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Director of Development

Ascentria Care Alliance

Ascentria Care Alliance employees and volunteers take pride in the impact they have on the people they serve. It’s more than just a job, it’s an opportunity our employees have to care for and share in the lives of people who greatly need and appreciate their presence. Ascentria Care Alliance focuses on every child, adult, elder, disabled person, refugee, and endangered teen or teenage mom in order to build stronger communities, one person at a time. This is an excellent opportunity to enhance the operations of one of the largest non-profit social services organization with programs throughout New England.

Position Summary:

Ascentria seeks an experienced, results-oriented, Director of Development to build and manage major gifts, as well as to build upon the organization’s fundraising program and processes in support of its growing momentum. The successful candidate will be a passionate and accomplished fundraising professional with superior analytic, communication and management skills and the ability to work effectively with an Executive Team, Senior Leadership, employees and Board of Directors.


Working directly with the Vice President of Development, the Director of Development will be the principal fundraising strategist for helping to design, manage, and implement a comprehensive fundraising program consistent with Ascentria’s current needs and long-term goals and to grow the annual budget through the solicitation of philanthropic support. The Director will develop giving strategies to grow donors and revenue, provide ongoing and proactive relationship management, and lead targeted outreach and cultivation.


During this particular time, when Ascentria is experiencing heightened visibility and substantial growth, this new position will play an important role in helping to envision and actualize a progressive development potential and program. Working closely with a variety of prospects and constituents, s/he will manage donor relationships, expand and diversify the donor base/pipeline and work closely with Ascentria leadership and Development team members to secure funding for new initiatives.

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 6-8 years of experience in development and administrative experience.
  • Demonstrated success meeting annual fundraising targets, preferably in a social services setting.
  • Excellent research, writing, editing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to manage and track multiple prospects and donors.
  • Experience effectively building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and website applications.
  • Proficient with Raiser’s Edge fundraising database, wealth engines, and/or similar databases and platforms.
  • Ability to analyze and effectively use statistical information for planning, donor cultivation, moves management, etc.
  • Ability to analyze and compile technical and statistical information to prepare reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to review/edit the work products of others to ensure conformance to funding and reporting standards.
  • Ability to work effectively independently, and collaboratively, as a part of multiple teams, in a fast-paced, complex, and dynamic work environment.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and excellent organizational skills with the ability to quickly and effectively manage multiple tasks with short deadlines.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters.
  • Experience in event planning and volunteer coordination is preferred but not required
  • Genuine interest in human services and the Ascentria mission and ability to effectively communicate that mission.
  • Ability to travel throughout the New England region (Up to 50%).


Trainings Required:

  • Ascentria Organizational Orientation.
  • Maintain mandatory training and certifications as required.


Physical/Mental Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the position.


Physical Demands are generally:

Sedentary - While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.

  • Required to sit for long periods of time.
  • Infrequent light physical effort required
  • Requires driving own vehicle to various sites.


Mental Demands are generally:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to problem solve, make decisions, interpret data and organize. 

  • Ability to do detailed work with high degree of concentration
  • Ability to work under stress or in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Sustain and increase revenue from a diverse portfolio of public and private sources/donors, including churches, foundations, government agencies, corporations, groups, and individuals.
  • Build new donor relationships and identify ideal donors from public and private sources/donors.
  • Interact with donors and develop processes for other senior leaders to interact with discreet portfolios of donors to encourage their ongoing engagement and contributions.
  • Write content to elicit new audiences and cultivate better relationships with donors, sponsors, etc.
  • Plan and oversee fundraising events and seek out opportunities for financial support through sponsorships.
  • Ensure that donor database capabilities are maximized
  • Develop metrics, construct graphs and reports that identify needs and opportunities and relevant strategies.
  • Use trends and other analytics to set attainable and ambitious fundraising goals and to guide fundraising cycles and campaign decisions.
  • Ensure a respectful reputation for Ascentria
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Date Added: June 30, 2021

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