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Director, Fundraising & Development

Harbor Homes

Harbor Homes is a non-profit community-benefit organization that provides low-income, homeless, and disabled New Hampshire community members with affordable housing, primary and behavioral health care, employment and job training, and supportive services. As a member of the Partnership for Successful Living, Harbor Homes offers a unique, holistic approach to care that results in better outcomes for our clients and the community.

Reporting to and working in close collaboration with the CEO, Board of Directors, and other leadership staff, the Director of Fundraising & Development will design and execute on a comprehensive individual and corporate giving strategy for the Partnership for Successful Living (“PSL”) Nonprofit. The Director will oversee and execute on capital campaigns, major gift campaigns, and annual campaigns; and ongoing fundraising efforts. She or he also will form and manage the fundraising team. This position is responsible for all non-grant fundraising and development activities.

  • Proven track record of philanthropic achievements success in development for a large nonprofit.
  • Experience running capital campaigns and success fundraising from multiple donor channels
  • Project Leadership: Experience in planning, leading, and managing development projects, including coordinating with peers to achieve desired outcomes, and tracking and reporting on progress to senior managers/board of directors
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: Takes initiative and actively seeks to deepen current donor relationships and to forge new ones
  • Communications: Skilled in creating powerful, compelling written and oral communications for fundraising. Ability to convey complex ideas through brief, simple materials. Experience and credibility when presenting materials to external audiences
  • Influencing: Gets others to accept ideas by using convincing arguments, creates a win-win situation and responds appropriately to key stakeholders
  • Collaboration: Effective at working with others to reach common goals and objectives
  • Relationship Building: Skilled at establishing and cultivating strong relationships with peers, across different levels of the organization and externally
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives
  • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside the PSL
  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred
  • High energy and passion for the PSL’s mission is essential
  • Ability to construct, articulate, and implement annual strategic development plan
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Customer focus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A professional and resourceful style; the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time
  • Design a fundraising strategy for the PSL: Work with the management team to identify funds needed, preferred funding targets, and approaches. Design and implement a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual and philanthropic support.
  • Form and manage development team: Work with the CEO and senior leadership team to form a development team
    • Identify staffing needs for capital campaigns and ongoing fundraising
    • Interview candidates and hire team members
  • Communicate fundraising goals and progress throughout the PSL expand and diversify  the  donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives. In addition, work closely with the board of directors and support board members as they take on a more active fundraising role.
  • Fundraising: Conduct research, prospecting, and application to multiple donor sources
  • Manage capital campaigns, engaging and overseeing capital campaign firms as necessary
  • Directly identify prospects and solicit major gifts, with a demonstrable history of securing five and six-figure gifts from individuals and corporations
  • Plan and oversee implementation of annual campaign, planned giving, and special events
  • Oversee ongoing development efforts
  • Build a robust donor base: Develop and maintain key long-term relationships with donors and prospects
  • Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical analysis to board and senior leaders
  • Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors
  • Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program
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Date Added: October 25, 2019

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