Development Director

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Portsmouth, NH
Job Type
Salary Type
Salary Range
$75,000 - $80,000

About the Organization

HAVEN, formerly known as A Safe Place and SASS officially merged in July of 2015 becoming the largest violence prevention and support services agency in NH. We are dedicated to addressing public health through violence prevention and improving the well-being of children and families. Preventing abuse and providing support for those impacted by domestic and sexual violence can lead to healthier and more secure children and adults. Our mission is to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking and to support and empower women, men, youth and families to heal from abuse and rebuild their lives. Through a 24-hour client service support program and a Safe Kids Strong Teens K-12 Prevention education program, this organization provides services to individuals and families throughout Rockingham and Strafford Counties.

About the Job


Development Director
Job Description

The Development Director provides mission-driven leadership and strategy in all aspects of fundraising including campaigns, events, communications, prospect research, and donor stewardship. The Director works closely with Executive Director, staff, Development Committee and Board of Directors to promote the organization’s mission, and values and grow the base of donor support.

•    Develop and execute a comprehensive multi-year Fundraising Development Plan with a goal of raising over $1 million dollars annually.
•    Utilize research-based strategies to increase giving and participation levels from donors and prospects in all fundraising areas including annual fund, major gifts, and planned giving.
•    Serves as key point of contact with current & prospective donors through letters, personal visits, phone calls, and personalized acknowledgements to achieve continued donor engagement.
•    Highly responsive & proactive in engagement of key public & private sector stakeholders. 
•    Identify research, cultivate, solicit and steward major donors and/or prospective major donors to obtain their new, renewed, sustained or increased support; thank them for their past support, and report to them on how their gifts have been used.
•    Design and coordinate a variety of cultivation and recognition events for major donors and prospects.
•    Utilize and oversee maintenance of the donor database. 
•    Work with Development Committee, Board of Directors, key volunteers, and other staff as appropriate, to plan and execute fundraising activities.
•    Forecasts annual and quarterly revenue, as well as donor renewal and acquisition.
•    Work closely with the Board of Directors and support board members in their active fundraising role.
•    Develop and maintain an understanding of HAVEN programs and activities and help donors accomplish their philanthropic goals through a relationship with HAVEN.
•    Perform other duties as assigned.

•    Minimum of 5 years of experience in development working collaboratively to achieve fundraising goals, including experience in managing major donor relationships
•    Proven track record directly soliciting and securing major gifts, and the ability to develop effective cultivation and solicitation strategies 
•    Strong personal/professional network in the Greater Seacoast area
•    Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to bring out the best in others, work effectively in teams, and facilitate joint planning and problem solving while working collaboratively and respectfully
•    High integrity and confidentiality handling sensitive donor and organizational information.
•    Experience with Little Green Light or equivalent donor software

From Haven’s inception, Diversity & Inclusion have always been key to our success. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and our employees are people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds, who share a passion for improving people's lives. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion and many other parts of one’s identity. All of our employee’s points of view are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone's responsibility. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion relate to and are inextricably linked with all aspects of HAVEN’s mission to end violence and change lives and how we aim to do this vital work.  A commitment to issues of DEI positions HAVEN to improve the quality of the experience for our staff, volunteers, clients and community.

STATUS OF POSITION: Full-time Exempt – Benefits Eligible
    LEVEL: Director 
    REPORTS TO: Executive Director

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to