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Director of Development

Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley

The Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley located in Milford, NH offers before and after school programs, vacation camps, snow day programs, summer day camps, theater programs, athletics, recreational activities, and drug/alcohol misuse prevention programs to children in grades 1-12. We also provide early education programs for kids aged 3-5.

Each day when kids arrive at our Club they are offered age-appropriate activities in the arts, health and lifestyle skills programming, recreational opportunities, theater arts, and more! Our core programs engage young people in activities with adults amd peers that enable them to perform better academically, develop good character and citizenship, and adopt healthy lifestyles. 


The Boys and Girls Club of Souhegan Valley is currently seeking an experienced and energized fundraising professional to lead the Resource Development efforts of a growing youth organization. The Development Director focuses on building long-term relationships to generate, grow and sustain the necessary financial resources to measurably improve the lives of youth in our community. This position is responsible for the year-round development and implementation of relationship based strategies in order to expand the annual fundraising for a select portfolio of corporate donors along with the solicitation and maintenance of individual major gifts to achieve or exceed revenue goals.  This position will also be responsible for managing Special Events that help support the overall fundraising needs of the organization.

Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferred
  • A minimum of three years nonprofit experience, specifically in fundraising and sales/marketing, or equivalent experience
  • Considerable knowledge of fundraising techniques and sources of funding for nonprofits
  • Knowledge of: the mission, objectives, policies, programs and procedures and of the principles and practices of nonprofits, youth development services preferred
  • Ability to organize and coordinate fundraising operations
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Club staff, board members, volunteers, community groups and other related agencies.
  • Knowledge of accessing and managing donor database
Responsibilities:

Leadership
1. Provide leadership and direction to the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors in the execution of all development activities required to fund Club operations and deliver programs within the community.
Strategic Planning
2. In collaboration with Chief Executive Officer and Board, develop and implement a strategic plan for single and multi-year resource development efforts:
• Research and analyze agency, corporate, individual and foundation donor base and recommend solicitation strategies;
• In conjunction with the Grant Writer prepare and seek approval for corporate and foundation proposals to support the Club, using current cultivation and solicitation materials;
• Oversee planning of logistics for special events, including obtaining sponsorships and gifts and preparing related printed materials and publications;
• Design and implement direct annual mail programs; and
• Provide support for various fundraising projects/initiatives assigned by the Chief Executive Officer, such as endowments, major gifts and planned giving.
3. Ensure evaluation of development activities and identify opportunities to improve results.
Board Development
4. Identify, recruit and train board members to participate in solicitation and other resource development activities.
5. Encourage and support board committees responsible for planning and implementing development activities.
Resource Management
6. Participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of the Club’s annual budget, controlling expenditures within budget and maintaining donor and financial records in accordance with standards.
7. Ensure productive and effective performance by all development staff.
Partnership Development
8. Develop strategic alliances with community leaders and local officials. Develop collaborative partnerships with other youth serving organizations, members, parents, families, funders and community organizations.
Marketing and Public Relations
9. Increase visibility of Club development activities and maintain the public trust.

Additional Responsibilities:
1. Ensure design and development of public relations documents for use in the promotion of fund raising, and education of the public, including press releases. Ensure the development and distribution of marketing documents.

Relationships:
Internal: Maintain oral and written contact with the Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors, staff peers, and volunteers for the purpose of exchanging information, and provide progress reports as needed regarding activities and planned programs, and to coordinate events.

External: Maintain oral and written contact with other agencies, business leaders, community groups, boards of directors of such organizations, and the media for the purpose of exchanging information and ideas and for the purpose of fundraising.

How to Apply:

All interested applicants can email a copy of their resume to Michael Goodwin, CEO mgoodwin@svbgc.org

Job Location:

Milford

Date Added: January 3, 2019

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