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Job Position Title: DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

 

The LoveYourBrain Foundation exists to improve the quality of life of people affected by traumatic brain injury.

The LoveYourBrain Foundation seeks a Development Director to support the organization grow in year 2 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. This position works closely with the Executive Director with planning, coordination, implementation, and management of all fundraising activities for the Foundation including solicitation of individual, corporate and foundation funding, national special events, and assisting local staff with their fundraising goals.

The role is a dynamic position requiring a self-starter with experience growing a thriving new non-profit into an organization with longevity and the capacity to raise large sums of money to further our mission and reach a wider set of individuals in dynamic and innovative ways.

The role is a full-time position (40 hours a week), and will require travel around the U.S. to support ongoing development activities throughout the year. Ideally, this candidate will be located in Vermont. (Upper Valley or Burlington area)

 

Responsibilities Include:

FUND DEVELOPMENT

      Work with the Executive Director to set priorities of annual fundraising goals and set long and short range strategies for fundraising

      Work with the Executive Director to determine goals for internal and external event fundraising

      Assist in meeting our goals outlined in Strategic Anchor #2 Financial Stability

      Prepare, edit and/or review all development materials

      Oversee the preparation, implementation and monitoring of the developmentbudget throughout the year

      Continued management and development of the annual campaign MindfulMarch

      Continue to develop/support the Executive Director and assist as spokesperson in soliciting major gifts

      Produce direct mail pieces throughout the year

      Development of a Grants Program including searching for and writing grants that are applicable to the program, and assist in grant funding process with local sites

      Event Manager for all major fundraising events throughout the year

o      MindfulMarch

o      LYB Retreat

o      Wanderlust Event

o      Napa Valley Reserve

o      Golf Tournament VT

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

      Administrative duties and support of the Executive director in his role reporting to the Board

      Maintain online donor platform

      Develop and maintain the donor stewardship process and the systems needed for efficient and effective donor management

      Volunteer management for events

      Accept other duties/responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director

 

Qualifications:

      Bachelor’s Degree required, master’s degree preferred

      Minimum five-years’ experience working in a development role with an existing nonprofit with a minimum of two years in a management position

      Experience working with: Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Drive, online giving platforms (Classy.org a plus), online donor management system a plus

      English native speaker

      Strong communication skills, both written and spoken

      Flexibility to travel