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Director of Development

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Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter Inc


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Published 12 days ago

February 15, 2021
February 12, 2021
$65,000 - $75,000

New Opportunity: Director of Development

Position Summary

The Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter (NSKS) seeks a dynamic and innovative Director of Development to lead all fundraising initiatives and activities of the agency. Guided by a strong and sincere commitment to NSKS’s mission, the Director will strategically develop and implement a detailed fundraising plan to support the agency’s evolution and growth. Responsibilities will include:

Strategic Planning

·        Work closely with the Executive Director to develop fundraising strategic plan, designed to meet the funding needs of NSKS.

Annual Fund

·        Supervise execution of annual fundraising campaign, including but not limited to direct mail appeals, annual benefit, grants and individual donor cultivation.

·        Build the major gift program through donor research, strategizing and outreach.

·        Research foundations and write and/or edit grant proposals.

·        Grow the volunteer base, with the goal of increasing volunteer confidence and involvement.

·        Develop materials to be used as tools in the development process: impact statements; donor letters; fundraising brochures; email solicitations, newsletter articles and more.

·        Oversee gift acknowledgement, donor recognition and stewardship.

·        Collaborate with staff and volunteer committees on special events, taking lead responsibility for sponsor solicitation.

·        Cultivate area corporate relationships to increase both financial and in-kind support.

·        Develop a planned giving program.

Capital Campaign

·        Provide staff leadership in the ongoing planning, coordinating and managing of the capital campaign for major gifts and community efforts.

·        Staff the Campaign Leadership Committee.

·        Manage and monitor the campaign timeline.

·        Work directly with campaign consultants.

Communication

·        Work with communications staff and consultant to maintain clear and consistent messaging in all media venues, including print and online solicitation materials.

Board and Staff Leadership/Support

·        Provide quarterly updates to the Board of Directors on fundraising efforts and progress towards goals.

·        Participate in committees and sub-committees of the Board of Directors.

·        Build the board’s understanding of their role in fundraising and their fundraising activity.

·        Keep staff informed of development efforts and results.

·        Communicate with program staff in order to be fully informed of NSKS’s work.

·        Provide fundraising training to staff and volunteers.

Requirements & Qualifications

·        A commitment to the mission and activities of NSKS

·        At least 4 years of nonprofit fundraising/development experience, with demonstrated success in major gift solicitation and grant writing.

·        A strategic approach to management that balances control of details with the big picture.

·        Innovative thinking and an eagerness to take on ambitious goals.

·        Outstanding interpersonal communication skills and diplomacy.

·        Comfort with public speaking, and the ability to deliver a message concisely and effectively.

·        Excellent written communication, research, and organizational skills.

·        Strong leadership qualities, with the ability to inspire a team toward a common goal.

·        Ability to manage multiple concurrent timelines and projects.

·        Experience with budget management and preparation of financial reports.

·        Computer proficiency and experience with fundraising databases.

·        Bachelor’s Degree (advanced degree preferred).

The Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter offers competitive compensation ($65,000 - $75,000), excellent benefits, and a supportive workplace culture.

Please submit your resume, along with a thoughtful cover letter, via email to: michael@nsks.org; Subject line should contain Attn: Michael Reinke, Executive Director. Kindly note that resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. No telephone calls, please.

About the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter: Established in 1981, the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter is a volunteer-driven, community-supported agency which, through the sharing of goods and talents, responds to individuals and families who lack the basic necessities or resources to improve their lives. With a financial budget of over $1.6M, an additional $2M in annual “in-kind” donations. NSKS is a well-managed and innovative agency. More than 90% of all donations go directly to programs, which include a permanent food pantry, multiple mobile pantries, a community kitchen serving 80,000 meals annually, a meals for kids program providing frozen evening meals for 13 public schools, financial assistance for a client’s situational crisis, a single adult male emergency shelter and the only emergency shelter for single adult women and families. For more information, please browse our website.

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New Opportunity: Director of Development

Position Summary

The Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter (NSKS) seeks a dynamic and innovative Director of Development to lead all fundraising initiatives and activities of the agency. Guided by a…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Health, dental and disability insurances. Generous time off policy and 403(b) retirement plan match. Flexible schedule; remote work available.

Health, dental and disability insurances. Generous time off policy and 403(b) retirement plan match. Flexible schedule; remote work available.

Location

Nashua, NH

How to Apply

Please submit your resume, along with a thoughtful cover letter, via email to: michael@nsks.org; Subject line should contain Attn: Michael Reinke, Executive Director. Kindly note that resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. No telephone calls or in person visits, please. 

Please submit your resume, along with a thoughtful cover letter, via email to: michael@nsks.org; Subject line should contain Attn: Michael Reinke, Executive Director. Kindly note that…

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