Fund Development Director

Website The Family Place

The Family Place has an opportunity for a Fund Development professional to join our Leadership Team and build upon our 35+ years of fundraising achievements. The Family Place provides programs and services that strengthen families in the Upper Valley and surrounding communities. The Fund Development Director plays a key role in creating a strong, sustainable base of support for this work by strategically connecting with community members, businesses, and foundations who want to invest in strong, healthy families.

Equity Statement

The Family Place strives to be a supportive environment and to continue to learn about and practice skills related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to providing a safe space for our staff, board, clients, families, and community members and encourage a culture which holds us accountable without judgement. We are actively mindful of our practices and materials to ensure they are inclusive and welcome feedback to continue this important work. It is our goal that all families have access to individualized resources and communication needed to provide services in the best ways possible.

To apply: Email a cover letter and resume to [email protected] the subject line: TFP Fund Development

Fund Development Director

The Fund Development Director serves as part of the Leadership Team at The Family Place and collaborates with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to develop and implement strategies to raise funds to support the vital work of the organization. The Fund Development Director is responsible for planning and executing a fund development program aligned with the annual budget and fundraising targets.

Key Accountabilities

Fund Development Responsibilities

Develops and implements a written, measurable fund development plan that includes annual fundraising goals, annual giving campaigns, donor retention, corporate support and town appropriations
Engages Board and Fund Development committee and/or AD HOC committees in fund development activities throughout the fiscal year. Develops a culture of philanthropy among the Board and committees; working to equip and support members in meaningful roles to increase revenue, networking, and cultivation.
Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations, working in partnership with the Executive Director to support the leadership giving program
Cultivate, nurture, solicit, and steward existing gifts and donors, including major donors
Identify and qualify potential gifts and donors
Manage donor stewardship including acknowledgment letters and tax receipts
Maintains the donor database (Neon) with the Development Assistant to facilitate timely gift entry and acknowledgements, effective seasonal appeals, build accurate and robust donor profiles and efficient revenue reporting.
Sets goals, develops, and implements strategies, and tracks progress by funding streams (i.e. individual giving, grants, corporate partnerships, foundation, sponsorships)
Monitors fundraising activities and goals relative to budget throughout the year and adjusts strategies as needed to reach annual funding goals.
Recruit and cultivate strong business partnerships to provide corporate funding. Offer tours and volunteer engagement where appropriate to deepen relationships
Grant Management Responsibilities

Oversee short and long-term development goals and efforts of the grant portfolio that align with organizational priorities and objectives
Work in collaboration with Executive Director, Finance Director and Program Directors to create grant narrative, budgets and reports for various foundations and trusts
Manage a grant dashboard that includes grant requirements, timelines, points of contact, reporting, and granted related obligations
Research grant opportunities both locally and nationally. Understands current grant cycles and future opportunities to pursue.
Ensure timely submission of narrative, reports, and any other granted related obligations
Collaborate with the Executive Director, Finance Director and Program Directors to ensure grant timelines and goals are met.
Staff and Team Responsibilities

Serve as a member of the Leadership Team, staying abreast of organization-wide issues and contributing to the overall management of the organization
Lead Development team meetings.
Provide supervision and mentorship to Development Assistant.
Attend regular staff meetings, reporting on and engaging staff in Development and Communications work as needed.
Represent agency in the community, and identifying community needs as they interface with the agency.
Professional Development

Seek and attend professional development opportunities determined by Individual Professional Development Plan.
Cultivate existing and develop new relationships with development professionals from other Upper Valley nonprofit organizations.
Remain current with development and public relations best practices, technologies, and communication tools.

The Family Place takes teamwork and being a good team member very seriously. Staff work in teams; therefore being a team player is critical to our success. TFP employees are expected to adhere to the values of being a good team member, defined as:

Having a positive attitude
Sharing common goals and vision
Being a good listener
Having a mutual understanding of rules and structure
Collaborating and working together for greater good
Being flexible and willing to change and willing to reflect about the work
Being respectful
Being part of an environment that creates safety where opinions may be expressed
Taking responsibility as a team member by being present
Recognizing different styles of working, learning, and communicating
Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

Skills & Knowledge

Robust knowledge of fund development and a proven record of fundraising success
Knowledge and experience with cultivation practices, annual support and/or capital campaigns, solicitation techniques including face-to-face asking, grant writing, and fundraising reporting
Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Minimum 3 years of fundraising experience in a professional position
Experience using a donor database or CRM system
One year grant writing experience

Bachelors degree in nonprofit, public administration, business management or related area preferred, additional years of experience may be substituted for degree

The Family Place offers the following benefits to our employees working 20 hours or more per week:

Health Insurance with MVP Healthcare or cash in lieu of with proof of insurance elsewhere
Dental Insurance with Delta Dental
Flexible Spending Accounts with CSOne
Medical FSA
Dependent Care FSA
Vision Insurance with VSP
Employee Assistance Program with Invest EAP
Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $70,000.00 – $80,000.00 per year


Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Health savings account
Paid time off
Vision insurance

Monday to Friday

fundraising: 3 years (Preferred)
Work Location: Hybrid remote in Norwich, VT 05055

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