solicitation and closure, 4. To make solicitations when
appropriate, 5. To maintain stewardship contacts with donors.
 Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, analytical and organizational
skills required
 Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
 Analytical skills to research and identify potential donors
 Ability to use web-based systems
 Knowledge of Microsoft Office products
 Attention to detail
 Ability to multi-task
 Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
 Time management
 Excellent organization skills
 Problem solving skills
 Ability to work independently and as part of a team
 Ability to quickly adapt and change
This is a part time position, working approximately 30 hours a week, working Monday
through Friday although weekend hours may be needed. Salary commensurate with
experience. Interested applicants should send their resume, cover letter and salary
requirements to [email protected] No calls or visits, please.

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