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Director of Development, Marketing & Communications

Future In Sight

Future In Sight, established as the New Hampshire Association for the Blind in 1912, is the only statewide nonprofit that provides specialized services and support that meet the range of needs that individuals of all ages and stages of vision loss experience at home, at school, and in the community – including via online learning and telehealth channels. 

In a highly visual world, having a visual impairment can have a far-reaching effect on all aspects of life. From a child’s early development, teens’ preparation for the workforce, adults’ career adaptations, to seniors’ safety, independence, and mental health, building connections, accessing training and support are all critical drivers of overall health and well-being.  Both our Youth Services and Adult Services teams address the holistic needs of the person served


The Director of Development, Marketing & Communications is a key leadership team member who will take an active part in making strategic decisions affecting Future In Sight.  The Director’s primary responsibility is to spearhead development, marketing and communications efforts which cultivate relationships with individuals and organizations who support the mission through the solicitation of major gifts, federal and state grants, special events, and corporate and foundation support.

The successful candidate will help strengthen existing relationships and forge new ones that build Future In Sight’s visibility, impact, and financial resources. The Director will design and implement a development plan for building key external alliances by cultivating individual, corporate, and philanthropic support, and a comprehensive marketing plan to drive increased community engagement. In addition, the Director has the responsibility to build brand awareness and support efforts to build Future In Sight’s client referral and volunteer network through a combination of marketing and public relations efforts.

Requirements:

Possess a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communication, Liberal Arts or equivalent and 7-10 years of experience in a developing and implementing a range of development, marketing, and communication initiatives with concrete, measurable results.

  • Possess strong strategic thinking and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of “best practices” in the fundraising field.
  • Understanding of all elements of successful gift proposal writing, including family foundations.  
  • Possess demonstrated track record of effective donor stewardship.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience supervising staff of 2 or more.
  • Knowledge of how to use and manage a donor database system preferred.
Responsibilities:

The Director will lead a team of 2-4 fundraising, marketing, and event professionals to increase giving across all pillars of fundraising. S/he will have a deep passion for the mission, will be able to coach and mentor a team, and will demonstrate managerial courage in support of his/her staff and the mission alike.

  • Support and partner with the CEO, CFOO and board members on all major fundraising activities.
  • Identify, develop, and mentor the development, marketing, and communications team.
  • Along with other members of leadership, develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy to include corporate, foundation, and government grants, as well as build a major donor program.
  • Develop and execute a marketing and digital media plan to increase community engagement, build the Future In Sight brand, and compliment efforts to drive client referrals and volunteerism.
  • Lead and manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral and online content including, but not limited to, annual reports, newsletters, brochures, Future In Sight’s website, blogs, and social media platforms.
  • Oversee the execution of all proposals and grants, ensuring that they are written with a long- term relationship management approach.
  • Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical analyses to the board and senior leaders.
  • Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors.
  • Effectively communicate Future In Sight’s mission, vision, strategy, and value proposition to ensure prospective investors are informed, aligned, inspired, and engaged.
  • Coordinate with the CFOO and other senior leaders on the preparation of the department’s budget for revenues and expenses.
  • Lead and manage the department’s staff in annual planning, goal setting and manage the departmental budget to a positive bottom line.
  • Ensure that appropriate systems and processes are in place for effective identification, tracking and recognition of donors and prospects.
  • Personally identify, cultivate and steward a portfolio of donors with major gift capacity.
  • Ensure the accurate accounting and reporting of revenue, including unrestricted and restricted funding, and providing coherent, accurate information to the Board and leadership team, as needed.
  • Solicit gifts independently and/or with CEO, volunteers, or the Board as required, processing gifts accurately.
  • Lead organization fundraising ,special events and mission awareness activities throughout the year as part of donor cultivation.
How to Apply:

Regular office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Schedule may often vary due to activities, events, and the general nature of the work. Additional hours, including evenings and weekends, are required periodically. Travel within State is required with mileage reimbursement. Future In Sight is located at 25 Walker Street, Concord, NH.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to humanresources@futureinsight.org

Future In Sight is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability or any other classification protected by state, federal or local law.

Job Location:

Concord

Date Added: January 11, 2022

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