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Development Director

HAVEN Violence Prevention and Support Services

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.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Executive Director Kathy Beebe at


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 collaborates 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit administration, business administration, communications, or a similar field preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in development working collaboratively with an Executive Director to achieve fundraising goals, including experience in managing major donor relationships.
  • Proven history directly soliciting and securing major gifts, and the ability to develop effective cultivation and solicitation strategies with the Executive Director and Board members.
  • Experience in designing and implementing individual donor programs to increase donor retention.
  • Familiarity with sales and marketing strategies, grant writing, and event planning.
  • Research-informed skills in copywriting for a donor audience.
  • Strong personal/professional network in the Greater Seacoast area.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively and respectfully in teams and facilitate joint planning and problem solving.
  • Commitment to the relentless pursuit of excellence and to ongoing learning and growth as a development professional.
  • Good judgment, attention to detail, dependability and follow-through, and an ability to manage confidential information with discretion.
  • Experience with Little Green Light or equivalent donor software.


  • Develop and execute a comprehensive multi-year Fundraising Development Plan with 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.

  • Create and execute strategies to increase corporate and foundation giving.
  • Cultivate relationships and steward all annual fund donors and prospective donors, including developing strategies and goals for increased giving.
  • Identify, research, cultivate, and steward major donors and/or prospective major donors with goals of new, renewed, sustained, or increased support.
  • Manage the donor database and ensure timely communications with donors surrounding support and utilization of gifts.
  • Collaborate with Development Committee and Board of Directors, key volunteers, and other staff as appropriate, to plan and execute fundraising activities.
  • Design and coordinate a variety of cultivation and recognition events for major donors and prospective donors.
  • Understand HAVEN programs and activities to maximize donor participation in support of the organization.
  • Oversee and develop publications and communications that support annual giving that align with overall agency goals and objectives.
  • Develop donor-centric pitch materials to include case for support and communication of new initiatives across various multimedia platforms.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance required.  Completion of Criminal and Driver’s Record Check required for hire.


              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.


Status of Position: Full-time Exempt – Benefits Eligible

Level: Director

Reports to: Executive Director

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Executive Director Kathy Beebe at

Salary Range:

70,000-75,000 annually

Job Location:


Date Added: December 29, 2021

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